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Venkat R. Kalapatapu, MD

Venkat R. Kalapatapu, MD Physician

Chief, Vascular Surgery, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery

Languages spoken:

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Telugu

Dr. Kalapatapu is employed by Penn Medicine.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

About Dr. Venkat R. Kalapatapu

I take care of patients with all types of vascular disease including aneurysms and dissections of the aorta and other vessels, blockages in arteries in the leg, neck, abdomen and arms, varicose veins, thoracic outlet syndrome, need for dialysis access, etc. I perform medical, endovascular treatment which involves angiography and treating vascular disease with balloons and stents, and open vascular surgery that may involve bypass surgery as well.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Vascular Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2005
  • Vascular Surgery, 2007

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Aneurysm Repair
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Abdominal Aortic Ectasia
  • Acquired Arteriovenous Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Artery of Neck
  • Aneurysm of Descending Aorta
  • Aneurysm of Leg Artery
  • Aneurysm of Renal Artery
  • Aneurysm of Splenic Artery
  • Aneurysm of Subclavian Artery
  • Aneurysm of Visceral Artery
  • Aneurysm Upper Extremity Artery
  • Aneurysms
  • Angiography
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Arch Aneurysm
  • Aortic Atresia
  • Aortic Bifurcation Syndrome
  • Aortic Coarctation
  • Aortic Ulcer
  • Aortofemoral Shunt
  • Aortoiliac Obstruction
  • Arterial Biopsy
  • Arterial Embolism
  • Arterial Thrombosis
  • Arteriovenous Bypass
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Thrombosis
  • Arteriovenous Graft
  • Arteriovenous Graft Occlusion
  • Atheroembolism of Lower Extremities
  • Atheroembolism of Upper Extremities
  • Atherosclerosis (Arteriosclerosis)
  • Atherosclerosis of Renal Artery
  • Atherosclerosis of the Extremities
  • Balloon Angioplasty
  • Balloon Catheter
  • Below the Knee Amputation
  • Buerger’s Disease (Thromboangiitis Obliterans)
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Celiac Artery Compression Syndrome
  • Cervical Rib Resection
  • Claudication
  • Common Femoral Thromboendarterectomy
  • Complex Thoracoabdominal Aortic Disease
  • Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI)
  • Deep Thrombophlebitis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Diabetic Foot Infection
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Dialysis Access
  • Dissecting Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Dissection of Aorta
  • Embolectomy
  • Endarterectomy
  • Endarterectomy of Abdominal Artery
  • Endarterectomy of Lower Limb Artery
  • Endarterectomy of Upper Limb Artery
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Atherectomy
  • Endovascular Celiac Artery Surgery
  • Endovascular Femoral Artery Surgery
  • Endovascular Iliac Artery Surgery
  • Endovascular Laser Atherectomy
  • Endovascular Stent Grafts
  • Endovascular Superior Mesenteric Artery Surgery
  • Endovenous Laser Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Familial Aneurysmal Disease
  • Femoral Artery Angioplasty
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • Gangrene
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (Osler-Weber-Rendu Syndrome)
  • Hyperplasia of Renal Artery
  • Hyperplasia of Renal Vein
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Iliac Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Iliac Artery Endofibrosis
  • Iliac Artery Stenosis
  • Ilioiliac Artery Bypass Graft
  • Infected Graft Surgery
  • Interruption of Vena Cava
  • Intestinal Artery Disease
  • IVC Occlusion
  • Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome
  • Leg Ulcers
  • Leriche Syndrome
  • Ligation of Internal Jugular Vein
  • Lower Extremity Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lower Extremity Arterial Reconstruction
  • Lower Extremity Bypass
  • May-Thurner Syndrome
  • Mesenteric Artery Disease
  • Mesenteric Artery Stenting
  • Mesenteric Open Bypass
  • Mesenteric Vascular Disease
  • Open Aortic Surgery
  • Pediatric Vascular Surgery
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases
  • Popliteal Artery Aneurysm
  • Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome
  • Postphlebitic Syndrome
  • Pseudoaneurysm
  • Recurrent Thrombosis
  • Removal of Infected Abdominal Graft
  • Removal of Infected Neck Graft
  • Renal Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Renal Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Renal Artery Dysplasia
  • Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Repair of Axial Brachial Aneurysm
  • Repair of Blood Vessel of Leg
  • Repair of Carotid-Subclavian Aneurysm
  • Repair of Intraabdominal Blood Vessel
  • Repair of Neck Blood Vessel
  • Repair of Popliteal Artery
  • Repair of Vertebral Artery
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saddle Embolus
  • Saphenous Vein Ligation
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins
  • SMA Stenosis
  • Splenic Artery Repair
  • Stenosis Vascular Graft
  • Stricture of Artery
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome
  • Subclavian Stenosis
  • Superficial Phlebitis
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Stenosis
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Stenting
  • Telangiectasia (Spider Veins)
  • Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Ectasia
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thrombotic Disorders
  • Toe Amputation
  • Unna Boot
  • Upper Extremity Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Valvuloplasty of Femoral Vein
  • Varicose Vein Treatment
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Access Surgery
  • Vascular Anomaly
  • Vascular Disorders of Kidney
  • Vascular Insufficiency of the Intestine
  • Vascular Laser
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Vascular Stenting
  • Vein Ligation
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Stasis Disease
  • Vertebral Transposition
  • Visceral Malformation
  • VNUS Closure
  • Wound Medication
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Kakatiya Medical College
Residency: Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Residency: Providence Hospital
Residency: Easton Hospital
Fellowship: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Memberships

American Heart Association, National American Medical Association, National Association of Academic Surgeons, National Eastern Vascular Society, National Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, International Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, National Society of Vascular Surgery, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kalapatapu is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Aortic aneurysm
Aortic dissection
Atherosclerosis

Selected Publications:

Fairman Alexander S, Wang Grace J, Jackson Benjamin M, Foley Paul J, Damrauer Scott M, Kalapatapu Venkat, Golden Michael A, Fairman Ronald M: Characterization and outcomes of reinterventions in Food and Drug Administration-approved versus trial endovascular aneurysm repair devices. Journal of vascular surgery : 2017.

Wang Grace J, Jackson Benjamin M, Foley Paul J, Damrauer Scott M, Kalapatapu Venkat, Golden Michael A, Fairman Ronald M: Treating Peripheral Artery Disease in the Wake of Rising Costs and Protracted Length of Stay. Annals of vascular surgery 44 : 253-260,2017.

Ramdon Andre, Breyre Amelia, Kalapatapu Venkat: A Case of Acute Ischemic Monomelic Neuropathy and Review of the Literature. Annals of vascular surgery 42 : 301.e1-301.e5,2017.

Ullery Brant W, Kalapatapu Venkat: Bilateral reperfusion injury after carotid endarterectomy with contralateral carotid occlusion. Vascular 23 (2): 188-92,2015.

Nathan Derek, Szeto Wilson, Gutsche Jacob, Min Htun, Kalapatapu Venkat: Metastatic endometrial sarcoma with inferior vena caval and cardiac involvement: a combined surgical approach. Vascular and endovascular surgery 48 (3): 267-70,2014.

Eidt J, Kalapatapu V.: Amputations: Techniques and results. Rutherford’s Vascular Surgery, 8th Edition. : 1848-1867,2014.

Kalapatapu V.: Lower extremity amputation. UpToDate On-line publication : 2012.

Kalapatapu V.: Techniques of lower extremity amputation. UpToDate On-line publication : 2012.

Eidt J, Kalapatapu V: Below and above knee amputation. Atlas of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy : in press,2010.

Eidt J, Kalapatapu V: Amputations : Techniques and results. Rutherford’s Vascular Surgery, 7th Edition : 1772-91,2010.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Prebyterian Medical Center
Department of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery
51 North 39th Street
266 Wright-Saunders Pvln.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-9660
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)