Our Team

Dr. Pradeep Rao

Dr. Pradeep Rao

Director & Senior Consultant

Dr. Pradeep Rao is the most reliable urologist in Mumbai, India who ensures the best treatment for all urological conditions. Born and raised in Mumbai, he graduated from Grant Medical College, followed by his General Surgery training from Lokamanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Mumbai in 1994, and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1995. Besides various awards and recognition to his name, he is the Head of the Department of Urology at Gleneagles Hospital in Mumbai and is also associated with the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai, Jupiter Hospital Thane, and the SRV Mamatha Hospital in Dombivli. His decisions in donor surgeries are based on the fact that – “Donors are not patients. Their safety and recovery are the priority in any transplant surgery.”

Alongside over 20 publications in peer reviewed journals, Dr. Rao has been a guest editor of the Indian Journal of Urology. He has also been on the editorial board of the Journal of Endourology and has authored chapters in various books, including the latest edition of Smith’s Textbook of Endourology.

General Information

Educational Qualifications

  • Educational Qualifications

    • M.B.B.S
      Grant Medical College & Bombay University, 1989

    • F.R.C.S. (Surgery)
      Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK, 1995

    • M.N.A.M.S. (General Surgery Urology)
      National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1995 & 2000

    • Diploma in Laparoscopic Urology
      University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, December 2001

    • F.I.C.S. (Urology)
      International College of Surgeons, October 2004

      Sub-specialty Training
      Endourology, Laparoscopic Urology, Paediatric Urology, Reconstructive Urology, Laparoscopic and Robotic Uro-oncology
  • Awards and Recognition

    • Prof. M. B. Gharpure Award for standing 2nd in Pharmacology in the University examination, 1987

    • 3rd Prize Vijayawada Poster Competition, USICON 1997, Mumbai

    • 1st prize – Best podium paper, WZ USICON 1999, Goa

    • Dr G M Phadke USI traveling fellowship for the year 2000

    • Dr R Seetharaman memorial essay prize 2000, awarded by USI

    • 1st Prize – Best Video, October 2002, West Zone USICON, Nadiad, India

  • Publications

    • Cost Effectiveness of ESWL vs PCNL for renal calculi 2 cms: An Indian Perspective. Indian Journal of Urology. September 2001

    • Laparoscopic Ureterocystoplasty: A novel technique – Abstract, Journal of Endourology, September 2002

    • Evolution of the R-Port, Single port Laparoscopy – Abstract, J Endourology, October 2007

    • The feasibility of Single Port Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A pilot study of 20 cases. Rao P, Rao P, Rane A, HPB (Oxford). 2008;10(5):336-40

  • Conference Presentations

    • Evaluation of a Novel Laparoscopic Access device: Video presented at World Congress of Endourology, Cancun, 2007

    • Combined TransVesical and TransUrethral Enucleation of the Prostate: A Novel Technique, AUA San Francisco, 2010

    • Laparoscopic Orchidopexy: Is open orchidopexy dead?: Video presented at World Congress of Endourology, Genoa, Italy, September 2002

    • Initial Evaluation of the Stonebreaker, A New Intracorporeal Lithotripter: EAU, Berlin, 2006

  • Research Projects

    • Initial Clinical trials of the LMA Stonebreaker, October 2005

    • Pioneer in Single port Laparoscopy using the R-Port: 1st cases, May 2007

    • Initial Clinical trials of BackStop: A new device to prevent retropulsion, 2008 – 09

  • Membership

    • Member, National Academy of Medical Sciences

    • Member, Society of Endourology

    • Member, Indian Medical Association

    • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

    • Member, American Urological Association

    • Member, Societe Internationale D’Urologie

    • Member, European Association of Urology

Our Team

Our team comprises of experienced and reliable urologists based out of Mumbai,
who are committed to ensuring your health and well-being.