Dr. Udaya Kakarla, MD

Dr. Udaya Kakarla, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
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44 y/o
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Dr. Udaya Kakarla, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 15 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Barrow Brain and Spine

2910 N 3rd Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Mercy Care
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Kakarla's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kakarla treats Myelopathy more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Spine Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kakarla treats Spine Deformities more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kakarla treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Kakarla's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Aneurysm
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Cysts, Adult
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Brain Tumor
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cavernous Hemangioma
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
Complex Pediatric Spine Surgery
Complex Spine Surgery
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniopharyngioma
Craniovertebral Junction
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
Epilepsy
Fracture
Glioblastoma
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Kyphosis
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pediatric Spinal Disorders
Pediatric Spinal Tumor
Pediatric Spine Surgery
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spina Bifida
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Disorders
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stroke
Subdural Hemorrhage
Syringomyelia
Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Torticollis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

At BBS, we put our patients first.  We are committed to treating our patients with compassion and to providing innovative and sound medical options for the treatment of our patient's neurological conditions.  As a patient of BBS, your he...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center
    Residency Hospital
  • Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
    Internship Hospital
  • 2003
    Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    2003

Languages

  • Telugu
  • English

Awards

Dr. Kakarla's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kakarla

3.5

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
55.172413793103445%
(16)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
(1)
2 Stars
24.137931034482758%
(7)
1 Star
17.24137931034483%
(5)

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  • 16 – 30 minutes
Dr. Kakarla's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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I would gladly recommend Dr. Kakarla to friends and family. He is a professional that is highly competent.
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Inept office. Made appt for tests, but didn’t inform me, got attitude. Finally went for tests, was told office would contact me. I waited, I finally called, they told me I was to call, attitude again. Received no reminder of appt, called my husband instead, I had given his number for emergency...Read More
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Supremely talented, patient, and wise surgeon. Highly recommend!
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Not impressed with the office management and response of doctor. My mother had surgery 5 years ago by surgeon and is having issues again in the same area. She is having severe pain and unable to walk. 2 ER visits and still can't get the doctor to see my mom. Hoping the schedulers will work some...Read More
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Not only has he always been warm and friendly he helped me walk without pain again and got me my life back. I hope someone can do for him what he's done for me.
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Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Coventry Health Care
Mercy Care
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
MultiPlan
RAN/AMN
PHCS
PHCS PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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