Dr. Prashanth Rao

Dr. Prashanth Rao, Bariatric Surgeon

Chennai, India

439, Cheran Nagar, Perumbakkam, Chennai - 600 100, Tamil Nadu

Speciality: Bariatric Surgeon

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Konkani, French

Degree: Bariatric Surgeon

About - Dr. Prashanth Rao

Qualification: MBBS, MS ( Bom), FRCS (Ed), DNB, FCPS, MNAMS, DLS (Fr), FIAGES, FMAS, Hon FALS, FICS

Medical College: TNMC & BYL Nair C H Mumbai

Training: Internship at Nair hospital, Surgical Houseposts at Muktabai Hospital & Bombay Hospital

Residency Traning: KEM Hospital Residency Surgical Program

Residency: KEM Hospital, Cooper Hospital, Tata Memorial Hospital (Oncosurgery)

Chief Residency: KEM Hospital


23 years in surgery

20 years in GI and Minimal Access Surgery

Worked under pioneering Laparoscopic Surgeon Prof. Jacques Perissat in Bordeaux as Foreign Assistant in Maison du Haut Leveque.

Pioneered Single Port Surgery in the world using an access device (the Triport). One of the few in the country doing a total laparoscopic Whipple's procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy) along with other advanced laparoscopic procedures like lap D2 Gastrectomy, lap / Thoracoscopic esophagectomy, lap Peustows, lap Colorectal procedures, etc.


Recognition: In Advanced Procedures in Minimal Access Surgery and as Pioneer of Single Port Surgery

Awards & Honours:

  • AV Baliga Memorial Prize for standing 1st In MS exam
  • 1st Rank in MS exam in Mumbai University in 1995
  • 2 nd Prize video in MASICON Nashik
  • 1st Prize in Video presentation in ELSA Hyderabad

Special Interest: Laparoscopic GI Oncosurgery procedures, Single Port Surgery, Bariatric Surgery



  • MNAMS ( National Academy of Medical Sciences)
  • FRCS ( Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)
  • FICS ( International College of Surgeons)
  • FMAS ( Minimal Access Surgery)
  • FIAGES ( Indian Association of Gastro Endo Surgeons)
  • Hon FALS ( Advanced laparoscopic Surgery)
  • SAGES ( Society of American Gastro Endo Surgeons)
  • IHPBA (Hepato Pancreatico Biliary Association Indian Chapter)

Fellowship Description: Foreign assistant to Prof. Jacques Perissat in Bordeaux

Physician Assistant Program MS: Worked under Pioneering laparoscopic surgeon Jacques Perissat as Foreign Assistant at Maison DU Haut Leveque the biggest teaching hospital in Bordeaux. Lecturer in Surgery in Gen and GI Surgery unit of KEM Hospital under Dr A N Supe ( 1996-99). Post Equivalent to that of Assistant Professor in a teaching unit in the largest teaching hospital of Mumbai.

Certification: Certificat Course in Hospital administration, Certified by SFCE ( French Endoscopic Society), MMC69073

Socities & Organisation: IMA, ASI, AHPBA, AMC, AMASI, IAGES

Internship & Junior: Run a Fellowship course in Laparoscopic surgery at Mamata hospital

Education - Dr. Prashanth Rao

Medical College: TNMC & BYL Nair C H Mumbai

Costs of Obesity/Bariatric Surgery procedures in Mumbai, India



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