Dr. Umaprasanna Karnam, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 50
  
Dr. Karnam
Accepting new patients
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Wellness Ctr Gut&Liver Health

1543 W 12600 102 S West Jordan, UT 84065

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Dr. Umaprasanna Karnam, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in West Jordan, UT and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Karnam has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Anal & Rectal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Stanley Med Coll, Madras U medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as American Fork Hospital and Intermountain Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Karnam to book an appointment.


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Dr. Karnum and his staff are fantastic! Dr. Karnum is thorough, personable, and definitely goes the extra mile to ensure that my questions and concerns are resolved. Highly recommend!
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Jul 24, 2020
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Our family is eternally grateful for Dr. Karnam. We arrived at Dr. Karnam’s office in dire need of a miracle. Our father was awaiting a kidney transplant but had become so ill and wasn’t able to eat or drink for quite some time and had lost close to 90 lbs. Dr. Karnam was so compassionate. He took the time to listen and understand our frustrations. Frankly, we had run out of hope. Dad asked, “can you help me?” He said, “I will make you better!” That one sentence gave dad hope and a will to keep fighting. At each appointment Dr. Karnam made us feel like dad was his only patient and like nothing else in the world mattered to him other than making him well. Dr. Karnam was able to find the causes of the stomach troubles and soon had dad back to eating normal food again and gaining weight back. Fast forward a few months and dad has his new kidney. Guess who came to visit at the hospital? Dr Karnam! He will forever be a part of our family. RUN to Dr Karnam. He is the absolute BEST doctor.
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Nov 14, 2019
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Excellent Dr. Very Professional
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Sokia in Taylorsville, UT – Jun 24, 2019
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Unfortunately throughout my life I have seen many doctors. Dr. Karnam is one of those Doctors that are hard to find. He genuinely cares about my health and well-being. He has gone above and beyond in trying to help me. He is very knowledgeable, respectable, kind, caring, and oh my gosh I could go on. Wish there were more doctors like Dr. Karnam. Thank you
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Apr 08, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr Karnam's for over 10 years. Chrohns can make life a day to day hell, but Dr Karnam has always been there to support me. Keeping track of my symptoms, following up after hours to see how I am doing. And if a new issue is developing, always willing to move quick without taking any shortcuts to insure we have the right treatment. Always personable and relate-able, you are in the right hands for a GI Doctor with Dr Karnam.
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Mar 22, 2019
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I would never recommend this doctor to anyone. We have seem him twice once for our daughter and second for my husband. THIS DOCTOR HAS A I DON'T GIVE F*** ATTITUDE AND DOES NOT GIVE A F*** ABOUT YOU!! HE JUST WANTS YOUR MONEY AND GIVES YOU NO ANSWERS...Do not go to this Doctor.
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Herriman – Mar 05, 2019
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It's been my experience that many doctor's only will look at what is of concern to them and their field but due to Dr. Karnam's sincere concern and care for his patients he saved my life by spotting a lymph node on a CT scan in another area that he doesn't handle. His knowledge and how he cares for his patients is outstanding. I have total confidence in him and will be forever grateful. He always makes himself accessible if you need him.
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Tina K. in American Fork – Feb 19, 2019
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He is very dedicated and concerned for his patients. He is always there when any of my familyneeds to get in to see him.
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Sharla Trotter in Orem, UT – Jan 19, 2019
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Generally, I am very healthy and do not often see a doctor other than for annual checkups. I recently turned 50 and I knew I should get a colonoscopy. I was quite nervous for this procedure. A friend recommended that I see Dr Karnam. I accepted the recommendation and am glad I did. Dr Karnam explained the procedure in a way that eased my nerves. I will continue to see Dr Karnam and recommend him to my friends and family.
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Dec 30, 2018
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Excellent Gastroenterologist Saved my life Recommend him highly
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Dec 20, 2018
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It is a challenge to relay how much I appreciate Dr. Karnam. Besides being knowledgeable and thorough he is a patient advocate. He was instrumental in taking the necessary next steps and he was on top of my case all the way. He did the heavy lifting. I knew that he reviewed my progress daily and worked on my case. The nurses told me to relax because he was the best and that was proved to me. I am 100 percent healthy because he was so thorough and am 100 percent grateful he was my doctor.
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Park City, UT – Dec 20, 2018
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I have had the honor of being a patient of Dr. Karnam for several years now. When no one else could accurately diagnose my intestinal challenges, I turned to Dr. Karnam. Not only did he identify the paramount issue in a timely fashion, he took the time to explain in detail the facts surrounding the same. I can’t recommend him enough for anyone with chronic intestinal issues.
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T. Wyant in West Jordan, UT – Dec 19, 2018
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I'm not exaggerating when I say Dr. Karnam truly cares for each and every patient. The care he provides is exceptional. From personally checking up on me, to preventing me from unnecessary procedures. His office called me promptly with lab and ERCP results. I had my gallbladder removed (which his office does not do,) and was still having multiple problems. He was the only doctor that figured out exactly what was going on and fixed it. I would hands down go to him for any gastrointestinal needs.
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Tara in West Jordan, UT – Dec 19, 2018
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Dr, Karnam is a very kind, personable, caring, and attentive physician. I was quite sick when I first went to see him; he listened to my symptoms and addressed their root causes along with educating me about what he believed was happening. He treats me with genuine concern, care and respect. My experience is that he is truly dedicated to the health and well-being of his patients. Thank you, Dr. Karnam!!
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Christy – Mar 09, 2018
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Dr. Commons Park City office is unorganized and chaotic. There was a line of people waiting to be checked in. Dr. Carmen was rushed and did not take time to find out what was really going on. Wrote a prescription within minutes and told me to come back in 30 days. Bad experience.
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pcgreek in Park City, Utah – Feb 21, 2018
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I have been sick for two years and have gone through many doctors. This is the only doctor I feel has truly cared to help me through this journey. He has been persistent in trying to help me discover what has been making me so sick for so long. I believe that now we have found something that is making me start to feel better. Thanks to his care and concern.
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Leona in Oakley, UT – Dec 26, 2017
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Dr. Karnam is warm & caring. He didn't downplay my symptoms! He is up to the challenge of figuring out complicated digestive issues & he goes above & beyond what all previous doctors have done for me. I traveled halfway around the world & drove from out of state to see Dr. Karnam. He is one of few doctors in the USA knowledgeable about rare disorders such as sucrose malabsorption & Mast Cell Activation Disorder. He has vowed to stick with me until we figure out my problems!
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Amman, AM – Sep 21, 2017
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Dr. Karnam is the rare physician who will stick with rare or unspecified illnesses. He will not stop until he figures things out that other doctors will not. He is simply the best.
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Allyson Jensen in Provo, UT – Aug 17, 2017
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Dr. Karnam saved my life. I would have died of cancer before 40 without him. He is brilliant, kind and attentive - especially considering his time constraints. He can get more done in one visit than most physicians can get done in a month of visits. Know that seeing him and following his advice will improve your health.
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Angela in Draper, UT – Oct 17, 2016
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He barely listened to my symptoms and went straight to recommending an endoscopy. This was very costly for me to do because of needing to meet my deductible first. Nothing turned up in the endoscopy results and there were no other answers provided to me. I'm still having digestive issues and feel like I was just taken advantage of by going straight to a costly procedure.
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Highland Park, IL – Jul 21, 2016
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Dr. Umaprasanna Karnam, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in West Jordan, UT and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Karnam has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Anal & Rectal Disorder...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

2002
U of Miami
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Wayne State U/Detroit Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1996
Long Island College Hospital
Internship Hospital
1993
Stanley Med Coll, Madras U
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Practice Areas

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.

Typically treats 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karnam treats Esophageal Diseases more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Karnam treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karnam treats Esophagitis more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Karnam treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karnam treats Dysphagia more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Karnam treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 71% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 36 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karnam treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Karnam treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Diverticulosis, Intestinal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karnam treats Diverticulosis, Intestinal more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Karnam treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karnam treats Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Karnam treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Anal & Rectal Disorders

Compare with other Anal & Rectal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hemorrhoids
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karnam treats Hemorrhoids more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Karnam treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Anal or Rectal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karnam treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 39% of their peers

Dr. Karnam treats this condition more than 39% of their peers

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Dr. Karnam's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • 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
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • 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
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Food Poisoning
  • 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 A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • 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
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Wellness Ctr Gut&Liver Health

Dr. Umaprasanna S. Karnam, MD1543 W 12600 102 S West Jordan, UT 84065
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