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Dr. Bala Viswanathan, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 65

Dr. Viswanathan

Dr. Bala Viswanathan, MD is a general surgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Dr. M.G.R. Medical University / Stanley Medical College in 1976 and specializes in general surgery and surgery.


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(210) 545-5455

Dr. Viswanathan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Guardian
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oscar Insurance Corporation
Principal Financial Group
Principal Life
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Viswanathan's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Viswanathan performs Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Viswanathan performs this procedure more than 5% of his peers

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Viswanathan performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Viswanathan performs this procedure more than 5% of his peers

Gallbladder Removal
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Viswanathan performs Gallbladder Removal more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Viswanathan performs this procedure more than 5% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy

Dr. Viswanathan's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diseases Leading to Retinal Scarring
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Nipple Fissure
  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

About Me

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

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Stanley Medical College-Mgr University
Medical School
1983
Long Island Jewish Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Long Island Jewish Hospital
Residency Hospital
1982
Long Island Jewish Hillside Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1976
Dr. M.G.R. Medical University / Stanley Medical College
Medical School
P.S.G. Institute Of Medical Sciences & Research
Undergraduate School
1983
1982
1982
1976

Languages

  • Hindi
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • English

Awards

Dr. Viswanathan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Viswanathan

3.7

Based on 9 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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