Dr. Vishal Rao completed his post-graduation in otolaryngology - head & neck surgery - in Karnataka, after which he completed a fellowship in head & neck oncology surgery in Mumbai. He also served as a visiting scholar at the Pittsburgh School of Medicine and has more than 20 national and international publications to his credit. He has received many national and international awards.
Dr. Rao takes keen interest in cancer prevention and anti-tobacco programmes. His area of expertise is head & neck surgery, which includes surgery for benign and malignant tumours of the thyroid, parotid and salivary gland surgeries, complex neck surgeries, such as radical and modified neck dissections, carotid body, other vascular tumours, and parapharyngeal space tumours.
Dr. Rao also has experience in transoral laser surgeries for early oral and voice box cancers and surgical organ preservation. He also has a special interest in management of tumours of the paranasal sinus and endoscopic skull base surgeries with complex reconstructions.