Nathan D. Cass, MD

4.82 out of 5

About

Dr Cass received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, and his medical degree from Ohio State University, where he graduated cum laude and was elected to the national medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed residency training in otolaryngology at the University of Colorado, where his colleagues awarded him the Resident Teaching Award. This was followed by a post-doctoral NIH research fellowship at the University of Michigan. He then completed a two-year fellowship in pediatric and adult otology, neurotology, and skull base surgery at Vanderbilt University.

As an otologist–neurotologist, Dr Cass focuses on treating children and adults with disorders of the ear, temporal bone, and lateral skull base. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. He is a member of the American Neurotology Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, where he serves on several committees. Dr Cass leads research efforts to improve patient care and outcomes, and has published over 30 peer-reviewed scientific research articles and numerous book chapters within the field of otology, neurotology, and skull base surgery.

Dr Cass sees children and adults with ear-related problems including hearing loss, skull base tumors (including acoustic neuroma, paraganglioma/glomus tumors, meningioma, and others), temporal bone cerebrospinal fluid leaks and encephaloceles, chronic ear infections, cholesteatoma, otosclerosis, facial nerve disorders and tumors, vestibular disorders including superior semicircular canal dehiscence and Meniere’s disease, aural atresia, ear canal disorders, and temporal bone cancers, among others.

Dr Cass performs surgeries including cochlear implantation, acoustic neuroma surgery and other skull base surgeries to remove tumors, gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery, tympanoplasty, mastoidectomy, ossicular chain reconstruction, atresiaplasty, ear tube placement, labyrinthectomy, superior canal dehiscence repair, among others.

Personal Statement

Educated patients make the best decisions for their care, and my goal is always to educate in order to empower. Many disorders involve choosing between multiple treatment options, and I want patients to understand as best as possible the advantages and disadvantages of each. I understand it can be confusing and uncomfortable to face a complex health problem, and daunting to place trust in someone else—especially when the condition threatens hearing, facial movements, and other functions which are critical to communication and help us connect with others. I aim to use my clinical knowledge and expertise to help patients through these challenging conditions.

Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Training & Education

Degree

Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Residency

Otolaryngology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, Colo.

Fellowship

Otology, Neurotology, & Skull Base Surgery Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn.

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Surgery, Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Ratings & Reviews

4.82 out of 5
50 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    Dr. Cass was incredible in his knowledge, manner, thoroughness and efficiency!!! He was so kind to squeeze me into his busy day. I highly recommend him and would like to return next year.

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    Dr Cass is a fantastic doctor! He is very compassionate, caring and professional. He is the best!!

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    I AM SO SO HAPPY WITH UK HEALTHCARE!!

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    *Dr. Cass is very good about listening to the patient and explaining diagnosis and care.

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    Very attentive and informative. He took time to explain several things and to answer my questions. I was impressed by his attitude, which is much better than most of my care givers.
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      Doctor professional and helpful
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      Was very dismissive of my concern for my sons ear pain that has been occurring for over a year. Basically said since he has tubes it's impossible for him to have pain.
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      I feel like my time was wasted. Dr. Cass was nice enough but didn't give reason as to why I have so much fluid draining daily from my ears. I'm going to get a second opinion.
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      I felt like this appointment was very rushed and I didn't feel at all confident in what the provider said. I also didn't feel like the couple of minutes he was in the room with me was worth the $60 copay after I have been seen multiple times already for the same problems
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      Dr. Cass was absolutely wonderful. Was so kind and not like other doctors who have horrible bedside manners. He acted like He truly cared about my feelings and asked me so many questions and what he could do to help me with my concerns.
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      Dr. Cass was personable and caring. Excellent treatment was provided.
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      Extremely concerned by my condition
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      I'm a nervous patient, especially if a procedure is involved. Dr. Cass was great. He explained everything in a calm, reassuring manner. I felt respected and heard. I have not experienced this at other medical clinics or doctor's offices not associated with UK. I felt we were partners in the decision making process and I had confidence in abilities and expertise.
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      Dr Cass is outstanding. I was very impressed with his care and would highly recommend him to others.
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      All is good.
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      Excellent physician and resident. They took time to answer my questions and concerns.
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      Doctor was outstanding. Good listener and excellent explanation of my situation.
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      I like both Drs I saw. They were very professional and I felt like I am finally going to get rid of my ear problem. Will go to them more often or when needed and not put my appointments off.
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      Dr Cass went out of his way by seeing me prior to his normal clinic hours to treat my condition. I appreciate his efforts in doing this!
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      Excellent care by Dr. Cass!
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      Dr. Cass consistently provides exceptional care.
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      I came for a resolution to my problem and got one. I wish I was able to been seen by Dr Cass years ago.
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      Good
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      I have no problem recommending this clinic to anyone. The people are first class, professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and have a concerned for others.
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      Dr Cass is an amazing doctor. I appreciate the time he takes to answer questions and explains anything we ask.
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      Excellent care.
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      Dr CASS was extremely attentive to my concerns.
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      First time meeting Dr Cass and he is excellent.
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      I received no relief or logical explanation for my problem
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      Dr.Cass took his time and answered all of my questions. He was very informative and explained what he was doing and how to proceed with treatment in the future.
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      Dr. Cass did a great job in his ability to close the hole in my eardrum. Other physicians said they wouldn't even try to do it but he did and it worked! My hearing is a little better. Not perfect but better. Thank you!
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      Dr. Cass was great! Just wished the monitors on the wall was working so I could see what he was looking at. He did apologize as there was only minimal picture but could not really tell anything about it. I'm just one that likes to see what is going on.
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      Dr Cass is very caring and explained an option for the future I didn't know about.
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      Dr Cass is one of the best. He never makes me feel like I am just another person. He listens to me, he explains things to me and he genuinely cares
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      I was truly impressed with Dr. Nathan Cass. He took the time to discuss any questions or concerns that I had. He fully explained all my options and helped me to achieve, what I believe, is the best treatment plan for a positive outcome.
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      Experience was good.
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      Dr. Cass was very soft spoken, which I appreciated a lot.
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      Nathan Cass is one of the most caring, kind, helpful Doctors I have ever dealt with! Absolutely!
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      Could not have been more professional and caring. Explained everything to me. Took their time. A+
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      I really felt comfortable with Dr. Cass
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      Was very pleased with my first visit
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      No doctor has ever been as thorough, knowledgeable, and caring as Dr Cass.
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      This was my first visit with Dr Cass but it won't be my last! I was really impressed with his bedside manner. Very kind and attentive. I never felt rushed during my visit, he was relaxed and thorough.
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      Dr Cass has never rushed the time with me as a patient. He always wants to hear my concerns and treats me with respect and empathy. He explains things very well and I trust his judgment.
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      Dr. Cass was kind and explained everything to me. He gave me options and offered his opinion about the preferred course of treatment
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      Dr Cass used my mental health status to dismiss my physical concerns. I did not feel listened to or respected as a patient with an actual physical problem.
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      Dr. Cass is an excellent doctor, I would definitely recommend him.
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      The dr explain stuff to me when I asked
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      Dr. Cass was a wonderful doctor. He kept us involved during the examination, gave thorough explanations and answers to our questions, and has given me hope my perforated eardrum may finally be fixed...
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      Was extremely pleased. Would definitely use him again