Dr. Kota Venkatesh, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 48
  
Dr. Venkatesh
Accepting new patients

Emory Johns Creek Hospital

6325 Hospital Pkwy Johns Creek, GA 30097

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(678) 474-7000

Dr. Kota Venkatesh, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Johns Creek, GA. Dr. Venkatesh has more experience with Colorectal Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Eastside Medical Center and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Venkatesh to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Venkatesh

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Venkatesh treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Venkatesh treats other conditions, please contact the office at (678) 474-7000.

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery treats conditions affecting the colon and rectum, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids, through procedures such as tumor removal, colectomy, colostomy and resection.Compare with other Colorectal Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 70% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Colon and Rectal Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Venkatesh performs Colon and Rectal Surgery more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Venkatesh performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Venkatesh performs Colectomy more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Venkatesh performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Venkatesh performs Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage) more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Venkatesh performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Check Dr. Venkatesh's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Venkatesh's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colitis
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonic Diverticulosis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fissures
  • Fistula Repair
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Interstim® Sacral Nerve Stimulator
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery for Cancer and Diverticular Disease
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal-Colon Bleeding
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Venkatesh's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Venkatesh

4.7

Based on 75 ratings

5 Stars
90.66666666666667%
(68)
4 Stars
2.6666666666666665%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
1.3333333333333333%
(1)
1 Star
5.333333333333333%
(4)
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L.T. – Jan 30, 2020
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I had a very large skin tag that needed to be removed. My GI doctor said it would need to be surgically removed, and recommended two Colon-Rectal surgeons. I chose Dr. Venkatesh. I am really glad I did. Dr. Venkatesh was able to remove the skin tag in his office. I also have have a chronic pilonidal cyst that I was told would need to be surgically removed as well since it had not healed after having been lanced several times. However, Dr. Venkatesh said the next time it flared up, he would open it up to see if it would heal from the inside out. I say all of this to indicate that Dr. Venkatesh takes conservative approaches and does not recommend surgery except as a last resort. I would not have known otherwise. He also took the time to explain in detail what I needed to do for the healing process. I did not feel rushed, and he answered all of my questions. I highly recommend Dr. Venkatesh if you have colon/rectal issues!!! His staff was also friendly and very professional!!
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Mike Clark – Dec 24, 2019
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He doesn't explain your medical problem or discuss best options and outcomes. Basically, I left there with a piece of paper of exactly what I could have Googled online. Turns out that there was a lot of information that I should have been given to avoid damage and surgery. He seemed most interested in using a special medical tool to increase his billable charges.
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  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 18, 2019
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Human. Professional. Reassuring. Telling the facts good or not. What more to expect from a quality health professional?
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Henry Mical – Sep 28, 2019
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Dr. Venkatesh is outstanding. He was able to get me in early for my surgery.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Michael Williams – Jul 10, 2019
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Very calm, informative visit. He is the real deal. I am in good hands with him as my doctor.
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May 04, 2019
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I had a very difficult issue corrected By Dr.V. He didn't mince words in saying even the fix could leave me with incontinence for the rest of my life. Thanks to his skill I have no long term issues to deal with. Thank you Dr. V!
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Mar 29, 2019
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Dr. Vankatesh met or exceeded all of my expectations. I felt that’s my best interests were always at the forefront.
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Lewis C Tankersley in GA – Dec 23, 2018
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Staff and Doctor very friendly and very helpful and understanding.
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D.S.T. in Winder, GA – Nov 22, 2018
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S. G. in Snellville, GA – Oct 05, 2018
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Having a colon resection is scary, but EVERY time I had any contact with Dr. Venkatesh or his staff, they were kind, competent and compassionate. It made all the difference. :-)
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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D.H. in Dacula, GA – Sep 27, 2018
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This doctor is excellent, and the nicest Doctor. So is his staff. I had a great experience with him and I still see him. When I read a bad review from a patient who says he is worse, the patient has to be the problem. This doctor has a wonderful bed manners. He is so nice and he listens. Also he takes care of me when I need help with a problem. This man does not even raise his voice or has any mean streak. He is well educated and an excellent Doctor.
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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Sep 24, 2018
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Dr Venkatesh is an excellent and knowledgeable surgeon . He is a good listener and goes to a great length to meet your own individual needs and choices. He really inspires confidence .His staff make s fantastic team of a highly professional and dedicated people. AA
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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AA in Lawrenceville – Jun 03, 2018
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Very pleased...Great bed side manner...Staff very helpful!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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J.S. – May 19, 2018
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This is the best thing that ever happened to me. I feel great!
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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SH in Lilburn, GA – Apr 14, 2018
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Dr. V is the best this staff is incredible. Highly recommend!
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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MBH in Sugar Hill – Apr 14, 2018
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This is the best staff I've worked with Dr. Kata is so patient & compassionate.
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J.T. in Lilburn, GA – Jan 24, 2018
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I met Dr. Venkatesh 3 years ago when I was diagnosed with colon cancer. Although I work in surgery at the same hospital he practices at, I had not met him prior to my diagnosis. He was the surgeon on call the day I was admitted from complications of the cancer. He performed emergency surgery on me for 6 hrs. He went above and beyond his call of duty and he did an EXCELLENT job. I have not had ANY pain or complications. He is fantastic and VERY compassionate. He is THE BEST colon surgeon by far
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Alvida McLendon – Jan 22, 2018
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Dr. Venkatesh is a fantastic doctor who knows exactly what he's doing. He treats his patients with respect and dignity. As a 21-year-old, I never thought I'd be dealing with these types of issues, and I was beginning to feel insecure with my body because of said issues. Well, with Dr. Venkatesh's help, everything is back to normal - something I never thought would be possible! I would highly recommend him to anyone!
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Jen in Johns Creek, GA – Jan 19, 2018
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Amazing! Level of Care, Trust, Respect, Dignity, Thoroughness! We cannot express more gratitude! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We consider it a privilege to take care of you and so we work diligently to provide comprehensive care of the lower gastrointestinal tract and the highest...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University of Texas Affiliated Hospitals
Fellowship Hospital
Emory University School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
St Lukes Hosp
Internship Hospital
University of Texas Affiliated Hops
Internship Hospital
Manipal Academy Of Higher Educ
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Kannada
  • Tamil
  • Telugu

Awards

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Locations

Practice

Emory Johns Creek Hospital6325 Hospital Pkwy Johns Creek, GA 30097
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Colon & Rectal Clinic

Colon & Rectal Clinic3905 Johns Creek Ct Ste 200 Suwanee, GA 30024
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Lawrenceville Office761 Walther Rd # 300 Lawrenceville, GA 30046
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Eastside Medical Center

Snellville, GA

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Johns Creek, GA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Northside Hospital Forsyth

Cumming, GA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Northside Hospital Gwinnett

Lawrenceville, GA

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

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2021)
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