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Dr. Achuth M. Baliga is a Consultant Oral Surgeon & Implantologist at Manipal Hospital, Bangalore. He is an expert in the field of Surgical Dentistry, Implantology, and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Baliga is a Fellow of Dental Surgery Royal College of Surgeons in England, Fellow of Faculty & Dentistry Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and Indian Association of Oral Implantologist. He has completed BDS, FDSRCS (England), and FFDRCS (Ireland) from reputed institutions. Dr. Baliga has achieved various awards and accreditations such as, Best outgoing student Madras Medical College, Awarded Governors Gold Medal, Dr. Mathraj Gold Medal in Medicine, Surgery & Pathology, and Presented paper in Scottish Oral Maxillo Facial Surgical Audit Group.
I take this opportunity to appreciate Dental department doctor's Dr.Achut Baliga and Dr.Sam at Manipal Hospital, old airport road, Bangalore.
My wife had severe infection in her jaw area beow her teeth which was spread in a very large area. We initially approached Sakara hospital
where they suggested to get 7 teeth removed to clear all the infection as it was deep inside. We were shocked and thought of taking second opinion
at Manipal. We consulted Dr. Achut Baliga and Dr. Sam who studied the situation in depth and informed us that they will have to operate under general anesthesia, but will take a conservative approach by not removing any tooth. They were thoroughly professional, very approachable and understood our concerns with care. My wife was operated and everything went as planned and she's now recovering exactly as explained to us before the surgery.
I suggest everyone to consult these thoroughly professional and experienced doctor's for any major Oral and maxillofacial surgery.
It was my first ever appointment with him and I was able to get my consultation even before my schedule. That was really good. He was very approachable and gave me complete time for diagnosis and explained it to me very well. I am satisfied with the treatment.
My wife had done a Root Canal treatment (RCT) from an other doctor, and was facing food lodgment problem between the RCT tooth and its adjacent tooth.
So, visited Dr Baliga for treating the same. We were told that,it was a very minor problem and could be resolved by a simple filling between the teeth.
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He unnecessary drilled the adjucent tooth so deep that it was very close to the nerve, he completely ruined a healthy tooth.
My wife suffered from excessive sentivity for 20 days and when we visited him, we were told that a filling material change might help, else RCT would be needed on this tooth.
When asked as to why a perfectlty healthy tooth (as admitted by him) would need a RCT procedure, he started getting irritated and side stepped the question.
During the entire time he was doing the procedure, he had another Doctor by his side, with whom he was discussing another case, looking at the reports, calling up the other patient informing him about the test results .....etc etc
Was also very unhappy with the handling, he was very rough and not diligent at all.
All in all, one of the worst dental experiences, and did not expect this from such an experienced Doctor.
I suspected a root canal treatment and booked an appointment for Dr. Baliga. After making me wait for 30 mins, he came by to check my tooth and said that although it looks fine now, a root canal treatment is recommended as a permanent solution. But he said he couldn't do it then. I explained that I have a baby at home and so it is difficult for me to come back too many times. He asked me to come at 4 pm the following day and assured me that he would start promptly and finish the procedure. I showed up the following day at 4 pm and he had left for the day!! This is just inexplicably unprofessional and something highly unexpected from a senior doctor. You can ignore his abrasive nature and sour personality, but this unprofessionalism can't be ignored.
The team lead by Dr Baliga provided timely and high quality services right from the OPG done within the hospital premises within a matter of minutes to scheduling and carrying the procedure completely hassle free in the following week. I felt no pain at all during the procedure and it was over much faster than I anticipated. Would definitely recommend to other patients with the same problem.
We have consulted him a couple of times before. His availability, way of approach and explanation all is perfect. I am happy with the treatment too. But as he suggested for tooth replacement, his options were really expensive. I think he should give some alternate options as well as per our affordability. Other than that, all is fine.
Doctor saab, agree you are busy, but your patient comes to you in pain, and want to understand the problem from you, for which you need to talk and need not to be in hurry.
You dont explain patient about the problem and very fast in giving solution.
Kindly be kind with your visitors, and this is your duty to educate your patient about the problem and just nit to merey apply your knowledge.
We had taken appointment at 12.00pm to show my daughter (3.4yr) old, but we had to wait 1.20 mins to meet the Doc. He wasn't keen to listen and just checked the teeth with bare hands. He said he is too big a dr to do child RCT. He said he will just do general anaesthesia and someone will operate. It will cost 50,000/- think and let me know. We found it very rude and we left. after paying Rs.630 for good experience.
I would not recommend going there.
Doctor - Very good.
Hospital (Manipal) - Bad
Nice doctor, gave good info about the actual problem and the solution being provided. However, the wait time is too much. The hospital could not maintain the timings. I had appointment at 11:30 am and I got to see the doctor at 12:30. Wait time of 10-20 mins is acceptable but an hour of waiting is too much especially when the appointment is pre-booked.
A great Doctor with a humane face. Morning 9 to 6 in the evening he is standing and working. He comforts the patient both by his skill In dentistry and his heart. People who are honest are always outspoken. Never seen a better dentist than him. Sam is close to him in performance. Long live these Doctors. My wife's oral health is goid only because of these dentists. Salute their professionalism and dedication to the cause if oral health. Work above the call of duty. Jai Ho