Dr. Nader Balba, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 49

  25 Reviews

Dr. Nader Balba, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Fairfax, VA and has been practicing for 18 years. He specializes in gastroenterology.


Locations

Gastroenterology Associates of Northern Virginia

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(571) 336-6649
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Dr. Balba accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
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Cigna PPO
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Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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. Balba's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Abdominal Disorders
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Dr. Balba treats Abdominal Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Balba treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Stomach Diseases
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Dr. Balba treats Stomach Diseases more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Balba treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balba treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Balba treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Balba's conditions and procedures:

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

About Me

Biography

Dr. Nader Balba, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Fairfax, VA and has been practicing for 18 years. He specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

Georgetown University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Georgetown University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1998
Georgetown University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1997
University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
Medical School
2001
1998
1997

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Dr. Balba's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Balba

4.2

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
76%
(19)
4 Stars
4%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
8%
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1 Star
12%
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I called to schedule a colonoscopy in February. After I navigated the slow paperwork process, the office finally called in mid-May to schedule the next available appointment, which was in early June. In late July, I received a very general letter (no pathology report) that the results were of concern and to have another colonoscopy in one year. Poor communication, frustrating scheduling, rude staff. Dr. Balba may be as good as my internist says, but I'll find a different practice for next year.
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Because of difficulty with schedulers multiple times having to wait months for ordered endoscopies and colonoscopies, can not recommend this terrific doctor to others.
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Horrible experience. I waited an hour for my appointment despite being the only patient in the waiting room and showing up half hour early to fill out paperwork. Despite a diagnosis of diverticulitis, I never met with an actual doctor - only a PA. When I asked to meet with an actual doctor they told me "that's not how it works." They scheduled me for a colonoscopy but I was unable to meet the doctor before hand. I received a call confirming the procedure but no pre-op information or meds.
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My experience is limited only two visits but I strongly feel my choice is right. After a frustrating time with other Gastroenterologists. I went to see Dr. Balba I was impressed, he asked me to redo the endoscopy and colonoscopy although they were only less than a year. Yesterday, I got it done and had excellent report with the photo's and explanation of what I had was given to me. I did suspect some of these things, but now having a proof of it was such a relief.
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Dr. Balba is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I am pleased with him as a doctor, but the practice is too big. My condition is complicated and ongoing. I have had to call and leave a message for the nurse, waiting for her to respond, which sometimes happens, sometimes not. There is no way to reach the doctor for follow up information after the appointment. Appointments were always running behind, it took almost 2 hours for my last appointment, which was only 10 minutes with the doctor.
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79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2017)

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