Dr. Vijayan Balan, MD

Dr. Vijayan Balan, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 57

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Dr. Vijayan Balan, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Balan has more experience with Liver Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Jipmer medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Balan to book an appointment.


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Phoenix - Cancer5777 E Mayo Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85054
Scottsdale13400 E Shea Blvd Scottsdale, AZ 85259

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Dr. Balan is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital Phoenix, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ See hospitals
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    Dr. Balan is exceptional doctor. We travel from another state to see him. He treats my husband who has liver cirrhosis and not only gave us hope but under his treatment, my husband lives normal life while adhering to few dietary restrictions and no alcohol.
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    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
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    Dec 10, 2020
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    Frequently Treated by Dr. Balan

    Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Balan treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Balan treats other conditions, please contact the office at (480) 702-3719.

    Liver Disease

    Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

    Dr. Balan typically treats 71% more often than similar doctors

    Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

    Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
    Liver Damage from Alcohol
    Liver Biopsy
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    Dr. Balan's conditions and procedures:

    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Anemia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Barrett's Esophagus
    • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
    • Benign Tumor
    • Biliary Atresia
    • Blood Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Celiac Disease
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Cirrhosis
    • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Copper Metabolism Disorders
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Dehydration
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Diarrhea
    • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
    • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
    • Duodenal Ulcer
    • Duodenitis
    • Dysphagia
    • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
    • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Esophageal Varices
    • Esophagitis
    • Gastric Ulcer
    • Gastritis
    • Gastroenterology Procedures
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
    • Gastroparesis
    • Hemochromatosis
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
    • Hepatitis C
    • Hernia
    • Indigestion
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Intestinal Ischemia
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Liver Biopsy
    • Liver Damage from Alcohol
    • Malnutrition
    • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
    • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
    • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
    • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
    • Pancreatitis
    • Reflux Esophagitis
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Ulcer
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
    • Viral Hepatitis
    • Vomiting Disorders

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    MultiPlan PPO
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    About Me


    Dr. Vijayan Balan, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Balan has more experience...Read more


    • Gastroenterology

    Board Certifications


    Mayo Grad School Med/mayo Fndn|Dc Gen Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    Medical School


    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I make an appointment with Dr. Vijayan Balan, MD?

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    Does Dr. Vijayan Balan, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Balan has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

    Is Dr. Vijayan Balan, MD accepting new patients?

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    What are Dr. Vijayan Balan, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Balan frequently treats Liver Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Balan specializes.

    Where is Dr. Vijayan Balan, MD's office located?

    Dr. Balan's office is located at 5777 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Mayo Clinic Hospital

    Phoenix, AZ

    91% Patient experience rating, 22% higher than the national average

    • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
    • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
    • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
    • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
    • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)