Dr. Anthony P. Vastola, MD

Dr. Anthony P. Vastola, MD

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Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) | Male | 58 years old

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Care Philosophy

Anthony P. Vastola, MD, FACS graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS in Molecular Biology and went on to receive his Medical Degree from the Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at both the NY Hospital - Cornell Medical Center for General Surgery and at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital for Otolaryngology.Read more

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Dr. Vastola's Reviews

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based on 28 total surveys (11 with reviews)
Dr. Vastola's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (11)
Eatontown, NJ |
Rude, condescending and abrupt! Should not be a doctor let alone a pediatric doctor.
Eatontown, NJ |
Obnoxious, condescending, rude!My daughter & I brought my 5yr old grandson in 4 nosebleeds.My grandson was anxious about the exam since he once was cauterized.Vastola comes in barely looks at us&proceeds 2 ask questions.My grandson says 2 him,"Please don't put any cotton in my nose as he cried."Vastola responds evasively w/o making eye contact,"We'll just have 2 see after I assess."As we began to explain our concerns he remarks,"I see the apple doesn't fall far from the tree."He is an awful man.
in Staten Island, NY |
Dr. Vastola was very dismissive and did not show any urgency or concern towards fixing my ENT issues. I explained to him I literally sneeze 50 times a day and all he did for me was refer me to the in office allergist (after i told him I had a scratch allergy test done last year and it came back NO ALLERGIES.) and he write me a script for a nose spray. I believe in finding the root of the cause, not only treating symptoms with medication, I could have just went to CVS for that, waste of time.
in Brooklyn, NY |
From the first day we were introduced, I just knew that I would be able to trust him with the care of my son. Dr. Vastola's presence was very warming and he had the personality to match. He gave a clear diagnosis, as well as a clear idea as to how we wanted to go about treatment. Any questions that I was capable of asking, were answered for me way before I could even ask them! I simply LOVED that!!! He definitely has a way with children, there is no doubt about that. It's a God given gift!
in New York, NY |
I see where a few people said he was rude, condescending etc. I have never received any or those actions from him. He took of my 1 1/2 son and my 3 yr old daughter on the 26th of this month. I had no problems what's so ever. He answered all my questions, he introduce himself and his bed side manner was great. I had to call his service about my son who wanted milk at 2 in the morning and he got the message and called me back. I don't know why these other people experienced a dad time with him.
in SI, NY |
Rude. Condescending. Did not give any information. Did not answer questions. Did not address my concerns.
in Staten Island, NY |
Dr. Vastola did not introduce himself, did not ask who I was in relation to the patient (my son). He was rude, dismissive, condescending, abrupt. He seemed annoyed to be there. Why is he a pediatric doctor if he hates children? Unbelievable. Stay away from this man.
in Staten Island, NY |
Dr. Vastola did not introduce himself nor ask who I was. He was supposed to examine my child, I suppose he assumed I was his mother. He was very abrupt, rude, and condescending. I wonder if he acts the same way when dealing with men. When I tried asking questions about my child's condition he was irritated and dismissive. He seemed as though he did not want to be bothered. Very awful experience. I advise never going to this doctor.
in Staten Island, NY |
In addition to not addressing my main concern, this so called professional was discourteous and condescending.
in Staten Island NY |
Rude! Rude! Barely looked at my son. Very condescending. I would never go back there. Truly a horror. Terrible awful experience. I am legitimate concern for my son and he did not care. Looked at his ears and was telling me to leave. I asked about his annoids and he told me he didn't want to check because it involves sticking a tube down his throat. Complete waste of time. I wish I could tell insurance not to pay him! He doesn't deserve to be paid for this visit!
in Brooklyn, NY |
Dr Vastola was abrupt and condescending. He interrupted me and did not address my concern.
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Dr. Vastola's Care Philosophy

Anthony P. Vastola, MD, FACS graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS in Molecular Biology and went on to receive his Medical Degree from the Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at both the NY Hospital - Cornell Medical Center for General Surgery and at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital for Otolaryngology.

Dr. Vastola's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Vastola has no media or publications listed.

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    Sanctions

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Board Certifications

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillitis
  • Velocardiofacial Syndrome
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

Education

  • Medical School
    Boston University School Of Medicine
  • Internship Hospital
    Ny Hospital Cornell Med Center

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    Manhattan Eet Hospital

    Completed in 1993

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Texas Children's Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction