Dr. Robert Bastian, MD


Laryngology | Male

Dr. Robert Bastian, MD

Dr. Robert Bastian, MD is a laryngology doctor who practices in Downers Grove, IL. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. Bastian is affiliated with Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital.

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      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Comments (22)
    in Carol Stream |
    He is awesome! I'm so hopeful now!!!! I wish I'd met him years ago and many doctors ago and years of feeling and sounding sick!
    An amazing diagnostician and the best ENT I have ever seen. I am a singer and was having a very odd problem--vocal spasms and pain--that no one seemed able to diagnose. I was concerned about a dystonia and the issue was really affecting my quality of life. Dr. Bastian diagnosed the issue immediately and put me on a treatment protocol that has worked wonders. I am very grateful for his expertise. The office was also wonderfully run. I can't recommend him more highly.
    in Downers Grove, IL |
    I've seen Dr Robert Bastian for over 15 yrs for vocal cord issues. I've had procedures, vocal therapy & surgery under his direction. Dr Bastian is dedicated to his field of practice & his patients. He's always up to date on new procedures & his staff is great. He's helped me from a medical standpoint & also in dealing with chronic health issues. I've seen many specialists & Dr. Bastian is by far, the best I have seen in every aspect. He is a brilliant doctor, open to my thoughts & always kind.
    Downers Grove, IL |
    9 year patient with ver year patient with very positive results! Very happy with DR. Bastian
    in Chicago, IL |
    Dr. Bastian is WONDERFUL!! He is extremely educated and is vigilant about keeping his patients educated as well. He is very kind and really takes his time with you. I'm excited to have met him and to be in his care. I can't wait to see what the future hold, but I'm sure Dr. Bastian can help me!!!
    in Palm Coast, FL |
    Easy, informative. Very kind, professional.
    in Downers Grove, IL |
    Yes I WOULD And I have
    Downers Grove, IL |
    Very friendly
    Downers Grove, IL |
    Felt a lot of confidence in Dr. RIchardson's assessment & diagnosis. Really appreciated how he listened without interruption to my son's history/case, as many aren't so attentive and the case history is key in most cases. Office staff very professional and kind. Beautiful facility.
    Downers Grove, IL |
    Dr. Bastain was extremely nice and knowledgeable.
    in Beverly Hills, Fl |
    Absolutely the caringest physician, I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Due to insurance also have had several others who treat my condition, but most success here along with treating the whole family's questions.
    Downers Grove, IL |
    Dr. Bastain was very thorough and informative. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is seeking a quality examination based off of accurate information and years of study.
    in Bolingbrook, IL |
    Doctor Bastain was very friendly and helpful! He explained things very well and helped me understand my symptoms.
    Downers Grove, IL |
    The doctor is very friendly and welcoming, and really wants the patient to learn and have good outcomes.
    Downers Grove, IL |
    Dr Bastain and staff, especially Tiffany, are always very helpful, courteous and professional.
    Crown Point, IN |
    First time seeing him or any voice specialist. An absolutely phenomenal experience. Dr. Bastian's reputation is well earned. If anything, it is understated. Knowledgeable, kind, educational, and understanding. He's a great doctor, he's an even better teacher. Not sure how anyone could really provide a better experience. No, we are not related, and no, he did he not pay me to say any of this. :-).
    in Connersville Indiana |
    Dr Bastain and the staff could not have been more professional. I will highly recommend Bastain Voice Institute to those in need. I especially appreciated how thorough he explains things. Don Bales
    Downers Grove, IL |
    He was a very smart man and knew how to diagnose. Encouraging and knowledgable.
    in Downers Grove, IL |
    Dr. B was caring and seemed genuinely concerned for me to have a speaking voice return.
    in Downers Grove, IL |
    Very glad I came in. Dr Bastian was very informative.
    in Downers Grove, IL |
    Dr. Bastian was very nice and explained everything very well.
    in Downers Grove, IL |
    Dr Bastin satisfied my desire to know the why of my cough and empowered me with the knowledge of a specific plan on the how to treat it. Also l left the visit with the assurances of how we will stay connected in communicating the process of my progress.
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    •  Specializes in Laryngology
    •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Otolaryngology

    Conditions Treated

    • Achalasia
    • Acute Sinusitis
    • Aspiration (Breathing in Foreign Object)
    • Aspiration Pneumonia
    • Chondroma
    • Chronic Cough
    • Chronic Laryngitis
    • Croup
    • Dysphagia
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
    • Laryngeal Cancer
    • Laryngeal Papillomatosis
    • Laryngeal Paralysis
    • Laryngeal Spasm
    • Laryngitis
    • Laryngocele
    • Laryngomalacia
    • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
    • Larynx Conditions
    • Nodule
    • Paradoxical Vocal Cord Dysfunction
    • Pharyngeal Cancer
    • Polyps
    • Presbylarynx
    • Reflux Laryngitis
    • Sarcoma
    • Spasmodic Dysphonia
    • Stridor
    • Throat Cancer
    • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
    • Tongue Cancer
    • Trachea Cancer
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
    • Vocal Cord Dysfunction
    • Vocal Cord Hemorrhage
    • Vocal Cord Nodule
    • Vocal Cord Paralysis
    • Vocal Cord Polyp
    • Vocal Fold Scarring
    • Vocal Granuloma
    • Vocal Papilloma
    • Wegener's Granulomatosis
    • Zenker's Diverticulum


    • Medical School
      Washington Univ Sch of Med

      Graduated in 1978

    • Internship Hospital
      Barnes Jewish Hospital

      Completed in 1979

    • Residency Hospital
      Wash University Barnes Hospital

      Completed in 1983

    • Undergraduate School
      Greenville College

      Graduated in 1974

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Laryngology

    Procedures Performed

    • Cricopharyngeal Myotomy
    • ENT Surgery
    • Esophageal Dilatation
    • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
    • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
    • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
    • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
    • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
    • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
    • Laser Surgery
    • Microlaryngoscopy
    • Tracheal Resection
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Tracheostomy
    • Vocal Fold Medialization Surgery