Dr. Natarajan Bala, MD

Dr. Natarajan Bala, MD

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Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
65 y/o
9 reviews

Accepting new patients

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Good health is the most precious posession any one can have. It is my belief that each patient needs my undivided attention when they come to discuss their medical problems and try to find solutions. They always come with certain level of anxiety and great concern , when it comes to their health. Because of this we as health care provider, need to show kindness and compassion.Read more

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Dr. Bala's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bala to family and friends
2.7
based on 9 total surveys (3 with reviews)
Dr. Bala's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
Galveston, TX |
I had a delay prior to the start of my procedure, I had few questions for the provider as I am in the medical profession myself. Would recommend to a friend/family member.
in Deer Park Tx |
Very good Service
League City, TX |
Quality of doctor is straightforward and to the point. I did change from another doctor I had seen in the area, because, even with an appointment, I would have to wait hours, literally, to see him and then had very little face time to ask questions.
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Dr. Bala's Care Philosophy

Good health is the most precious posession any one can have. It is my belief that each patient needs my undivided attention when they come to discuss their medical problems and try to find solutions. They always come with certain level of anxiety and great concern , when it comes to their health. Because of this we as health care provider, need to show kindness and compassion.

Dr. Bala's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Texas.

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori Gastrointestinal Tract Infection
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    Chingleput Medical College

    Graduated in 1975

  • Internship Hospital
    Cook County Hosp

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Cook County Hospital

    Completed in 1981

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cook County Hosp Chicago

    Completed in 1983

  • Undergraduate School
    Madras U

    Graduated in 1969

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Telugu

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Procedures Performed

  • CRH Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Manometry
  • Polypectomy