Prashanth Rao
Dr Prashanth Rao
Director and Senior Consultant
General Surgery and Minimal Access Surgery
  • MBBS
  • MS
  • FRCS (Ed)
  • Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery (Fr.)
  • FALS (Hon)
  • FICS (USA)
34 Years
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Dr Prashanth Rao is a proficient GI ( GastroIntestinal )and Bariatric Surgeon with an overall experience of over 25years. He specializes in Advanced Minimal Access or laparoscopic Surgery with a wide repertoire of Minimal Access procedures in his skill sets, including Upper GI, Colorectal, Bariatric and Hepato-Biliary (HPB) as well as Thoracic surgery. He received his medical training from Topiwala National Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai both esteemed medical institutions of India. He stood first rank in Mumbai university in the MS exam in 1995. During the residency he also did Oncosurgery training from Tata Memorial Hospital. After that he worked 4 years as an Asst professor in the first GI unit of KEM Hospital under Dr Supe. He also did a Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery from France and worked under pioneering laparoscopic surgeon Prof Jacques Perissat in Bordeaux. He also obtained his FRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. He has been awarded the Fellowship in MAS by AMASI, FALS ( Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopy) by IAGES and is a member of the International College of Surgeons (FICS).

Dr Rao has visited multiple national and international conferences that include ASI, MASICON, AMASICON, IAGES, SAGES (USA), ACS (American College of Surgeons-USA), Ossicon (Bariatric conference) ,Sobracil (Curitiba-Brazil), Euro- Middle East Cong (Paris), 1st Single Port conference Greece(Athens), as an invited faculty member, and has also organized various workshops and conferences. He has conducted training labs for SAGES (Society of American Gastro Endo Surgeons ) to teach single port surgery which he pioneered. He has lectured in various countries including Australia, USA, Brazil, Vietnam, China, France, Athens and also demonstrated live laparoscopic Surgery in the 1st peoples Hospital of Guangzhou China. He has been Treasurer and WZ Vice President of AMASI ( Association of Minimal ACCESS Surgeons of India) in the past and is currently on the Executive committee of AMASI. He has been Jt Org Secretary for AMASICON 2009 and 2015 in mumbai, both with more than 1500 delegates.

Along with being a skilled medical professional, Dr Rao is also the Founder member of the Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India and the Indian Chapter of International Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Association, and an esteemed executive member of the Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India, Indian Association of Gastroendosurgeon, Associations of Surgeons of India, Indian Medical Association, Association of Medical Consultants. He’s also been a Chief Supervisor for MBBS University exams, teacher for MS PG students and teacher and examiner for the Nursing council of India.He has been sectional editor and reviewer for JMAS and reviewer for various prestigious journals including British Journal of Surgery. He is a teacher for the Dip MAS course conducted by AMASI. He is also a Professor and teacher and examiner for FMAS (Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery) course conducted by MUHS ( Maharashtra University of Health Sciences) at Gleneagles Hospital Parel, Mumbai.


  • Current
    Director & Chief of Surgery GI and MAS, Gleneagles Hospital Mumbai from inception
  • Aug 1997 to Nov 1997
    Assistant to pioneering Laparoscopic surgeon, Prof. Jacques Perissat in Maison du Haut Leveque
  • Jan 1996 to Aug 1999
    Asst. Prof / Lecturer (General Surgery), King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai


  • 1st Ranker in the MS (General Surgery) exam.
  • Dr AV Baliga Memorial prize for standing first in MS exam in Mumbai.
  • Best Video lap CD at Masicon.
  • Best video Single Port Cholecystectomy at ELSA/ IAGES Asia Pacific Conference Hyderabad.
  • Awarded ‘Best Laparoscopic Surgeon’ (Maharashtra ) by the International Health Summit Award 2017-Awarded by Vice Chairman of the Red Cross and Vice Chairman of the BJP.


  • Over 200 presentations at various National and International conferences in the for of Lectures / Videos/ Debates/ Chairman


MBBS, MS, FRCS (Ed), DNB, MNAMS, Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery(Fr.), FMAS, FIAGES, FALS (Hon),FICS (USA)


  • Over 40 peer reviewed publications in various National and International Journals.
  • Over 3 Book Chapters in prominent books on laparoscopic Surgery.

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