Alok T. Saini, MD

4.84 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

4.84 out of 5
24 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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    Have already referred people to Dr Saini

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    Dr. Saini is one of the finest physicians I have had at UK. He is capable, has an excellent rapport with his patients, and knows his patients. I have referred others to him.

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    *Dr. Saini is about the best doctor experience I've had in a long time. Great doctor, great guy!

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    Excellent doctor!

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    My first visit in this clinic and both Doc and Resident were super fantastic!!
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      Extremely calm and thorough when answering questions and discussing his assessment and plan If cars options
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      I first saw the Resident Dr. Which asked me all the questions necessary and then the Dr. Came in and we talked along with the resident Doctor and then he did a nasal endoscopy.A decision was made to use a special nasal spray and a prescription was called in for it. However, I forgot about the nurse checking on the CT Scan I had to see if they had received the results and it was never brought up again. So, I still don't know if he saw it or read the results.
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      Dr. Saini is the best!
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      Dr. Saini is outstanding. Patient, kind and very thorough. Never hurried.
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      I told him I felt like my left side of my nose/ sinus felt more deviated and more occluded to which he said well I'm not sure if your maxillary sinus is open or not so just keep doing what your doing and follow up with Dr. Archor in 3 months. I also explained how I just had a ear infection a week prior and just finished my augmentin 3 days prior to the appointment and felt I had to just short of beg for him to look at my ears. I still have inflammation and tinitis in my ear and I'm concerned since everything is connected. I felt like the appointment was a complete waste of time.
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      Happy.
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      I wish I would have been given the opportunity to ask questions. I was hoping to be able to have a doctor sit and discuss with me but like the rest of the ENTs I've been to, I couldn't get a word in edgewise.
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      Most of there information is between them and the Computer patient has no idea what going on next
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      I was very impressed with Dr. Saini. His professionalism, his thoroughness and his desire to make certain all my questions and concerns were addressed before I left the office.
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      The best experience I have at with UK healthcare. Concern validated, next step explained.
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      Alok was very encouraging during all my visits.
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      I have already recommended Dr. Saini to others. He listens, explains his medical opinion in clear terms, gives me options, but also gives a sense of what he would do and why. I know what factors he would weigh in making the decision if it were him or his family member.
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      I think he's a great doctor. He explains things thoroughly and most importantly, actually listens to the patient.
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      Had a great experience with Dr. Saini - would definitely recommend!
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      Dr Saini pleasant and very professional. Explained everything thoroughly.
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      Answered all questions.
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      Dr. Saini explained the treatment options and pros/cons of each approach very well.
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      She was great.
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      Thorough and compassionate. I very much appreciated the visit. Made me feel comfortable regarding upcoming procedure