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Kavitha Sharkady, MD

Dr. Sharkady is an anesthesiologist in the Durham area. She is affiliated with Medcath Diagnostics at Johnston Memorial Hospital Cardiac Cath Lab and Johnston Medical Center - Clayton.
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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Sharkady’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Sharkady’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 7%

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

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Sharkady’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. Sharkady’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Sharkady’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. Sharkady’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
92%
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. Sharkady’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Sharkady’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. Sharkady’s.

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

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Locations

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

1816 Front St
Durham, NC 27705
470 miles away

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Credentials
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2004

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Anesthesiology

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Medcath Diagnostics at Johnston Memorial Hospital Cardiac Cath Lab
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)
  • Johnston Medical Center - Clayton
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • FirstCarolinaCare
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MedCost
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Optima Health
  • Physicians Health plan
  • Pomco
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Scott and White Health Plan
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • WellMed Medical Management