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Chitharanjan Pullattrana, MD

Dr. Pullattrana is a surgeon in the Charleston area. He is affiliated with MUSC Medical Center.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
77 doctors
Top 15%
78 doctors
Top 5%
38 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw obesity patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.

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106 doctors
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106 doctors
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52 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw digestive tract conditions patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.

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37 doctors
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37 doctors
Top 5%
18 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.

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44 doctors
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44 doctors
Top 5%
22 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw sleep apnea patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.

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38 doctors
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38 doctors
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19 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw more hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Charleston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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72 doctors
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72 doctors
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36 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw acid reflux patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.

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14 doctors
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14 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw more inguinal hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Charleston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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113 doctors
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114 doctors
Top 5%
56 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.

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109 doctors
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108 doctors
Top 5%
54 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.

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14 doctors
Top 15%
15 doctors
Top 5%
7 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw hiatal hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.

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120 doctors
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120 doctors
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60 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.

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50 doctors
Top 15%
49 doctors
Top 5%
24 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw osteoarthritis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.
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13 doctors
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14 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw more umbilical hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Charleston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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27 doctors
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28 doctors
Top 5%
13 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw malnutrition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.
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58 doctors
Top 15%
59 doctors
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29 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw chronic pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.
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103 doctors
Top 15%
102 doctors
Top 5%
51 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.

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56 doctors
Top 15%
55 doctors
Top 5%
27 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw arthritis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.
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88 doctors
Top 15%
88 doctors
Top 5%
43 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.

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6 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw ventral hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.

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35 doctors
Top 15%
34 doctors
Top 5%
17 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw biliary tract disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.

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61 doctors
Top 15%
62 doctors
Top 5%
30 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw high cholesterol patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.

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19 doctors
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20 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw gallstones patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.

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57 doctors
Top 15%
58 doctors
Top 5%
28 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw constipation patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.
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58 doctors
Top 15%
58 doctors
Top 5%
28 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw liver condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.
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71 doctors
Top 15%
71 doctors
Top 5%
35 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw asthma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.
Top 25%
44 doctors
Top 15%
45 doctors
Top 5%
22 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.
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90 doctors
Top 15%
90 doctors
Top 5%
45 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw lung condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
19 doctors
Top 15%
20 doctors
Top 5%
9 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw benign polyps patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.
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68 doctors
Top 15%
68 doctors
Top 5%
34 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.
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6 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Pullattrana saw cholecystitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charleston area. Learn more.

Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Pullattrana accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

Bronchoscopy $2,262 – 6,163
Colonoscopy (screening) $855 – 3,046
Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $6,538 – 15.7k
Gallbladder removal (open) $7,903 – 14.3k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $6,178 – 13.4k
Liver biopsy $3,230 – 6,709
Sigmoidoscopy $424 – 1,558
Upper endoscopy $1,408 – 4,214

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Pullattrana’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Pullattrana 35%
Predicted for his patients 22%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Pullattrana’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Pullattrana’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. 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 laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Pullattrana’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Pullattrana’s rate of laparoscopic 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.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Pullattrana’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
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outpatient hernia surgery 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.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

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. Pullattrana’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Pullattrana’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. 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. Pullattrana’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Pullattrana’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.

Locations

Dr. Pullattrana sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

MUSC Health Radiation Oncology
171 Ashley Ave
Charleston, SC 29425
457 miles away

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Hospital affiliations

Dr. Pullattrana is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • MUSC Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • AvMed
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Chinese Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Evergreen Health Cooperative
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCarolinaCare
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health First
  • Health Net
  • Health New England
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • Indiana University Health Plan
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Network Health Plan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • Oregons Health COOP
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Security Health Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • Southeastern Indiana Health Organization
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • Trilogy Health Insurance
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Viva Health
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield