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Ratings for Dr. Zachary D. Wassmuth

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I recently saw Dr. Wassmuth out of concern for my continued hoarseness & voice problems. He attempted to deaden my nasal cavities & run a tube down them after to get a look at the vocal cords. The numbing didn't work well and the procedure was very uncomfortable. He never offered any apology or showed any concern for my comfort level. He prescribed steroids (which did help some with my voice recovery...though not completely), and was walking out the door while I was still asking questions & talking (trying to get him to discuss my acid reflux & its affect on the voice). I was not impressed as he didn't not seem interested in working with me to figure out a solution. He even told me that if I didn't get better to schedule another visit in 2 weeks with one of his partners (who specialized more in voice). Would have been nice if the receptionist had sent me to her to begin with. Disappointing experience!

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flag | Submitted January 27, 2017

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Initial consultation for a deviated septum. No other problems besides breathing which was clearly noted on the new patient forms. I get an estimate of what my cost might be when I check in. $35 for consultation, $100 for CT Scan and $150 for a nasal endoscopy. I get taken to the back and CT scan is performed which takes about 2-3 minutes. I get taken to see Dr. Wassmuth and explain to him how I got the deviated septum and how long its been that way. He grabs the endoscopy instrument, places it on the edge of my nostril and looks up my nose for a total of maybe 5 seconds. He then explains the CT scan and you can see my septum is as crooked as a Politian. Anyway, when I check out, my final copay is $285 for a deviated septum that I already knew I had. I can see them doing a CT scan but a nasal endoscopy which only took maybe 5 seconds. Didn't even go IN my nose! There goes $150 bucks. In my opinion they should talk to the patient first, then determine whether you need those other procedures. Its basically automatic for every new patient to get those procedures done right off the bat. Dr.Wassmuth seemed like a good, competent doctor but it just seemed routine and very robotic. Go from one waiting room to another, to another to the doctor, to another waiting room, to schedule your surgery then check out. I did not like the experience at all.

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flag | Submitted August 6, 2015

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Love these people, always polite friendly and helpful. Dr Wassmuth is the BEST. Hope I never have to change him.

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flag | Submitted May 31, 2013

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I requested an appointment for a second opinion on sinus surgery. I was charged $300 for an office visit that was supposed to be comprehensive (didn't even look at my patient history). I had scheduled with another doctor as well for a second opinion. The other one charged $200 less than Dr. Wassmuth and spent the same time with me and gave me the exact same opinion. Dr. Wassmuth also performed and charged $375 for a nasal endoscopy, which I found out after the procedure that there was only 30% chance that it would work. I was not asked if I wanted the endoscopy, only that he would like to take a look and a sample. He barely looked at my previous CT scans, missing a blood vessel that would complicate surgery. Thankfully insurance disallowed $212 but in my opinion, not worth the extra $462 I had to pay. He was personable and competent. However my other doctors were as well and were more than $300 less without the useless procedure!

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flag | Submitted June 8, 2010

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Dr. Wassmuth is an excellent doctor. He has performed surgery on 3 of 4 family members. Both of our children had ear tubes put in as babies, and he was not only informative but put us at ease during those procedures. We trust him and are confident in his abilities. He has a very caring demeanor which is hard to find in a doctor. His staff are prompt and have always been available to address questions in a timely fashion.

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flag | Submitted March 10, 2010

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Dr Wassmuth was able to correct chronic sinus problems I have been dealing with for years using a simple, painless balloon procedure. He is a very engaging and kind doctor.

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flag | Submitted December 14, 2009

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Pros: He solved my main health question quickly. Cons: I was seated after 3 patients who came later and after his staff told me there were no open rooms available - I find out later it was about a minor issue my insurance complained about. His staff did not even know you could submit insurance information and could not find my submission. He was unable to answer other questions about a specific specific specialty to my satisfaction.

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flag | Submitted March 14, 2008

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Biography

Dr. Zachary Wassmuth, born and raised in Texas, earned his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin, subsequently earning his Medical Degree at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He completed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. continuing on to be Chief of Resident Education, authoring multiple research papers on sinusitis and obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Wassmuth was honored to serve his country in Kuwait supporting Operation Enduring Freedom after the September 11th attacks. After moving back to Austin in 2003 and joining Capital Otolaryngology, he was one of the first physicians in Texas to adopt both minimally invasive Balloon Sinuplasty technology to treat chronic sinusitis as well as Inspire airway stimulation to treat sleep apnea. Awarded Top Doctor in Austin by his peers in 2015, he participated in private research, lectured extensively and sought additional education allowing him to become Board Certified in Sleep Medicine. Dr. Wassmuth, a family man at heart, enjoys coaching his son and daughter’s sports teams as well as participating in triathlon training himself. He’s been known to be spotted on the golf course, enjoying Austin’s beautiful sunshine.


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  • English

Education

  • University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston (Grad. 1994)

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