Dr. Pokala Kiran, MD

Dr. Pokala Kiran, MD

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Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
50 y/o
(6)

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Dr. Pokala Kiran, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 9 years. He specializes in colon & rectal surgery and general surgery.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Division of Colorectal Surgery

161 Fort Washington Ave Fl 8

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
very high
more than 99% of peers
Intestinal Obstruction
very high
more than 99% of peers
Colectomy
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Kiran's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Kiran's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kiran "Dr. Kiran received his medical degree from and completed surgical training at Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India, and received advanced training in colorectal surgery in the United Kingdom. He completed his general surgery residency at Yale-Saint Mary's Hospital and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and fellowship training in colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified in surgery and in colon and rectal surgery from the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (FASCRS) and is a fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England and Glasgow. The author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Kiran is also an editor and reviewer for numerous prominent journals and textbooks. As a student and physician, he has earned several distinctions, including the National Merit Scholarship and Gold Medals during his medical education and surgical training in India, Resident Researcher of the Year during surgical residency, Teacher of the Year in Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic in 2011, and the ASCRS Travelling Fellow Award in 2012, and was voted to the list of Best Doctors in Cleveland."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kiran "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

2  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

26  Conditions Treated

27  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Paracentesis
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.

Education

  • Osmania Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Bronx-Lebanon Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • St Mary's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Cleveland Clinic Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kiran has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Kiran does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Kiran and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Kiran's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kiran to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Kiran's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Excellent caring doctor and phenomenal surgeon. Great staff. Was able to help me when I developed multiple complications after previous surgeries.
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My first experience with Dr. Pokala Kiran was surely my last. Going in for Colon & Rectal Surgery is an already embarrassing and overwhelming experience. Dr. Kiran was determined to make it, not only an increasingly embarrassing assessment, but managed to make me more confused after. He continued...more
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