Dr. Uthaiah Kokkalera, MD

Dr. Uthaiah Kokkalera, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
45 y/o
12 reviews

Accepting new patients

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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Patient Reviews (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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Dr. Kokkalera's Care Philosophy

Surgical precision with respect and compassion always.

Dr. Kokkalera's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Background Check

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Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

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


  • Medical School
    Bangalore Medical College

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Mount Sinai Hospital

    Completed in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    Guthrie Hlthcare System

    Completed in 2006

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Umass Memorial Medical Center

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    St Josephs Arts and Science College

    Graduated in 1989

  • Other Education
    Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Edinburgh

    Completed in 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

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

Procedures Performed

  • 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