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Dr. Stephen Bane, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Professional statement

Stephen M. Bane, MD is an experienced physician in all medical and surgical aspects of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Bane is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, and a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology –Head and Neck Surgery. 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.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Sleep Medicine (Otolaryngology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Loyola University Chicago, Doctor of Medicine
  • New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center, Residency in General Surgery
  • Bellevue Hospital Center, Residency in General Surgery
  • Boston College (Bachelor’s)

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1528046349

Office locations

Commonwealth Ear Nose and Throat Associates, LLC

385 Garrisonville Road, Suite 207

Stafford, VA 22554

Commonwealth Ear Nose and Throat Associates, LLC

2280 Opitz Blvd, Suite 340

Woodbridge, VA 22191

Patient reviews
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Doctor Bane was pleasant, got right down to business and took care of my problem quickly! I will continue to use him as my ENT doctor of choice!
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He treated me like a close family member!
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He was so quick to rush us out the moment he walked into the door. He didn’t really care about my concerns or listened. I Walked out very agitated by how he treated us .
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Excellent ENT surgeon , knowledgable and kind. We left Dr Bane’s office hugely re-assured and glad to have consulted him.
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Very poor bedside manner. He unfortunately acts like he doesn’t care about helping his patients and I was rushed out of the office with him. Everyone else was very nice.
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Our family sees Dr. Bane and we all love him and all his office staff.
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Several family members have been seeing him for years! We love him. He cares for adult sinus issues, ear issues, adenoids, sleep apnea etc. and did tubes and tonsils for several of our children when they were small.He has always takenwonderful care of us and goes beyond the call of duty on many occasions.
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I would always recommend Dr. Bane for many reasons. First of all his complete staff from the beginning of every appointment makes sure that things are expedited but with accuracy and a smile. His audiologist is also very qualified and tookthe time to explain why my tinnitus and vertigo could explain why my brain can become overwhelmed when there is a lot of noise. She gave specific tips on how to counterbalance the input and give the brain adequate rest. Charlotte S.
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Dr. Bane is great! I've been seeing him for a few years now and each and every visit has been a pleasure. He's very patient and always listens carefully to your concerns and ask questions of you to see how your well-being is. Kudos to you Dr. Bane!
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His staff and Dr. Bane allayed my concerns and made a plan for my recovery.
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Always pleasant and efficient office staff. Dr Bane is so personable. And I love his dog Maggie who is the office mascot!
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Front desk staff was really nice. The waiting room was clean and quiet. The pediatric audiologist was sweet and good with toddler. It was quick and straight to the point. Spoke to the Doctor for alittle and gave me some encouragingwords. Their was a therapy dog in his office just quietly laying their. So cute.
Less than 3 months ago
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I have seen Dr. Bane over the last several years and he assures me that my hearing is fine despite my wife's protestations! He listens to what you have to say and I enjoy my appointments since he explains the situations and issues I have with my hearing quite well.
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Excellent service!
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My son who is 2 did awesome with him and his staff I would highly recommend them for children.
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The wait was average for a doctor's office, but I felt rushed once I saw the doctor. We spent less than 30 seconds talking before I was ushered out to schedule the next appointment. If I hadn't stopped him to askmore questions, the appointment would have lasted less than 10 seconds.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Bane is an excellent diagnostician. His diagnosis are always accurate. In addition he is always pleasant and kind. His staff is also pleasant and the office is very efficient.
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Was good
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The lady at the front has no idea what she is doing and was a little short tempered with me.
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Outstanding! Extremely professional and thorough. I highly recommend his services.
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The visit went very well and I felt very comfortable throughout the entire visit.
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She was fantastic and very attentive
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Dr Bane and his entire staff were excellent every time I have visited Not only am I a patient but so is my Grandaughter .I highly recommend Dr Bane.
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Outstanding on all levels. Highly recommend Stephen Bane, MD and his services. His staff was very informative and helpful.
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Everyone was very professional and pleasant. It made going to the Doctor a very nice experience. Keep up the great work.
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Very pleased with the Botox and Restylane
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First time at the office, everyone was great. Thank you Dr. Bane!
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It was FAST. I wasn’t confident Dr. Bane did a thorough enough evaluation. I was not introduced to the audiologist, spent no time with him/her personally. My child was seen by the audiologist for maybe 5 minutes. I have no ideawhat kind of testing they did on my child. I didn’t have opportunity to think of, let alone ask questions of Dr. Bane. My head was spinning when I left wondering what had just happened.
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As always, the appointments are quick with little to no waiting time. Dr Bane has a wonderful bedside manner with toddlers.
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The best doctor I’ve ever been to, he took care of business right away. I was running late so I called the office let them know and he was still able to see me. I highly recommend him.
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He was very nice, very good with my 2 year old daughter. He came right in and started talking to me about tubes for my daughters ears, he didnt brush me off and tell me "she hasnt had enough ear infections"like her primary doctor told me. He took the time to listen to my concerns and do something about the problem. I highly recommend Dr. Bane.
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Doctor Bsne is the consummate professional with outstanding eent proficiency and patient care
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This was my 7 year old son's first appointment with Dr. Bane and it went really well. My son is generally afraid of new doctor's, especially since he knew we were going to see Dr. Bane for an assessment to seeif he needs to have tubes put in his ears, but the entire office staff was so kind and friendly that he wasn't scared at all! Dr. Bane was very professional and kind. He also has is very friendly dog named Maggie, in the office, and she is such a sweetheart. I have never seen a calmer dog in my life and my son absolutely loved her so much! He has a lot of fun when Dr. Bane allowed him to give Maggie a treat and have her shake my son's hand!
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Bane is friendly and professional and doesn't make you wait at all. Great experience.
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He’s a great doctor, gives you all the information you need and thorough but also very straight to the point with nothing to leave you guessing or unsure. I apppreciate his services every time I go. I was recommended to him and have recommended him to family and friends.
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Appointment was short and to the point, which I like. Dr. Bane was very nice and explained the upcoming procedure thoroughly. For the office staff, they were great as well and very helpful in dealing with insurance matters.
Less than 1 year ago
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He was great, right away did the tests needed. Love that his dog is in the office with him. Some of the office staff could be a little nicer, but both doctors would very nice!
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Excellent ENT - we've been going to see Dr Bane for years! Not only does he take the time to break down medical jargon to something I can digest, but his practice's follow through is top notch. Many years ago, DrBane suggested a tonsillectomy to remedy strep throat which I frequently feel victim to. 10 years later and I haven't had strep again - thanks again, Dr Bane!
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I found the Dr. very pleasant and examined me right away. He found nothing ans sent me in to see the audiologist. Was very pleased with her and she found a problem with my hearing aid. Saved me a lot oftime, by not having to go to where I bought them at. It was easily fixed and she showed my husband what to do, if it happened again. So glad we went there first, rather than someone else charging us a lot of money, for just a small easy task. We weren't even aware of this part of the hearing aid, and was never told by the people we bought it from.Ask question if you get a hearing aid anywhere!
Less than 1 year ago
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Our diagnosis was much simpler than we thought. We needed only an ear flush. We were done in less than five minutes. Reviewing our paperwork took longer than the actual treatment (I take full responsibility for that). Everyone was friendly andprofessional. If we ever need an ENT again, we will visit Dr. Bane.
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Dr. Bane made me comfortable. His office is warm and friendly. Great atmosphere and his detail to attention was wonderful and efficient. Wonderful experience.
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Dr Ban as usual displayed professionalism and friendliness...its always a pleasant visit with him.
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Unfortunately Dr. Bane spent 3 minutes with me; he got s phone call, called in an antibiotic but I have no idea why. My throat has been sore since Dec, I want to know why or what the problem is. Ijust got off antibiotics and my throat still hurts, why take them again? Is there a doctor that cares enough to spend time with a patient to resolve their illness?
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Wonderful Doctor, I trust him. Conservative with treatment,surgery isn't his first choice, doesn't do unnecessary testing. Office is clean, staff is friendly and knowledgeable, the support dog is great for my kids.
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The office staff was personable and enjoyable to chat with. Dr. Bane was quick, efficient, and highly skilled. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Bane was very professional and knowledgeable. We had absolutely no wait and the appointment was super quick! I will definitely be returning!
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Dr. Bane is an excellent clinician. His staff is friendly and professional. My daughter needed surgery for the removal of her tonsils. They were able to schedule her for surgery in a timely manner. The office manger explained the financialsand pre/post op instructions clearly. Dr. Bane made my daughter feel comfortable during surgery day. The staff followed up by phone afterwards. We were very pleased with the level of care from Dr. Bane and his staff.
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Dr. Bane was very professional, warm atomphere from the front office staff, and everyone we had to talk too. Thank you, we felt very welcome.
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I have been seeing Dr. Bane for years and would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone.
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He was awesome, have a sinus infection and I should have got medication probably a while back was trying to cure myself without antibiotics but that didn't work, he instantly diagnose me and gave me the right meds. I think God for Doctor Banes.
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