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Dr Balachandran Appoo

Consultant ENT, Head & Neck Surgeon
Resident Consultant
ENT, Head & Neck Surgery
MBBS (MAN) , MS , ORL , HEAD NECK (UKM) , Fellowship in Head, Neck Oncosurgery (Aus), Fellowship in Oromaxillofacial Trauma & Oncosurgery (Aus)
Suite Number
Level 1 - S18
Spoken Language
English, Malay

Doctor Availability

Monday9:00am - 1:00pm, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday9:00am - 1:00pm, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday9:00am - 1:00pm, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Thursday9:00am - 1:00pm, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Friday9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday9:00am - 1:00pm

About the Doctor

Dr. Balachandran is a prominent surgeon in the field of ENT, Head & Neck with a keen interest in Laser Surgery in ENT, Maxillofacial Trauma Surgery and Head & Neck Cancer Surgery. He performs one of the largest series of comprehensive ENT, Head & Neck Laser surgeries in Malaysia. In addition to being highly skilled in ENT, Head & Neck practices, Dr. Bala is also excellent in a vast area of subspecialties such as facial plastic surgeries and sleep disorder surgeries. In addition, Dr. Bala completed his Fellowship Training in Oromaxillofacial Trauma, Head & Neck Oncosurgery and ENT in Australia before returning to Malaysia to head the Department of ENT & Head, Neck Surgery in Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital and Sg Buloh Hospital respectively.

Clinical Focus

  • Sinusitis
  • Rhinitis
  • ENT allergy
  • Deafness
  • Ear and Mastoid Diseases
  • Thyroid & Salivary Glands Tumour
  • Head & Neck Cancer
  • Throat & Voice discarders
  • Sinus and nasal diseases
  • Head & Neck Tumours (Thyroid, Parotid)
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Parotid and salivary gland surgery
  • Airway issues
  • Swallowing discoordination and aspiration
  • General otolaryngology (earwax, foreign body impaction, etc.)
  • Voice disorders (polyp, cyst, nodules, etc.)
  • Stridor and breathing difficulty
  • Allergic rhinitis and nasal septum deviation
  • Paranasal sinus diseases (sinusitis, polyps, etc.)
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease
  • Dysphagia and swallowing disorders
  • Salivary glands disorders
  • Hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo
  • Nasal Blockage
  • Epistaxis (nosebleed)
  • Smell disturbances
  • Infections of the ear (ear pain/ear discharge)
  • Foreign bodies in the ear, nose, and throat

Procedure Focus

  • Antrostomy
  • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
  • Nasopharyngoscopy
  • Ethmoidectomy (intranasal & external)
  • Nasal septal surgery
  • Maxillectomy
  • Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy
  • Mastoid surgery
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Rhinoplastic Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Parotidectomy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Laryngectomy
  • Laser surgery ENT related
  • Laser surgery to head and neck
  • TMJ injection and surgery
  • Dental extraction
  • Septoplasty
  • Myringoplasty
  • Tracheostomy
  • Salivary gland surgery
  • Facial fracture reduction