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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (21)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Ganesh Rao, Neurological Surgeon is Good. Dr. Rao has been reviewed by 31 patients who have provided 21 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.0
Promptness 4.0
Courteous Staff 4.0
Accurate Diagnosis 4.1
Bedside Manner 4.0
Spends Time with Me 3.6
Follows Up After Visit 4.1

Specialties & Research

Dr. Ganesh Rao, MD is board certified in Neurological Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 4 areas:
  • Brain Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Spinal Cord Cancer

Education & Awards

Dr. Rao graduated from University of Arizona, Tucson. He has 5 awards.

Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2012 - 2013)
American Brain Tumor Association Young Investigator Award *
Best Doctors Best Doctors In America *
Preuss Award American Association of Neurological Surgeons *
Young Investigator Award American Brain Tumor Association *


Dr. Rao has 2 hospital affiliations:

  • University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer 
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center 

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Additional Information
Dr. Ganesh Rao MD is a male Neurosurgeon, has 14 years of experience and practices in Neurological Surgery.
Where does Dr. Ganesh Rao practice?
Dr. Ganesh Rao has 1 office location.
Dr. Ganesh Rao practices Neurological Surgery near Houston, TX.
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