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Dr. Ranga Kota, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 64

Dr. Kota

Dr. Ranga Kota, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Portage, IN and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences in 1979 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.


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Dr. Kota's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kota treats Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kota treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
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Dr. Kota treats Abdominal Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kota treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kota treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kota treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kota's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Paracentesis
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barium Enema
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonic Diverticulosis
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Jaundice
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ranga Kota, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Portage, IN and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences in 1979 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1991
Siu School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Prince George's Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
1983
B.H. University
Internship Hospital
1979
S.V. University Affiliat Hospitals
Internship Hospital
1979
Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences
Medical School
1991
1989
1983
1979
1979

Languages

  • Telugu
  • English

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Dr. Kota's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kota

3.7

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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(1)
1 Star
26.08695652173913%
(6)

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my wife and i have been with dr kota for at least the last 15 years or more. great doctor.
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Excellent doctor.Experienced, kind and expert in his field.
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I have been going to Dr. Kota for a while now and I think that he is a very good doctor. I had a couple of issues that he was able to take care of. He is easy to talk to and explains things so you understand what's going on. His staff couldn't be nicer. He may seem kind of quiet and businesslike at first but I found him to be very caring. You will not be sorry if you chose him as your physician.
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Dr. Kota is a very knowledgeable physician who diagnosed my recurrent nausea problem and quickly put me on the proper medicine to take care of it. He is very friendly and always listens to what you have to say. As a bonus, in addition to his expertise in medicine, he knows a great deal about current and world events.
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Dr. Kota has been my doctor for years. He is fantastic. I wouldn't go to anyone else for my acid reflex.
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I have been a patient for over 10 years now. Dr. Kota and his staff have always been outstanding. They have gotten me in quickly when necessary. Dr. Kota takes the time to listen and does a thorough exam. He has genuine concern about my health and well being. I am very pleased with Dr. Kota and his staff.
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I was very pleased with Dr.Kota. He explained the procedure and everything was exactly like he said. On my return visit the wait in the waiting room very short. I was actually seeing the dr. At my scheduled appointment time. Dr. Kota explained my test results, examined me and I was on my way home. I will be seeing him in three years.
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I really appreciate the care I receive from Dr. Kota. He is very thorough and took the time to make sure I had a full understanding of my condition and treatment. Above all else, he is a nice guy who cares. He took the time.
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Had 2 different appointments at 10am. He didn't walk into the office until 10:15-10:30. There's 3 other patients before me. Doctor's charge patients for being 15 minutes late. Why schedule patients then be consistently late?
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appointment/consult on 6/21/2016--on possible need for a procedure--Dr. Kota--was exceptional throughout--(consultation) I was given good information/comforting information on the procedure that was to be performed/as a patient that believe(s) that being involved(staying informed) and doing my part (keeping appointment(s) paying all outstanding balance(s)--I found Dr. Kota, during preparation he and his staff again with outstanding service(s)--procedure performed w/o incident.
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He told me that there was no way to get off of medication. He said do yoga or meditate. I showed my test results to my physician and he sent me to a surgeon to fix the problem.
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My husband has a history of colon cancer in his family and was told to get a colonoscopy by Dr. Kota, which is a "routine" procedure given his background. Months later we received bills for the services. We have BCBS/100% coverage on routine procedures. I found out that the office billed our insurance as a diagnostic procedure not routine so we owed 10%. After contacting them for a MONTH they said they would NOT resubmit the bills. Dr. Kota was nice, but we were mislead and won't ever return.
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