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Dr. Dhiraj K Balaji

Dr. Dhiraj K Balaji

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MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Surgeon


17 Years Experience Overall  (17 years as specialist)

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Dr Dhiraj K Balaji is Super specialist Paediatric Surgeon and Paediatric Urologist at Aster CMI Hospital, Hebbal, Bangalore. Dr. Balaji has completed his DNB in Paediatric Surgery from Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore in the year 2004-2007. He did his M S in general surgery from Baroda Medical College, Baroda, M.S University in the year 1997-2000. Along with an impressive academic record the doctor has many national and international journals in his name.He is adept at doing all types of Neonatal and Paediatric surgical procedures including advanced Laparoscopy, Cystourethroscopy, Bronchoscopy, Endoscopy procedures, Chemo port and Hickman line insertion for bone marrow transplant patients.

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Millers Road, Bangalore

Vikram Hospital


71/1, Vasanth Nagar, Landmark: Opposite to St Annes College & Beside Navnit Motors, Bangalore

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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a Paediatrician?

A: A paediatrician or a child specialist is a doctor who manages the health of your child. A paediatrician is trained to manage the physical, behavioural, and mental health of a child. A child specialist is trained to treat childhood illnesses, from minor health issues to serious health disorders. A child can be treated by a paediatrician right from birth.

Q: What is the age range of children which a Paediatrician can treat?

A: Paediatricians can treat a child right from birth. From birth till 2 years, there may be many visits to the paediatrician. From age 2 to 5 years, there will be once a year “well-child” visits. After the age of 5 years, paediatric visits will be done annually. Up to the age of 18 years, you can visit a paediatrician.

Q: Can a Paediatrician perform surgery?

A: Paediatricians are concerned with the physical and mental well being of children. Paediatric surgeons specialize in surgeries. A paediatrician can also perform surgeries with the necessary training. Paediatricians may only evaluate and treat children through non-invasive procedures. Paediatric surgeons perform minor surgeries like removal of foreign bodies to major surgeries like cardiac surgery.

Q: What does a paediatrician do?

A: A paediatrician is trained to perform procedures like: vaccine administration, treat dislocated shoulders or elbows, treat minor injuries, remove foreign bodies, split brown bones, perform circumcision. Apart from these specific procedures paediatricians also ensure well-being of the child through routine examinations. They also handle conditions that affect new born children.

Q: How is a Paediatrician different from a general physician?

A: Paediatricians and physicians are both doctors, but treat patients belonging to different age groups. Paediatricians specialize in treating patients aged 18 years and younger, while general physician treats patients above the age of 18 years. Paediatricians focus on providing medical care to infants, children and teenagers. Physicians may specialize in certain field of medicine.



MBBS - Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, 1996
MS - General Surgery - Baroda medical College, 2000
DNB - Pediatric Surgery - Karnataka University, India, 2002


Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)


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2010 - 2015 Head and Associate Professor of Paediatric Surgery at Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences
Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at Manipal Hospital Jayanagar
2008 - 2010 Associate Consultant in Paediatric Surgery at Manipal Hospital
2008 - 2008 Registrar in Paediatric surgery at Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health
2005 - 2008 Diplomate of Nat Board (Paediatric Surgery) Trainee at Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health


42744 Karnataka Medical Council, 1996
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