General Profile

Dr. Satish Rudrappa

Neurosurgeon, Spine Surgeon

Experience: 28 Years

Credentials: MBBS, MCh-Neuro Surgery, Fellow in Spine Surgery, Fellow Microvascular Anaesthomosis

FRCS-Neurosurgery

Top Brain Tumor Surgeons in Bangalore | Dr. Satish Rudrappa
  • About Doctor
  • Experience
  • Areas of Expertise
  • Awards & Recognition

Dr. Satish Rudrappa is a highly distinguished senior neurosurgeon and is one of the most sought-after in India and even abroad. He completed M.B.B.S. from Karnataka Medical College in Hubli in 1990. Thereafter, he completed his M.Ch (neurosurgery) from the prestigious National Institute of Mental Health & Sciences (NIMHANS) in 1995. At NIMHANS, he was awarded the gold medal for “Best Outgoing Student”.

Dr. Satish Rudrappa then went on to obtain his Fellowship in Complex Spine Surgery from Detroit Medical Center, USA. He completed his Thoracoscopic Spine training at Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, USA. He is also a Fellow of Microvascular Anastomosis at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, USA.

Dr. Sathish Rudrappa was a visiting professor of neurosurgery at Louisiana State University in Shreport, USA where he taught and worked extensively on base surgical skills and cadaver dissection techniques. At present, he is a visiting Professor of Neurosurgery at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.

As of 2016, Dr. Satish Rudrappa is also the Education Officer (Neurosurgery) at AO Spine Asia-Pacific and Director of the AO Spine Referral Centre. In addition, he is Director of Institute of Neurosurgery, Senior Consultant, Neurosurgery and Head-Department of Spine of Surgery at Sakra World Hospital, Bangalore.

In 2017, he established the Brain & Spine Centre, Bangalore with his colleagues.

Dr. Satish Rudrappa has operated over 17000 cases in the last 28 years. He has performed more than 6200 Brain Surgeries & 5800 Complex Spine Surgeries (Microsurgery), with an overall experience of more than 17000 procedures for Brain and Spine.

He was the first person in India to perform Image Guided Spine and Brain Surgery. He is one of the few neurosurgeons who have expertise in treating both Brain and Spine cases.

He has done more than 6200 Minimal Invasive Brain Cases in last 10 years with a success rate of 99%. Conversion to open surgery was needed in only 2% of cases. Brain and Spine is one of few centers in Bangalore offering full-fledged Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery services.

He has successfully treated more than 2500 cases of Glioma surgery. His success rate for Brain Tumors is 98% with residual tumor in only 10% of patients. This is comparable with international benchmarks. The overall complication rate is 3%-5% (Benchmark 5%-8%)

Neuroendoscopy is been used for Pituitary tumors, Hydrocephalus, Colloid cyst and Intraventricular tumors

He has also treated successfully more than 2000 cases of Meningioma with a success rate of 98%.

He has also treated successfully more than 1300 cases of Pituitary Adenoma with a success rate of 95%.

He has also treated successfully more than 770 cases of Acoustic Schwannoma with a success rate of 97%.

He has also treated successfully more than 1800 cases of Complex Spine Surgery with or without Instrumentation with a success rate of 98%.

He has also treated successfully more than 1200 cases of Craniovertebral Anomalies with a success rate of 97%.

He has also treated successfully more than 1600 cases of Complex Spine & Reconstructive surgery with a success rate of 95%.

He has also treated successfully more than 800 cases of Spinal Cord Tumor Surgery with a success rate of 98%.

  • Skull Base Tumor Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery with or without Instrumentation
  • Craniovertebral Anomalies
  • Complex Spine & Reconstructive surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumor Surgery
  • He was the first person in India to perform Image Guided Spine and Brain Surgery.
  • He has given more than 200 presentations in various medical forums at National & International levels and has multiple publications in peer reviewed International Journals.
  • He is the Trustee of 'Sukriya' an NGO that mainly offers medical help to the economically weaker sections suffering from curable illness.
  • He was awarded the Silver Jubilee 'Gold Medal' for the best outgoing student from NIMHANS University.
  • "Lee Foundation Award" from Singapore. - Kempegowda Award 2011 for Community Service.
  • "Paul Harris Fellow" from Rotary International. - Distinguished Rotarian 2013 for rendering excellent community services.
  • Awarded as one of the Navarathna of Rotary International Dist. 3190 for community services.
  • "Rotary Ratna Award" 2016 in recognition of being an Exemplary representative of his vocation, Living up to the highest ideals of rotary and for selfless service to Rotary International 3190.
  • He is now a visiting Professor of Neurosurgery at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan and from 2016 onwards he is the “Education Officer (Neurosurgery)” of AOSpine Asia Pacific and Director of AOSpine Referral Center.

Score Board

Conditions/Procedures No. Of Cases Treated International Success Rate Dr. Satish Success Rate
Brain Surgery
>6200
98% Success rate
99% Success rate
Spine Surgery
>5800
98% Success rate
99% Success rate

Patients share their experience

Happy with the service provided by Dr. Satish R. Bedside monitoring has room for improvement, may consider decreasing patient to nurse ratio. We are grateful for the services provided by Dr. Satish R. and the team. Thank you.
M.K.Patil
I recommend the doctor Dr. SatishRudrappa. He is a wonderful Dr and I am fully satisfied and recommend to others to visit without thinking anything and without wasting your money on other doctors.
Manikanta
He is one of the best doctors I have come across. He doesn't prescribe medicines unnecessarily. Very friendly. I have referred him to many of my relatives and friends. All are very happy. Thanks to Dr. Satish Rudrappa.
Padmanathan S

Surgeries Success rate

Glioma surgery
98%
Meningioma
98%
Pituitary Adenoma
95%
Acoustic Schwannoma
97%
Craniovertebral Anomalies
97%
Complex Spine & Reconstructive surgery
95%
Spinal Cord Tumor Surgery
98%
Complex Spine Surgery
98%