Dr. Chandrasekhara Punukollu, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 66

Dr. Punukollu
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Latrobe Surgical Group LLC

443 Frye Farm Rd Ste 100 Greensburg, PA 15601

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(724) 532-5360

Dr. Chandrasekhara Punukollu, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Greensburg, PA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Punukollu has more experience with Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Guntur Med Coll, Andhra U medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with medical facilities Excela Health Frick Hospital and Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Punukollu to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Punukollu

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Punukollu treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Punukollu treats other conditions, please contact the office at (724) 532-5360.

Pancreatic Disease

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

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

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Hiatal Hernia
Esophagitis
Reflux Esophagitis
Dysphagia
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High
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Very High
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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. Punukollu is experienced in the area of Gastrointestinal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Hemorrhoids
Diverticulitis, Intestinal
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
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Frequency
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. Punukollu is experienced in the area of Liver Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Liver Damage from Alcohol
Cirrhosis
Liver Function Test
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
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High
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Very High
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Dr. Punukollu'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
  • 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 Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hepatorenal 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
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • 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 Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Punukollu accepts the following insurance:

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Humana
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Dr. Punukollu's Reviews

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4.0

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I have been to Dr. Punukollu several times over the years and have never had a problem with him. He was always very professional and answered any questions and always explained the process and results. I would recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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The doctor has an extremely poor bedside manner, a condescending attitude, and he is unwilling to answer patient questions and concerns. Making assumptions about patients' daily lives before allowing them to answer questions is both callous and unnecessary. Physicians should be there to help patients and assuage their concerns; instead, Dr. Punukollu spoke down to my family and myself, not allowing us to get a word in edgewise. Instead of obtaining any clarity, I was left with increased anxiety and uncertainty for how to deal with my stomach pain. Would not recommend to him to anyone.
What went well
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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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Biography

Dr. Chandrasekhara Punukollu, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Greensburg, PA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Punukollu...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1990
Wright St U
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Metro Genl Hosp/Cwru
Residency Hospital
1986
Metro Genl Hosp/Cwru
Internship Hospital
1979
Guntur Med Coll, Andhra U
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Chandrasekhara Punukollu, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Punukollu has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Chandrasekhara Punukollu, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Chandrasekhara Punukollu, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Punukollu's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Chandrasekhara Punukollu, MD's top areas of care?

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

Where is Dr. Chandrasekhara Punukollu, MD's office located?

Dr. Punukollu's office is located at 443 Frye Farm Rd Ste 100, Greensburg, PA 15601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Chandrasekhara Punukollu, MD speak?

Dr. Punukollu speaks Hindi and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Latrobe Surgical Group LLC443 Frye Farm Rd Ste 100 Greensburg, PA 15601
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Excela Health

Surgical Specialists100 Excela Health Dr Ste 202 Latrobe, PA 15650
2

Frick Family Medicine

Excela Frick Hospital508 S Church St Mount Pleasant, PA 15666
3

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Excela Health Frick Hospital

Mount Pleasant, PA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

Excela Health Latrobe Hospital

Latrobe, PA

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)