Dr. Mala Balakumar, MD

Dr. Mala Balakumar, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 55
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Dr. Mala Balakumar, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Garden City, NY and has been practicing for 21 years. She graduated from University Of Mn Med Sch in 1990 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery.

1100 Franklin Ave Ste 203

Garden City, NY 11530

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
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Dr. Balakumar's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anal Fissure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balakumar treats Anal Fissure more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Balakumar treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Anal or Rectal Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balakumar treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Balakumar treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Anal Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balakumar treats Anal Disorders more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Balakumar treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Balakumar's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Mala Balakumar, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Garden City, NY and has been practicing for 21 years. She graduated from University Of Mn Med Sch in 1990 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery.

Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1998
Meml Sloan Kettering Can Center
Fellowship Hospital
1997
University Il College Med/Carle Assn
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Ny Hospital Med Center
Residency Hospital
1991
Ny University Med Center
Internship Hospital
1990
University Of Mn Med Sch
Medical School
1998
1997
1996
1991
1990

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Dr. Balakumar's Reviews

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3.5

Based on 15 reviews

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Excellent Dr. wow she made an embarrassing issue, normal and ok. She listens very intently, asks many questions. Staff is amazing and professional. All my nervousness faded away when I spoke with Dr.B. I wish all Dr's were like her.
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I had a more than pleasant experience and visit . The initial consultation was very informative, friendly and answered all of my questions and addressed my concerns and then gave me a complete written booklet about FAQs
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First of all, the elderly lady at the front desk is very very rude. I was once 15 minutes late for an appointment, and she didn't let me see the doctor, even after I explained and requested that I was stuck in trafficand I had to hire a baby sitter to come. Whereas, other times I had to wait...Read More
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I would never go back. The staff at the front desk was rude and the medical assistant was also rude. Dr. Balakumar left the room twice for phone calls during my visit and she just wasn't very pleasant or helpful. She also told me it's ok to have a bowl movement every few days.. on what planet? I...Read More
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When a patient said they became ill from colonoscopy prep, other options should be offered. The facility used for colonoscopy procedure is a factory where patients are on an assembly line. She has a poor bedside manner and needs to listen and respond more compassionately to patients. Policy of...Read More
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