Dr Kuhendra Balakrishnan
Cardiologist & Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist
Dr Kuhendra Balakrishnan is a Cardiologist based in Melbourne. Dr Balakrishnan sees patients with all types of heart and medical conditions including artery disease, cardiac risk assessment, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, hypertension and dyslipidaemia.
For information on consulting locations and making an appointment, please contact our office at Heart of Melbourne.
Dr Kuhendra Balakrishnan is a dual-trained Cardiologist and General Physician. Dr Balakrishnan specialises in cardiac imaging.
Dr Balakrishnan graduated from The University of Melbourne and completed his advanced training in Cardiology and General Medicine at the Austin Hospital and Launceston General Hospital. Subsequently, he undertook a non-invasive cardiac imaging fellowship focusing on echocardiography and cardiac CT at Monash Heart.
Dr Balakrishnan manages a wide variety of adult cardiovascular conditions including coronary artery disease and cardiac risk assessment, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, hypertension and dyslipidaemia.
Dr Balakrishnan has a special interest in transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), stress echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE), CT coronary angiography (CTCA) and CT calcium score.
The combination of dual specialist training in Cardiology and General Medicine enables Dr Balakrishnan to provide comprehensive care plans tailoring specialist cardiology treatment to patients with complex medical conditions. As well as providing a high standard of holistic and individualised care, he prides himself on educating his patients about their condition to improve patient satisfaction and outcomes.
Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
Dr Balakrishnan is affiliated with the following hospitals:
Knox Private Hospital, Wantirna
Warringal Private Hospital, Heidelberg
SPECIAL INTERESTS AND SERVICES
General and Clinical Cardiology
CT Coronary Angiography
CT Calcium Scoring
REFERRALS & FEES
Dr Balakrishnan does not routinely bulk bill, however he discounts for pensioners and healthcare cardholders. You do not need to have private health insurance for an appointment.
You can only obtain the Medicare refund if you have been referred by another medical practitioner so please bring along your referral with you on the day.
Private Hospital Care
Dr Balakrishnan participates in the 'No-GAP' cover with most of the private health insurance companies. This means that any ‘out of pocket’ doctor’s fees for your medical care in a private hospital will be kept to a minimum. Our office will provide further details at the time of your admission.