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Dr. Balaji R

Dr. Balaji R

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ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist

20 Years Experience Overall  (16 years as specialist)

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Dr. Balaji R is a ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist in Thousand Lights, Chennai and has an experience of 20 years in this field. Dr. Balaji R practices at Apollo Children's Hospitals in Thousand Lights, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Stanley medical college/MGR medical university in 2000 and MS - ENT from Madras medical college/MGR medical university in 2004. He is a member of Tamilnadu Medical Council. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Otoplasty ,Microsurgery of the Larynx,Head and Neck Tumor / Cancer Surgery,Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery - FESS and Ear Reconstruction etc.

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Thousand Lights, Chennai

Apollo Children's Hospitals


Number-15, Shafee Mohammed Road, Landmark: Near Apollo Heart Centre, Chennai

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10:00 - 11:00
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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is Ear-nose-throat (ent) Specialist?

A: An ear-nose-throat (ENT) doctor specializes in the treatment of conditions related to the ear, nose, and throat. Otorhinolaryngologist is another name by which an ENT doctor is referred to. ENT is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and conditions of the ear, nose, throat, and related areas of the head and neck.

Q: Is an Ear-nose-throat (ent) Specialist and an Otorhinolaryngologist different?

A: Otorhinolaryngologist is a doctor who treats conditions related to the ear, nose and throat. The more commonly used name to refer to an otorhinolaryngologist is an ENT specialist. Any health conditions that involves the ear, nose and throat are treated by an ENT doctor.ENT doctors administer medication or do surgical procedures to correct any physical defects in these organs.

Q: Does one need a referral to consult an Ear-nose-throat (ent) Specialist?

A: Generally, a person can consult an ENT specialist by taking a prior appointment. Those who have not booked an appointment can walk into the doctor’s clinic and wait in a queue for a consultation. In some cases, a patient may be referred to by another doctor or general physician to an ENT specialist. Such people may consult with a referral

Q: Should one consult an Ear-nose-throat (ent) Specialist in case of sinusitis?

A: An ENT specialist deals with problems related to ear, nose, and throat. A chronic infection of the sinuses causes sinusitis. You may visit a primary care doctor for sinusitis problem, but an ENT is the final authority to treat the condition. The sinuses are interconnected parts to the ear and nose, so an ENT is the best for treating sinusitis.

Q: Should one consult an Ear-nose-throat (ent) Specialist in case of injury to head and neck?

A: When a person gets injured in the head and neck, the first doctor that handles the case may be a trauma specialist or a neurologist. An ENT specialist deals with ear, nose, and throat, and related areas of head and neck. For better clarity of the impact of the injury, diagnosis and treatment consultation with an ENT is required

Awards and Recognitions

Two Prestogious Awards in the M.S exam


MBBS - Stanley medical college/MGR medical university, 2000
MS - ENT - Madras medical college/MGR medical university, 2004


Tamilnadu Medical Council


Consultant at Apollo Children's Hospitals Thousand Lights


65018 Tamilnadu Medical Council, 2000
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