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Naren Natraj Venkatesan, MD

Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

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About Naren Natraj Venkatesan, MD

Naren Venkatesan, MD is a board certified otolaryngologist with fellowship training in
larygology and broncho-esophagology that focuses on the management of:

• Laryngeal Pathology
- Benign Lesions, including papillomas, polyps, nodules, etc.
- Malignancy
- Unilateral and BIlateral Vocal Fold Paralysis

• Causes of Dysphagia
- Post-radiation strictures including complete stenosis
- Gastro-esophageal reflux disease and Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease
- Cricopharyngeal bar and Cricopharyngeal muscle dysfunction
- Zenker diverticulum and Killian-Jamieson diverticulum

• Airway Pathology
- Bilateral vocal fold paralysis and other glottic stenosis
- Subglottic and Tracheal Stenosis
- Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion Disorder / Vocal Cord Dysfunction
- Chronic Cough

Dr. Venkatesan completed his residendy in head and neck surgery and went on to complete his fellowship in laryngology and bronchoesophagology from the Univeristy of California.



LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Children's Medical Center Employee Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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First Health - First Health PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Imagine Health - EPN
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Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care System PPO
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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Background

Education
  • Medical School: Texas Tech University (2009)
  • Internship: General Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine (GA) (2010)
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, University of Texas Medical Branch (2014)
  • Fellowship: Laryngology & Bronchoesophagology, University of California Davis Medical Center (2015)
Certifications
  • Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education. To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities. The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements. Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Aug 25, 2020, Naren Natraj Venkatesan, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (130) for Naren Natraj Venkatesan, MD

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Dec 28, 2021
Dr. Venkatesan is the best! I wish he was my general physician and everything. He's concerned for his patients and loves what he does. I've been with Dr. Venkatesan for several years now and I feel so blessed to have him as my physician. I would change my insurance just to keep Dr. Venkatesan as my physician. Yes, I feel he's that awesome and he knows me. Baylor, Scott and White has gained a wonderful asset to this practice and the hospital in general.
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Dec 28, 2021
Always good with Dr. V.
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Dec 17, 2021
It was great, Dr. Venkatesan is very nice and takes the anxiety out of seeing a Dr.
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Dec 15, 2021
Dr Patel is very thourough, good listener, works very hard to accommodate me as I'm from south Texas. He is THE BEST!!!
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Dec 14, 2021
He was very nice and comforting. He answered all of my questions.
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Dec 10, 2021
Very nice dr and staff
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Dec 2, 2021
Simply the most confidence building experience I have ever had.
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Nov 21, 2021
The doctor and staff were personable, knowledgeable and gave excellent care.
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Nov 19, 2021
Excellent!
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Nov 13, 2021
I often ha difficultly speaking. My Doctor and the staff listen to me, not at me. This is extremely helpful because it means I don't have to endure the frustration of repeating myself
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Nov 13, 2021
Dr was a referral before I can have hernia surgery. Need to fin out why I cough all the time. He manually looked in nose, then took pictures, then showed me pictures and explained what my problem is, what we are going to do which will take care of problem and notify referring doctor. He was fast but thorough and explained everything we needed to do to take care of my problem. I was very comfortable with him.
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Nov 13, 2021
I had a great experience! Everything went smoothly, timely and efficiently.
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Nov 11, 2021
Best Dr. I have been to yet!!!!
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Nov 10, 2021
Very good very understanding
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Nov 9, 2021
Dr. Venkatesan seems to care about me.
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Nov 8, 2021
My experience was quite to my satisfaction
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Nov 4, 2021
Very good thanks.
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Nov 2, 2021
Very good care
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Nov 1, 2021
Dr. Venkatesan was an incredible doctor. He took the time to explain my condition to me and gave me great advice and confidence in my future treatment. I would highly recommend his services.
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Oct 28, 2021
Very good experience. Dr. Venkatesan is very articulate and explains things very well.
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Oct 26, 2021
Excellent service and explanations of present and future situations.
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Oct 19, 2021
V satisfying
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Oct 15, 2021
Excellent
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Oct 12, 2021
Dr V is a very good doctor. He listens and answers every question throughly. He offers a plan to resolve your issues. Initially, we weren't allowed to schedule an appointment with Dr V. We were told he wasn't seeing patients like us and we'd have to see an associate. My wife scheduled with an associate. We were told Dr V wasn't in the office so we couldn't talk to him. A few minutes later he was right there working! We felt the receptionist was lying. We talked to Dr V and he said we could schedule appointments with him any time. This experience with the scheduling person was confusing because Dr V was my doctor for several years at his previous office and we were given the run around in scheduling!
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Oct 12, 2021
Very good
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Oct 9, 2021
Dr. Venkatesan was excellent at explaining the problem and the treatment that he recommended. He was very inclusive of my daughter who was with me.
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Sep 28, 2021
Excellent!
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Sep 28, 2021
Best ENT
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Sep 23, 2021
Very good communication. Excellent treatment overall
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Sep 22, 2021
Wonderful, caring physician. I have actually recommended him to people.
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Sep 16, 2021
Dr Venkatesan is thorough and takes time to both listen to my concerns and explain what he sees. He has a ver positive outlook and upbeat manner that makes me feel good about the diagnosis and his prescription for resolving any problem. The only drawback is that I have to drive almost 2 hours to see him.but it is worth the effort.
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Sep 14, 2021
He was so kind and explained things so thoroughly. He also took the time to answer all of my questions as well. Very nice doctor and great first experience.
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Sep 9, 2021
Dr. V spends time with the patient and never rushes with them.
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Sep 2, 2021
He is very knowledgeable and concerned for my health.
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Sep 2, 2021
Dr. V shows compassionate and empathy for us and the situation we are dealing with. He answers our question in a very simply but thorough manner which helps us to feel comfortable and understood. He is an asset to Baylor.
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Aug 28, 2021
We were treated very well Dr V listen to our problems and had read up on our doctors notes of my husbands problem we were very well please with test and treatment he recommended over all we left very happy
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Aug 27, 2021
The staff is very good with taking care of problems and Doctor Naren Natraj Venkatesan, MD is the best.Thank you
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Aug 26, 2021
Very Pleasant and professional!
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Aug 24, 2021
Very good ENT Specialist
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Aug 24, 2021
Excellent care physician. Already referred him to others.
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Aug 21, 2021
He was extremely knowledgeable and had excellent patient communication skills. Very energetic and engaged in the appointment.
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Aug 18, 2021
Dr V spent plenty of time with me. He talked me through the laryngoscopy and made it tolerable. Showed me pictures of my vocal chords and explained to me why I had been hoarse for so long , then he reassured me it would go away.
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Aug 18, 2021
Very professional.
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Aug 16, 2021
Took plenty of time with me, made sure all my concerns were understood and answered. Did not try to force a procedure on me (in fact, advised me to try all alternative options first). So that was great. I left feeling a lot better about the procedure than when I entered.
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Aug 15, 2021
We liked Dr V instantly. He was very informative regarding my condition and explained all possible treatments.
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Aug 14, 2021
Caring & with a desire to treat my pain
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Aug 13, 2021
Dr. V is one of the best doctors that our family has ever seen. You can tell that he's not rushed when he's with you. He is very courteous and a great physician
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Aug 12, 2021
Very thorough, friendly and professional
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Aug 12, 2021
He was better than my family physician on care
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Aug 11, 2021
Hes the Best .....I would not go to another ENT....
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Aug 7, 2021
This was my first visit and everyone was so nice and polite. I felt like they were concerned and listen to what I had to say without running in and out. They took time with me. My daughter and I are very pleased with this provider. Thank you so much.
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Aug 6, 2021
The effort to diagnose and treat symptoms was thorough
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Aug 3, 2021
Dr.Venkatesan is extremely friendly,knowledgeable and professional. Always willing to consider the best solution to create the most favorable outcomes.
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Aug 3, 2021
Dr. Venkatesan was amazing. He listened to my history and concerns and created a reasonable plan of action. I feel less stressed and very grateful to be under his care.
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