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Stephen W. Bayles, MD, FACS
Head & Neck Surgery
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
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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
Departments
Specialties
Head & Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Otolaryngology, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Thyroid Surgery
Board Certifications
American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, 1994
Internship
General Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, 1995
Residency
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, 1999
Fellowships
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 Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by both Seattle Met and Seattle magazines in 2009 and 2010.
Patient Ratings and Comments
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
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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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
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
Had to ask a lot of questions to get answers that should have automatically told to me.
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!
November 2016
Physician was very good - informative thorough, and offered alternatives. PA was extremely helpful, including help with scheduling.
November 2016
We love Dr. Bayles & all his staff!
November 2016
Excellent, very knowledgeable.
November 2016
I have already recommended Virginia Mason to friends of mine.
October 2016
Very personable & efficient.
October 2016
Dr. Bayles is the best.
October 2016
Great guy - best one I´ve seen for this issue!!
September 2016
Stephen Bayles ROCKS!!!
September 2016
This was a check up - Dr. Bayles & all in his office are great!
August 2016
Superior!
August 2016
Explains everything in layman´s terms -
August 2016
Is very good about answering questions, even when I have more then a few. He also has a sense of humor which is great.
August 2016
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!
August 2016
Great great.
August 2016
He was very nice & explained everything & answered our questions.
August 2016
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.
June 2016
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.
June 2016
Dr. Bayles is great.
May 2016
Dr. Bayles & his staff are the best!
January 2016
Think very highly of Dr. Bayles. Very skilled dr.
January 2016
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.
January 2016
This is why I came to VM !!