Dr. Venkata Kakarla, MD

Dr. Venkata Kakarla, MD

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Dr. Venkata Kakarla, MD is a general surgery specialist in New Lenox, IL and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from University Of Health Sciences / Andhra Medical College in 1999 and specializes in general surgery, colon & rectal surgery, and more.

1890 Silver Cross Blvd Ste 410

New Lenox, IL 60451

Contact Information

(815) 717-8730

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 99% of peers
Appendicitis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopic Sphincterotomy and Papillotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Thoracentesis
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.

Education

  • University Of Health Sciences / Andhra Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • New York Hosp Med Ctr Of Queens
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • University Of Illinois At Chicago / College Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Royal College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Other Education | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kakarla has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Telugu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kakarla's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kakarla to family and friends
3.3
based on 10 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Kakarla's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in New Lenox, IL
Excellent surgeon. Very professional and compassionate.
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in Romeoville, IL
I had an umbilical hernia, made an appointment to see Dr. Kakarla. He made an assessment and recommendation that should be done. I had the umbilical hernia done with mesh, went in through the belly button. Surgery went well. I had a pain of 3 on the day of and day after surgery .very mild...more
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in Braidwood, IL
Worst surgery/procedure in my life!!!!!
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in Elwood, IL
Dr. Kakarla performed Laproscopic gall bladder removal,his knowledge and confidence and forthrightness impressed as did the successful procedure of course.4-28-2016
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