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About Dr. Janaka A Hettiarachchi

Dr. Janaka A Hettiarachchi, DO is a Doctor primarily located in North Wilkesboro, NC. He has 21 years of experience. His specialties include Urology. Dr. Hettiarachchi has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Janaka A Hettiarachchi is Great. Dr. Janaka A Hettiarachchi has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Janaka A Hettiarachchi is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Piedmont Urology

200 W Park Cir Ste A
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
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Specialties

Dr. Janaka A Hettiarachchi has the following 1 specialty

  • Urology

    A urologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the male reproductive system, as well as the urinary tracts of both males and females.
    These doctors cover the kidneys, ureter, urinary bladder, adrenal glands, urethra, and the male reproductive organs which include the testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis. Some common disorders that urologists treat are urinary tract infections (UTI), stress incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and cystitis. These urological specialists also perform vasectomies and vasectomy reversals.

  • Expertise

    7 Expertise

  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
  • Prostatitis
  • Overactive Urinary Bladder
  • Kidney Stones
  • Urologic Emergencies
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Bladder Issues

Reviews

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Showed caring and compassion

The doctor spent alot of time with me and the family going over the results of the labs and CT scan. He helped me make the best decision for my care.

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I would run from this doctor!

He came across as arrogant and money hungry. Diagnosed me as needing emergency surgery for renal calculi, which I bought. Seriously, I have a well respected primary insurance which pays 90%, and this guy required his payment in full prior to an emergency surgery. Post surgery, he did not and would not prescribe pain medication even though I had a urethral stent placed during surgery which prompts unbelievable spasmatic urinary tract pain. After discharge from the emergency surgery with 4 hours of in hospital monitoring I ended up in the Emergency Dept. 2 days in a row getting IV Dilaudid to make the urinary stent pain bearable. I am happy for those patients that feel they have received good care from Dr. H, but my experience was very poor. And to top it off, Dr. H wanted to schedule me for yet another surgery to "clean my kidney of stones" so that I could be stone free for 1-2 years. I ran!

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25.0 minutes
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Overall Bad Experience

This is the 1st internet survey I have completed in my life regarding any interactions with any businesses or individuals. My point being that I really felt compelled to voice my opinion. This visit was very unpersonable, unprofessional and uneducational as it related to process and procedures. Also, a level of arrogance filled the room as I was constantly cut short when replying to questions. Finally, the door was open and the Dr. was leaving before I was compoletely dressed and he never said this is the end of the exam, goodbye, see ya next time...nothing. He was in another patients room and gone before I exited the exam room.

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Relieved, repaired, and well cared for

I hope I don't have to see Dr. H. very often in the future (i.e., I hope I stay healthy), but I can honestly say he has been wonderful to me. Urological problems are a matter of considerable concern for men, obviously, and Dr. H. and Sandy (his PA) made my situation seem like nothing out of the ordinary, and well within their ability to rectify. It was very comforting. The only thing I wish Dr. H. had done differently would be to tell me in advance how long my convalescence would be - about a month until my surgical wound stopped draining. But in my experience all doctors who perform any type of surgery never tell the patient how bad their convalescence will be, and probably for good reason. If patients knew what to expect, probably many would not be brave enough to go ahead with the surgery they need. That was really not a big deal, though. I have absolutely no qualms about recommending Dr. H. to anyone who may be in need of his services.

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Three Stars
  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2011, 2009)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Education

    21 Years Experience

  • New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1997

  • New York Medical College

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Janaka A Hettiarachchi accepts the following insurance providers.

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Locations & Directions

Piedmont Urology, 200 W Park Cir Ste A, North Wilkesboro, NC
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