Dr. Gowri Balachandar, MD

Dr. Gowri Balachandar, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Female  |  
Age 52
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Gowri Balachandar, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Plano, TX. She is 52 years old and has been practicing for 31 years.

4101 W Spring Creek Pkwy Ste 400

Plano, TX 75024

Contact Information

(972) 867-7070

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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more than 99% of peers
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more than 99% of peers
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders


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  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroparesis Therapy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Jawarharlal Nehru Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Tx Tech University Hsc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Texas Tech Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Tx Tech University Hsc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University Tex Med Br
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Balachandar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Balachandar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balachandar to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Balachandar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Irving, TX |
Bad experience here. Late to my endoscopy never bothered to talk to me or explain my condition, didn't bother to make a follow up appointment. Ive called her practice a total of 3 times to try and get answers to my questions with no luck. They never call back and don't care. Don't bother coming here .
in Reading, PA |
Here is my thought about Dr Gowri.... She is most knowledgeable and smart decision maker Dr..... I have seen different Gastroenterologist from East coast to west coast but no one can match with Dr Gowri's knowledge... you can blindly believe on Her... She is such a great Dr in USA.
in Dallas, TX |
This Dr is amazing, she has a bilingual young man who helped us a lot! Starting from insurance to appointment making...
in Dallas |
Completely incompetent office staff. They expect you to wait over an hour for an appointment. I walked out after 30 minutes. Thank god I did not waste anymore time on a doctor and office staff the utterly clueless
in Allen, TX |
I'm trying to get appointment last couple day and their receptionists are just bunch of stupid people. And we end up that they are not accept the Molina Marketplace. But in the first time, they confirmed that the insurance is fine. I don't know what to say.
in Allen, TX |
Her diagnosis is very good. She doesn't give medicines unless really required.
My first impression was not really a good one. Every time she asked me questions, she would not give me time to answer,and she repeated the same questions several times
in Allen, Texas |
Dr Balachandar is most wonderful. She spends more time helping patient. She cares more about your pain than the insurance reimbursement. You can trust Dr Balachandar.
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Dr. Balachandar accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • 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
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Balachandar has admitting privileges

Medical City Plano
3901 W 15th St
Plano, TX 75075
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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
6200 W Parker Rd
Plano, TX 75093
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