Dr. Vinaya Puppala, MD

Pain Management •  Male • Age 34

  
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Dr. Vinaya Puppala, MD is a pain management specialist in Villa Rica, GA. He specializes in pain management and pain medicine anesthesiology.


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Comprehensive Spine & Pain

Comprehensive Spine & Pain403 Permian Way Ste D Villa Rica, GA 30180
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Comprehensive Spine & Pain939 Bob Arnold Blvd Ste G Lithia Springs, GA 30122
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    • Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
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Dr. Puppala's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Puppala

4.5

Based on 187 reviews

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Soct Papula always wants to talk you into an injection therapy. I specifically said I do not want procedure. He later stated must have treatment. I ask a cout and after doing lumbar injections the price was astronomical. He stated I needed 3 mor for procedure to work. I did I cant afford it. While out of surgery he hands me a 3 day skrip so I have to return for the other 2 injections. I state I cannot afford these and he pretty much gave me alternative of I cant write you medication without doing injections. O left the office in tears. Due to sever pain from prior injection and no medication written .
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JSmith – Nov 10, 2019
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This is a perfect 1st time visit to Comprehensive Spine and Pain. Its been exactly one year and seven days since my accident and I feel the best I've ever felt. the level of professionalism and bedside manner displayed at this facility by Dr.P and his team was impeccable from the moment I entered the facility. The special touch of allowing personalized music choices during the procedure was like icing on the cake. I am forever grateful and I pray god grants everyone in that office what the deserve of their hearts. My next consult is a virtual visit means they are continuing to be very innovated.
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Anonymous – Oct 07, 2019
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Very professional and caring. I had a very wonderful visit.
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A. D. – Apr 25, 2019
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Dr.P and his staff are wonderful to work with. The procedures he has preformed have greatly reduced my neck and back pain.I have recommended him to several friends and Church family.
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Anonymous A. – Jan 29, 2019
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Hi my name is Donald Maddox and I was involved in a accident back in Feb 2018 and I hurt my back. I received a lot of help from Dr.Puppala after several procedures I feel a lot of relief in my back. I would just like to Thank Dr.P and his staff for all the help they gave me.
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Donald A. – Jan 22, 2019
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After a car accident in June I was seen by Dr.Puppala and he treated me for my right side neck and back pain and after treatment with the Doctor i was able to turn my neck and by back pain is relieved. If you or anyone you know please come See Dr.P. and his staff they are truly amazing. Thank you Dr.P for all that you do.
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Anonymous A. – Jan 22, 2019
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I was involved in a Car accident in Oct and I was in so much pain and after seeing Dr.Puppala and his staff they was very concerned of my well being and wanted to make me pain free and after some shots in my neck,back and shoulder I am now Pain free.
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Anonymous A. – Jan 22, 2019
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I had been to ortho Atlanta, tanner and Emory. All said there was nothing to help me. I did get tons of oxidone from ortho Atlanta. Found Dr. Montavaria at resurgeons. Sent me to Dr. Puppala and he found 5 herniated ,4 bulging and several facet problems who he immediately began fixing. He is the BEST AND SO IS HIS STAFF.
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Sarah Leathers in Douglasville, GA – Dec 20, 2018
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I made the mistake of seeing this poor excuse for a doctor. His bed side manner does not exist. He lied to me several times about the cost of the injection. Avoid this doctor.
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Deb in Douglasville, GA – Nov 10, 2018
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was great help with pain
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Rickey C. – Sep 21, 2018
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I had a TF Epidural performed. He did a great job. I feel 100% better!!!!!
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Anonymous – Aug 23, 2018
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I was stuck without care because my pharmacy kept telling me to call my doctor because my insurance was denying the medication. I did EXACTLY as Walgreens told me and called doctor all 5 times. Next thing I know, the receptionist told me over the phone that the doctor can no longer see me because of my urine? MY urine was fine before BUT it was strange. I KNOW I can disprove this and all this can be settled with a simple cup and test. BUT I would NOT want treatment from this doctor after this.
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Arteya in Douglasville, GA – Aug 05, 2018
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l came to see Dr. Puppala around April with so much pain in my lower back area, my pain level was at 10 at that time. After several procedures was done my lower back it is pain free now. Thank you, Dr. Puppala
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Anonymous – Jul 26, 2018
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Dr. Puppala was my pain management physician while he was in Douglasville. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a physician who cares, listens to your needs and strives to give you the best care possible. I would have been happy to stay with him but he felt I needed different treatment than he provided. Not better...different. I wish I could give him higher than five stars because he deserves it!!!
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Lee Sides in Villa Rica, GA – Jun 11, 2018
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Unfriendly employees and a rude doctor. Long wait to be seen.
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Alec in Douglasville, GA – Jun 07, 2018
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I was in so much pain having been in a auto accident, but Dr Puppala has me feeling great. The entire office is friendly and kind and I would recommend them anyone.
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S. P. – Jun 06, 2018
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Young and arrogant. Poor quality care. His office is all about getting patients in and out fast and making money. Not an ounce of empathy!
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Rafi in Oxford, GA – Jun 04, 2018
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I was nervous about my first epidural and being awake. Dr. Puppala talked me through everything letting me know what was going on and what to expect. He was very patient and kind. It is wonderful leaving the office pain free today!! The office staff is also very helpful and kind.
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Denise R. – May 30, 2018
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Came in to having someone greet me filled out paper work then was helped by 3 very nice ladies the doctor was also very helpful was out quick.
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Gisela D. – May 09, 2018
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Dr. Puppala accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

1 board action Found
  • Unethical conduct (12/14/2017)View details
No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Puppala's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Neck Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Puppala treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Puppala treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Puppala treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Puppala treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Puppala treats Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Puppala treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Puppala's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Pain
  • Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuropathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Wrist Pain

About Me

Dr. V.K. Puppala is an Anesthesiologist, Pain Medicine Specialist and Hand Surgeon serving the Carrollton and Douglasville areas for more than 6 years. Dr. Puppala is experienced in Joint Injections, Epidural Injections and Radiofrequency Ablation. H...

Specialties

  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

Northwestern University
Fellowship Hospital
Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Rush University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2003
University of Illinois
Medical School
2003
University Of Illinois At Chicago
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Affiliated Hospitals

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Northside Hospital

Atlanta, GA

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Piedmont Hospital

Atlanta, GA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)

Tanner Medical Center - Carrollton

Carrollton, GA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Tanner Medical Center Villa Rica

Villa Rica, GA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)