Dr Deepak Rao - A pioneer in laparoscopic surgery

Dr. Deepak Rao is a gynaecologist and laparoscopic surgeon. A pioneer of endoscopic surgery (laparoscopy and hysteroscopy) in Bangalore, Dr. Rao specializes in laparoscopic hysterectomies, fibroid surgeries, endometriosis, ectopic pregnancies and infertility surgeries. His other field of interest is uro-gynecology especially urinary incontinence surgeries.  

Dr Deepak Rao has over 30 years of experience in laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgeries, having performed over 10,000 such surgeries in his career. He has been rated by his patients as the best gynec laparoscopic surgeon in Bangalore.

He passed his ICSE from the Cathedral and John Connon School in Bombay, and his 12th from Jai Hind College, Bombay. In 1989, Dr. Rao graduated with flying colours from Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai. He received twelve gold medals. He went on to his post-graduation and got his MD, DGO, FCPS and DNB in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and secured the first place and gold medals in three out of the four post graduate examinations.  

However, more than his glowing academic career, what makes Dr. Rao stand out is his unparalleled experience in endoscopic surgery. In a career spanning over 30 years, Dr. Rao has performed thousands of laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgeries. He has undergone extensive training and, to this day, attends conferences around the globe. He is deeply motivated to spread the benefits of keyhole surgeries, as he feels that women need to recover and get back to their normal lives as soon as possible after surgery. To this end, he offers laparoscopic surgeries at cost or even free to genuinely needy patients. He has been offering advanced laparoscopic surgeries from a time when laparoscopy was almost unknown in Bangalore. One of Dr. Rao's core beliefs is in the power of positive thinking, and that modern medicine combined with a positive outlook is the key to holistic healing.  

True to his ideals, Dr. Rao's pursuits outside medicine are just as enriching. He believes exercise should be an integral part of life and is an avid cyclist, runner and swimmer, who has cycled in many countries. His other interests include hiking, photography and travel. He is married to Dr Shalini Rao, and they together have run their own hospital, Rashmi Hospital , for 27 years, adding a personal touch to the care that every patient recieves.  He is much loved by his patients as can be seen from the glowing reviews left for him on his Google home page.

In 2021, Dr Deepak Rao and Dr Shalini Rao moved to the Motherhood group of hospitals in Bangalore to set up their advanced gynecological endoscopy department.  

Degrees and qualifications:  

  •  MBBS - Bombay University  
  •  Diploma of Gynaecology and Obstetrics [DGO] – College of Physicians and Surgeons  
  •  Fellow of the College of Physicians and Surgeons [OBGYN] – College of Physicians and Surgeons  
  •  MD [Obgyn] – Bombay University 
  •  Diploma of the Indian College of Obstetricans and Gynaecologists  
  •  Diplomate of the National Board [DNB] – Obgyn – National board  
  •  Founder fellow of the Indian College of Medical Ultrasound      
Awards and medals received:  

  •  Dr Smt Sharad Nanavati prize for 1st place in Obstetrics & Gynaecology 3rd MMBS  
  •  Smt Bhadra Vasant Desai prize for 1st rank in final MBBS  
  •  Dr D D Pande prize for highest marks in OBGYN  
  •  Dr A L Nair and M Venkatrao prize for highest marks in OBGYN [Gold Medal]   
  •  Dr A L Nair prize for overall first rank in final MBBS [Gold Medal]  
  •  Dr Parab Memorial prize for 1st rank in 3rd MBBS  
  •  Smt Gopikabai Narayan Karande prize for highest aggregate of marks in OBGYN  
  •  Gold medal for standing overall 1st in General Medicine in 3rd MBBS  
  •  Gold medal for overall 1st in Otorhinolaryngology in 3rd MBBS  
  •  Dr Adi E Dastur gold medal for standing first in DGO  
  •  Gold medal for standing first in MD [Obstetrics and Gynaecology]  
  •  Gold medal for standing first in FCPS [Obstetrics and Gynaecology]