Dr. Naveen Bhandarkar, MD


Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male

Dr. Naveen Bhandarkar, MD

Dr. Naveen Bhandarkar, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Orange, CA. He is 39 years old and has been practicing for 13 years. Dr. Bhandarkar is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Azusa, CA |
After a procedure with another facility left a lot of scar tissue, Dr. Bhandarkar did an amazing job of getting it all cleared out, leaving me finally able to breathe properly for the first time in my life! His follow-up visits were thorough, and he made it obvious that he wanted to see it through to the end, something that is rare in my experience. Fantastic, highly recommend.
Mission Viejo |
This Dr. is almost impossible to reply to phone calls and never replies email messages. it took more than 2 weeks to provide detail of diagnosis - possible cancer. Finally in the last visit told me results are "inconclusive" and need to be done again. I found another Doc that told me you immediately need to start treatment before it gets larger.
in San clemente ca |
This doctor is extremely over priced! He charged over $1200 for a 45 min office visit. Cost me 679.00 over what insurance deemed reasonable and acceptable. I would not recommend this doctor or office.
Yorba Linda, CA |
I was referred to Dr. Bhandarkar by my medical groups ENT. He knew I needed another sinus surgery and it needed to be done by a qualified, highly skilled surgeon. I was able to get in almost immediately to be assessed, review of medical conditions/surgeries, and review of CT scan. After a very thorough exam and time spent asking questions and listening to my answers he started the process to get me in to have surgery. Surgery happened fast and I have never felt so well in years! He is amazing
in Yorba Linda, CA |
Dr. Bhandarkar is absolutely amazing. After suffering several years of constant , miserable sinus issues, and going from one ENT to the next, who would just subscribe yet more antibiotics, my last ENT referred me to Bhandarkar, who immediately figured out my issues, and scheduled sinus surgery. Less than 1 week later, I feel better than I have in years, and hope it just keeps getting better. He is extremely knowledgeable, kind and down to earth, as is his wonderful staff!! He is the BEST!!
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Dr. Bhandarkar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Esthesioneuroblastoma
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vasomotor Rhinitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis


  • Medical School
    Ohio State University / College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2004

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Il Medical Center At Chicago

    Completed in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Illinois At Chicago

    Completed in 2009

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Oregon Health & Science University

    Completed in 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Turbinate Reduction
  • Wound Repair