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 doctor who practices in Northridge, CA. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.

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

18250 Roscoe Blvd Ste 335

Northridge, CA 91325
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Accepted insurance

  • 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

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Care Philosophy

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


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

Board Certifications

Dr. Kokkalera does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Achalasia
  • Acid Reflux
  • Appendicitis
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Umbilical Hernia


  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Advanced Robotic Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Kokkalera has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Kokkalera has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Northridge Hospital Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Kokkalera is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Kokkalera's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kokkalera to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (7 with comments)
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 (7)
in Granada Hills, CA |
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 better; be more knowledgeable when it comes to urgent issues and scheduling urgent appts instead of treating as first come first served. Their lack of urgency put me in a very dangerously sick situation.
in Reseda, CA |
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..
in Northridge, CA |
thoughtful and caring Dr..
in Encino, CA |
After a recent hernia surgery, I would like to offer my opinion of Dr. Kokkalera. He is an outstanding physician with a great bedside manner, extremely well educated, thorough in his medical assessments, always there to respond to your after surgery needs, and above all kind and caring. I highly recommend anyone requiring his expertise to definitely give him your consideration. He's top notch !!!!!!
in Winnetka, CA |
Dr. Kokkalera saved my life! I was overweight which had caused me to develop an hiatal hernia which gave me acid reflux. I was in pain all the time and very depressed about my weight. He suggested a Gastric Bypass and worked with me to get the insurance approval. 2 1/2 years later I am down 110 lbs, have no acid reflux and am happier and healthier than I have been in a long time. He is a very caring doctor who really listens to you and goes that extra mile to help you.
in Canyon Country, CA |
I believed in him right from the start. It was not just his bedside manner, but when he spoke he made me feel at ease, and I knew that he was sincere and professional. He diagnosed my rare condition and with arthroscopic surgery, I was freed from any more distress and discomfort.
in Saugus, CA |
Dr. Kokkalera treated my grandmother for a paraesophageal hernia and a sliding hiatal hernia. Her recovery time was faster than expected, minimal pain and is feeling better than ever to this day. Surgery was August 2014 and she still has no issues today (June 2016). Dr. Kokkalera has some of the best bedside manner that she or myself has ever seen. We are so grateful that he saved her life as her hernias were becoming life threatening. THANK YOU DR. KOKKALERA!!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kokkalera accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • 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

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Hospitals where Dr. Kokkalera has admitting privileges

Northridge Hospital Medical Center
18300 Roscoe Blvd
Northridge, CA 91325
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Mission Community Hospital
14850 Roscoe Blvd
Panorama City, CA 91402
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