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.

PROFILE

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.

Qualifications

 

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

  • Stress Testing

  • Echocardiography

  • Transoesophageal echocardiography

  • CT Coronary Angiography

  • CT Calcium Scoring

  • Palpitations

  • Heart failure

  • Hypertension

 
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.

 
 
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Boronia, VIC 3155

Opening Hours

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LOCATIONS

BORONIA

157 Scoresby Road

Boronia 3155

GLEN WAVERLEY

Victorian Rehab Centre

499 Springvale Road

Glen Waverley 3150

BACCHUS MARSH

91 Gisborne Road

Bacchus Marsh 3340

MANNINGHAM

Manningham Specialist Centre

Level 5, 200 High Street

Templestowe Lower 3107

FAWKNER

1348 Sydney Road

Fawkner 3060

WHEELERS HILL

SP024 Brandon Park

Shopping Centre

Wheelers Hill 3150