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Sandra Banas, MD

Philosophy of Care

My practice is founded on open communication and high-quality patient education. Together, these empower a patient or caregiver to be involved in decisions about health and medical care.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

Based on 226 reviews

  • General


    • Otolaryngology (ENT)
    • Years in Practice: 11


    • Board Certified

    Accepts both children and adults


    • English

    Hearing loss, ear infections, pediatrics, allergies, sinusitis, dizziness

    Yoga, reading, cooking & baking, playing music and spending time with my children

  • Education

    School Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Graduation Date 05/2004
    Degree Medical Doctor

    School University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Graduation Date 05/2000
    Degree B.S. Biology Honors
    Honors Suma cum laude

    School McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    Title Otolaryngology

    School Paparella Ear, Head and Neck Institute
    Specialty Otology

  • Procedures

    Otolaryngology (ENT)
    • Adenoidectomy
    • Airway Surgery & Stridor Management
    • Aspiration and Feeding Disorders
    • BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Aid) Implantation
    • Balloon Sinuplasty
    • Branchial Cleft Cyst
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Cautery of Nosebleeds
    • Children with Special Needs
    • Computer-Assisted Image-Guided Sinus Surgery
    • Congenital Neck Mass Excision
    • Congenital Neck Masses
    • Deviated Nasal Septum Surgery
    • Drain Sinuses
    • Ear Tubes
    • Endoscopic Septoplasty
    • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
    • Ethmoidectomy
    • Excision of Neck Masses
    • Frontal Sinusotomy & Frontal Sinus Surgery
    • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
    • Head and Neck Cancer Evaluation
    • Inferior Turbinate Reduction Surgery
    • Intratympanic Steroids for Meniere's Disease
    • Intratympanic Steroids for Sudden Hearing Loss
    • Laryngoscopy
    • Mastoidectomy
    • Maxillary Antrostomy
    • Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery
    • Nasal Cautery
    • Nasal Endoscopy
    • Nasal Polypectomy
    • Nasal Surgery
    • Nasal Turbinate Surgery
    • Neck Abscesses
    • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Surgery
    • Open Sinuses
    • Ossicular Chain Reconstruction
    • Pediatric Hearing Loss
    • Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    • Reconstruction of the Ear Bones (Ossicular Chain Reconstruction)
    • Repair Deviated Septum
    • Revision Sinus Surgery
    • Septoplasty
    • Sinus Endoscopy
    • Sinus Surgery, Sinuplasty
    • Sphenoidotomy and Sphenoidectomy
    • Stapedectomy
    • Subperiosteal Abscesses
    • Surgery to Alleviate Nasal Congestion/Obstruction
    • Thyroglossal Duct Cyst Surgery
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Turbinate Reduction
    • Tympanomastoidectomy
    • Tympanoplasty
    • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
    • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
  • Memberships

    • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Patient Ratings & Comments

    Patient Satisfaction Rating
    Based on 226 reviews

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    Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

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    Ease of scheduling appointments

    222 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    225 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    224 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    223 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    226 ratings

    Comments (30)

    Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

    Dec 28, 2019
    I felt she could have explained things more thoroughly - my appointment felt rushed.  
    Dec 16, 2019
    did not take any more time then necessary to treat my condition. This doctor is good but overbooked, in my opinion.  
    Nov 04, 2019
    *Dr. Banas is very caring doctor. She is also the most gentle ear doctor I have ever been to. She explained my ear issue completely. I will always go to her.  
    Oct 29, 2019
    I believe the doctor was thorough when looking in my throat with scope  
    Oct 24, 2019
    Dr Banas was kind, thorough, and explained everything. We really felt she took her time to assess and took time to discuss everything with my husband and I. We were very impressed with her and See more  
    Oct 17, 2019
    covered all bases  
    Oct 16, 2019
    Very good experience here.  
    Oct 11, 2019
    this doctor and visit was great.   
    Oct 11, 2019
    Extremely nice and able to understand what she was saying.  
    Oct 03, 2019
    Dr. Geannoplis has the rare combination of knowledge, concern, professionalism, honesty, follow through and candor. Primarily her warmth and interpersonal skills are a real plus next to her clearly brilliant mind. Actually best Dr. I See more  
    Oct 02, 2019
    A very in-order visit with great results. The Dr. and Nurse made a great team, very friendly and knowledgeable.  
    Oct 01, 2019
    Audiologist and Doctor were both VERY attentive and focused on answering my questions, without technical details/vocabulary.  
    Sep 27, 2019
    Sep 25, 2019
    Dr. Banda is professional but always friendly and comforting.  
    Sep 25, 2019
    Dr Banas is an excellent doctor  
    Sep 23, 2019
    she really great.  
    Sep 23, 2019
    Dr Banas was helpful  
    Sep 19, 2019
    Excellent physician. She is thorough in her examination and knowledgeable.  
    Sep 15, 2019
    My exam with Dr. Banas was very thorough. She did not rush the exam and explained in complete detail everything she was going to do. Follow up care was completely reviewed as well as providing See more  
    Sep 03, 2019
    This caregiver was recommended by my wife whose recommendation I can trust.  
    Aug 22, 2019
    Doctor & PA were extremely warm and friendly.   
    Aug 17, 2019
    Great doctor  
    Aug 07, 2019
    She explained the test results clearly and asked if there were any questions. I was was very impressed with Dr. Banas!  
    Aug 04, 2019
    Dr. Banas is incredible. She changed my life.  
    Jul 31, 2019
    was very comfortable with Dr  
    Jul 30, 2019
    Very good appointment experience.  
    Jul 03, 2019
    Dr Banas was amazing. She shed light on issues I've had for years and gave explanations no one else has before. I am beyond happy with her and am happy to be under her care!  
    Jul 03, 2019
    Very good provider  
    Jun 30, 2019
    *Dr. Banas is excellent. Straightforward, knowledgeable, personable, quick. Highly recommend.  
    Jun 16, 2019
    Dr Banas is a wonderful doctor. super friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. highly recommend!  
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