Dr. Charles Syms III, MD

Dr. Charles Syms III, MD


Neurotology | Male | 58 years old

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Dr. Syms III specializes in Neurotology and practices in San Antonio, TX. He practices at 1 location.

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Houston, TX |
I will never recommend Dr. Syms to anyone. He is the worst doctor. His bedside manners are horrible. He has damaged my ear. I went to him to have my ears checked. To get tested he took wax out with some type of powered tool. He was such in a hurry to do it that he was dropping his tools. It was so loud that the nurse walked in to ask if he was ok. Since then I have developed tinnitus. I left several messages and no one has called me back. I do not recommend Charles Syms.
in San Antonio, TX |
I stopped using Dr Syms in 2014 because his physician assistant and the telephone operator would not let me see Dr Syms, on several occasions. On one of my visits, I had a serious ear infection, the physician assistant prescribed a syringe for me to clean out my ear, then I blew a hole in my ear membrane.
San Antonio, TX |
Nice, but seems irritated spending time with you answering questions. sorry it may be boring for you, but I'm going through a bewildering new normal for me and I want reassurance, information, empathy and some idea of what may be in store for me for the weeks, months, ahead. Scheduling is terrible, paid parking, even though it's out at the far end of the medical center where you're not really having to compete for space. What I really liked was the audiologist staff; they're awesome
San Marcos, Tx |
Appears medically competent and has high esteem of himself. Virtually no return calls made to me over many attempts. On one appt I arrived on time for an early afternoon appt when I would be his first patient. He was 45 minutes late. Another appt he cancelled and staff lied about reason. Later staff admitted he needed that time to deal with medical students. Would not recommend him.
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    Dr. Syms III' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Neurotology
    •  Board certified in Neurotology and Otolaryngology
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Neurotology
    • Otolaryngology

    Conditions Treated

    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Acute Sinusitis
    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Allergic Reaction
    • Allergic Rhinitis
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Cholesteatoma
    • Conductive Hearing Loss
    • Cranial Trauma
    • Deafness
    • Dizziness
    • Dysphagia
    • Ear Ache
    • Ear Disorders
    • Earwax Buildup
    • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Headache
    • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
    • Meniere's Disease
    • Meningiomas
    • Nosebleed
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Otitis Media
    • Otosclerosis
    • Outer Ear Infection
    • Perforated Eardrum
    • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Tinnitus
    • Vertigo


    • Medical School
      Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ

      Graduated in 1985

    • Internship Hospital
      Presby Med Center

      Completed in 1986

    • Residency Hospital
      Wilfred Hall Usaf Med Center

      Completed in 1992

    • Fellowship Hospital
      House Ear Clin

      Completed in 1995

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Neurotology

    Procedures Performed

    • Adenoidectomy
    • Cochlear Implant Insertion
    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • ENT Surgery
    • Ear Surgery
    • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
    • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
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