Dr. Kakarlapudi grew up in Kansas City and received his B.A. in Biology and an M.D. in 1998 (graduation of B.A. and M.D. with distinction) from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Kakarlapudi was accepted to medical school directly from high school and graduated at the top of his medical school class. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society and placed first in the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine Research Days. He completed his internship in general surgery in 1999 and his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2003 from the University of Maryland Medical Center. In 2009, Dr. Kakarlapudi earned an MBA in entrepreneurship from the University of Louisville. His vision of developing a comprehensive ENT and Allergy practice along with his leadership skills were instrumental in the formation of Advanced ENT & Allergy.
Dr. Kakarlapudi is board-certified in adult and pediatric otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery by the American Board of Otolaryngology. In 2013, Dr. Kakarlapudi successfully passed his Board Recertification as recommended by the American Academy of Otolaryngology. He is one of four ENT doctors in the area who have earned the fellow status of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy—given his expertise in managing allergic problems in the head and neck. Dr. Kakarlapudi has a passion for incorporating the latest and most cost-effective treatments for ear, nose, and throat disorders. Dr. Kakarlapudi, along with another Advanced ENT & Allergy partner, was one of the first in the Louisville area to perform balloon sinuplasty. Dr. Kakarlapudi has expertise in the medical and surgical treatment of sinus and allergy problems; pediatric ENT problems; obstructive sleep apnea; and thyroid and parathyroid diseases. In his free time, he runs, plays tennis, and enjoys time with his wife and two young children.
In following Dr. Kakarlapudi’s interest in cost-effective solutions to common ENT problems like breathing, sinus infections, and snoring, he has incorporated the latest high-tech solutions that can be done in the office to help you breathe and sleep better and reduce your sinus symptoms. These include balloon sinuplasty, in-office turbinate reduction, VIVAER, and Pillar implants.
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“I have spent several years dealing with chronic sinusitis. I had been on several rounds of antibiotics a year and it was time to consider something else out. It wasn’t until my PCP came to me and said, “Dan, you can keep on taking antibiotics your whole life or you can go see an ENT for future medical needs”. I had pain in my teeth that was even causing an issue when I would bite down. I couldn’t even touch my teeth on my right side. I had stuffiness that created an issue with using my CPAP of a nighttime.
I had the Balloon Sinuplasty with Dr. K under sedation at the New Albany location. Since having the procedure, all my troubles have gone away! I would strongly recommend this procedure to anyone suffering with their symptoms interfering with their quality of life. I had some reservations at first, like anyone else, but the results couldn’t be better.” – Danny