Dr. Pranat Kumar, MD

Dr. Pranat Kumar, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 42
Dr. Pranat Kumar, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Poughkeepsie, NY and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 2004 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery and general surgery.

21 Reade Pl Ste 3100

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Contact Information

(845) 214-1800

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
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very high
more than 96% of peers
Anal Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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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*

43  Conditions Treated

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38  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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)
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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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

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  • Emory University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Nyu Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Nyu Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Pranat Kumar, MD
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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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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Matt B in Pine Plains, NY – Mar 11, 2016
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