Naveen D Bhandarkar

Naveen D. Bhandarkar, MD

Specialties

Otolaryngology

Clinical Interests

Balloon sinuplasty, Cerebrospinal fluid leaks, Chronic sinusitis, Image-guided sinus surgery, Minimally invasive skull base surgery, Nasal polyps, Nose and sinus tumors, Revision sinus surgery, Sinus infections, Sinus steroid implants

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Certifications
  • American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Language
  • English
Gender
Male
Medical School
Ohio State University
Internship
University of Illinois - ChicagoGeneral Surgery
Residency
University of Illinois - ChicagoOtolaryngology
Fellowship
Oregon Health Sciences UniversityRhinology
Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor — Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
Awards and Recognition
  • Best Doctors in America® — Otolaryngology — 2013-2019
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2016-2019
  • Southern California Top Doctors — 2019
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors — 2018
More Information

Dr. Naveen Bhandarkar is a board-certified UCI Health otolaryngologist who specializes in 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 has extensive experience in complex and revision endoscopic sinus surgery, treating the most difficult and challenging cases of chronic sinusitis, polyps and sinus tumors. He has performed more than 2,500 procedures to date using the most advanced technologies available.

After earning a medical degree at Ohio State University’s College of Medicine in Columbus, he completed residency in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, followed by a fellowship in Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

His clinical interests include chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, nasal and sinus tumors, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, sinus steroid eluting implants, balloon sinuplasty, revision sinus surgery, image-guided sinus surgery and minimally invasive skull base surgery. He is active in research involving clinical trials and outcomes of sinus surgery and is also 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.

UCI Medical Center
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 2, Bldg. 30A
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7017
Fax: 855-854-5414
University Head & Neck Surgeons
250 E. Yale Loop, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92604
Phone: 949-225-6300
Fax: 949-225-6303