Dr. Uthaiah P. Kokkalera, MD

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Specializes in General Surgery • Male • Age 43

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Phone & Address

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes

Dr. Kokkalera's Offices

Advanced Minimally Invasive Bariatric, Robotic and Gastro Intestinal Surgery
Advanced Minimally Invasive Bariatric, Robotic and Gastro Intestinal Surgery
18250 Roscoe Blvd Ste 335
Northridge, CA 91325
Advanced Minimally Invasive Bariatric, Robotic and Gastro Intestinal Surgery
Institute for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery
5525 Etiwanda Ave Ste 222
Tarzana, CA 91356
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Dr. Kokkalera's Experience

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Dr. Kokkalera's Care Philosophy

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Northridge Hospital Medical Center
18300 Roscoe Boulevard
Northridge, CA 91325
Mission Community Hospital - Panorama
14850 Roscoe Boulevard
Panorama City, CA 91402

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Patient Satisfaction

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    Phone & Address

    Check insurance plans, locations and make an appointment

    Is Dr. Kokkalera accepting new patients?

    • Yes.
    A
    Advanced Minimally Invasive Bariatric, Robotic and Gastro Intestinal Surgery
    18250 Roscoe Blvd Ste 335
    Northridge, CA 91325
    (818) 732-8376
    Contact Information
    (818) 700-7900 (Office)
    (818) 700-7901 (Fax)
    B
    Advanced Minimally Invasive Bariatric, Robotic and Gastro Intestinal Surgery
    Institute for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery
    5525 Etiwanda Ave Ste 222
    Tarzana, CA 91356
    (818) 732-8376
    Contact Information
    (818) 454-4394 (Office)
    (818) 344-0990 (Fax)
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    Accepted Insurances

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  2. Dr. Kokkalera's Experience

    Dr. Kokkalera's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • General Surgery
    • Bariatric Surgery
    • Robotic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery
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    • Abdominal Surgery
    • Advanced Robotic Surgery
    • Appendectomy
    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Breast Surgical Procedures
    • Colectomy
    • Colon Surgery
    • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
    • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
    • Esophagomyotomy
    • Excision of Breast Tumor
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Gallbladder Removal
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Gallbladder Surgery
    • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedures
    • Mastectomy
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
    • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
    • Thoracentesis
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    2
    • Achalasia
    • Acid Reflux
    • Appendicitis
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Diseases
    • Breast Lump
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Colon Disorders
    • Colon Polyp
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Gallbladder Diseases
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Hernia
    • Hiatal Hernia
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Abscess
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Obesity
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Umbilical Hernia
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    Background Check for Dr. Kokkalera

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Bangalore Medical College
    Graduated in 1996

    Internship Hospital

    Mount Sinai Hospital
    Complete in 2002

    Fellowship Hospital

    Umass Memorial Medical Center
    Complete in 2007

    Undergraduate Schools

    St Josephs Arts and Science College
    Graduated in 1989

    Other Education

    Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Edinburgh
    Complete in 2000
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Kokkalera & Staff

    • English
    • Arabic
    • Hindi
    • Spanish
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  3. Dr. Kokkalera's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

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      Northridge Hospital Medical Center

    • Mission Community Hospital - Panorama

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  4. Patient Satisfaction

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