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Dr. Bala completes prestigious fellowship, to join Memorial staff

Bala Thatigotla, M.D., M.R.C.S. – a general, gastrointestinal and advanced laparoscopic surgeon – has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after completing a fellowship in one of the nation’s top programs – the Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery/Bariatric Surgery program at the prestigious Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn. 

U.S. News & World Report recently rated Vanderbilt in the top 1%  nationwide in nearly a dozen surgical and adult care specialties and the 14th highest ranked medical center overall in its Best Hospitals edition.

Dr. Bala, as he prefers to be called, is a graduate of Sri Venketeswara Medical College, South India, and  received surgical training at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (teaching hospital of The University of West Indies), Trinidad.  After completing advanced training in General Surgery, he received certification from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

He completed his General Surgical residency at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center/Albert Einstein School of Medicine, New York, and holds board certification in General Surgery from the American Board of Surgery and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, U.K.

In addition to routine general surgery, Dr. Bala is experienced in a number of specialty laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedures.

Dr. Bala will be seeing patients in Suite 715 of the Medical Office Building at 620 10th St., (across the street from the hospital).  To schedule an appointment or consultation, call 278-4402.

For information, call or text Memorial’s Community Health Worker Program at 278-4623.


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