Dr. Pranat Kumar, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 44

Dr. Kumar
Accepting new patients

Health Quest Medical Practice

21 Reade Pl Ste 3100 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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(845) 214-1800

Dr. Pranat Kumar, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Poughkeepsie, NY and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Alabama At Birmingham medical school in 2004. He is affiliated with medical facilities Northern Dutchess Hospital and Vassar Brothers Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kumar to book an appointment.

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Dr. Kumar's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar performs Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kumar performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Ventral Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Ventral Hernia more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Hernia Repair
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar performs Hernia Repair more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kumar performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kumar's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonic Diverticulosis
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diverticulitis
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Gastroenterostomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia

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Dr. Kumar accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Fidelis Care
Fidelis Care HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
PHP-Physicians Health Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare

Dr. Kumar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kumar

3.7

Based on 19 ratings

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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (15)
  • Office environment (14)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (13)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (4)
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
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In my experience, Kumar was a mediocre doctor and a worse person; he clearly puts his pride and profit far above the patient's needs. After dealing with his mindless mismanagement of a complex fistula and a LIFT procedure which resulted in 7 hours of profuse bleeding in ER, I simply requested that he help to do routine things from then on: seton reinforcement, MRI scans, etc. However, since I refused to try any more of his high-risk and low-success methods, he told me to go elsewhere; he even told me that he'd been "patient with me", even after so much had gone wrong under his "care." What's probably worse than anything that has gone wrong in my personal experience with him is that the fact that he knows of a superior method for fistula treatment--kshar sutra, currently available only in India--yet he is doing nothing to help import and legalize this method in the U.S. As far as I'm concerned, he's just another splinter upholding the sagging structure that is the medical status quo.
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I met Dr. Kumar 5 years ago when my Daughter was in very poor medical condition. He preformed surgeries on her , prescribed medications, and took the time to explain every thing in great detail. I credit him with saving her life !! Today I returned to him by means of my Husband 's medical problem, only to find the same comfort in dealing with Dr. Kumar as he explained the situation and remedy in terms we could comprehend. He offered a solution and recommended follow up medical appointments to ensure my husbands future health is monitored. I am glad that this man has chosen SURGERY as his occupation. Kim in Hyde Park, N.Y. Sept.10,2019
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kim – Sep 10, 2019
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Doctor Kumar does not know how to communicate with his patients. I had 2 surgeries with him and was never given any discharge instructions. In fact the last surgery, he did not even come out to speak with my husband. Every follow up I had with him, I felt like he cared less and less. Do yourself a favor and find another colon surgeon, one that will take time to talk and explain things to you.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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NEW PALTZ – Apr 14, 2018
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Dr. Kumar did surgery on my wife. She had complications after a week and called his office. He would not get on the phone. His nurse would only get on the phone or do the follow ups. Later after a trip to the emergency room that weekend he told the ER doctor he would see my wife the next business day. He lied. My wife called and his nurse said he was not available and she would do the follow up. Do not go to this man. If you have complications he will never see you again.
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New Paltz, NY – Oct 23, 2017
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Was not interested in dealing with patient when complications ensued after surgery. Had to have emergency surgery. No consideration.
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Newburgh, NY – Aug 23, 2017
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Dr. Kumar performed Emergency Surgery on me at Northern Dutchess Hospital for a bowel preforation. Dr. Kumar saved my life. He was very professional, knowledgeable and explained everything to my family. I cannot say enough about this doctor, he will perform my follow up surgery in April. I highly recommend him.
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Patricia in Hurley, ny – Feb 09, 2017
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I visited several doctors before I found Dr. Kumar, and I wish I found him first. Dr. Kumar's knowledge, and overall professionalism gave me a lot of confidence in his ability to perform the surgery I required. I highly recommend Dr. Pranat Kumar!
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Care Philosophy

We are committed to providing our patients with prompt, forward-looking, courteous and personalized care.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

NYU Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2011
St Lukes - Roosevelt Hospital Center at Roosevelt Division
Fellowship Hospital
2010
NYU School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2004
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Pranat Kumar, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kumar frequently treats Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance, Ventral Hernia, and Hernia Repair. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kumar treats.

Where is Dr. Pranat Kumar, MD's office located?

Dr. Kumar's office is located at 21 Reade Pl Ste 3100, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Health Quest Medical Practice

Health Quest Medical Practice21 Reade Pl Ste 3100 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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Health Quest Medical Practice6511 Spring Brook Ave Rhinebeck, NY 12572
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Northern Dutchess Hospital

Rhinebeck, NY

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Poughkeepsie, NY

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

18 Awards Received