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Dr. Ashley Balaker, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Female · Age 38

Dr. Balaker

Head and Neck Associates of Orange County

18 Endeavor Ste 208 Irvine, CA 92618

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Dr. Ashley Balaker, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Irvine, CA and has been practicing for 5 years. She graduated from USC-Keck Sch Med LAC/USC Med Ctr in 2007 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, neurotology, and more.


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Dr. Balaker's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Dizziness
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balaker treats Dizziness more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Balaker treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balaker treats Vertigo more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Balaker treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Paroxyzmal Vertigo of Childhood
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Migrainous Vertigo
Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balaker treats Earwax Buildup more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Balaker treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Balaker's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acoustic Neuroma Removal (incl. Hearing Preservation Techniques) 
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endolymphatic Mastoid Shunt
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glomus Tympanicum Tumor
  • Glomus Vagale Tumor
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otorrhea
  • Otosclerosis
  • Otosclerosis, Familial
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Stapedectomy
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

About Me

Ashley Balaker, M.D. is Board Certified in Otolaryngology and has additional subspecialty training in Otology-Neurotology. After completing her Head and Neck Surgery residency at UCLA Medical Center she underwent 2 additional years of fellowship trai...

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Neurotology
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Otology

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Education

2014
California Ear Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2012
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2008
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2007
USC-Keck Sch Med LAC/USC Med Ctr
Medical School
2003
University of California, Los Angeles. (UCLA)
Undergraduate School
2014
2012
2008
2007
2003

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Dr. Balaker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Balaker

3.9

Based on 14 reviews

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1 Star
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Never informed us she had moved. Disappointed when she said my husband would have pretty good hearing in the ear she operated on. Instead, he is completely deaf in it.l
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Dr. Balaker did not properly examine my daughter. A patient with chronic purulent otitis media needs to have their nasopharynx examined to determine if adenoids are an issue. She looked in my daughters ears and asked her to say “ahhh” which in no way is an adequate exam. Ear tubes were placed (no adenoidectomy) and my daughter continued to have fevers and nasal congestion. We saw Dr. Balaker again who looked in her ears only (another inadequate exam) and said the ears looked fine and left. We ar
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Excellent, knowledgeable, intelligent, patient! I would definitely refer her over and over again!!! Great with children....
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DISAPPOINTING SHE FAILED TO DIAGNOSE OR SUGGEST REFERRAL TO APPROPIATE SPECIALTY
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She completely neglected to tell me about two potentially serious issues that were seen on a CT scan. Another ENT told me "Full disclosure...I would have brought it up." To say I am disgusted in my treatment is an understatement. Her front office staff treats you like you are bothering them. All in all....find another doctor.
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Dr. Balaker is excellent. I highly recommend her as an ENT physician.
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I brought both my 3yr old fraternal twins for an expert opinion as their doctor diagnosed an ear infection and were prescribed antibiotics. Dr Balaker checked them, noticed they had fluid in both ears on both twins. She advised as it is their first ear infection the ear to drain the fluid and that antibiotics were not necessary. Everybody is quick to simply write up unnecessary antibiotics and move on to the next patient. Dr Balaker was calm,
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Except the waiting time,everything was good. Dr. was kind and generous.
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