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Dr. Balaker's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Balaker "Dr. Ashley Balaker provides skilled and compassionate care for ear, nose and throat disorders and offers the most advanced options to treat, manage and prevent both acute and chronic conditions affecting the ears, nose, sinuses, and throat. She treats patients from throughout Orange County, including Irvine, Huntington Beach, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach areas. As a top-rated ENT doctor, Dr. Balaker has extensive experience diagnosing and treating an array of ear, nose and throat conditions, including acute and chronic ear infections, hearing loss, sinusitis, otosclerosis, Meniere's disease and thyroid tumors, She is also a subspecialist in hearing and balance disorders and is a leading provider of cochlear implants in patients who are severely hard of hearing or profoundly deaf. Dr. Balaker is committed to providing individualized care to each patient she treats, focusing on the needs, goals and expectations of each patient to help them understand their care options so they can experience optimal outcomes. Every treatment plan is carefully developed to ensure patients feel confident about their care every step of the way. As a dedicated ENT specialist, she continues to explore new techniques and technology through continuing education programs and professional memberships. After completing her bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics at UCLA, Dr. Balaker earned her medical degree from USC Keck School of Medicine, graduating with honors. She completed her internship and residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at UCLA and subsequently completed a two-year fellowship in Otology, Neurotology and Skull base surgery at the California Ear Institute in Palo Alto, California. During her fellowship she developed extensive expertise in treating pediatric ear malformations and hearing loss, including aural atresia and pediatric cochlear implantation. Board-certified in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery, Dr. Balaker has been widely published in peer-reviewed journals and has lectured about recent developments and novel treatments at leading medical conferences. She sees patients at her Irvine Office as well as a satellite location in Huntington Beach. She is affiliated with Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach and Irvine, Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, and Children's Hospital of Orange County. Dr. Balaker welcomes new patients, and the practice accepts most major medical insurance plans."
This content was provided by Dr. Balaker "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 training at the California Ear Institute in Palo Alto, California. There she gained additional expertise in pediatric and adult hearing and balance disorders, especially cochlear implantation, implantable hearing aids, skull base surgery, and surgical repair of congenital aural atresia. She also practices the full scope of general adult and pediatric otolaryngology - head and neck surgery at both our Laguna Beach and Irvine locations.
Dr. Balaker believes in taking a personal approach to each patient and customizing their treatment to fit their lifestyle. She works closely with our Doctor of Audiology to optimize hearing aids and tinnitus therapies for patients in order to improve each patient's quality of life."