Dr. Kavita Kongara, MD

GastroenterologyFemaleAge 51

Dr. Kongara
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates

980 Johnson Ferry Rd Ste 820 Atlanta, GA 30342

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(404) 252-9307

Dr. Kavita Kongara, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Kongara has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Anal & Rectal Disorders, and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities Emory University Hospital Midtown and Northside Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kongara to book an appointment.


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Dr. Kongara is affiliated with Northside Hospital Atlanta, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kongara

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kongara treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kongara treats other conditions, please contact the office at (404) 252-9307.

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. Kongara treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Manometry
Dysphagia
Esophageal Diseases
Esophagitis
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Anal & Rectal Disorders

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Dr. Kongara treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Hemorrhoids
Anal or Rectal Pain
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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. Kongara treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Constipation
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Abdominal Disorders
Stomach Diseases
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Kongara's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • E. coli Food Poisoning
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Dr. Kongara accepts

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Dr. Kongara accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Kongara's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kongara

4.0

Based on 76 ratings

5 Stars
72.36842105263158%
(55)
4 Stars
3.9473684210526314%
(3)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
(2)
1 Star
21.05263157894737%
(16)
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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (54)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (53)
  • Explained conditions well (53)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (16)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (15)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (14)
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Alfreda C Johnson – Oct 14, 2020
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Dr. Kongara and her staff are awesome. I want to specifically give the best of ratings to Kimberly Orleck, PAC, with Dr. Kongara’s practice. Kim is the most professional, caring and compassionate patient advocate. She is always available and responsive to any concerns I have. She has been involved in my care over the last 5 years and wouldn’t know what to do without her! She always goes above and beyond to ensure that care is coordinated and communicated without a glitch. Kim is incredibly knowledgeable and most importantly approachable and accessible via email and/or the patient portal. I cannot express enough how much I appreciate her as part of my healthcare team. She simply is the very best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Monica Maher – Sep 27, 2020
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Dr. Kongaro is thorough, engaged and extremely attentive.
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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Lois Kuniansky – Sep 24, 2020
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Love that Dr. K actually read my chart before my appointment; It saved so much time not having to tell her my entire health history. Dr. K is kind, direct, and really feels like an ally. She is well-read on current studies, and I appreciated that she made a plan as well as alternatives in case plan A didn't work as we hoped. I finally have some hope that my GI stuff will resolve or improve with her care!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Hil – Sep 03, 2020
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I love that Dr K takes the time to actually review your chart before she walks into the exam room. I have been to too many doctors who don’t do that.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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The thing I like about Dr K is she takes time with – Sep 02, 2020
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Dr Kongara was supportive and listened to my concerns and provided me a plan of action to address the physical discomfort I have been experiencing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Sep 02, 2020
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She is a brilliant Doctor. In addition to her knowledge, she is kind and compassionate and listens to me with my every concern.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
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Sharon – Jul 16, 2020
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The link for telemedicine failed and she was kind enough to call me on own. Very smart and kind Doctor. Her personality was top notch and anyone lucky enough to have her as their MD would be fortunate.
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Dr Thomas – Jun 03, 2020
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Dr. Kongara was proficient in many ways during our Televisit. Being a physician myself, I did a lot of research before selecting her. She did not disappoint! Timely, intelligent, genuinely caring, and thorough. She developed a game plan that made perfect sense to me. I will definitely be referring many of my patients to her!
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Monika Yadav, M.D. – May 21, 2020
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Dr. Kongara was so supportive of my concerns and provided me a plan of action to address the physical discomfort I have been experiencing. She helped calm my anxiety and I felt she really cared. I would highly recommend her services. I’m beyond grateful she is my new gastro doctor.
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May 02, 2020
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Dr. K is awesome! She is very professional and she really listens. I have been having a severe pain in my lower left abdomen for about 5 years. I have seen every specialist you can imagine and no one has been able to find out what the problem was. Dr. K is the only doctor that finally figured out my problem. Thanks so much, Dr. K!
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Smith – Mar 06, 2020
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Dr. Kongara, is pleasant and easy to talk with, she hear you.
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Feb 29, 2020
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Dr. Kongara was extremely attentive, friendly, and professional. She put me at ease instantly (I’m not usually fond of doctors due to past experience). I wish more doctors were like her! Highly recommend Dr. Kongara.
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CC – Feb 28, 2020
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Very pleased with Dr. Kongara's care and treatment. Thank you.
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Denis – Feb 05, 2020
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Another Gastro specialist referred me change to Dr. K when he could not resolve my medical problem. Dr. K has restored my quality of life and always says “never give up. Medical changes are always happening “. 5 star ??
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Laura J – Jan 17, 2020
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This was my first visit to Dr K - she was amazing - very thoughtful in her responses to me, answered all my questions, very caring about my condition, so knowledgeable in her field of expertise - she helped me greatly! I was very nervous about seeing her and getting the medication and help i needed - but was put at ease immediately - I would recommend her for anyone who needs a gastro physician.
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Mary Alice Gordon – Dec 19, 2019
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Dr kongara is very knowledgeable about current treatment for gastro issues. She is very thorough in her treatment and takes time to listen to the patient. I highly recommend her!!
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Sherry Rickard – Nov 16, 2019
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What a positive experience from the wait time (5 min) and then the caring nurse (Sheneria) to Dr K herself. She had actually read my file before I got there and had great listening skills and was very reassuring,
What went well
  • 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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Virginia Hughes in Atlanta, GA – Sep 26, 2019
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My first visit w/ Dr. Kongara was very reassuring and educational! She made it very easy for me to talk through my medical history while remaining very thorough, and she had an answer for every single question I asked. She was extremely quick with ordering tests and prescriptions, and most of all, she was very engaged in a way that showed she cares. I would highly recommend Dr. Kongara for anyone looking for a GI.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Sep 18, 2019
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Loved, loved, loved her !!! What energy ! She answered all of my questions and I feel like I am in excellent hands.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Emilie Parsons in Roswell, GA – Jun 27, 2019
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Kongara is a graduate of the accelerated combined six-year Bachelors and Medical degree program at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, where...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

Strong Mem Hsp University Rochester
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Kavita Kongara, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Kavita Kongara, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Kavita Kongara, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Kavita Kongara, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kongara frequently treats Esophageal Disorders, Anal & Rectal Disorders, and Gastrointestinal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Kongara specializes.

Where is Dr. Kavita Kongara, MD's office located?

Dr. Kongara's office is located at 980 Johnson Ferry Rd Ste 820, Atlanta, GA 30342. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Kavita Kongara, MD speak?

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

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Locations

Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates

Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates980 Johnson Ferry Rd Ste 820 Atlanta, GA 30342
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Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates

Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates1110 W Peachtree St Nw Ste 840 Atlanta, GA 30309
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Emory University Hospital Midtown

Atlanta, GA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Northside Hospital

Atlanta, GA

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)