Dr. Ranga Balasekaran, MD

Dr. Ranga Balasekaran, MD

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Dr. Ranga Balasekaran, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Springdale, AR and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1994 and specializes in gastroenterology.

601 W Maple Ave Ste 213

Springdale, AR 72764

Contact Information

(479) 757-8150

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Balasekaran accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

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Dr. Balasekaran's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balasekaran treats Stomach Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Balasekaran treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balasekaran treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Balasekaran treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balasekaran treats Irritable Bowel Syndrome more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Balasekaran's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • 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
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Infrared Coagulation (IRC) Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Mal De Debarquement Syndrome
  • 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
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Care Philosophy

I am committed to providing a high standard of care in a respectful, compassionate, informative and friendly environment.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

2000
Baylor University Mc
Fellowship Hospital
1997
University N Mex
Residency Hospital
1995
University N Mex
Internship Hospital
1994
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
Medical School
1990
Southern Methodist University
Undergraduate School
2000
1997
1995
1994
1990

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, 2011

Dr. Balasekaran's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Balasekaran

4.3

Based on 125 reviews

5 Stars
79.2%
(99)
4 Stars
4.8%
(6)
3 Stars
1.6%
(2)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
14.4%
(18)

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Very satisfied with the whole procedure, both of them, and very pleased with the care and treatment of my upper GI tract. Thank you Dr. Balasekaran and you staff.
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He is by far the best in Northwest Arkansas!
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My experience with Dr. Balasekaran was quite positive. He and his staff were professional and friendly. I was in and out of there in no time!
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Really felt i was in good hands with Dr Balasekaran from the first moment. His manner is very reassuring and his explanations thorough. Then offering time for questions. So helpful. Just what you hope for when you move to a new city. He is my doctor!
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I had been having digestive trouble that I thought might be due to a flare up of diverticulitis. I wanted to be sure that is all that it was. Dr. Balasekaran performed a colonoscopy and put my mind at rest. He answered all my questions and came into my room after I woke up from the exam to go over the results with me. He sent me home with information on diverticulitis management and photos from the exam. All of the people working with him were as kind and considerate as they could be. The facility was very nice and I felt well taken care of. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good gastroenterologist. My sister has already scheduled an appointment with him!
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My husband saw Dr. Balasekaran and he provided excellent care. He is a very knowledgeable, trustworthy, and friendly person. Highly recommend!
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Dr. Balasekaran explained my procedure beforehand and reminded me again in the room. He was calming, professional and very pleasant. His remarks after the procedure encouraged me that he could help to provide remedy. I feel I am in very good hands and thankful for the referral.
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I had a colonoscopy with Dr. Balasekaran and he visited me before and after the procedure. He was extremely kind and professional.
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I see Dr. B for multiple GI issues, even some unique ones. He has been so pleasant and so determined to figure out my problems and get me back to good health. My health is a priority for him, and it definitely shows!
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I have been experiencing severe lower abdominal pain for 4 years. When I went to see him he said he couldn't help me and knew of no one else who could. He told me to go see a pain doctor, take pain medication, get comfortable until I die. Basically, he told me to go home, eat pain pills and die. No wonder there is a huge pain pill addiction with heartless advice as that. I would not recommend this doctor to treat my dog. I love my dog.
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My husband had a colonoscopy on April 8, 2019. Before the procedure Dr. Balasekaran introduced himself to my husband and me. He explained the procedure which we felt he was very thorough. After the procedure he returned to my husband's room and explained what happened and what to expect. He was professional and extremely polite and personable. Would recommend him to anyone seeking medical attention in his area of expertise. I would give him a 5 star rating.
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I live out of state and had to go to the ER and followed up with Dr. Balasekaran. I was extremely nervous with having to see a new GI doctor but Dr. Balasekaran calmed me down so much. He is very helpful and knowledgeable and his bedside manner is better than any doctor I have ever had. He cares about his patients and listens to them and doesn't rush them. I had to undergo an endoscope that I have been putting off for many years because of my intense fear and he made me very comfortable.
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Dr. Balasekaran is very professional, on time and approachable. I recommend him highly.
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Not that a colonoscopy could be pleasant, but Dr. Balasekaran provided excellent care during the process and had me glad I’d done it. He has excellent bedside manner (which seems to be rare these days) and communicated his findings clearly and in a friendly manner.
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Excellent care
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Dr. Balasekaran was very professional and courteous; when he introduced himself as the doctor who was going to perform my colonoscopy screening on 2-19-19. He was also very prompt and through explaining the procedures, regarding procedure and other medical information. Dr. Balasekaran and his medical staff are very exceptional medical professionals in my opinion.
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Very friendly, extremely knowledgeable To the point
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Dr. Balasekaran treated my wife when she got her colonoscopy and we highly recommend him. He explained the procedure before she went back and went over the results afterwards. Him and staff are very friendly and professional.
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Dr. Balasekaran is professional, caring and takes his time with his patients. He took care of my husband and I. Plus my elderly parents. He treats you like family. We are grateful he is in our network. We wouldn't go to any other GI doc!
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Everyone there was great
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