Dr. Bharat Pothuri, MD

Dr. Bharat Pothuri, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 49

Gastroenterology

Dr. Bharat Pothuri, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Cypress, TX and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Pothuri has extensive experience in Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Liver Disease. He graduated from Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences, India in 1998. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball and HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress. His office is not accepting new patients.

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21212 Northwest Fwy Ste 545 Cypress, TX 77429

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Northwest Houston Gastroenterology, P.A.

Gastro Doxs PLLC21212 Northwest Fwy Ste 545 Cypress, TX 77429
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 7:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 7:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 7:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 7:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 7:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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GastroDoxs PLLC

GastroDoxs PLLC10425 Huffmeister Rd Ste 280 Houston, TX 77065
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  • Practices at Top Hospital Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Pothuri's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pothuri

3.7

Based on 87 ratings

5 Stars
56.32183908045977%
(49)
4 Stars
8.045977011494253%
(7)
3 Stars
5.747126436781609%
(5)
2 Stars
5.747126436781609%
(5)
1 Star
24.137931034482758%
(21)
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Virtual visit was horrible
I had an appointment for a virtual phone call. After 20 min passed the time, I called the office twice and was told, the doctor will call you. I received the phone call after 1 hour stating that the doctor called twice and I did not answer and wanted to reschedule it. That was a complete lie. I told them I never received a phone call and told them I will change my doctor. very disappointed with my gastroenterologist. horrible service.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
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Azita Ko – Apr 07, 2022
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He does not care and is reckless. Overschedules surgeries and caused my husband permanent damage during a routine colonoscopy. The WORST DR. EVER!!!!! Guarantee he will not stay in practice much longer!!! He only cares about money and is dangerous
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 19, 2022
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The Dr doesn't have a very good "bedside" manner. I felt like a number instead of patient. He's not friendly at all. At least He wasn't towards me. He has staff there that were very nice but when you call or get called it's someone in India you speak with. I haven't had my procedure yet so I can't comment on that yet. I hope all goes well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Laura Baker – May 19, 2021
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Very unprofessional. Incompetent staff. Hard to geT answers. Couldn’t get a simple prescription. Apparently the doctor doesn’t know the medication that my insurance is covering. Lost trust with the doctor and his abilities.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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May 07, 2021
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Continuing patient with Dr. Pothuri. Although he seems competent, he doesn't seem to remember me even after meeting several times in just weeks. He likes to do a "pop quiz" on foods I should eat even when stating that I have a healthy colon, so clearly, I'm eating the right foods. I really don't appreciate when trying to call the office, getting a call center in India and having to explain, explain, explain what I am calling. It is incredibly frustration. What doctor does that??
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Mar 29, 2021
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Do not use this doctor if you care about being heard and properly treated. First he greeted me like a returning patient referencing “last time we talked” and I said I’m a new patient. Then he didn’t listen to any of my history or symptoms because his suggested next step contradicted my symptoms. Seemed annoyed by my questions, rushed me out, and barely made eye contact. The lady who checked me out was great but the calls to get appointment and my check in left a lot to be desired.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Disappointed S – Jul 25, 2020
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I’m so glad my father cancelled doing anything with this doctor. They do not care about the patient, they only care about the money. When the insurance company shares that they will pay 100% and his staff is arguing with the insurance company that they shouldn’t be able to cover 100% of the expenses?! I’ve never heard of such a thing!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 27, 2020
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The whole staff was sick with the flu and still working. Even though certain medications lower your immune system from fighting flu, infections and more. Did not like that at all. The doctor basically did not want help my son with medication refill or start new treatment until he did colonoscopy and endoscopy. My son was already suffering with symptoms and needed relief. And he basically sent us away. I felt he did not care for my son's well being. And found a different doctor. He was able to help him get back to normal and only requested for endoscopy. And provided the medication on first visit. Find a doctor that cares for your well being.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Concerned Mother – Dec 29, 2019
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He was professional, wise and kind. His office staff just ok, I did colonoscopy with him. I would see him again
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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SP – Nov 02, 2019
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Acceptable. Does not explain diet needed for IBS. At first tried to blame my IBS on anxiety. Didn't like that.
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Oct 20, 2019
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Dr. Pothuri was very thorough with his exam and explanations of treatments and procedures. He was also empathetic. Was able to take care of my problem very quickly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 26, 2019
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I have been once. The appointment went well. Dr. Pothuri seems caring & competent. Scheduled Eso scope procedure. I have needed to talk to office a couple of times about it. THEY NEVER ANSWER THEIR PHONES. You are sent to automated voice answering system to leave a message. It is very irritating and I would consider not going forward with him because of that.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Nov 26, 2018
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Dr. Pothuri is the BEST GI doctor around! First, he got me in the same day I called. Second, he expedited my appointment with my insurance company. He is very professional, patient, and really listens to your concerns. We believe we have diagnosed my issue :) Should have require to see another GI doctor, i will most defiantly see Dr. Pothuri! Thank you SO much for everything!! ****The ONLY issue is the office does not answer phone calls, which makes it difficult to schedule appointments
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sarah Ellis in houston , TX – Jul 31, 2018
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Wonderful experience with Dr Pothuri and his staff, Very professional, top notch. My procedure was painless and very detailed. Dr Pothuri is very caring. Always taking time to answer all my questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Janice Gonzalez in Houston, TX – May 18, 2018
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I was a new patient of Dr. Pothuri for a colon screening and had no issues after procedure. Dr. Pothuri is a good doctor from my experience and I have had 2 prior Gastro Doctors due to insurance changes. I would Recommend Dr. Pothuri .
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Nick in Cypress , Tx. – May 12, 2018
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Wonderful experience with Dr Pothuri and his staff, Very professional, top notch. My procedure was painless and very detailed. Dr Pothuri is very caring with a wonderful bedside manner? Always taking time to answer all my questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rick Ripple in Cypress, Texas – Dec 29, 2017
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After a lovely Christmas Day colon prep - me and my hubby had dueling colonoscopies the next day! Dr. Pothuri is a great doctor! Highly recommended
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 28, 2017
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My procedure went perfect without any complications and easier than I expected. Dr Pothuri was very professional and he explained the procedure so easily. I would recommend him to anybody
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Eric in Houston, TX – Nov 27, 2017
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Dr Pothuri has been my gastro doctor for a few years now. He has a very pleasant personality and is very thorough. He office staff is personable and efficient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Cypress, TX – Nov 02, 2017
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His office staff is outstanding. I was in and out in 30 minutes for my first appt. He is a very nice person and a professional and caring doctor. He discussed my health issues in detail. I had a colonoscopy and was pleased with the procedure. The staff at North Cypress Medical is wonderful.
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Sue in houston – Oct 18, 2017
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Pothuri

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Pothuri treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Pothuri treats other conditions, please contact the office at (832) 632-4070.

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

Dr. Pothuri is experienced in the area of Pancreatic Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pancreatitis
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High
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Very High
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Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Pothuri is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

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Esophagitis
Reflux Esophagitis
Hiatal Hernia
Esophageal Ulcer
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High
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Very High
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Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

Dr. Pothuri is experienced in the area of Liver Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Viral Hepatitis
Cirrhosis
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Pothuri is experienced in the area of Gastrointestinal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 52 conditions and procedures

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Hemorrhoids
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Diverticulitis, Intestinal
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
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High
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Very High
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Dr. Pothuri's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Pothuri accepts the following insurance:

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American Enterprise Group
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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
National Elevator
Principal Life
Thrivent Financial
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Defenders Of The Digestive System...

We aim to ``ACT`` Accurately diagnose Comfort Treat

Biography

In practice since: 2004

Medical School: KIMS

Residency: University Of Massachusetts

Fellowship: Albert Einstein College...
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

Board Certifications

Education

2004
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Umass Memorial Healthcare
Residency Hospital
1998
Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences, India
Medical School
1998
Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences
Medical School
1991
University of Massachusetts
Residency Hospital
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Telugu

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Bharat Pothuri, MD?

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Does Dr. Bharat Pothuri, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Bharat Pothuri, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pothuri frequently treats Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Liver Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Pothuri specializes.

Where is Dr. Bharat Pothuri, MD's office located?

Dr. Pothuri's office is located at 21212 Northwest Fwy Ste 545, Cypress, TX 77429. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Bharat Pothuri, MD speak?

Dr. Pothuri speaks Spanish, Telugu, and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Pothuri is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball

Tomball, TX

59% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% lower than the national average

HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress

Cypress, TX

3 Awards Received

Houston Methodist West Hospital

Houston, TX

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

Houston, TX

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital

Katy, TX

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital

Houston, TX

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average