Dr. Kranthi Achanta, MD

Dr. Kranthi Achanta, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Kranthi Achanta, MD is a general surgery specialist in Fremont, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Gandhi Medical College / Osmania University in 1991 and specializes in general surgery, breast surgical oncology, and more.Read his story

39141 Civic Center Dr Ste 335

Fremont, CA 94538

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Achanta performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Diseases
very high
more than 92% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Achanta's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Achanta "I completed medical school at Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad, India. I completed general surgery residency training at a Tufts University affiliated hospital in Boston, and a laparoscopic surgery fellowship at USC, Los Angeles, California. Following my training, I served as clinical instructor in surgery at USC, Los Angeles, and then as staff surgeon at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Orange County, California. I became a member of the surgery department at Washington Hospital, Fremont, California in April 2001 after joining a Fremont based multi-specialty group practice. I am a fellowship-trained and board certified laparoscopic and general surgeon. My surgical expertise includes laparoscopic and open abdominal surgery including laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, all types of laparoscopic/open hernia repairs, laparoscopic/open stomach/small intestine and colon surgeries, laparoscopic splenectomy, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, breast surgery for all conditions, colon surgery, anal and rectal surgery, endocrine surgery, parathyroid and thyroid surgery, reflux surgery, and stomach surgery. I authored several text book chapters and research papers in leading national and international journals of surgery and am a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS). At Washington Hospital, I served previously as chair of the General Surgery Section and as chair of the Department of Surgery at Washington Hospital. I was Chief of Medical Staff at Washington Hospital from 2015 to 2017. I am passionate about medication safety and served on the hospital Clinical Evaluation Committee (CEC) and Pharmacy Nutrition and Therapeutics (PN&T) committees for the past eight years, and am the immediate past chair of the PN&T committee."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Achanta "As a board certified general surgeon and fellowship trained laparoscopic surgeon I have had the privilege of practicing at Washington Hospital since 2001. My practice philosophy is to provide concierge level general and advanced laparoscopic surgical care by taking my time to explain the disease processes, explain the various options available, and to provide that care in a safe, expeditious and professional manner."

15  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
  • Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery
  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

91  Conditions Treated


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64  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Paracentesis
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • Gandhi Medical College / Osmania University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Gandhi Medical College / Osmania University
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Baystate Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Baystate Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • St Elizabeth Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of Southern Ca
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Achanta has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Telugu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Achanta's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Achanta to family and friends
12 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

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  • 3
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Dr. Achanta's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I met Dr. Achanta in 1994 at Baystate Medical in Springfield MA.. My daughter, a medical school student, had been hit by a car when she was crossing the street on December 23. Dr Achanta made himself available to me at all hours and guided and supported me through the worst period our lives (mine...more
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I found Dr. Achanta to be an excellent surgeon. He took time to explain procedures thoroughly and was kind and courteous. I have to have follow-up surgery in 6 months and he told us two of the best hospitals to go to for the procedure I will be having. Both my husband and I are extremely...more
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We found Dr. Achanta to be an efficient and confident doctor, very professional, took time to explain various options available and provided his suggestions. Will definitely recommend to others
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I don't have a patient who has a first or last name Babu. Will be happy to address concerns from my patients but cannot address any reviews from ficticious patients

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Excellent surgeon with tremendous skill. Dr. Achanta also possesses a great personality. His personal physician assistant Nina is also highly qualified and very caring. A great team.
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