Dr. Uthaiah Kokkalera, MD

Dr. Uthaiah Kokkalera, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
46 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Uthaiah Kokkalera, MD is a general surgery specialist in Northridge, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in general surgery, robotic surgery, and more.

Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Gastrointestinal Surgery and Trauma Surgery.

18250 Roscoe Blvd Ste 335

Northridge, CA 91325
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • HealthCare Partners
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kokkalera performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Incisional Hernia
more than 5% of peers
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
more than 5% of peers
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
more than 5% of peers

Dr. Kokkalera's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kokkalera "Surgical precision with respect and compassion always."

4  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

23  Conditions Treated

30  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • St Josephs Arts and Science College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Bangalore Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Guthrie Hlthcare System
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Umass Memorial Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Edinburgh
    Other Education | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kokkalera has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kokkalera's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kokkalera to family and friends
15 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kokkalera's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

Highly recommended by his colleagues, Dr .Kokkalera Successfully performed Robotic Assisted removal of my Sigmoid Colon on 02/01/2018. I am more than satisfied by his care and attention to details. I was up and walking the day of surgery. Dr. Kokkalera made me feel secure and in excellent hands...more
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Saw Dr. Kokkalera re gall bladder issues. The doctor explained the procedure (removal of gall bladder) thoroughly & answered all my questions. At the hospital the doctor visited me & although I have seen other doctors for other operations, this was the first time a doctor came to visit me in the...more
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Hello, I first met Dr. Kokkalera to discuss my need for Hernia repair. He made a great impression on me as a Dr. and a Gentleman, He took time to discuss the procedure with me in great detail and has a video to demonstrate the surgery. I am a self employed businessman and my need for a minimally...more
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Dr. Kokkalara is great. I definitely would recommend him to anyone needing any sort of gastrointestinal surgery. He is compassionate, efficient and thorough. I am pleased with my surgical results. He does impeccable work. I have no complaints with Dr. Kokkalara however, his office staff could be...more
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the Best surgeon that you'll ever find in the San Fernando Valley.....highly would recommend to anyone. took away my pain quick. my surgery was quick and so does my recovery... thank you so much Doc K..
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