Kranthi Achanta, M.D.
Dr. Achanta completed medical school at Gandhi medical College, Hyderabad, India. He completed general surgery residency at a Tufts University affiliated hospital in Boston, and a laparoscopic surgery fellowship at USC, Los Angeles, California. Following his training, he served as clinical instructor in surgery at USC, Los Angeles, and then as staff surgeon at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Orange County, California. Dr. Achanta became a member of the surgery department at Washington Hospital, Fremont, California in April 2001 after joining a Fremont based multi-specialty group practice.
Dr. Achanta is a fellowship-trained and board certified laparoscopic and general surgeon. Dr. Achanta’s surgical expertise includes laparoscopic and open abdominal surgery including laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, all types of laparoscopic/open hernia repairs, laparoscopic/open colon surgeries, laparoscopic splenectomy and laparoscopic adrenalectomy. His practice focuses on breast surgery, colon surgery, rectal surgery, endocrine surgery, parathyroid surgery, thyroid surgery, reflux surgery, and stomach surgery.
He has authored several text book chapters and research papers in leading national and international journals of surgery and 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 served as chair of the General Surgery Section and as chair of the Department of Surgery at Washington Hospital. He is passionate about medication safety and has served on the hospital Clinical Evaluation Committee (CEC) and Pharmacy Nutrition and Therapeutics (PN&T) committees for the past eight years, and is the current chair of the PN&T committee.