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Rafay Soleja MD Profile

Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Soleja is a board-certified otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon and is truly unique in his approach to his patients. This is immediately apparent when any patient walks in to meet him and what separates him from his colleagues. When you are with Dr. Soleja, you will truly develop a bond like you have never had with any other physician. He is your doctor as well as your friend and biggest advocate. This is because he is extremely personable and will take as much time as needed to listen and give you the highest quality of care. This is exceedingly evident from any patient that has ever seen him and noted in his 5-star review record on Google. 

Dr. Soleja is what some would call “a jack of all trades.” His practice consists of the full spectrum of facial plastic surgery, including a range of facial reconstruction to cosmetic procedures. In addition, Dr. Soleja practices the entire breadth of general ENT, including surgeries such as endoscopic sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty, thyroidectomy, parotidectomy, voice and swallowing surgeries, and sleep surgery. In fact, Dr. Soleja is one of the premier surgeons in Houston who performs Inspire implant surgery for sleep apnea. In addition to all of this, Dr. Soleja is also an expert injector with several years of experience injecting Botox and dermal fillers for facial rejuvenation. So, whatever your needs are in the head and neck, Dr. Soleja can and will address them.

Dr. Soleja was raised in El Paso, Texas, and enjoyed young adulthood in Houston, Texas, where he attended high school at Clear Creek High School. He attended Texas A&M University and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Biomedical Science before earning his medical degree at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, where he was fortunate to graduate at the top of his class. He then completed an ENT residency at LSU Health in Shreveport, Louisiana. Following his residency training, Dr. Soleja completed a Fellowship in Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery at LSU Health.

Dr. Soleja moved back to his hometown in Houston with a desire to establish a community advocating for research-based and medically backed healthcare in the field of Otolaryngology. In addition, Dr. Soleja has a strong passion for facial plastic, reconstructive surgery, and cosmetic surgery to improve the lives and confidence of patients. His expertise lies in primary and revision rhinoplasty, eyelid cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, ear cosmetic surgery, skin cancer reconstruction, and facial aging.

 Dr. Soleja has published numerous articles in the field of ENT and facial plastic surgery and presented his research at national conferences. He has served as a reviewer for multiple medical journals and is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, and the American Medical Association.