Bhaskara Ponnuru, MD
Outpatient procedure rate
As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.
Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients
Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.
To help you understand how Dr. Ponnuru’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:
- We first measure how many of Dr. Ponnuru’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
- We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Ponnuru’s.
By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Ponnuru’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.
This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.
Dr. Ponnuru sees patients and can be reached at the following location.
UPMC Medical Education Program
Guntur Medical College
MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1969
Dr. Ponnuru is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.
Clear Lake Regional Medical CenterCHospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
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