Kota Venkatesh, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Dr. Kota Venkatesh, M.D.,F.A.C.S., F.A.S.C.R.S., completed his General Surgery Internship at Emory University School of Medicine and completed his General Surgery Residency at St. Luke’s/Temple University Hospital, Pennsylvania. He went on to receive his fellowship training in Colon and Rectal Surgery at The University of Texas affiliated Hospitals. Dr. Venkatesh had completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at Emory University and has several publications and presentations to his credit.

Dr. Venkatesh has been named, one of America’s Top Surgeons by the Consumers Research Council of America.  He is also the recipient of the “Patients Choice Award” and "Compassionate Doctor Recognition".

He is a member of many national medical and surgical societies including the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

Dr. Venkatesh earned his medical degree in 1995, from The University of Mysore, India. He had an additional General Surgery training at Manipal Academy of Higher Education. He then served as a lecturer in surgery at Rajah Muthiah Medical College, India.

Dr. Venkatesh is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery. His scope of practice is restricted to diseases of the colon and rectum. Dr. Venkatesh treats all common and complex problems in the field of colon and rectal surgery takes pride in delivering state of art care to his patients in a compassionate manner. He specializes in the treatment of colon and rectal cancer as well as benign diseases such as diverticulitis, polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, rectal prolapse and fecal incontinence, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, fistulas and other diseases of the colon, rectum and anus.

His interests include advanced laparoscopic, robotic and newer techniques in anorectal surgeries. He is the first colon and rectal surgeon to perform robotic surgery in Gwinnett County. In addition to performing diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy, he treats common anorectal problems using modern non-surgical and minimally invasive techniques which results in less pain and quicker recovery.

Dr. Venkatesh is a staff surgeon at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Gwinnett Medical Center, Eastside Medical Center and Northside Hospital. He serves as a member in several hospital committees.



The University of Mysore, India

Emory University School of Medicine

St. Luke’s Hospital, Pennsylvania

Fellowship Training
The University of Texas affiliated Hospitals

Board Certification
American Board of Surgery and American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Special Procedures & Techniques
Advanced laparoscopic, Robotic Surgery and Newer Techniques in Anorectal surgeries