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Dr. Uthaiah Kokkalera, MD

Dr. Uthaiah Kokkalera, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 47

  

Dr. Uthaiah Kokkalera, MD is a general surgery specialist in Northridge, CA and has been practicing for 12 years. He specializes in general surgery, robotic surgery, and more.


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(818) 700-7900

Dr. Kokkalera accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
HealthCare Partners
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare HMO
WellPoint

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kokkalera's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Intestinal Obstruction
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kokkalera treats Intestinal Obstruction more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Kokkalera treats this condition more than 5% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Paralytic Ileus
Appendicitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kokkalera treats Appendicitis more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Kokkalera treats this condition more than 5% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Parasitic Appendicitis
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kokkalera performs Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Kokkalera performs this procedure more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Kokkalera's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Surgery
Achalasia
Acid Reflux
Advanced Robotic Surgery
Appendectomy
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Appendicitis
Breast Cancer
Breast Diseases
Breast Lump
Breast Surgical Procedure
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Colectomy
Colon Disorders
Colon Polyp
Colon Surgery
Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Esophagomyotomy
Excision of Breast Tumor
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Gallbladder Diseases
Gallbladder Removal
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Gallbladder Surgery
Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Hernia
Hiatal Hernia
Incisional Hernia
Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Obstruction
Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Mastectomy
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Obesity
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
Secondary Malignancies
Surgery, Robotic Assisted
Thoracentesis
Tracheal Surgery
Umbilical Hernia
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

About Me

Care Philosophy

Surgical precision with respect and compassion always.

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Kokkalera's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kokkalera

4.5

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Kokkalera was patient and kind with a great sense of humor when I utilized his expert services for emergency gallbladder surgery. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family who are seeking excellent gastrointestinal care. His procedure was minimally invasive which allowed for quick...Read More
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Noticed he has a lawsuit he settled where his patient died. Stacy Scogin Vs Uthaiah Kokkalera https://unicourt.com/case/ca-la2-stacy-scogin-vs-uthaiah-kokkalera-md-et-al-5634 Also the State of California Medical Board filed an accusation against him as well for the death of a...Read More
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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...Read 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...Read 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...Read More
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