Dr. Naveen Bhandarkar, MD

Dr. Naveen Bhandarkar, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 39
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Naveen Bhandarkar, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Irvine, CA. He is 39 years old and has been practicing for 13 years.

250 E Yale Loop

Irvine, CA 92604

Contact Information

(949) 225-6300

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • UnitedHealthCare

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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • 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
  • Dysphagia
  • 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
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Nosebleed
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vasomotor Rhinitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis


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  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • 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)
  • Turbinate Reduction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Ohio State University / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • University Of Il Medical Center At Chicago
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of Illinois At Chicago
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Oregon Health & Science University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bhandarkar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bhandarkar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bhandarkar to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Bhandarkar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in walnut |
I will forever be grateful to Dr. B. This review is written with appreciation, admiration and respect for his expression of “art”. I have suffered with chronic sinusitis for over 15 years. - Dr. B and his staff are almost perfect, if perfect was real. They care, they appreciate, they communicate and they deliver. Dr. B is a master at what he does. He has helped me have a better standard of living. I will forever be grateful.
in Laguna Niguel, CA |
From the minute I walked into their office I knew I was good hands. The staff were all friendly, caring & compassionate.. His office manager, Aida is the best in the business. Making sure I was well taken care of when Dr. Bhandarkar was out of town.Dr. Bhandarkar is second to none. He is extremely brilliant in one of the most difficult fields of medicine. He explains all details insuring the patient and family understand using words and real time online images. Never rushes us! He's my Hero
Plagued by frequent "colds" for decades, I finally consulted Dr. Bhandarkar. I was surprised to learn I suffered from chronic sinusitis which had been present forever. I was never horribly sick but just didn't feel all that good, ever. My worst symptoms were an always drippy nose, always discharge from my eyes, headaches & exhaustion. It was my normal. When conservative measures failed we deemed ESS appropriate. BEST decision ever - so grateful to now know what normal really is! Thank you!
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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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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UC Irvine Medical Center
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