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Gastrointestinal Surgery

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Dr. Rao specializes in Laparoscopic Surgery and Endoscopy in the Gastrointestinal Tract. This includes surgery to the stomach, duodenum, gallbladder, spleen, esophagus, small bowel and abdominal wall.

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Laparoscopic gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, Laparoscopic Surgery

Experienced in management of benign Upper GI conditions

Cholelithiasis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, achalasia, peptic ulcer disease

Laparoscopic Surgery

>95% inguinal hernias repaired laparoscopically, experience of laparoscopic repair of complex incisional and transhiatal hernias

Proficient in advanced laparoscopic procedures

  • Laparoscopic splenectomy, Hellers myotomy, small bowel biopsy/resection
  • Use of laparoscopy appropriately in emergency surgery
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy, repair of perforated DU, appendicectomy

General Surgery

Comfortable in the management of emergency surgical admissions


  • Upper GI Endoscopy
  • Experienced in diagnostic, interventional, and emergency OGD
  • Lower GI Endoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy