Dr. Kannepalli Narasinga Rao

Sr. Consultant Neuro Surgeon

Dr. Kannepalli Narasinga Rao

Dr. Kannepalli Narasinga Rao

MBBS, MCh, Ex Professor NIMHANS, Clinical Fellow in Skull Base Surgery (Osaka, Japan)

Department: Neuro Surgery
Designation: Sr. Consultant Neuro Surgeon
Years Of Experience: 17
Location: Malakpet
Languages: Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, English
Med Reg No: 42185
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Dr. Kannepalli Narasinga Rao is a Senior Consultant Neuro Surgeon at Yashoda Hospitals, Malakpet, with remarkable expertise and experience in tackling a wide variety of complex neurosurgical cases. His experience comes from the best neurosurgical training institutes in India, such as NIMS and NIMHANS.

He has successfully performed over 80 intracranial aneurysms, 110 vestibular schwannomas, and numerous complex skull base lesions. He has extensive experience in endoscopic intracranial surgery for pituitary tumours, craniopharyngiomas, and intraventricular tumours. He has a keen interest in minimally invasive work for intracranial pathologies and performs a small coin size craniectomy for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm. His minimally invasive work is also reflected in spinal surgeries like microdiscectomy and laminoforaminotomy for lumbar and cervical disc problems.

His dedication to excellence is demonstrated by his Skull Base Surgery Clinical Fellowship at Osaka City University in Osaka, Japan, where he was mentored by Dr. Kenji Ohata. During this fellowship, he had the privilege of learning finer techniques from the masters in the field of skull base surgery. This experience has honed his skills in performing complex procedures, including petrosectomies and retractorless surgeries, which require precision and an intricate understanding of surgical anatomy. 

On the academic front, he has served as an external examiner for MCh and DNB examinations, both at state medical colleges and prestigious institutes. He also actively contributes to medical discourse by chairing sessions, adjudicating awards for posters and papers, and delivering guest lectures at various medical meetings. 

Dr. Narasinga Rao’s commitment to advancing neurosurgery is evident in his extensive publication work, which includes over 40 research papers in various neurosurgical domains. His dedication to patient care is evident through the positive reviews from his patients and his unwavering commitment to their well-being. He has a remarkable ability to communicate with patients effectively and compassionately, ensuring that they understand their diagnoses and treatment options.

With a commitment to patient care and a strong presence in academia and research, his expertise and contributions have a significant impact on the field of neurosurgery and patient outcomes.

Education Qualifications

Education Qualifications

  • May 2017: Skull Base Surgery Clinical Fellowship, Osaka City University, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
  • 2000-2006: MCh Neurosurgery, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
  • 1992-1997: MBBS, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinda
  • Currently working as a Senior Consultant Neuro Surgeon at Yashoda Hospitals, Malakpet
  • June 2019-Sep 2023: Professor, National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore
  • July 2014-May 2019: Additional Professor, National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore
  • July 2011-June 2014: Associate Professor, National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore
  • June 2008-June 2011: Assistant Professor, National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore
  • July 2007-June 2008: Consultant, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
  • Nov 2006-Jul 2007: Assistant Professor, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad
Special Interest and ExpertiseSpecial Interest and Expertise
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Cerebrovacular Surgery
  • Spinal Instrumentation
Professional MembershipProfessional Membership
  • Member of Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), USA
  • Life Member of Neurological Society of India (NSI)
  • Life Member of Skull Base Surgery Society of India (SBSSI)
  • Life Member of Andhra Pradesh Neuroscientists Association (APNSA)
  • Life Member of the Twin Cities Neuroclub
  • Life Member of Bangalore Neuroclub
Research & PublicationsResearch & Publications
  • Predictors of aneurysmal rebleed before definitive surgical or endovascular management. Solanki C, Pandey P, Rao KV. Acta Neurochirurgica. 2016 Jun 1;158(6):1037-44.
  • Surgically Managed Pediatric Intracranial Aneurysms: How Different Are They from Adult Intracranial Aneurysms? Deora H, Rao K.V.L.N, Somanna S, Srinivas D, Shukla D.P, Bhat D.I. Pediatr Neurosurg 2017;52:313-317
  • Surgical Management of Aneurysms of Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery: Location Based Approaches and Outcomes with Review of Literature. Harsh Deora, Nitish Nayak, Priyadarshi Dixit, V. Vikas, K. V. L. N. Rao, Nupur Pruthi, Dwarakanath Srinivas, Dhaval P. Shukla, Dhananjay I. Bhat, Bhaskara Rao Malla, Bhagvatula Indira Devi, Sampath Somanna. Journal of Neuroscience in Rural Practice 2019
  • Spontaneous Recovery of Complete Foot Drop in Case of Lumbar Disc Herniation Catcher in the Rye? Narasinga Rao K.V.L., Harsh Deora, Vikas Vazhayil, Suresh Tatineni. World Neurosurgery (2019), 122, 518-521
  • Delayed presentation of primary parenchymal arachnoid cyst in adult population: a rare location of a common cyst—case report and review of the literature. Subhas Konar, K. V. L. Narasinga Rao, B. N. Nandeesh and S. Sampath. Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery (2019) 34:16
  • An unusual site of metastasis from carcinoma of tongue – metastasis to lumbar vertebrae: A case report and review of literature. Beniwal, Manish; Vikas, V; Rao, K; Srinivas, Dwarkanath; Sampath, S. Surgical Neurology International. 2019, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p33-33. 1p.
  • Needle in a haystack: Migration of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt into Scrotum of Infant. Harsh Deora, Anil Sharma, KVLN Rao, Sampath Somanna, Vikas V. Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery. December 2018, 33:9
  • Supratentorial Pure Cortical Ependymoma: An Unusual Lesion Causing Focal Motor Aware Seizure. Manish Beniwal, Ajit Mishra, K. V. L. Narasinga Rao, Vikas Vazhayil, Bevinahalli N. Nandeesh, and Sampath Somanna. J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2018 Apr-Jun; 9(2): 264–267.
  • Unilateral moyamoya disease with co‑existing arteriovenous malformation. Nishanth, K V L Narasinga Rao, Sampath Somanna. Neurology India. January-February 2017/Vol 65/Issue 1
  • Arterial infarct following surgery for pituitary adenoma. Rao Kannepalli Venkata; Gangadharan, Jagath; Vazhayil, Vikas; Somanna, Sampath. Letter to the editor in Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice. October - December 2014, Vol 5, Issue 4
  • A pure non gestational Ovarian Choriocarcinoma with delayed solitary brain metastases: Case report and review of literature. K. V. L. Narasinga Rao, Subhas Konar, Jagathlal Gangadharan, V. Vikas, and S. Sampath. Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice. October ‑ December 2015, Vol 6, Issue 4
  • Ipsilateral hemichorea-hemiballism in a case of postoperative stroke. Kannepalli NR, Yadav R, Vazhayil V, Somanna S, Pal PK. Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements. 2016; 6.
  • Occipital Intraosseous Hemangioma over Torcula: Unusual Presentation with Raised Intracranial Pressure Rao, K.V.L.N. et al. World Neurosurgery, Volume 108, 999.e1 - 999.e5
  • Surgical treatment of Langerhans cell histiocytosis of cervical spine: case report and review of literature. Sadashiva N, Rajalakshmi P, Mahadevan A, Vazhayil V, Rao KN, Somanna S. Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery. 2016 Jun;32(6):1149-52.
  • Surgical implementation and efficacy of endoscopic endonasal extradural posterior clinoidectomy. Hiroki Ohata, Takeo Goto, Alhusain Nagm, Narasinga Rao Kannepalli, Kosuke Nakajo, Hiroki Morisako, Hiroyuki Goto, Takehiro Uda, Shinichi Kawahara, Kenji Ohata. Journal of Neurosurgery 2019/5/3
  • Ruptured intracranial dermoid cysts: A retrospective institutional review. Abhinith Shashidhara, Nishanth Sadashivaa, A. R. Prabhuraja, Kannepalli Narasingha Rao, Sarbesh Tiwari, Jithender Sainib, Dhaval Shuklaa, Bhagavatula Indira Devi. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 11 May 2019
  • Factors Influencing Survival in Children with Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumours (AT/RT): Single Institute Experience. J. Balaparameswara Rao, Subhas K. Konar, Dhaval Shukla, Dhananjaya I. Bhat, Manish Beniwal, K.V.L. Narasinga Rao, Nandeesh B. N, Mini Jayan, Bhagavatula Indira Devi. World Neurosurgery 2019
  • Impact of GKRS on Vestibular Schwannoma with Serviceable Hearing: A Single Center Indian Study. AR Prabhuraj, Ujwal Yeole, A Arivazhagan, KVLN Rao, Dwarkanath Srinivas, Dhananjay Bhat, Bhanumathy Govindswamy, Sampath Somanna. World Neurosurgery 2019
  • Surgical management of petroclival meningiomas: factors affecting early post-operative outcome. Manish Banewal, Dhanajay Bhat, K V L Narasinga Rao. British Journal of Neurosurgery. August 2015; 29(4): 559–564
  • Somanna S, Babu RA, Srinivas D, Rao KV, Vazhayil V. Extended endoscopic endonasal transclival clipping of posterior circulation aneurysms—an alternative to the transcranial approach. Acta Neurochirurgica. 2015 Dec 1;157(12):2077-85.
  • An Overview of Robotics in Functional Neurosurgery. Vikas Vazhayil, Madhav Rao, Manish Beniwal, Nishanth Sadashiva, Narasinga Rao Kannepalli, Venkata Lakshmi, Sampath Somanna. Indian Journal of Neurosurgery 2019
  • Surgical Trial In Traumatic intraCerebral Haemorrhage (STITCH): A Randomised Controlled Trial of Early Surgery Compared with Initial Conservative Treatment Authors. Gregson BA, Rowan EN, Francis R, McNamee P, Boyers D, Mitchell P, McColl E, Chambers IR, Unterberg A, Mendelow AD. Health Technology Assessment. Volume 19 Issue 70, September 2015
  • CDKN2A (p16) mRNA decreased expression is a marker of poor prognosis in malignant high grade glioma. M K Sibin, Dhananjaya I Bhat, K V L Narasinga Rao, Ch Lavanya, G K Chetan, Tumor Biology, DOI 10.1007/s13277-015-3480-S, 2015
  • Exonuclease mutations cause hypermutability of the leading DNA strand in biallelic mismatch repair deficiency syndrome brain tumours. Andrianova M, Chetan G, Sibin M Mckee T, Merkler D, Narasinga R, Ribaux P, Blouin J, Makrythanasis P, Seplyarskiy V, Antonarakis S, Nikolaev S. The Journal of Pathology 2017 vol: 243 (3) pp: 331-341
  • The role of Direct DNA Repair gene O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) in High Grade Malignant Glioma. Jeru Manoj M, Chetan G K, K. V. L. Narasinga Rao, Venkatesh H N, Sibin M K and Lavanya Ch. Molecular Cytogenetics 2014, 7(Suppl 1):P8. IF 2.36
  • CD133 and BMI1 expressions and its prognostic role in primary glioblastoma. Sibin M K, Ch Lavanya, Dhananjaya I Bhat, Narasinga Rao KVL, Geethashree N, Vibhuti W, Chetan G K. Journal of Genetics, 94(4):689-96, 2015
  • Role of Concurrent Methylation Pattern of MGMT, TP53 and CDKN2A Genes in the Prognosis of High Grade Glioma. Jeru Manoj Manuel, Debarati Ghosh, Narasinga Rao KVL, Sibin MK, Venkatesh HN, Chetan G K. J Carcinog Mutagene 7: 250. doi:10.4172/2157-2518.1000250, 2016
  • RNA interference mediated downregulation of human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) in LN18 cells. Ch Lavanya, MK Sibin, MM Srinivas Bharath, M Jeru Manoj, Manjunatha M Venkataswamy, Dhananjaya I Bhat, KVL Narasinga Rao, GK Chetan. Cytotechnology December 2016, Volume 68, Issue 6, pp 2311–2321
  • Two gene polymorphisms (rs4977756 and rs11515) in CDKN2A/B and glioma risk in South Indian population. M.K. SibinaI, Bhat Dhananjaya, K.V.L. Narasingarao, S.M. Harshithaa, M. Jeru Manoj, G.K. Chetan
  • Effect of rs11614913 polymorphism on mature miR196a2 expression and its target gene HOXC8 expression in human glioma. MK Sibin, SM Harshitha, KVL Narasingarao, I Bhat Dhananjaya, P Shukla Dhaval, GK Chetan. Journal of Molecular Neuroscience 2017
  • Simple Methods to Derive Primary Malignant Glioma Cell Lines and Assay of Cellular Damage for Preclinical Studies. Kalyani Thakur, Sai Shyam, Jennifer George, Shobha A. G., K. V. L. Narasinga Rao & Vijay Kumar Kalia. Cancer Investigation. Pages 93-105, 06 Feb 2018. https://doi.org/10.1080/07357907.2018.1430814
  • Polymorphisms of apolipoprotein E and aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage: A meta-analysis. S. Arati, M.K. Sibin, Dhananjaya I. Bhat, K.V.L. Narasingarao, G.K. Chetan. Meta Gene, 2016
  • Value of indocyanin green dye video angiography in intracranial aneurysm surgery –a prospective study on its efficacy and importance in developing world. Journal of Cerebrovascular Sciences. Vol 1; March-Sep-2015 P33-37
  • Intracranial Germ Cell Tumors: Spectrum of Disease in an Indian Cohort and Management Strategies. Tushar Deepak Borde, Arivazhagan Arimappamagan, Dwarakanath Srinivas, K. V. L. Narasinga Rao, B. Indira Devi, Sampath Somanna, and Vani Santosh. J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2018 Jul-Sep; 9(3): 291–297
  • Rare cranial nerve schwannomas: A retrospective review of nontrigeminal, nonvestibular cranial nerve schwannomas. Harsh Deora, Dwarakanath Srinivas, Manish Beniwal, V Vikas, KVLN Rao, Sampath Somanna. Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice, April 2018
  • Abscess within a Glioblastoma: Mimicking a Matryoshka Doll. Kishore Kislay, Manish Beniwal, Shilpa Rao, K.V.L. Narasinga Rao, Vikas Vazhayil, Dwarakanath Srinivas, Sampath Somanna. World Neurosurgery, Volume 113, 146 – 152
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma of Skull with Fluid Level and Epidural Hematoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Sadashiva N, Baruah S, Rao S, Mahadevan A, Rao K N, Vazhayil V, Somanna S, Pediatr Neurosurg 2017;52:41-45
  • Surgical clipping of aneurysms related to Moyamoya disease: Report of 2 cases and review of literature. Sadashiva, Nishanth & M N, Nagarjun & Narasinga Rao, KVL & Pandey, Paritosh. Journal of Cerebrovascular Sciences. 67-69. (2015)
  • Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Intracranial actinomycosis masquerading as en-plaque meningioma. Harsh Deora, Manish Beniwal, Shilpa Rao, K. V. L. N. Rao, V. Vikas, and Sampath Somanna. Surg Neurol Int. 2018
Awards and AchievementsAwards and Achievements
  • Served as Vice President for the NIMHANS Faculty Association for 2 years
  • Mentored PhD (3) and MCh (5) students for their research work
  • Awarded a patent for developing an “Integrated Wearable Physiotherapy Device to Assist Upper Limb for Post Stroke Patients.” TIFAC: 1. (40)/TIFA/2016
  • Part of the International STITCH Trauma Trial, funded by NHS trust
  • Awarded Second Place in the Postgraduate Entrance Examination, 2000
  • Awarded First Place in Social and Preventive Medicine in MBBS

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  1. 1. Why do patients frequently visit Dr. Kannepalli Narasinga Rao?

    Patients visit Dr. Kannepalli Narasinga Rao to receive treatment for various neurological conditions.

  2. 2. What is Dr. Kannepalli Narasinga Rao's educational qualification?

    Dr. Kannepalli Narasinga Rao holds the following qualifications: MBBS, MCh, Ex Professor NIMHANS, Clinical Fellow in Skull Base Surgery (Osaka, Japan).

  3. 3. What does Dr. Kannepalli Narasinga Rao specialise in?

    Dr. Kannepalli Narasinga Rao is a Senior Consultant Neuro Surgeon who specializes in Skull Base Surgery, Cerebrovacular Surgery, and Spinal Instrumentation, among others.

  4. 4. Where does Dr. Kannepalli Narasinga Rao practice?

    Dr. Kannepalli Narasinga Rao practices at Yashoda Hospitals, Malakpet.

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