Alok T. Saini, MD

4.77 out of 5

Conditions

Procedures Performed

  • Septoplasty and turbinate reduction
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Revision sinus surgery
  • Endoscopic CSF leak repair
  • Eustachian tube dilation
    • Balloon sinuplasty
    • Cryotherapy
    • Steroid eluting stent placement
    • Endoscopic DCR
    • Endoscopic orbital decompression
    • Anterior skull base surgery

About

Dr. Alok Saini grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He then completed medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, where he was inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and received a number of scholarships for academic achievement. He also received the College of Medicine’s Faculty Medal, which is awarded to the graduate with the highest academic achievement. He then went to New York City to complete his otolaryngology residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, which is known to be one of the most rigorous training programs in the country. He was awarded the Chairman’s Award, which is given to the chief resident who most embodies the ideals of academic medicine. After his residency, Dr. Saini completed a fellowship in rhinology and anterior skull base surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston under the guidance of Drs. Martin Citardi, Amber Luong and William Yao.

Dr. Saini joined the Division of Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery in the UK Department of Otolaryngology. His clinical practice focuses on diseases of the nose and sinuses including allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, nasal obstruction, deviated septum, sinusitis, nasal polyps, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, sinonasal tumors, and disorders of taste and smell. Some of the procedures he offers patients are septoplasty, turbinate reduction, endoscopic sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty and endoscopic anterior skull base surgery.

In his free time, Dr. Saini enjoys traveling with his wife, Lauren, and their two boys. He and his wife also enjoy trying new restaurants. He’s an avid football fan and enjoys working out.

Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • Awards

    • Chairman’s Award - Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Faculty Medal (Highest Academic Achievement in Class) - University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine

Training & Education

Degree

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Memphis

Residency

Otolaryngology, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York

Fellowship

Rhinology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Otolaryngology

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.77 out of 5
31 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    I appreciate Dr. Saini's due diligence in ruling out allergies instead of jumping straight to using surgery to remedy my issues.

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    Dr Saini is an excellent physician. UK is so fortunate to have him.

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    EXCELLENT!

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    Dr. Saini is one of the most caring and engaging doctors I know. Very compassionate and answers any questions. Makes himself available for any needs following the visit.

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      The explanation for my health problem was very well explained
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      Excellent communication
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      Dr Asini and Dr. Justin Fraser saved my life. My family and I are forever grateful
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      Excellent explanations
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      Dr. Saini is the best!
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      Dr. Saini was personable, relaxed and open to questions about my situation. His mannerisms and ready responses conveyed a strong sense of knowledge and trust.
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      Excellent experience.
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      It was nice to establish a baseline with an exceptional staff. I will certainly continue with any concerns. Parking and access was exceptional.
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      I could not ask for any better
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      Good.
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      Very pleased with care I got from Dr Saini
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      Dr Saini was terrific
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      Excellent Dr
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      Dr.was very attentive and answered all our questions. No complaints at all.
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      I am very satisfied with all of the care I received. I only wish there was a hospital like this closer to me.
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      I was extremely impressed with Dr. Saini's expertise, explanation, care and the time he took to address my questions and concerns about my upcoming surgery.
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      Dr. Saini is exemplary in explaining diagnoses and treatments. He always takes time to answer questions and explain things in layman's terms.
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      Excellent ENT doc!
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      I had a terrible experience with *Dr. Saini. I explained all of my issues with my ears, nose and throat... he evaluated ONLY my nose and told me my sinuses look great, therefore it must be your allergies. He did not examine my ears or throat. He then told me to take a medicine I've already tried... if he would have looked at my chart he would realize I've already taken this.
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      Dr. Saini was very attentive to my immediate needs and provided superb care. He frequently asked if I was tolerating procedure and took time to answer any questions I had.
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      Did not touch me. Did not address my questions, and was trying to hurry and get out the door. The notes In my medical records for the visit are not correct.
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      I have honestly never had such a patient, thorough and down-to-earth practitioner at UK. MAYBE Dr. Romond years ago, but honestly, Dr. Saini is fantastic. He explains everything in detail, he takes his time and doesn't make me feel stupid for coming in to see him. He also offers referrals, when needed. Best bedside manner!
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      Right on time and very detailed.
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      Just pawned me off on another dr. Set up hearing test but he didn't even want read it. Said the new dr. he was sending me to would do it.
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      Like I said, my visit with Dr. Saini was excellent
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      Fantastic personality and teaching style. Very laid back and attentive.