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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

4.7
Based on 217 reviews

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Otolaryngology (ENT)
    • Years in Practice: 10


    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

    • Board Certified


    PATIENTS SEEN
    Accepts both children and adults


    LANGUAGES

    • English


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


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


  • Education

    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

    RESIDENCY
    School McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    Title Otolaryngology

    FELLOWSHIPS
    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
    4.7
    Based on 217 reviews

    Rating Categories

    The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.


    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

    4.4
    215 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.8
    213 ratings

    Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider

    4.9
    215 ratings

    Care Provider spoke using clear language

    4.9
    215 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.8
    214 ratings

    Time Care Provider spent with patient

    4.8
    215 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.8
    212 ratings

    Patients' confidence in Care Provider

    4.8
    216 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.7
    216 ratings

    Wait time at clinic

    4.2
    209 ratings


    Comments (15)

    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.


    5.0
    Jun 30, 2019
    *Dr. Banas is excellent. Straightforward, knowledgeable, personable, quick. Highly recommend.  
    4.9
    Jun 16, 2019
    Dr Banas is a wonderful doctor. super friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. highly recommend!  
    4.9
    May 14, 2019
    She gave me a lot of confidence in the care I was and would be receiving.  
    4.6
    Mar 20, 2019
    dr Banas is awesome  
    5.0
    Mar 06, 2019
    Great Doctor.  
    4.9
    Mar 05, 2019
    Dr. Banas and her staff were exceptional.  
    5.0
    Feb 20, 2019
    she is amazing  
    5.0
    Jan 29, 2019
    My experience with Dr. Banas exceeded my expectations. I have complete confidence in her diagnosis and am appreciative of the care and thorough explanation she provided. She had a great demeanor throughout the consult and See more  
    4.3
    Jan 14, 2019
    This doctor is professional.  
    4.8
    Dec 14, 2018
    Dr. Banas is very professional in her approach while at the same time making the patient feel comfortable. She was very accommodating in regards to my latest appointment.   
    5.0
    Dec 04, 2018
    Dr. Banas is a very good Doctor   
    5.0
    Sep 11, 2018
    all good no bad  
    5.0
    Aug 28, 2018
    extremely pleased with Dr. Banas. easy to talk to, a good listener, and entered the examining room well-prepared as to my medical history. It was a pleasure to be treated tin this way.  
    5.0
    Aug 14, 2018
    Dr. Banas was able to clearly put me at ease that my medical issue was being taken care of. She assured me she would help me obtain the medical care needed. I felt more confident See more  
    5.0
    Aug 09, 2018
    I have a great deal of confidence in Dr. Banas.  
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