Dr. Srinivas Kalala, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 49

Dr. Kalala
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Cedar Valley Digestive Health Center

1015 S Hackett Rd Waterloo, IA 50701

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(319) 234-5990

Dr. Srinivas Kalala, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Waterloo, IA and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kalala has more experience with Esophageal Disorders and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Sri Siddhartha Medical College medical school in 1994. He is affiliated with medical facilities UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital and Waverly Health Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kalala to book an appointment.


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Dr. Kalala is affiliated with Waverly Health Center Waverly, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kalala

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kalala treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kalala treats other conditions, please contact the office at (319) 234-5990.

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Kalala typically treats 74% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Nausea
Esophageal Diseases
Dysphagia
Esophagitis
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Kalala typically treats 73% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 35 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Abdominal Disorders
Stomach Diseases
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Kalala's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • 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
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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(319) 234-5990

Dr. Kalala accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care of Iowa
Coventry Health Care of Iowa PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

Dr. Kalala's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kalala

4.6

Based on 56 ratings

5 Stars
83.92857142857143%
(47)
4 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(2)
3 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(2)
2 Stars
1.7857142857142858%
(1)
1 Star
7.142857142857143%
(4)
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What went well
  • Office environment (52)
  • Staff friendliness (50)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (49)
What could be improved
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  • Appointment was rushed (4)
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I recently had my esophagus stretched by Dr. Kalala and had a successful outcome. Dr. Kalala was very professional and personable. I am very satisfied with the procedure and would highly recommend him.
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Nov 29, 2019
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Dr. Kalala is an outstanding doctor. Very professional doctor, yet very caring and concerned about your family and your health. I would highly recommend Dr. Kalala to any one.
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Mar 14, 2019
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Very caring Dr you can tell he truly cares about his patients. Explained things very well & goes above & beyond to give patients the best care.
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Feb 03, 2019
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Dr Kalala is a talented, compassionate physician. The entire staff is a caring group that works hard to make patients feel comfortable. I have only wonderful things to say about Dr Kalala and his staff.
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Feb 02, 2019
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Best Dr ever!
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Dr. Kalala is such a kind doctor. I have been his patient for a long time and he is so good to me. I highly recommend him. You will not be disappointed. He takes time which is important to me. He is never rushed with you and will explain any question you may have. He is the best!
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Cedar Falls, IA – Dec 29, 2018
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He is very compassionate, kind and listens to what is truly going on and determined to help with a plan to resolve the issues.
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Waterloo – Dec 27, 2018
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Dr Kalala is second to none. The best Dr in his field. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone
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Paula Davis in Cedar Falls , IA – Dec 05, 2018
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I have been a patient of Dr. Kalala for 1-1/2 years. He listens to my concerns and takes the time to explain things in a respectful way. When I had trouble paying for a prescription, he and his staff looked into programs to help. They helped get me enrolled with one and now I am able to continue with the medication.
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WATERLOO, IA – Nov 27, 2018
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Best doctor I've ever had and a truly nice man.
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Sharon Nelson in Washburn, IA – Nov 06, 2018
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He is a very kind, attentive doctor. He is thorough, caring, and will listen. Highly recommended!
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Nov 03, 2018
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Excellent Gastroenterologist! Explained everything. Took time with me.The staff was also exceptional.
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Cedar Falls, IA – Nov 02, 2018
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Excellent GI Physician.
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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Waterly, IA – Oct 03, 2018
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Excellent professional, top expertise and truly cares about patients and their needs.
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
No results
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Sep 12, 2018
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Office and nursing staff very friendly
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dave in Waterloo, IA – Aug 31, 2018
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Dr Kalala is very knowledgeable compassionate and he takes good care of my family. I definitely would recommend him to my family and friends.
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
No results
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Cathy Ketton in Waterloo, IA – Aug 03, 2018
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The office staff was exceptional. They were caring and compassionate. Dr. Kalala was clear and patient. I felt very comfortable with his knowledge and expertise. I wouldn't change a thing.
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
No results
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Cedar Falls, IA – Jul 10, 2018
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Dr Kalala is the superior doctor , I would trust him with my life!! He is also very caring and trustworthy . He is the best at what he does . Would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a Gastroenterology doctor . He is fantastic !!
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
No results
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Rod in Waterloo, IA – Jun 29, 2018
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Dr Kalala and the nurses at Allen Digestive are some of the most caring people I know. Dr. Kalala was instrumental in diagnosing a genetic disorder in my family. Without his professionalism and insights more of my family would have succumbed to cancer. He is absolutely everything you want in a doctor. I will always trust him to take care of me and my family for all my digestive health needs.
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Jeremy in Waterloo, Iowa – Jan 02, 2018
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Dr. Kalala was friendly & easy to understand for the brief time I saw him before & after a colonoscopy. His required prep wasn't the huge gallon of liquid to drink but 2 16oz berry flavored drink. Not bad, but I hope to go to a doctor that prescribes the pill form for the next 10 year colonoscopy. It did take 20 minutes to get called back for my 9 am appointment & approximately another 45 minutes before I was taken to the procedure room.
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Biography

Dr. Srinivas Kalala, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Waterloo, IA and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kalala has more...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

2008
Westchester Med Ctr, New York Medical College
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Westchester Med Ctr, New York Medical College
Residency Hospital
2002
Westchester Med Ctr NY Med Coll
Internship Hospital
1999
Sv Medical College
Residency Hospital
1994
Sri Siddhartha Medical College
Medical School

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Does Dr. Srinivas Kalala, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Srinivas Kalala, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kalala frequently treats Esophageal Disorders and Gastrointestinal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Kalala specializes.

Where is Dr. Srinivas Kalala, MD's office located?

Dr. Kalala's office is located at 1015 S Hackett Rd, Waterloo, IA 50701. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Cedar Valley Digestive Health Center

Cedar Valley Digestive Health Center1015 S Hackett Rd Waterloo, IA 50701
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Cedar Valley Digestive Health Center1015 S Hackett Rd Waterloo, IA 50701
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Affiliated Hospitals

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UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital

Waterloo, IA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

Waverly Health Center

Waverly, IA

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)