Dr. Sivasanker Bakthavachalam, MD

Dr. Sivasanker Bakthavachalam, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)  |  
Male  |  
Age 41
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Dr. Sivasanker Bakthavachalam, MD is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) doctor who practices in Atlanta, GA. He is 41 years old and has been practicing for 9 years.

5461 Meridian Marks Rd Ste 130

Atlanta, GA 30342

Contact Information

(404) 255-2033

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas


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Ear Tube Placement
more than 73% of peers
Ear Surgery
more than 67% of peers
Otitis Media
more than 61% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bakthavachalam "My goal as a pediatric ear, nose, and throat surgeon is to provide compassionate, patient-driven care. I believe the most important part of a patient's visit is listening. I make it a point to listen to all of my patient's concerns and answer all of their questions before formulating a management plan together. I like to give my patients all of their options for treatment and guide them so they can make the best decision for their child. While I am a surgical specialist, I do understand that surgery is not for everyone and every case needs to be treated individually. If surgery is the chosen treatment, counseling patients thoroughly is critical to make families comfortable through the process. I treat all families with the same dignity and respect as I would want my own family to be treated."


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  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Adenoid Disorders
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cystic Hygroma
  • Deafness
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Idiopathic Subglottic Tracheal Stenosis
  • Lymphangioma
  • Neonatal Airway Difficulties
  • Nosebleed
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Otitis Media
  • Otitis Media With Effusion
  • Parotid Gland Cancer
  • Pediatric Airway Difficulties
  • Pediatric Cholesteatomas
  • Pediatric Head and Neck Masses
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sialorrhea
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Disorders
  • Tonsillitis
  • Upper Airway Obstruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis


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  • Adenoidectomy
  • Airway Reconstruction Surgery
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bronchoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngotracheal Reconstruction
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Stenting Procedures of the Airway (Trachea) and Esophagus
  • Thyroid Cancer Surgery With or Without Radical Neck Dissection
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Turbinate Reduction
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Parkland Meml Hosp/U Tex SW Med Sch
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Northwestern University Children's Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bakthavachalam has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bakthavachalam's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bakthavachalam to family and friends
based on 11 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Bakthavachalam's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Atlanta, GA |
We saw Dr. Baktha for my daughter's ear infections and he placed ear tubes in her ears. She has been going great! Dr. Baktha was fantastic in the office and day of surgery! He put my daughter at ease!
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St Paul, MN |
Dr. Baktha was very impersonal and provided no resolution to the problem. I was referred to this practice. So, my son's records along with the requested portal information was updated days prior to the appointment. However, no one had the information present. I sounded like a broken record which...more
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in Alpharetta, GA |
Very bad experience with this doctor. not spent mush time and didn't explain the condition and didn't listen. I don't think he is servicing for free of charge... looking for new doctor.. I don't know how he got ~4 start review rating.. self review..?
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Bakthavachalam accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Bakthavachalam has admitting privileges

Northside Hospital
1000 Johnson Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342
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