Dr. Ganesh Rao, MD

Dr. Ganesh Rao, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
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Dr. Ganesh Rao, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from University of Arizona in 1998 and specializes in neurosurgery.

1515 Holcombe Blvd

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Rao performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Rao's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

25  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • 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

12  Procedures

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

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Dr. Rao's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rao to family and friends
13 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

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)

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.
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A really great doctor. Saved my life.
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