Dr. Madan Kandula, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 50

Dr. Madan Kandula, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Wauwatosa, WI. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kandula to book an appointment.

Dr. Kandula

Advent

2885 N Mayfair Rd Wauwatosa, WI 53222
Accepting new patients

Healthgrades Provider Compare™

Quickly compare more Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialists in your area

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Trustworthy
    Patients said this doctor is trustworthy. See reviews

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for Wisconsin
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Kandula's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Kandula's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Sinusitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kandula treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Kandula treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Sinusitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kandula treats Sinusitis more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Kandula treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Balloon Sinuplasty
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kandula performs Balloon Sinuplasty more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Kandula performs this procedure more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Kandula's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Biopsy
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Congenital ENT Surgery
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Removal
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hearing Screening
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Injection Snoreplasty
  • Inner Ear Repair
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Microlaryngeal Surgery
  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroplasty
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheostomy
  • Transphenoidal Surgery
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular Testing

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Kandula accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(414) 771-6780

Dr. Kandula accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-WI PPO
Balanced Blue Preferred-WI POS
Blue Access Network (Wisconsin) PPO
Blue Access w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI PPO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-WI POS
Blue Preferred Network-WI
Blue Preferred Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Preferred Plus-WI POS
Blue Priority (Select Network)-WI
Blue Priority Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Priority WI Network-WI
Blue Traditional Network-WI
Bronze Blue Access-WI PPO
Bronze Blue Preferred-WI POS
Bronze Blue Priority-WI POS
Catastrophic Blue Priority-WI
Gold Blue Access-WI PPO
Gold Blue Preferred-WI POS
Gold Blue Priority-WI POS
Lumenos plans - Blue Access-WI
Lumenos plans - Blue Preferred-WI
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Platinum Blue Access-WI PPO
Platinum Blue Preferred-WI POS
Platinum Blue Priority-WI POS
Silver Blue Access-WI PPO
Silver Blue Preferred-WI POS
Silver Blue Priority-WI POS
Well Priority-WI POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Kandula's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kandula

4.5

Based on 241 ratings

5 Stars
75.10373443983403%
(181)
4 Stars
12.863070539419088%
(31)
3 Stars
3.319502074688797%
(8)
2 Stars
1.2448132780082988%
(3)
1 Star
7.468879668049793%
(18)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Kandula?
(Select your rating)
What went well
  • Office environment (229)
  • Staff friendliness (224)
  • Appointment scheduling (219)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (17)
  • Appointment was rushed (16)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (14)
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply Flag
I've been a patient of Dr. Kandula for years. I have asthma, allergies and chronic sinus issues including polyps. I have had multiple surgeries to remove the polyps and they have even suggested a new asthma treatment that has helped reduce the polyps. No surgeries for a while now! I would highly recommend them. Unfortunately my insurance says they are no longer in network, I will probably change insurance if this does not change next year.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Jun 16, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Madan Kandula, MD?
Reply Flag
The staff and services where fine but the major issue was cost. Make sure you have your deductible met or have access to a car loan. After a few visits and a head CT they recommended balloon sinuplasty. An oral appliance was the second option but the sinuplasty was the recommended path. When I got the bill, I almost fell off the chair and my mouth couldn't drop any further open. The procedure took about 20 minutes, which was in their office, no anesthesia, a PA and a surgeon. My total time in the office was less than an hour. The bill for that was $48,000. Funny that the insurance paid only $24.000. I wish I could charge $150,000/hour. No wonder medical insurance cost is so high. There are 4-5 post surgery visits. They don’t code them as post-surgery, so they are not part of the $48,000 bill. The visits are to remove any mucus and scabbing. Each one was $2200 for 5 minutes of work. Just because they use an endoscope, they charge an exuberant fee. For that much money I can go buy 22 en
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
Helpful
Feb 07, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Madan Kandula, MD?
Reply Flag
The whole experience felt like an aggressive sales pitch for VERY expensive & experimental treatment options that your insurance is likely not going to cover. If you are seeking relief for seasonal allergies as I was I would caution you to STAY AWAY from Dr. Kandula/Advent! Dr. Kandula may be a good option for sleep/breathing issues but you are very likely to pay an arm and a leg to get treatment for regular seasonal allergy. You cannot see Dr. Kandula without first meeting with a physician's assistant which I personally do not believe to be good practice. Also be advised that they also require you to have a nasal endoscopy performed during the initial office visit (stick a camera inside your nose throat) - your insurance will most likely categorize nasal endoscopy as a surgical procedure and will likely bill at a VERY high rate....I ended up paying almost $1,000 for my initial office visit.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
Helpful
Nov 02, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Madan Kandula, MD?
Reply Flag
When I called Dr Kandula's office to set up an appointment to see him I was told that I had to see his medical assistant first and only then I could see him. His medical assistant, during the required visit, told me that I had to take antibiotics for two weeks before I could get a CT scan of my sinuses. ( It seems according to the clinic manager that for the insurance to pay for the CT scan they had to "treat" the patient first). About 10 days into my "treatment" my appointment with Dr Kandula was cancelled for very much questionable reasons and that I would have to see one of the other two doctors in his clinic. If from the beginning they had explain to me that I wasn't going to be able to see Dr Kandula because he was doing more research now and his time to see patients was limited, I would not had made the "required" appointment with his medical assistant in the first place.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
6 people found this helpful
Helpful
Sep 06, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Madan Kandula, MD?
Reply Flag
I would not recommend Dr. Kandula or going to see any of his PA's or staff because you will not get answers. I had a CT scan done years ago and he does a poor job of explaining it, telling you that your options are the balloon sinuplasty or the traditional surgery. So I went with the balloon sinuplasty. I have been a chronic sinus sufferer and thought it was time to do something more. It has not helped, lots of $ spent, he needs to find non surgical latest treatments and get to the root of it.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
Helpful
MILWAUKEE, – Nov 05, 2018
On behalf of the ADVENT team, we are sorry to...Read More
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Madan Kandula, MD?
Reply Flag
Happy with my visit wit Dr. Kandula. Wonderful staff. I have interacted with Kim Davis over the years and she is always helpful with any questions from scheduling, surgery or billing. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
Helpful
Jun 05, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Madan Kandula, MD?
Reply Flag
i had heard the Radio advertisement and convinced my husband that he needed to go and see them concerning his snoring he was wearing a mouth guard and it was working but i wanted him to sleep without it i did not think it was good for his teeth. He made three visits never saw a Dr. at all took the tablets they prescribed and bought home a machine that he had to wear at night for one night then take it back, he went back for the results still no Dr. $800.00 what on earth for? rip off dont go.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
Helpful
Ann in Palmyra – Apr 09, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Madan Kandula, MD?
Reply Flag
Really refreshing care. I've been to many physicians through the years. I've never felt more listened to anywhere else. I feel like I am on the path to health - finally.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
RDR in Beloit, WI – Feb 21, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Madan Kandula, MD?
Reply Flag
Great care. Have referred many of my family members and coworkers here.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Pb in Muskego, wi – Feb 11, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Madan Kandula, MD?
Reply Flag
I can’t say enough good things about the people here. Great attitude and genuine care. They really know their stuff. Outstanding team of caring docs and staff
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Jordan99 in Winetka, IL – Dec 26, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Madan Kandula, MD?
Reply Flag
Excellent approach to my snoring issues. After getting no where everywhere else I've been, it's nice to have the problems fixed.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
J in waukesha,wi – Dec 21, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Madan Kandula, MD?
Reply Flag
OUTSTANDING DOC AND STAFF. EVERYONE THAT YOU SEE SEEMS TO GENIUNELY CARE - WHICH IS A BREATHE OF FRESH AIR. DR. KANDULA FIXED MY NOSE THAT EVERYONE ELSE SAID COULD NOT BE FIXED. I WISH I WOULD HAVE STARTED WITH DR. KANDULA FIRST.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
RA Sanc in Franklin, WI – Oct 02, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Madan Kandula, MD?
Reply
OUTRAGEOUS AND UNETHICAL BILLING PRACTICES/CHARGES. I saw Dr. Kandula for a balloon sinuplasty. It is camera guided tube into the nose that when the doctor presses a button dilates the sinus drainage hole for 10 seconds to 6mm to help sinus drain. The procedure took a total of about 20 minutes in his Wauwatosa office. This is the procedure he promotes daily on local radio and TV. When I looked at my insurance claim form, I saw that he billed my Humana insurance $37,300 for the 20 minutes.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
13 people found this helpful
Helpful
Menomonee Falls, WI – Sep 15, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Madan Kandula, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr. Kandula has a wonderful bedside manner. He explained my condition in easy to understand terms. I chose to go with the in office option with great results. I can breathe through my nose for the first time in my life.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
Helpful
Paula L in Milwaukee, WI – Sep 06, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Madan Kandula, MD?
Reply Flag
She mainly listened to me.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
Helpful
Dorothy J. in Wauwatosa, WI – Jul 01, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Madan Kandula, MD?
Reply Flag
I had tubes in my ears 3 years ago at the old location. Got an ear infection in one ear after they fell out. There is still a little pain.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
Helpful
Trenton Coleman in Wauwatosa, WI – Jun 24, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Madan Kandula, MD?
Reply Flag
The whole visit was very pleasant-great surrounding and very, very nice staff.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
Helpful
Lee Howard in Wauwatosa, WI – Jun 24, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Madan Kandula, MD?
Reply Flag
AWESOME - BREATHING BETTER WITHIN 24HRS!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Robert728 in Wauwatosa, WI – May 15, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Madan Kandula, MD?
Reply Flag
EVERYONE IS SO FRIENDLY AND CARING.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Annette60 in Wauwatosa, WI – May 07, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Madan Kandula, MD?
Reply Flag
Excellent staff! Caring, listened well and provided the appropriate solution to my breathing problems.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Ralph200 in Wauwatosa, WI – Mar 07, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Madan Kandula, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Kandula?

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Where we excel is in offering all options to our patients. If there's something new out there we ask if it's going to work and keep pushing the envelope...Read more

Biography

The first surgeon to perform Balloon Sinuplasty in Wisconsin, Madan Kandula, MD, leads his specialty as a pioneer and visionary otolaryngologist. Dr. Kandula...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2003
Univ of Oklahoma Hlth Sci Ctr
Residency Hospital
1999
Univ Hosps of Cleveland/Case Western Univ
Internship Hospital
1993
Duke University
Undergraduate School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Madan Kandula, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Madan Kandula, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Kandula's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Madan Kandula, MD accept my insurance?

Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Kandula accepts your insurance.

What are Dr. Madan Kandula, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kandula frequently treats Chronic Sinusitis, Sinusitis, and Balloon Sinuplasty. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kandula treats.

Where is Dr. Madan Kandula, MD's office located?

Dr. Kandula's office is located at 2885 N Mayfair Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53222. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Madan Kandula, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Kandula has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Madan Kandula, MD?

Find contact information here to make an appointment.

Locations

Advent

Advent2885 N Mayfair Rd Wauwatosa, WI 53222
1
  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions