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Stephen W. Bayles, MD, FACS
Head & Neck Surgery
4.8 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Special Interests
Head and neck oncology, microvascular reconstruction, conservation larangeal surgery, skull base surgery, thyroid/parathyroid surgery, mediastinal surgery, sinus surgery
Personal Information
Outside his practice, Dr. Bayles enjoys hiking, fishing and mountaineering.
Clinical Experience
Head & Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Otolaryngology, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Testicular Cancer
Board Certifications
American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Education and Professional Achievements
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
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, Top Doctor, Seattle Magazine: 2009, 2010, 2019, Top Doctor, Seattle Met Magazine: 2009, 2010, 2019

Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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Would recommend provider
4.8 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
4.8 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
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April 2018
*Steve Bayles & his female resident were great as usual.
March 2018
Very kind and generous with his time! Considerate of my feelings!
January 2018
Very pleasant.
January 2018
I am a retired MD so Dr. Bayles, the resident surgeon & I got along very well.
December 2017
*Dr. Bayles is amazing! From start of this journey, I have never felt as if he is just putting in his 15 minutes of felt he was itching to rush out the door. This visit was no different. I was not feeling well and he addressed that also. I shout from the roof tops re: The marvels of *Dr. Bayles. Thanks!!!
November 2017
October 2017
Very good experience. HIGHLY recommended by local physicians.
October 2017
I liked him from the start because he listened and wasn´t in a hurry.
October 2017
Dr. Steven Bayles saved my life twice. I would recommend him to anyone who needs the kind of care he provides. Also, Sarah Erter is an excellent speech pathologist.
August 2017
Dr. Bayles is a superior doctor. We added Group Health options to our plan so we could continue with him - I will change insurance before losing him as a provider - He is excellent.
August 2017
Dr. Bayles was done talk dumped me to another dr. He never listen to what was wrong with my tongue & what need to be done - I left feeling hopeless.
July 2017
Dr. Bayles has provided the best care possible for almost 10 years in order to help me breathe. I appreciate his conservative yet steady approach for treatment as well as his skill with the CO2 laser.
June 2017
Had to ask a lot of questions to get answers that should have automatically told to me.
June 2017
My experience with Dr. Bayles is always wonderful - He´s a lovely dr. & person I´ve been so lucky to have him - He saved my life.
June 2017
Dr. Stephen W. Bayles has provided me with a few more years of which I am thankful for. When I saw him with cow boy boots on I knew I was with a good doctor.
May 2017
Dr. Bayles is a wonderful dr. and I have changed my insurance coverage so I do not have to change to anyone else - His assistant is great too. #9. ALWAYS. #10. Always.
April 2017
I have seen Dr.Bayles several times and find him to be an excellent provider.
April 2017
IF some one asked me for a reference for neck surgery, I would recommend Dr. Bayles. But no one has ever asked.
April 2017
Once he was aware he couldn´t do surgery he lost interest in me.
January 2017
Surgery is not an option right now we would see Dr. Bales again in the future.
January 2017
Very good.
January 2017
Excellent care!