Dr. Bala Viswanathan, MD
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General Surgery | Male

BALA VISWANATHAN, M.D. 19260 Stone Oak Pkwy Ste 102 San Antonio, TX 78258 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

  • Courteous and well informed office staff
  • Clean and comfortable office environment
  • Early appointments
  • Minimal to no wait time
  • Prompt attention to any issue
  • LISTEN and explain patient's condition
  • Ample time for answering questions
  • Detailed evaluation and educate patient about the problem.
  • Clear treatment options and alternatives
  • Proper follow up care

Biography

Board Certified surgeon for over 3 decades. Special interest and passion to treat patients with breast cancer.

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Dr. Viswanathan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Dr. Viswanathan says...

  • Board Certified surgeon for over 3 decades.
  • Special interest and passion to treat patients with breast cancer.

Dr. Viswanathan's Care Philosophy

  • Courteous and well informed office staff
  • Clean and comfortable office environment
  • Early appointments
  • Minimal to no wait time
  • Prompt attention to any issue
  • LISTEN and explain patient's condition
  • Ample time for answering questions
  • Detailed evaluation and educate patient about the problem.
  • Clear treatment options and alternatives
  • Proper follow up care

Dr. Viswanathan says...

  • Special interest in treating patients with breast cancer
  • Knowledgeable in screening, diagnosing and well versed in the latest surgical innovations.
  • If surgery is required most patients can be managed with breast conservation procedure.
  • All attempts will be made to perform hidden scar breast surgery to increase the aesthetic outcome.
  • If mastectomy is needed, nipple sparing skin sparing mastectomy will be offered for eligible patients.
  • All mastectomy patients are given referrals to reconstructive surgeons appropriate for that patient's condition .

Dr. Viswanathan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Appendicitis
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diseases Leading to Retinal Scarring
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Lipomas
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Nipple Fissure
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    Dr. M.G.R. Medical University / Stanley Medical College

    Graduated in 1976

    Stanley Medical College-Mgr University
  • Internship Hospital
    Long Island Jewish Hillside Med Ctr

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Long Island Jewish Hospital

    Completed in 1982

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Long Island Jewish Hospital

    Completed in 1983

  • Undergraduate School
    P.S.G. Institute Of Medical Sciences & Research

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Tamil
  • Telugu

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Specialties

  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements