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About Dr. Pokala R Kiran

Dr. Pokala R Kiran, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY, with another office in New York, NY. He has 25 years of experience. His specialties include Colon & Rectal Surgery. Dr. Kiran has received 5 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

26 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Pokala R Kiran is Great. Dr. Pokala R Kiran has been rated by 26 patients. From those 26 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Pokala R Kiran is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

CUMC-SURGERY Herbert Irving Pavilion

161 Fort Washington Ave
New York, NY 10032
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51 W 51st St Ste 390
New York, NY 10019
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Dr. Pokala R Kiran has the following 1 specialty

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Pokala R Kiran has the following 20 expertise

  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Anal Cancer (Anus Neoplasms)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
  • Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
  • Ileostomy
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Banding
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colectomy
  • Bowel Resection
  • Rectal Pain

Dr. Pokala R Kiran has 0 board certified specialties

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Dr Kiran is a caring and gifted surgeon. We are very happy to have him as our surgeon. My husband needed a very complex colorectal procedure that few doctors were willing to undertake. Dr Kiran was able to explain everything to us in detail, answered our questions and took excellent care of my husband who recovered very well. All this is undoubtedly due to Dr Kiran's skill.

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I saw Dr Kiran for a very complicated condition that few other doctors were able to help me with. One of the patients in my Crohn's disease group recommended him to me. I found Dr Kiran to be very kind, detailed and thorough. His office staff is excellent. He is a very skilled surgeon and undertook my operation well. He was one of the busiest surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic before he was brought t New York and his skill shows in the results.

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Five Stars

Fantastic Dr. explains every thing so you understand. Discusses plan of treatment, what to do first, and how to proceed. Excellent

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I cannot express how wonderful Dr Kiran is. I will never forget the first time I met him, I had just found out that my colon would have to be removed. I was very sick and had suffered for 8 years with Ulcerative Colitis that never went into remission. I was an emotional mess. I met with Dr Kiran and at first it was a normal consult about the surgical process and what to expect. He took time to talk to talk to me. He eventually had to leave to attend his next patient and I was to meet with a nurse to discuss the ileostomy etc. As he was leaving I broke down into tears. As I was finishing up with the nurse he actually came back to see me again. He knew I was upset/scared and took the time to come back to make sure all my concerns were discussed. It was at this moment I knew I had met the right surgeon for me. He dealt with my anxiety so well. As time went on he actually learned not to tell me any statistics and learned not to answer some of my questions because he knew it would just make me anxious and it did not pertain to my situation LOL. He would say to my husband "You know why Im not answering this, she is trying to get more out of me" and they would laugh. He was absolutely right! He went out of his way to make sure I was okay and if it didn't have to do with my situation then there was no reason to worry me. I had 2 planned surgeries and they went very well. When I was home I was able to call and hear back from him within the same day or at least 48 hours. My 3rd surgery was unplanned. I was at the hospital for almost a week (he was away for something work related and not at the hospital when I arrived) before the staff realized something was really wrong and it wasn't a blockage. In fact it was later found that my intestine had twisted and eventually perforated. As soon as this was discovered Dr Kiran flew back to Cleveland immediately to perform surgery. He saved my life :) He is very involved in your care and watches everything very closely. He really cares about his patients. At the end of my 5 weeks stay he had to leave. I was so nervous because I was still not feeling well, but he assured me he would check in on me. He did what he said. I was released at the end of that week and that following Monday when he returned to Cleveland he called my home to check on me. Very rare for a doctor let alone a surgeon. I have horrible anxiety and he has an amazing bedside manner. When he was about to leave Cleveland Clinic I found out during one of my other procedures I had done by my pouch specialist. He was not able to communicate his leaving due to hospital policy until it was publicly announced. As soon as he could he called me at my home to tell me he was leaving and going to NY and that he would miss me. I actually cried as I spoke to him and couldn't thank him enough. He was like a part of my family. Helped me during one of the scariest times of my life. I would highly recommend him to anyone. I would give him more than 5 stars if I could!!!

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Three Stars
  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area

    Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (2017)

    Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ are specialists and primary care physicians who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top physicians in the New York Metro Area who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Education

    25 Years Experience

  • Osmania University

    Graduated in 1993

  • Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Pokala R Kiran accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna NYC Community Plan
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP Preferred PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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