Dr. Naveen Bhandarkar is a board-certified UCI Health otolaryngologist who specializes in rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery.
Bhandarkar’s clinical focus is treating conditions affecting the nose, the paranasal sinuses (areas surrounding the nasal cavity) and the skull base (the interface between the sinuses and the brain). He also specializes in minimally invasive endoscopic surgery and he has performed more than 2,500 nasal and sinus procedures using the most advanced technology.
Bhandarkar earned his medical degree at Ohio State University’s College of Medicine in Columbus. He completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in otolaryngology and skull base surgery at University of Illinois’ College of Medicine at Chicago, followed by a fellowship in rhinology at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.
Bhandarkar’s clinical interests include chronic sinusitis, sinus infections, nasal polyps, nasal and sinus tumors, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, sinus steroid implants, balloon sinuplasty, revision sinus surgery, image-guided sinus surgery and minimally invasive skull base surgery.
His research interests include chronic sinusitis. He also is a regular reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals.
Bhandarkar sees patients at UCI Medical Center’s Pavilion 2 in Orange and at University Head & Neck Surgeons in Irvine.
Speakers Bureau Topics
- Smell and Taste Disorders
- Epistaxis (nosebleeds)
- Nasal Polyps
- Nose and Sinus Tumors
- Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks
- Image Guided Sinus Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Skull Base Surgery
- Balloon Sinuplasty