Dr. Stephen M. Bane, MD

Dr. Stephen M. Bane, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery | Male | 58 years old

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Care Philosophy

At Commonwealth Ear Nose and Throat Associates, LLC our goal is to offer the most comprehensive range of Ear, Nose & Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery for our patients, both pediatric and adult. Whether you require surgery, a cosmetic procedure, skincare, a high technology hearing aid, allergy testing, or help getting a good night's sleep, our expert staff can help you. Browse our website, and learn more about our staff, the services we provide and important links that can help answer your questions. Your health and well being matter to us and we welcome the opportunity to serve you. We accept cash patients at a reasonable fee, and will assist with Fit for Duty lettersRead more

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Dr Bane trained in general surgery in New York at NYU and Bellevue Hospitals. He served in the U.S. Navy...Read more

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3.3
based on 49 total surveys (8 with reviews)
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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in Woodbridge, VA |
We are military and just transferred to area, TriCare referral sent for us to office, the office reached out and worked with us to schedule appointment. Dr Bane and his staff work with you, He himself is former Navy. I read other comments about military, they cant discount for us, and QTC guy is looking for hand out. Office and the dog is great!
in Stafford,Virginia |
Scheduled a consult with Doctor Bane concerning a nasal issue. After waiting twenty minutes, I was seen by Dr.Bane who was able to provide a determination in five minutes. Unfortunately I was not aware that the five minute consult would amount to $800 dollars. Upon contacting Doctor Bane's Office, I was humiliated by the Office Manager when questioning the charges. As a veteran seeking advice from a medical veteran, I would have expected more but unfortunately was very disappointed.
HI Paul, sadly we are not allowed to 'write off' a patients insurance deductible. Please speak with your insurance company for further understanding of your policy.
in Woodbridge, VA |
I have been seeing Dr. Bane for a few years now. I have had a great experience each time. He explains everything thoroughly and makes sure that you understand and encourages questions from you also.
Springfield, VA |
Not satisfied with the attitude and the billing practice. He spent about three minutes with me. He used a tool for about one second. But the office sent a bill of more than $600 to the insurance company.
in Woodbridge |
Dr Bane seemed to really care that about my issue I was having. He not only explained issue but showed me to make sure i understood. That i really appreciate. The staff also was very friendly.
in Woodbridge, VA |
very friendly staff, clean office
in Woodbridge, VA |
Love Maggie. Dr. Bane's office is quick and easy to get appointments. He cares abut his patients. I would highly recommend him.
in Woodbridge, VA |
No nonsense, conservative, honest. Helped me and didn't waste my time or money
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Dr. Bane says...

Dr Bane trained in general surgery in New York at NYU and Bellevue Hospitals. He served in the U.S. Navy as a flight surgeon and as an Otolaryngologist in San Diego and later Pensacola Florida. Dr Bane left the Navy in Pensacola in 1994 to enter private practice. Dr. Bane has practiced in Woodbridge, VA and has been on staff at Potomac Hospital since 1997. He has served as chairman of the OR Committee, ENT Section Chief, Medical Executive Committee and he is currently Chairman of the Surgical Department.

Dr. Bane's Care Philosophy

At Commonwealth Ear Nose and Throat Associates, LLC our goal is to offer the most comprehensive range of Ear, Nose & Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery for our patients, both pediatric and adult. Whether you require surgery, a cosmetic procedure, skincare, a high technology hearing aid, allergy testing, or help getting a good night's sleep, our expert staff can help you. Browse our website, and learn more about our staff, the services we provide and important links that can help answer your questions. Your health and well being matter to us and we welcome the opportunity to serve you.  We accept cash patients at a reasonable fee, and will assist with Fit for Duty letters 

Dr. Bane says...

At Commonwealth Ear Nose and Throat Associates, LLC our goal is to offer the most comprehensive range of Ear, Nose & Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery for our patients, both pediatric and adult. Whether you require surgery, a cosmetic procedure, skincare, a high technology hearing aid, allergy testing, or help getting a good night's sleep, our expert staff can help you. Browse our website, and learn more about our staff, the services we provide and important links that can help answer your questions. Your health and well being matter to us and we welcome the opportunity to serve you.

Dr. Bane says...

Balloon Sinuplasty, A Minimally Invasive Procedure Designed To Reverse The Cycle Of Chronic Or Recurrent Sinusitis.Balloon Sinus Dilation (also known as Balloon Sinuplasty) was introduced in 2005 and the concept comes from the fields of interventional cardiology where tiny balloons have been used for years to gently dilate blocked arteries. With Balloon Sinus Dilation, the goal is to open blocked sinus passages to allow adequate ventilation and restore natural drainage. If you are a chronic sinusitis sufferer, you will be pleased know that Balloon Sinus Dilation can now be conveniently performed in the office under local anesthesia to reverse the symptoms of sinusitis with little to no down time. Dr. Bane has educated and trained physicians how to perform Balloon Sinuplasy in the Woodbridge office.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Malpractice Claims

    Dr. Bane has 2 malpractice claims

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    • Amount or Range: Average
    • Nature of Complaint: INCIDENT LOCATION: PRINCE WILLIAM /// PRACTITIONER COMMENTS: Settlement was made for a temporary injury,after surgery for removal of a Cyst from the neck. The patient developed a post operative air leak and subcutaneous emphysema which required another surgery. The patient has recovered.
    • State: Virginia
    • Settlement 
    • Amount or Range: Average
    • Nature of Complaint: INCIDENT LOCATION: PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY /// PRACTITIONER COMMENTS: Paid to mother for pain and suffering
    • State: Virginia
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Why It Matters: Dr. Bane's Board Certifications

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  • Otolaryngology
  • Sleep Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Broken Nose
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

Education

  • Medical School
    Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    Naval Med Center San Diego

    Completed in 1993

    Nyu Hospitals Center

    Completed in 1986

  • Undergraduate School
    Boston College

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Frenectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction