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Head & Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Otolaryngology, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Thyroid Surgery
American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Joined Virginia Mason - January 2003
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Surgery is not an option right now we would see Dr. Bales again in the future.
Physician was very good - informative thorough, and offered alternatives. PA was extremely helpful, including help with scheduling.
We love Dr. Bayles & all his staff!
Excellent, very knowledgeable.
I have already recommended Virginia Mason to friends of mine.
Very personable & efficient.
Dr. Bayles is the best.
Great guy - best one I´ve seen for this issue!!
Stephen Bayles ROCKS!!!
This was a check up - Dr. Bayles & all in his office are great!
Explains everything in layman´s terms -
Is very good about answering questions, even when I have more then a few. He also has a sense of humor which is great.
I was treated like I was important and would do everything to help me through my health problem 100%. Dr. will follow up and _____ me on call!
He was very nice & explained everything & answered our questions.
I trust Dr. Bayles and the concern & care I receive. I would recommend him to anyone. As a Group Health patient I have been fighting to stay with him & will leave them next year to keep him. I have appealed the GH decision & am allowed to continue this year.
Dr. Bayles has extended my husband´s life to the utmost degree with his chief (Dr. Glenn) for the last decade! #7. Dr. Bayles is extremely knowledgeable, skillful.
Dr. Bayles is great.
Dr. Bayles & his staff are the best!
Think very highly of Dr. Bayles. Very skilled dr.
This is why I came to VM !!
I just want to say that I was so scared about the thyroid tumor that I had and Dr. Bayles was so good explaining to my boyfriend and me about the surgery that I need, and looked so confident on what he will do and did a great job, and my recovery has being good and just like dr Bayles said.
From the start, Dr. Bayles has made me feel as if I were not just another patient, but as if I were the only patient he had for that day. I have never felt rushed.
Have already explained best experience possible, not with standing the operation.
Care provider not especially affable, but efficient.
It was a good experience, he explained the condition of my throat to me, and told me some ways to avoid it getting stuck, by eating slower and maybe dumping the capsule vitamins out in water, to not get them stuck.
Dr Bayles took his time with me, answered my questions, and demonstrated a thorough knowledge of my case history.
Was kind & caring.
Very professional group.
Head and neck oncology, microvascular reconstruction, conservation larangeal surgery, skull base surgery, thyroid/parathyroid surgery, mediastinal surgery, sinus surgery
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, 1994
General Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, 1995
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, 1999
Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2000
Outside his practice, Dr. Bayles enjoys hiking, fishing and mountaineering.
"It is a privilege and gift to be able to care for our patients. It is our goal to offer the highest quality of care and service for them for they have entrusted us into their families and lives at a time of need, and for that we remain forever grateful."
"To be able to provide the most advanced state-of-the-art approach to surgical problems in the head and neck is our constant goal. Minimizing the functional impact of therapy through advanced reconstructive techniques and a multidisciplinary approach while maximizing cancer cure and recovery is the mission of our team."
On Virginia Mason
"The team medicine approach to our head and neck cancer patients is vital to producing the highest quality of care, and to ensuring that all of our patients’ needs are met - both physical and emotional."
Professional Activities and Awards
Section Head, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Director of Head and Neck Oncology, Virginia Mason Medical Center Assistant Professor of Head and Neck Oncology, Vanderbilt University, 2000-2003 Co-Director of Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction, Vanderbilt University, 2000-2003 Chief of Otolaryngology, VA Hospital, Nashville, Tenn., 2000-2003 Cancer Liaison Physician Outstanding Performance Award from the Commission on Cancer (CoC), 2006 Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by both Seattle Met and Seattle magazines in 2009 and 2010.