Venkata Kakarla, M.D.

Specialties:

General Surgery
  • Silver Cross Health Connection
  • Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery

Call 815-717-8730

Accepting new patients.

Dr. Kakarla is a board-certified general surgeon specializing in the use of minimally invasive surgery, particularly advanced laparoscopic robotic surgery. He earned his medical degree from Andhra Medical College in Visakhapatnam, India, in 1998 and performed post-graduate surgical training from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, United Kingdom.

Dr. Kakarla completed the general surgery residency program at New York Hospital Queens-Cornell University program in Flushing, New York in 2011, and a fellowship in Minimal Invasive and Robotic Surgery at the University Of Illinois at Chicago in 2012.

Dr. Kakarla has presented at numerous societies in the areas of general, laparoscopic, trauma and robotic surgery and is the recipient of the Dr. Anderson Memorial Gold Medal in Surgery.

Contact Information

Progressive Surgical Associates

Locations

Profile

Gender:

Male

Experience

Year began practicing: 2005

Year joined staff: 2015

Education

1998
Andhra Medical College

Residency

New York Hospital Medical Center

Fellowship

University of Illinois College of Medicine

Board Certified

  • General Surgery

Accepted Insurance

  • HUMANA HEALTH PLANS-EPO, HMO, POS
  • HFN, INC.-PPO
  • CATERPILLAR-PPO
  • AETNA-HMO
  • MEDICAID-MEDICAID
  • BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD-HMO, PPO
  • CIGNA-HMO, POS, PPO
  • PERSONALCARE-HMO
  • BLUECARE DIRECT-HMO
  • SEIU HEALTHCARE-PPO
  • (GENERAL)-PPO, WORKERS COMPENSATION
  • MEDICARE-MEDICARE

Other Specialties

  • General Surgery

Accepting Referrals

  • General Surgery

Areas Of Interest

Achalasia, Advanced Laparoscopic Procedures, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Anal Cancer, Anal Fissure, Anal Fistula, Appendectomy, Bowel Cancer, Cancer of the Spleen, Cancer Surgery, Cholecystectomy, Colon & Rectal Disease, Colon Biopsy, Colon Cancer, Colon Cancer Screening, Colon Diseases, Colon Polyps, Colon Resection, Colon Surgery, Colon/Stomach Problems, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, Colorectal Surgery, Component Separation for Hernia, da Vinci Robotic Surgery, Diagnostic Colonoscopy, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Digestive Cancer, Endoscopy, Fissures, Gastroesophageal Reflux, Laparoscopic Fundoplication

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.