MS - ENT, MBBS, DNB - Otorhinolaryngology, Fellow of American College of Surgeons(FACS)
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Dr. Sampath Chandra Prasad Rao is a Consultant Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgeon specialized in Skull Base Surgeries & Hearing Implantology.Dr. Rao did his Masters at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore (Manipal University) bagging the best outgoing student in the process. He is the Fellow of European Board of Examinations and the European Academy of Otology & Neurotology. He was awarded the British Annual Congress in Otolaryngology (BACO) fellowship twice, Birla Smarak Kosh Fellowship & the GSE fellowship of Rotary International and the Ten Outstanding Indians Award from Junior Chamber International (JCI).He completed his 2-year fellowship in Skull Base Surgeries, Hearing Implantology and Advanced Otology at the Skull Base unit of Casa Di Cura Piacenza (Italy) & was awarded Fellowship of the European Academy of Neurotology (EAONO). He continued to work in Italy with Mario Sanna, Jacques Magnan and Paolo Castelnuovo for a total of six and a half years accumulating vast experience in Skull Base Surgery.Dr. Rao has over 100 peer reviewed scientific publications (h index of 19), 15 chapters in various textbooks & one text book on Cochlear & other Auditory Implants by Thieme International. He is the recipient of the Best paper award at the Politzer Society Meeting in 2013.Dr. Rao was awarded with an honorary Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) in 2019, and a visiting Professorship to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of Asia's largest Universities. He is an invited faculty at the World Federation of Skull Base Societies and European Skull Base Congresses. He was also honored with the Dr. GS Grewal Oration at the 71st Annual Congress of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India AOICON in 2018, the Prof. Allaudin Memorial Oration at the 17th National Conference of ORLHNS 2019 of the Society of Otolaryngologists & Head Neck Surgeons of Bangladesh, the Karnataka ENT Oration at the 37th Karnataka State ENT Conference AOIKCON 2019 and the Prof. SR Singh Oration at the UP State ENT Conference 37th UPAOICON 2019. He has been invited to the Skull Base Courses organised by the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) and has been an invited speaker at the National Conferences of the Italian, Egyptian, Turkish, Saudi, Bangladeshi, UAE and Indian societies. He has pioneered many new concepts in skull base surgery in India. He is the Founder of World Skull Base, an international organization and an NGO. The WSB Fellowship Diplomas in Skull Base Surgery offered by World Skull Base in Bangalore, are the 1st curriculum based skull base courses in India that are awarded a University Diploma.
He was good and patient in listening to my problems,quick response and let v how it goes as he suggested few scans n test
I was recently diagnosed with a congenital defect in the skull base causing Cerebro Spinal Fluid(CSF) leak through my nose. This condition was persisting from 6 months and I was told that it could be treated through an endoscopic surgery.
We were looking for a skull base surgeon who had performed CFS leak repairs very frequently. We were told that ENT surgeons in India normally get to handle 3-4 such cases in a year and to look for a surgeon who has performed this procedure day in and day out. Our quest ended with DR. SAMPATH CHANDRA PRASAD RAO.
We came to know about him through my cousin who also happens to be an ENT surgeon. On our consultation, Dr.Sampath explained me and my family in simple terms about the condition and the findings of my CT scan. He also explained in detail the surgery procedure and the different techniques he might use to seal my defect. He patiently answered all our queries and also guided us on the post operative care and precautions required. He seemed very confident with the procedure and also mentioned that he has handled these cases multiple times before. We were totally convinced to get the surgery done through him on our first consultation itself. We are based out in Bangalore. Since the procedure needed a lot of post operative rest and follow ups, we were reluctant to travel out of state and was extremely relieved after meeting Dr.Sampath.
The surgery has gone well and the CSF leak has stopped now. I am on my path to recovery. We opted for Apollo Spectra Hospital. Dr.Sampath is still following up with my healing. In every follow up session, he has explained the healing process in detail with a video of my endoscopy and also answered all our questions with patience.
Would also like to mention Dr. Kavitha from Dr.Sampath's team who assisted and over looked the surgery. She constantly followed me up and was always available to guide on post operative do's and dont's. She has been very comforting and cleared all our doubts during pre as well as post surgery.
I was recently diagnosed with Jugular Paraganglioma - a benign tumour in the ear in Nov 2019.
Our quest for a surgeon for skull based, middle ear surgeries ended with Dr. Sampath Chandra Prasad Rao.
The morbidity associated with the disease was extremely high due to the location of the tumour and involved various nerves. On our very first meeting we spent nearly 2.5 hours with the Doctor. He explained to us all the procedures involved and the associated complications with pictures. It took us only 2 meetings in order to go ahead with the surgery.
Dr. Sampath took us through a detailed, step by step information after which we had no queries to seek further clarification. Our second meeting therefore was scheduled only to finalise the dates and the place of surgery. We were totally convinced that if I had to undergo a surgery, it had to be through him. His detailed explanation during consultation helped us prepare ourselves mentally in order to go through this complicated procedure.
Dr. Sampath was so precise and meticulous in his diagnosis and the associated morbidity. It happened to be an 18 hour long surgery and we are extremely thankful for the Doctor and his team for the way they have handled such complicated surgery with utmost care. I was told that post surgery, (18 long hours) Dr. Sampath had the patience to explain the entire surgical procedure to my spouse.
Dr. Sampath ensured no nerve was compromised during the surgery which gives me so much hope to recover from the morbidity. We went through the surgery at Manipal Hospital and needless to say, we were extremely happy with the pre and post operative care extended by Manipal hospital under the able guidance of Dr. Sampath. All the Doctors, nurses and the support staff are extremely empathetic and took really good care. Would also like to mention Dr. Anupama for all the comforting before the surgery, Dr. Paritsoh Pandey & his team who did the Embolization. Dr. Rhea and Dr. Anoopa from Dr. Sampath’s team who took utmost care during my stay at the hospital. I am on my path to recovery and continue to visit Dr. Sampath.
In today’s commercially driven world, its people like Dr. Sampath who restore faith in mankind.
Thank you Dr. Sampath, we are ever grateful to you!
Thank you for We feel blessed to be with one of the ****** ***** ** ***** **** surgery in India . Thank you for explaining me the complete disease, also about the operation & gives the least medicines. Thank you for your excellent work while performing surgery on me. Now I am back to normal life without tumor. Really grateful for that for being down to earth and Good Human being . Asked us to message him in his number for any emergency. Felt very relieved after his consultation.
I would recommend him for all the patients.
They made me wait for one and a half hour, later informed me doctor is not coming and made me see his assistant. If he wasn't available then they should have informed me prior, I came all the way and sat there. They were keep on telling me 10 to 15 mins, he is coming and then they said no he is not coming.
I SRI BABU LAL DAS, AN INHABITANT OF WEST BENGAL WENT TO MANIPAL HOSPITALS AND WAS UNDER THE TREATMENT OF DR . SAMPATH CHANDRA PRAKASH RAO.
UNDET HIS SUPERVISION, MY RT.EAR OPERATION WAS DONE ON 16/08/2019
*** *** ** *** ** *** **** ******* ** ** ****** GENTLE AND HAVE A LAUGHING FACE. HE HAS ALWAYS ADIVISED AND SUPPORTED WITH SMILING FACE. NOT ONLY THAT, AS AND REQUIRED HE HAS DISCHARGED HIS VALUABLE SUGGESTIONS AS PER OUR QUERY BY WHAT'S APP AND PHONE CALL ALSO
IN THIS CSE HE IS NOT ANNOYED AT ALL . BUT HE IS PROMPT. MY OPERATION WAS A COMPLEX ONE. PERHAPS I SHALL GO TO HIM FOR ANOTHER APPOINTMENT, IF REQUIRED AS PER HIS SUGGESTION.
WE ARE REALLY YHANKFUL TO HIM AND WE SHALL RECOMMEND HIS NAME IN NEIGHBOURING PEOPLE OF MY AREA.
Hi This is Srikanth. Let me tell in one sentence.
Dr Sampath is living God in my life.
I had a tumour in my skull base and due to that I was not able to talk and eat properly. It had damaged the nerves.
When we and my family were completely black out when we got to know this, we met DR Sampath through a referral.
Trust me when me spoke to Sampath I regained the strength in my life and had a courage to overcome the disease.
My operation went on for 18hrs, Sampath operated continuously and operation was successful.
I am back to normal to my routine and completely recovered able to eat and speak more tha before.
Sampath is an amazing doctor.
Thank you for the wonderful care.Thank you for taking a good care.We feel blessed to be with one of the finest hands in skull base surgery in India .Tumour of ear which has been removed completely with good functional outcome. Thank you for explaining me the complete disease by explaining with simple diagrams ,and also CT scan and also about the operation.We had complete knowledge about what we are undergoing.Really greatful for that,for being down to earth and understand patient view also...Now we are back to normal life without tumour.. I would recommend him for all the patients..
Thank you so much doc....
My father was diagnosed with in ear infection (middle & inner) for which the Dr Sampath recommended surgery (mastoiditis). The procedure took 5hrs post which my father was shifted to ward. He had some sweating the next day and fever which the doctor diagnosed as nothing serious and recommended medicines. Post surgery weakness prevailed and my fathers diabetes kept fluctuating. He was diagnosed of some urine infection and was recommended medication for few days. Within 3 days my father was discharged as per Dr Sampath and within 36Hrs my father had complications of vomiting for which he had to be rushed to Manipal. The post surgery MRI in Manipal displayed clots in the brain which were never present in the pre surgery MRI. I lost my father after 7days at Manipal primarily because the Dr Sampath wasn't able to evaluate post surgery complications (fever & facial weakness) which resulted due to clots in his brain. The clots resulted in a minor and major stroke within 48hrs post hospitalization again in Manipal. Would never recommend this doctor to anyone.
The doctor is really very friendly and will make very comfortable. Though I had to wait for around 2 hours for the checkup, but the wait actually paid off. He was so great in cleaning and extracting the ear waxes. I felt like I got new ears after the treatment. I will recommend the doctor to everyone who has ear issues.