Treatment & Services
- BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Appliance) Implants
- Canalith Repositioning
- Ear Surgery
- Ear Tubes
- General ENT
- Intratympanic Injection
- Lateral Skull Base Surgery
- Skull Base Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Acoustic Neuroma
- Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Repairs
- Chronic Ear Disease
- Ear Barotrauma
- Ear drum perforations
- Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
- Facial Nerve Disorders
- Hearing Loss
- Hearing Problems
- Hemifacial Spasm
- Meniere's Disease
- Middle Ear Infection
- Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Types 1 & 2
- Skull Base Cancer
- Usher Syndrome
- Vestibular Disorders
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Michigan Ear Institute
Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery
Farmington Hills, MI USA
Residency - University of Miami School of Medicine - Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL USA
Internship - University of Miami School of Medicine - Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL USA
Medical School - University of Miami School of Medicine
Miami, FL USA
Undergraduate - University of Florida
Gainesville, FL USA
- Otolaryngology - Otology/Neurotology
Ear surgery, ear tubes, bells palsy, chronic ear disease, hearing loss
Awards & Honors
- NIH (NIDCD) Minority Supplement Award (RO1-DC03937), “Mathematical modeling of speech perception by cochlear implant users”; Principal Investigator (2000-2002), 2000-2001
- Alpha Omega Alpha
Research & Publications
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180 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
8 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Oct 12, 2017
Doctor Villasuso is an excellent practitioner who tells it like it is. He listens carefully to what the patient is saying and then responds directly to the point in response. I like to know what the physician is thinking and Dr. Villasuso tells you exactly what he is thinking. He also remembers what you tell him as he investigates the problem (with my ears), listens to colleagues and gets back to me with their thoughts also. I trust Dr. Villasuso very much.
Reviewed on Aug 16, 2017
The Dr is an excellent listener and establishes himself as a partner in your care.
Reviewed on Aug 3, 2017
Reviewed on Jul 5, 2017
Dr. talked to me, and also gave me printed information of instructions, about care. and how to take medication,if I need it.
Reviewed on Apr 26, 2017
I was given exercises to do to help with the vertigo should it come back.
Reviewed on Feb 28, 2017
Dr. Villasuso makes you do your homework as part of your treatment. At first, I did not get it, but it works. It is most interesting when you know that there is something different happening to you, but you do not know how to explain it.
Reviewed on Jan 25, 2017
The doctor took an extensive medical history and came up with a treatment plan and ordered some additional tests. I feel very confident that I will receive the help needed for my condition.
Reviewed on Jan 9, 2017
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