Dr. Ganesh Rao, MD

Dr. Ganesh Rao, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
(13)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Ganesh Rao, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Rao is affiliated with The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

1515 Holcombe Blvd

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

(713) 792-6161

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Brain Cancer
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more than 75% of peers
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
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more than 72% of peers
Brain Disorders
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more than 63% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Meningiomas
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotaxis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Arizona
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • University Of Arizona
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of Utah Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of Utah Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Rao does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Rao and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Rao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rao to family and friends
4.7
based on 13 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Rao's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Dallas, TX |
Dr. Rao saved my husband's life. He operated on a tumor in my husband's cerebellum in September of 2016. He eased our concerns, and his bedside manner is better than most surgeons.
Houston, TX |
A really great doctor. Saved my life.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Rao accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Rao has admitting privileges

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77030
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