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Amy S. Anstead, MD
Amy S. Anstead, MD
Would recommend provider
4.7 out of 5 stars

59 Patient Ratings

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Ear, Nose and Throat
Neuroscience Institute

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Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center


Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6374

Rhinology, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Otolaryngology, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Board Certifications
American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2010

Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.

Would recommend provider
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.7 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.6 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
All comments are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Patient comments are displayed in their entirety and patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and privacy. Learn about the comments.

July 2017
I feel that Dr. Anstead is an excellent surgeon, and her bedside manner is straightforward, although a bit blunt and sometimes scary. BUT...I would much prefer a good surgeon with a not so great bedside manner, than a mediocre surgeon with a great bedside manner, so I am very happy overall.

July 2017
Dr Anstead is a rockstar! VM is fortunate to have a physician of her caliber on the medical staff. She earns the highest marks across the board from me.

July 2017
So very competent.

June 2017
Dr. Anstead was excellent to work with. She gave me ample opportunity to ask questions & explained them in a way I could understand. My surgery & recovery went well due to her competence as a doctor/surgeon. I am so grateful to her that I have been relieved of my most troublesome symptoms!

May 2017
Dr. Anstead is smart, competent and caring. She listens and I have every confidence in her. I am so glad she is my doctor.

May 2017
Dr. Anstead carries himself well and appears strong and educated. She seems confident in performing my procedure.

April 2017
Dr. Anstead is an exceptional & caring doctor as well as Katie Barber.

April 2017
Things were fairly rushed. She was so kind schedule and I could feel that rush and was trying not to ask as many questions as I would have liked.

March 2017
Dr. Anstead and PA Katie Barbee are truly exceptional. This is my second surgery with them, and I have the utmost confidence in their abilities to provide a successful outcome for me.

March 2017

February 2017
I feel blessed to have been referred to Dr. Anstead. She is impressive but down to Earth when talking to me. She is the best.

February 2017
Dr. was very good but I felt hurried through the office, especially since she was recommending surgery - She asked for questions but how could I thank about all she said in a few minutes & come up with questions.

January 2017
Dr. Anstead was excellent; she was quite knowledgeable and answered all my questions in a way I could understand. She earned my confidence and respect.

January 2017
Dr. Anstead is a gem. She has my vote, and I do tell people how good she is.

January 2017
I have had a variety of care providers spanning sports injuries to sinusitis. Dr. Anstead is one of the best. This includes physicians in Pittsburgh, PA; Oakland, CA and Atlanta, GA. She is 5/5!

December 2016
I have recommend Dr. Anstead to everybody I know that have sinus concerns for themselves.

October 2016
Dr Anstead is amazing. I sincerely hope she doesn´t have to put up with any survey nonsense that many other people in other sectors of business do. She is a major asset for your hospital and with the degree of sinus problems I have and will continue to have as long as I walk this earth, I will go wherever she is providing she doesn´t leave Washington state. I hope you endeavor to keep he happy so that she remains at your facility a very long time.

September 2016
Dr. Anstead is an excellent surgeon.

September 2016
Dr. Anstead is smart, personable and makes me feel heard and understood.

July 2016
Very good treatment.

July 2016
Very good planning for future treatment.

May 2016
Dr. Anstead is one of the best professionals I´ve ever met and also good personal manner.

April 2016
EVERYONE in Dr. Anstead´s office has treated me w/friendly, kind, caring & respectful attention.

March 2016
Great doctor... outstanding, expert. She is very helpful and makes it easy to get prescription.

January 2016
The care I´m getting is awesome! Quick to respond if I have issues or concerns - still post surgery stuff.

January 2016
Dr. Anstead is the best!

January 2016
She is the most wonderful, caring dr. I have ever had -

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Special Interest(s)
Rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery

University of Miami, 2004

General Surgery, University of Illinois, Chicago, 2005

Head and Neck Surgery, University of Illinois, Chicago Eye and Ear Infirmary, 2009

Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, University of Miami, 2010

Personal Information
Dr. Anstead enjoys running, swimming, scuba diving, traveling, reading and always learning.

On Patients
“Helping patients feel better is the reason I get out of bed in the morning.”

On Specialty
“I have a passion for using advanced technology to help my patients get well faster. My expertise lies in using minimally invasive techniques to treat all diseases involving the nose, sinuses and anterior skull base.”

On Virginia Mason
“It is an absolute pleasure to work at the best hospital in the Pacific Northwest. I am fortunate to be able to collaborate closely with stellar neurosurgeons, allergists and pulmonologists to deliver total care for my patients.”

Professional Activities and Awards
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine – Top Doctors 2016
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine – Top Doctors 2015
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine – Top Doctors 2014
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine – Top Doctors 2013

Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Fellow, American Rhinologic Society
Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Member, American Medical Association.