Dr. Ganesh Balu, MD

Dr. Ganesh Balu, MD

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Age 54
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Dr. Ganesh Balu, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Wilmington, DE. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh / Main Campus and specializes in pain medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation pain medicine, and more.

390 Mitch Rd

Wilmington, DE 19804

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Allstate
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Keystone Health Plan East
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Top Care Areas

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Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
high
more than 90% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
high
more than 83% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

53  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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31  Procedures

  • Acupuncture
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chiropractic Plus Kinesiology (CPK)
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated
  • U Pittsburgh Mc
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • U Pittsburgh Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Balu has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Tamil
  • Telugu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Balu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Balu

3.4

Based on 22 reviews

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I visited Dr Balu for a for a lumbar steroid injection t treat a herniated disc. i found he and his staff to be very caring and personable
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PSnowden in Lewes, DE – Sep 22, 2017
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I think he is a wonderful doctor I been going to him for 8 year now !! He is very caring doctor, he listens to your needs and he not out to just to give pills he wants to fit the problem!!!
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Cheri Kiser in Lewes Delaware – May 28, 2017
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Doesn't listen to patients. To eager about the mighty dollar! Patient care below average
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Elkridge, MD – Sep 20, 2016
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I have been a patient with Dr.Balu for almost 15 years, I find him very compassionate about his patients and tries to give you different avenues for your health approach and how to manage your pain. Although Iam now living overseas but I still continue to come to his office for my follow ups.
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Taysir in dover,de – Apr 12, 2016
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Very poor pain doctor, no compassion for severe chronic pain, don't go there!!
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empress in Dover, DE – Mar 24, 2016
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