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Kranthi K. Achanta, MD

About Dr. Achanta

Dr. Achanta completed medical school at Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad, India. He then undertook his general surgery residency at a Tufts University-affiliated hospital in Boston, followed by a laparoscopic surgery fellowship at USC in Los Angeles, CA. After his training, he served as a clinical instructor in surgery at USC, Los Angeles, and later as a staff surgeon at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Orange County, CA. Dr. Achanta joined the surgery department at Washington Hospital in Fremont, California, in April 2001, as part of a local multi-specialty group practice.

Dr. Achanta is a fellowship-trained and board-certified laparoscopic and general surgeon. His surgical expertise includes both laparoscopic and open abdominal procedures, such as gallbladder surgery, hernia repairs, colon surgeries, splenectomy, and adrenalectomy. His practice focuses on breast surgery, colon and rectal surgery, endocrine surgery (including parathyroid and thyroid surgery), reflux surgery, and stomach surgery.

He has continued to advance his surgical skills, obtaining privileges for Robotics Assisted Surgery in May 2021 and earning his Certificate of Da Vinci Technology Training in May 2024. Dr. Achanta is specifically trained to operate the Da Vinci Xi multiport robotic surgery system, offering advanced instrumentation, enhanced vision, and improved patient outcomes.

Moreover, Dr. Achanta has authored several textbook chapters and research papers published in leading national and international surgical journals. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS).

Dr. Achanta has served as chair of the General Surgery Section and the Department of Surgery at Washington Hospital. Passionate about medication safety, he has been a member of the hospital's Clinical Evaluation Committee (CEC) and the Pharmacy Nutrition and Therapeutics (PN&T) committee for the past eight years, currently serving as chair of the PN&T committee.

  • Medical School
  • Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad, India
  • Internship
  • Gandhi Hospital, Secunderabad, India
  • Residency
  • Surgical Baystate Medical Center
    Springfield, MA
  • Surgical St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
    Boston, MA
  • Fellowship
  • Surgical Research Fellow Baystate Medical Center
    Springfield, MA
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA