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Pokala Kiran

Dr. Pokala Ravi Kiran , MD

OVERVIEW

Dr. Ravi P. Kiran is the co-director of the Global Center for Integrated Colorectal Surgery and IBD Interventional Endoscopy at NewYork-Presbyerian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Prior to that, he served as chief and program director of the Division of Colorectal Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center for over a decade. He is also the Director of the Center for Innovation and Outcomes Research in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Kiran, a renowned surgeon-scientist with expertise in inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, and other complicated colorectal conditions, joined NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia from the Cleveland Clinic, where he was staff surgeon and head of the research section in the Department of Colorectal Surgery and director of its Rupert B. Turnbull Jr. School of Enterostomal Therapy. Dr. Kiran brings a wealth of experience in laparoscopic and open colorectal surgery, anorectal procedures and reoperative abdominal and pelvic surgery. With expertise in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) like complex Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, he specializes in bowel conservation as well as avoiding an ostomy (external bag) for these conditions when others may be unable. Having trained with Dr Victor Fazio at the Cleveland Clinic, he is an expert at pouch procedures. In addition to J and S pouch creation, he has experience in the repair, revision and redo of these pouches when pouch failure occurs. In addition to IBD, he is also expert in the surgical management of primary and recurrent colon and rectal cancer, diverticulitis, enterocutaneous fistula, functional bowel problems including constipation, incontinence and pelvic floor disorders. He is one of only a few highly skilled surgeons world-wide to perform continent ileostomy reservoir procedures and other complex operations to avoid a permanent ostomy after rectal or colon resection. As a researcher, Dr. Kiran has specific interests in surgical outcomes and quality and in evidence-based strategies for inflammatory bowel disease and other conditions. With a joint appointment at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, Dr. Kiran facilitates research collaborations in epidemiology between the Department of Surgery and the Mailman School. Dr. Kiran received his medical degree from and completed surgical training at Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India, and received advanced training in colorectal surgery in the United Kingdom. He completed his general surgery residency at Yale-Saint Mary’s Hospital and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and fellowship training in colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified in surgery and in colon and rectal surgery from the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (FASCRS) and is a fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England and Glasgow. The author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Kiran is also an editor and reviewer for numerous prominent journals and textbooks. As a student and physician, he has earned several distinctions, including the National Merit Scholarship and Gold Medals during his medical education and surgical training in India, Resident Researcher of the Year during surgical residency, Teacher of the Year in Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic in 2011, and the ASCRS Travelling Fellow Award in 2012. He has been voted to the list of Best Doctors in New York many times. Dr Kiran has a patient-centered approach to care and is available to see patients at the Main Campus, Midtown and New Jersey colorectal surgery office locations. Watch Video Profile
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PATIENT'S PERSPECTIVE

Takes time to answer my questions
Provides follow-up as needed

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RATINGS AND REVIEWS

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51 W 51st St, New York, NY, 10019
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NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
51 W 51st St
New York, NY, 10019
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"Trusted him because he had done a good job a few years ago but last surgery he mutilated my K-pouch valve, moving it to where it is far more likely to leak badly and fail -- no medical reason for this, no explanation in surgical notes and he screamed a lot of lies and nonsense when asked why he did it. Very painful to intubate; tissue adhesions that could have been avoided are painful as well. Most of his valuable staff has quit, including two fantastic specialized nurses. I would advise all to seek care elsewhere. "
  • July 9, 2022

LOCATIONS

ColumbiaDoctors - Midtown
51 W 51st St
New York, NY, 10019
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
500 Grand Ave Ste 101
Englewood, NJ, 07631
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
161 Fort Washington Ave # 8
New York, NY, 10032
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted

SPECIALTIES

  • Colorectal Surgery

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Medical School
Osmania Medical College
Graduated 1993
Residency
Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center

INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED  (27)

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  • AETNA
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell
  • Amerigroup of New Jersey
  • AmeriHealth of New Jersey
  • Amida Care
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem/GHI
  • Emblem/Hip
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthplus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Healthfirst
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Local 1199
  • Magnacare (National)
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • MVP Health Care
  • QualCare
  • Quality Health Management
  • RiverSpring
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • VNSNY CHOICE
  • WellCare
  • World Trade Center Health Plan
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