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Dr. Udaya Kakarla, MD

Dr. Udaya Kakarla, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 44


Dr. Udaya Kakarla, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 16 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.


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(602) 457-1705

Dr. Kakarla accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Aetna HMO
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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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
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • 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
  • Cranial Trauma
  • 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
  • Paracentesis
  • 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 healt...

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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  • 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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