Dr. Raj Kakarlapudi, MD

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 42

Dr. Kakarlapudi
Accepting new patients

Laser Spine Institute LLC

644 Eden Park Dr Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Dr. Raj Kakarlapudi, MD is a Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Cincinnati, OH and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine medical school in 2004. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Christ Hospital and St Elizabeth - Ft Thomas. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kakarlapudi to book an appointment.

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Dr. Kakarlapudi is affiliated with Christ Hospital Cincinnati, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

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Dr. Kakarlapudi's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kakarlapudi treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Kakarlapudi treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kakarlapudi treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Kakarlapudi treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Laminoforaminotomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kakarlapudi performs Laminoforaminotomy more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Kakarlapudi performs this procedure more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Kakarlapudi's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Impairment
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Strain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Muscle Strain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis

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Dr. Kakarlapudi accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X Ind Direct Access KY
Pathway X Tiered Hosp/Ind Direct Access OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medical Mutual of Ohio POS
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Kakarlapudi's Reviews

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3.0

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2 Stars
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Ruined my life had surgery with him had two discs put in .Have more pain now then before surgery .No bedside manner at all no contact after surgery does not care about his patients.
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Mar 15, 2020
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Love him. He took great care of me.
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Mar 11, 2019
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Loved Dr. K, not only is he a great doctor - he is really funny too. He took great care of my wife and I would highly recommend him!
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
What could be improved
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Kevin in OH – Aug 24, 2018
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Dr. K is great. He is very easy to talk to and made everything easy for me to understand. My back pain greatly improved after my surgery!! I would highly recommend him. Thanks Dr. K
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Julie in columbus , OH – Jul 19, 2018
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Rude and condenscending does not begin to describe how Dr.K treated my wife during her consultation. As a doctor myself, I would not recommend him to anyone that you value or care about.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Acworth, GA – Apr 06, 2018
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Did not like him. He never examined ME, only looked at my X-rays. Never even a hand shake. He was a hologram. I could have done an e-visit with him and it wouldn't have made a difference. I didn't get relief and had to push him to go to the next step. I would never refer anyone to him. I'd go to an unknown board certified doctor before I would ever return to him.
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What could be improved
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Therese in Union, KY – Sep 10, 2017
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I have had 2 back surgerys I have been to 3 surgeons in nc and they looked at my MRI and said its just scare tissue on nerve and nothing they could do just go back to work I continued to have bad pain I took a chance went to laser spine Dr Raj Kakarlapudi listen very good said I needed a fusion hated to do it because I was so young I ask can you not clean out scare tissue he said yes and burn nerve endings could not guarantee how long of a fix well he found bone spur MRI didn't show feel great
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Frank owens in Lincolnton, NC – Mar 12, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Kakarlapudi was trained in the latest percutaneous and minimally invasive spine surgery procedures, along with image guided spine navigation for spine surgery.

Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2010
Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital/Orthoindy
Fellowship Hospital
2009
University of Missouri
Residency Hospital
2005
University of Missouri / Columbia Campus
Internship Hospital
2004
Creighton University School Of Medicine
Medical School
2000
Creighton University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Telugu

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Raj Kakarlapudi, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kakarlapudi frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Laminoforaminotomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kakarlapudi treats.

Where is Dr. Raj Kakarlapudi, MD's office located?

Dr. Kakarlapudi's office is located at 644 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Raj Kakarlapudi, MD speak?

Dr. Kakarlapudi speaks Spanish, Telugu, and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Raj Kakarlapudi, MD offer telehealth services?

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Locations

Practice

Laser Spine Institute LLC644 Eden Park Dr Cincinnati, OH 45202
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    • Mon: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 7:00am - 12:30pm
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Christ Hospital

Cincinnati, OH

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

St Elizabeth - Ft Thomas

Fort Thomas, KY

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

St. Elizabeth Edgewood Hospital

Edgewood, KY

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

St. Elizabeth Florence

Florence, KY

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average