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Dr Vishal Rao

Surgical Oncologist

18 Years Exp. Bangalore

Head And Neck Cancer

HCG Cancer Centre, Kalinga Rao Road, Bangalore

18 years of experience

MBBS , MS

Bangalore

About Dr Vishal Rao:

Dr Vishal Rao has vast experience in the field of Oncology and Head & Neck Surgery and has been trained in Oncology at one of the most prestigious cancer institutes of India, Tata Memorial Hospital at Mumbai. As a self-motivating medical expert, Dr Rao has invented the AUM voice prosthesis to help throat cancer patients get their lost voice back, at an affordable price. He believes in prevention to palliation approach to Oncology and works with several groups on holistic healing. He runs an initaitive - Heal your life, Heal your cancer. Dr Vishal Rao has always taken up social initiatives, especially on tobacco-awareness and dreams of a tobacco-free world.

Education:

MBBS - Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (2002) MS (General Surgery) - Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (2006)

Experience:

Regional Director - Head Neck Surgical Oncology & Associate Dean,Dec 2019 Р Present 2014 - 2015 Senior Consultant Surgical Oncology (Head Neck) at HealthCare Global Cancer Centre 2011 - 2013 Visiting Consultant Oncologist- Head & Neck Surgeon at HCG - Bangalore Institute of Oncology & Curie Center of Oncology 2008 - 2010 Asst. Professor, Department of Head & Neck Surgery at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology 2008 - Present Visiting Scholar at the Department of Otolaryngology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA 2005 - 2008 Fellowship in Head & Neck Oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital

Memberships:

State committee on tobacco control Р Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Р Government of Karnataka India Union for International Cancer control (UICC) Global Tobacco Control Foundation of Head and Neck Oncology (FHNO) 2011-2012 State Association for Otolaryngology Р Head Neck Surgery Karnataka Action council against tobacco (ACT) - India

Areas of interest:

Head And Neck Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Throat Cancer .

Research publications:

Rao, Vishal. (2010). Clinical Localization of the Spasmodic Segment in Voice Limiting Pharyngoesophageal Spasm. International Journal of Head and Neck Surgery. Deshpande, Mandar & Rao, Vishal & Chaturvedi, Pankaj & Chaukar, Devendra & Pai, Prathamesh & D'Cruz, Anil. (2010). Clinical Localization of the Spasmodic Segment in Voice Limiting Pharyngoesophageal Spasm. International Journal of Head and Neck Surgery. 189-192. https://doi.org/10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1038 Rao, Vishal & Patil, Rajshekar & Ankale, Nitin & Naik, Chetana & Malhotra, Bharat. (2010). Thyrohyoid membrane approach for excision of laryngeal schwannoma. Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery. 62. S103-S105. Rao, Vishal & Shenoy, Ashok & Karthikeyan, B. (2010). Role of angiogenetic markers to predict neck node metastasis in head and neck cancers. Journal of cancer research and therapeutics. 6. 142-7. https://doi.org/10.4103/0973-1482.65235 Rao, Vishal. (2010). Role of Adjuvant Neck Dissection Following Chemo-radiotherapy in Partial Neck Responders. The Lancet Oncology. Kolur, Trupti & Rao, Vishal & Purushottam, Chavan & Umesh, Kavita & Shenoy, Ashok. (2010). Osteoradionecrosis Complicating Mandibulotomy. International Journal of Head and Neck Surgery. 35-37. https://doi.org/10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1007 Rao, Vishal. (2010). Thyrohyoid Membrane Approach for the Excision of Laryngeal Schwannoma. Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery. Rao, Vishal. (2010). Salvage Laryngectomy following Organ Preservation Approaches. Oncoscope. Rao, Vishal & Arya, Supreeta & Juvekar, Shashikant & Chaukar, Devendra & D'Cruz, Anil. (2009). Radiology quiz case 1. Extracranial meningioma. Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery. 135. 1052, 1054-5. https://doi.org/10.1001/archoto.2009.127-a Rao, Vishal & Dorasala, Srinivas & Humbarwadi, Rajendra & Malhotra, Bharat. (2009). Role of vitamin A in the evolution of cholesteatoma. Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery. Volume 61. Page 150-152. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12070-009-0056-y Rao, Vishal. (2009). Clinical problem solving Р Radiology. Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery. 135. 1052. Rao, Vishal & Chaukar, D. & Vaidya, Madhav & Sawant, s & D'Cruz, Anil & Kane, Shubhada. (2008). Role of cytokeratin and vimentin as prognostic markers in oral cancers. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 26. 17030-17030. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2008.26.15_suppl.17030 Rao, Vishal. (2008). Role of Cytokeratin and Vimentin as Prognostic Markers in Oral Cancers. Rao, Vishal & Chaukar, D. & Cruz, A. & Kakade, Anagha. (2007). O106 Quality of life in oral cancer patients Р A longitudinal study. Oral Oncology Supplement. 2. 93-93. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1744-7895(07)70159-1 Rao, Vishal & Chatterjee, Sataksi & Patil, Ashutosh & Nayar, Ravi. (2016). The ТINT-EX TechniqueУ: Internal to External Approach in Carotid Body Tumour Surgery. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. 8. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-016-0579-0 Rao, Vishal & Burrah, Rajaram. (2016). Management of the neck in early oral cancers: Is the verdict out?. Journal of cancer research and therapeutics. 12. https://doi.org/10.4103/0973-1482.164705 Rao, Vishal. (2016). COTPA Mediated Nicotine Displacement Therapy as an Effective Means of Tobacco Control. Cancer Therapy & Oncology International Journal. 1. https://doi.org/10.19080/CTOIJ.2016.01.555557 Rao, Vishal & Koya, Srinidhi & Chatterjee, Sataksi & Patil, AshutoshA & Nayar, RaviC & Kallur, Kumar. (2016). Evaluation of distant metastasis in treated thyroid cancers: Study of radioiodine scans in a tertiary care center. Journal of Head & Neck Physicians and Surgeons. 4. 59. https://doi.org/10.4103/2347-8128.196222 Nayar, RaviC & Agarwal, Vijay & Rao, Vishal & Lingaraju, Sheela & Krishnamurthy, Naveen & Ghosh, Mithua. (2016). Human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 expression in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: A potential for targeted therapy?. Journal of Head & Neck Physicians and Surgeons. 4. 85. https://doi.org/10.4103/2347-8128.196233 Bhojani, Upendra & Hebbar, Pragati & Rao, Vishal & Shah, Vandana. (2014). Litigation for Claiming Health Rights: Insights from Tobacco Control. Health and Human Rights. Rony, K & Rao, Vishal. (2014). MOBILE TOBACCO CESSATION CLINIC Р A NECESSARY STEP TOWARDS PUBLIC HEALTH. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences. 3. 2309-2317. https://doi.org/10.14260/jemds/2014/2140 Rao, Vishal & Naik, Sudhir & Goutham, MK & Appaji, Mohan & Bhat, Shankarnarayan & Hiremat, Rudresh & Rangnath, Navya & Bhat, Ravi. (2014). Asymptomatic Occipital Area Infarction following Carotid Body Paraganglioma Excision. International Journal of Head and Neck Surgery. 5. 148-151. https://doi.org/10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1202 Rao, Vishal & Hebbar, Pragati & Bhojani, Upendra. (2013). Television as a public health awareness tool to reduce tobacco use: Are we doing enough in India?. Veerabhadraiah, Prashanth & Rao, Vishal & Shankar, Raghavendra & Kumar, Naveen & Nagaraj, TM. (2012). Dysphagia caused by Anterior Cervical Osteophyte: A Rare Entity Revisited. International Journal of Head and Neck Surgery. 3. 168-171. https://doi.org/10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1121 Burrah, Rajaram & Shenoy, Ashok & Rao, Vishal & Chavan, Purushotham & Thiagarajan, Shivakumar. (2012). Management of Naso-orbital Fistula following Maxillectomy: A Case Report. Indian journal of surgical oncology. 3. 236-8. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-012-0167-x Shenoy, Ashok & Burrah, Rajaram & Rao, Vishal & Chavan, P & Halkud, R & Gowda, V & Ranganath, N & Thiagarajan, Shivakumar & Prashanth, V. (2012). Tracheal resection for thyroid cancer. The Journal of laryngology and otology. 126. 594-7. https://doi.org/10.1017/S002221511200059X Rao, Vishal & KS, Raghavendra & Chavan, Purushottam & Shenoy, Ashok. (2011). Vocal Cord Paralysis Following Percutaneous Embolization of a Vagal Paraganglioma. International Journal of Head and Neck Surgery. 2. 65-66. https://doi.org/10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1051 GA, Raviraj & Rony, Thomas & GA, Dhanraj & Rao, Vishal. (2011). Pediatric Infraorbital Nerve Schwannoma: A Rare Clinical Entity. International Journal of Head and Neck Surgery. 2. 73-75. https://doi.org/10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1054 Rao, Vishal. (2010). Vocal Cord Paralysis Following Percutaneous Embolization Of a Vagal Paraganglioma. International Journal of Head and Neck Surgery. Subash, Anand & Rao, Vishal. (2018). Are adjuvant radiotherapy outcomes really better in patients with early_stage oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma?. Cancer. 124. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.31797 Prasad, Rachana & Rao, Vishal. (2018). NOVEL APPROACH IN ANAPLASTIC CARCINOMA OF THYROID РIS THERE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL?. International Journal of Scientific Research. 7. 52-54. Gandla, Sowjanya & Ramaswamy, Veena & Rao, Vishal. (2018). Metastatic renal cell carcinoma in the head and neck region. International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. 4. 1092. https://doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20182721 Purushothama, Jagannath & Kumar, Sudeep & Rao, Vishal & D'mello, Mackwin & Rent, Priyanka. (2018). Correlates of tobacco use and disease burden - an analysis of the World Health Organisation South East Asian Countries. Tobacco Induced Diseases. 16. https://doi.org/10.18332/tid/84228 Bharadwaj, Nikhila & Nayar, Ravi & Rao, Vishal & Fathima, Mehnanaz & Parveen, Afrose. (2018). Do Nutritional and Inflammatory Biomarkers Have Prognostic Significance in the Early Post Operative Period in Head and Neck Cancer? Р A Pilot Study. The Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics. 55. 79. https://doi.org/10.21048/ijnd.2018.55.1.16346 Agarwal, Vicky & Rao, Raghavendra & Abin, H.R. & Rao, Vishal & Nayar, Ravi & Mani, V. & Ram, A. & Ajaikumar, B.S.. (2017). 1651PPre-treatment neutrophil lymphocyte ratio/platelet lymphocyte ratio as surrogate markers of survival in non-metastatic head and neck cancer patients: An observational study. Annals of Oncology. 28. https://doi.org/10.1093/annonc/mdx390.023 Rao, Vishal. (2017). PET-CT Based Non-Invasive Radiomic Biomarkers as a Part of Precision Medicine Initiative to Predict Local Recurrences in Oral Cancers. Biomed J Sci & Tech Res. 1. 1. Lohith, G. & Vaidya, Suthirth & Swamy, Shivkumar & Rao, Vishal & Sampangi, Sudhakar & Kallur, Kumar & Kumar, Basavalinga. (2017). PET-CT Based Non-Invasive Radiomic Biomarkers as a Part of Precision Medicine Initiative to Predict Local Recurrences in Oral Cancers. Rao, Vishal & Koya, Srinidhi & Gandla, Sowjanya & Chatterjee, Sataksi & Patil, Ashutosh & Nayar, Ravi & Kallur, Kumar. (2017). Small-Sized Thyroid CancersСa Single Institutional Experience in India. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. 9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-017-0673-y Rao, Vishal & Chatterjee, Sataksi & Swamy, Shivakumar. (2017). Bottom of an iceberg: Undiagnosed aortic aneurysm masquerading as vocal cord palsy. BMJ Case Reports. 2017. bcr2016217984. https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2016-217984 Rao, Vishal & Chatterjee, Sataksi. (2017). AUM voice prosthesis: A $1 novel modified tracheo-esophageal voice prosthesis for total laryngectomy patients (TEP).. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 35. e17549-e17549. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2017.35.15_suppl.e17549 Hebbar, Pragati & Rao, Vishal. (2017). From Policy to Practice: Lessons from Karnataka about Implementation of Tobacco Control Laws. Indian Journal of Community Medicine. 42. 77-80. https://doi.org/10.4103/0970-0218.205212 Gandla, Sowjanya & Chatterjee, Satakshi & Patil, Ashuthosh & Rao, Vishal. (2017). Hidradenocarcinoma of scalp: a case report and review of literature. International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. 3. 427. https://doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20171205 Nayar, Ravi & Rao, Vishal & Krishnamoorthy, Naveen & Ghosh, Mithua & Majumdar, Kinjal. (2017). Nuclear Receptors In Head And Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma - A Pilot Study. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics. 13. pS245-S246. Nayar, Ravi & Krishnamoorthy, Naveen & Rao, Vishal & Ghosh, Mithua & Majumdar, Kinjal. (2017). Incidence Of Cell Surface Receptors, Sex Hormone And Growth Factor Receptors Identifiable By Immunohistochemistry In Head And Neck Cancer. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics. 13. pS231-S231. Rao, Vishal & Prasad, Rachana & Nayar, Ravi & Majumdar, Kinjal. (2017). Assessing Vocal Cord Mobility In Locally Advanced Laryngeal Carcinoma Patients Treated With Organ Preservation Protocol. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics. 13. pS230-S231. Rao, Vishal & Humbarwadi, Rajendra. (2019). Laryngeal Plexus Article. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.29582.31042 Shetty, Sameep & Kudpaje, Akshay & Jayaraj, Rama & Rao, Vishal & Shah, Prit. (2019). Tongue cancer: A discrete oral cavity subsite. Oral Oncology. 99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2019.06.029 Shetty, Sameep & Kudpaje, Akshay & Rao, Vishal. (2019). Incidental finding of tongue cancer in a PET scan: A fusion of anatomic and metabolic imaging. Oral Oncology. 101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2019.07.017 Rao, Vishal & Prasad, Rachana & Subash, Anand & Sinha, Piyush & Majumdar, Kinjal. (2019). Technique of flap elevation for robot assisted selective neck dissection via retroauricular approach: a surgeon's guide. Journal of Robotic Surgery. 14. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11701-019-00992-5 Majumdar, Kinjal & Rao, Vishal & Prasad, Rachana & Ramaswamy, Veena & Sinha, Piyush & Subash, Anand. (2019). Incidence of Micrometastasis and Isolated Tumour Cells in Clinicopathologically Node-Negative Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery. 19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12663-019-01239-4 Shetty, Sameep & Rao, Vishal & Kudpaje, Akshay & Shetty, Premalatha. (2019). Tooth mobility: A plausible predictor of bony margins. Oral Oncology. 93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2019.04.012 Chaudhary, Kanica & Ramaswamy, Veena & Majumdar, Kinjal & Prasad, Rachana & Rao, Vishal. (2019). A rare case of oropharyngeal angiomyolipoma. Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology. 6. https://doi.org/10.18231/2394-6792.2019.0028 Shetty, Sameep & Rao, Vishal. (2019). RE: Impact of radical treatments on survival in locally advanced T4a and T4b buccal mucosa cancers: Selected surgically treated T4b cancers have similar control rates as T4a. Oral Oncology. 90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2019.01.008 Gandla, Sowjanya & Rao, Vishal. (2019). Role of PET CT in the detection of second synchronous primary tumors and distant metastasis in head and neck cancers at initial presentation. International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. 5. 391. https://doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20190767 Agarwal, Vijay & Subash, Anand & Nayar, Ravi & Rao, Vishal. (2019). Is EGFR really a therapeutic target in head and neck cancers?. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 119. https://doi.org/10.1002/jso.25387 Shetty, Sameep & Rao, Vishal. (2019). 8 ТSУ in oral cancer. Oral Oncology. 88. 27-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2018.11.016 Prasad, Rachana & Rao, Vishal & Majumdar, Kinjal. (2018). Combined Facelift And Retroauricular Approach For Posterior Segmental Mandibulectomy Combined With Robot Assisted Neck Dissection In Management Of Gingivobuccal Cancers. Prasad, Rachana & Rao, Vishal & Majumdar, Kinjal. (2018). Does Serum Thyroglobulin Correlate with Residual Thyroid Tissue As Assessed By Whole Body Radio Iodine ( 131 I) Scan In Post Total Thyroidectomy Patients ?. Prasad, Rachana & Rao, Vishal & Majumdar, Kinjal. (2018). The Role Of Robot Assisted Neck Dissection In Clinically Node Negative Early Stage Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of Oral Cavity - Our Preliminary Experience. Shetty, Sameep & Rao, Vishal. (2018). Changing sexual practices: A possible link to oral cancer. Oral Oncology. 87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2018.10.003 Kar, Ankita & Wreesmann, Volkert & Vineeth, Shwetha & Thakur, Shalini & Rao, Vishal & Arakeri, Gururaj & Brennan, Peter. (2020). Improvement of oral cancer screening quality and reach: The promise of Artificial Intelligence. Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1111/jop.13013 Karmakar, Shaswata & Kar, Ankita & Thakur, Shalini & Rao, Vishal. (2020). Periodontitis and oral Cancer-A striking link. Oral Oncology. 104630. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2020.104630 Hegde, Prasanna & Aanya, Akanksha & Joshna, B.M. & Thakur, Shalini & Rao, Vishal. (2020). Gustatory dysfunction in non oral irradiation for head and neck cancers. Oral Oncology. 104642. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2020.104642 Kar, Ankita & Adeniji, Adegbola & Rao, Vishal & Ghosh, Mithua. (2020). Molecular landscape of salivary gland cancers. Oral Oncology. 104. 104595. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2020.104595 Kar, Ankita & Thakur, Shalini & Rao, Vishal. (2020). Electronic cigarette use amongst youth: A threat to public health?. Oral Oncology. 104. 104593. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2020.104593 Gupta, Archana & Kheur, Supriya & Arakeri, Gururaj & Raj, A. Thirumal & Badhe, Ravindra & Patil, Shankargouda & Rao, Vishal & Patil, hekar & Gomez, Ricardo & Thomson, Peter & Brennan, Peter. (2020). Efficacy of Scaffold_Mediated Localized Chemotherapy in Cancer: A systematic review of current research. Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine. 49. https://doi.org/10.1111/jop.12994 Rao, Vishal & Subash, Anand & Sinha, Piyush & Prasad, Rachana & Majumdar, Kinjal & Puranik, Prasanth. (2020). Modified facelift approach for posterior segmental mandibulectomy: a blend of oncology and cosmesis. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology. 277. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00405-020-05793-3 Kar, Ankita & Bhaumik, Udayan & Nigam, Haritma & Rao, Vishal. (2020). Challenges and mental health issues faced by dental health care personnel during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond _ the way ahead. Journal of Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery. 26. 22. https://doi.org/10.1051/mbcb/2020030 Aanya, Akanksha & Hegde, Prasanna & Fernando, Christine & Thakur, Shalini & Rao, Vishal. (2019). Intolerance to pungent spices among patients receiving radiation and chemotherapy for head and neck cancers. Oral Oncology. 102. 104517. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2019.104517 Aggarwal, Kshitij & Thakur, Shalini & Shetty, Sameep & Rao, Vishal. (2019). Radiation induced hypothyroidism Р Why is early intervention necessary?. Oral Oncology. 104442. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2019.104442 Ilapakruty, Bhargaw & Rao, Vishal. (2019). Is tailored management better than salvage in laryngeal squamous cell carcinomas. Head & Neck. 42. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.26003 Aggarwal, Kshitij & Thakur, Shalini & Rao, Vishal & Shetty, Sameep. (2019). Radiation induced hypothyroidism Р Why is early intervention necessary?. Oral Oncology. 103. 104444. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2019.104444 Shetty, Sameep & Kudpaje, Akshay & Rao, Vishal & Jayaraj, Rama. (2019). Tongue: a mobile muco_vascular pump. Oral Surgery. https://doi.org/10.1111/ors.12458 Shetty, Sameep & Kudpaje, Akshay & Rao, Vishal & Thakur, Shalini & Ramaswamy, Veena. (2019). Nascent verrucous hyperplasia Р A transition to cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Heliyon. 5. e02356. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02356 Rao, Vishal & Shetty, Sameep & Kudpaje, Akshay & Rao, Gururaj & Kunigal, Sateesh. (2019). (i) TNM staging for head and neck cancers. Oral Oncology. 97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2019.08.016 Rao, Vishal & Arakeri, Gururaj & Subash, Anand & Thankur, Shalini. (2020). Droplet nuclei aerosol and Covid 19 -a risk to healthcare staff. Sinha, Piyush & Swamy, Shivakumar & Kallur, Kumar & Rao, Vishal & Subash, Anand. (2020). Diagnostic evaluation of PET CT, USG Neck & FNAC in clinically N0 neck. Sinha, Piyush & Subash, Anand & Rao, Vishal & Ilapakurty, Bhargaw. (2020). The Spiral Ladder Technique of Facial Trunk Identification in Partoidectomy: A roadmap for beginners The Spiral Ladder Technique of Facial Trunk Identification in Partoidectomy: A roadmap for beginners The Spiral Ladder Technique of Facial Trunk Identification in Partoidectomy : A road map for beginners. Rao, Vishal & Mazumdar, Kinjal & Subash, Anand & Banerjee, Nabanita & Sinha, Piyush & Prasad, Rachana & Kudpaje, Akshay & Nayar, Ravi. (2020). Prognostic significance of vocal cord mobility after laryngeal preservation protocols in locally advanced laryngopharyngeal cancers -A retrospective analysis Prognostic significance of vocal cord mobility after laryngeal preservation protocols in locally advanced laryngopharyngeal cancers -A retrospective analysis. Rao, Vishal & Subash, Anand & Sinha, Piyush & Chatterjee, Sataksi & Nayar, Ravi. (2020). The X-pointer: A forgotten anatomical relationship of spinal accessory nerve and its role for trainee surgeons The X-pointer: A forgotten anatomical relationship of spinal accessory nerve and its role for trainee surgeons. Merchant, Yash & Subash, Anand & Rao, Vishal. (2020). Radial Artery Forearm Flap : The new workhorse for tongue reconstruction Shetty, Sameep & Wollenberg, Barbara & Shabadi, Nikita & Kudpaje, Akshay & Rao, Vishal & Merchant, Yash. (2020). Vicissitudes in oncological care during COVID19. Oral Oncology. 107. 104782. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2020.104782 Rao, Vishal & Thakur, Shalini & Rao, Jyothsna & Arakeri, Gururaj & Brennan, Peter & Jadhav, Sachin & Mufti, Suhail & Rao, Gururaj. (2020). Mesenchymal Stem Cells -Bridge Catalyst Between Innte And Adaptive Immunity In Covid 19. Medical Hypotheses. 143. 109845. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mehy.2020.109845 Rao, Vishal & Arakeri, Gururaj & Subash, Anand & Rao, Jyothsna & Jadhav, Sachin & Mufti, Suhail & Rao, Gururaj & Brennan, Peter. (2020). COVID-19: Loss of bridging between innate and adaptive immunity?. Medical Hypotheses. 144. 109861. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mehy.2020.109861 Sinha, Piyush & Rao, Vishal & Subash, Anand & Puranik, Prasanth. (2020). 3D Biomechanical tongue model for management of tongue tumours: Conceptualisation to reality. https://doi.org/10.22541/au.158817483.38079857 Joshna, B.M. & Subash, Anand & Thakur, Shalini & Rao, Vishal. (2020). Time to revisit the tumor margins in post NACT oral squamous cell carcinoma. Oral Oncology. 104679. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2020.104679 Shetty, Sameep & Rao, Vishal & Kudpaje, Akshay & Mithra, Surya & Merchant, Yash & Shabadi, Nikita. (2020). An oncologist perspective on COVID 19: A mysterious cryptic virus. Oral Oncology. 105. 104694. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2020.104694 Merchant, Yash & Shetty, Sameep & Kudpaje, Akshay & Rao, Vishal. (2020). Appearance of a primary in a case of Фcarcinoma unkown primary' with advanced oral submucous fibrosis. Oral Oncology. 104716. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2020.104716 Arya, Supreeta & Rao, Vishal & Juvekar, Shashikant & D'Cruz, Anil. (2008). Carotid Body Tumors: Objective Criteria to Predict the Shamblin Group on MR Imaging. AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology. 29. 1349-54. https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A1092 Arya, Supreeta & Rao, Vishal & Juvekar, Shashikant & D'Cruz, Anil. (2008). Carotid Body Tumors: Objective Criteria to Predict the Shamblin Group on MR Imaging. AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology. 29. 1349-54. https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A1092 Rao, Vishal & Chaukar, Devendra & D'Cruz, Anil. (2009). Hypercalcemia and treated breast cancers: The diagnostic dilemma. Journal of cancer research and therapeutics. 5. 46-8. https://doi.org/10.4103/0973-1482.48770 Rao, Vishal & Shenoy, Ashok. (2010). Adjuvant neck dissection after chemoradiotherapy. The lancet oncology. 11. 223-4. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(09)70388-2 Rao, Vishal & Chaturvedi, Pankaj. (2010). Tobacco and health in India. Indian journal of cancer. 47 Suppl 1. 3-8. https://doi.org/10.4103/0019-509X.64373 Deshpande, Mandar & Rao, Vishal & Chaukar, Devendra & Chaturvedi, Pankaj & Pai, Prathamesh & D'Cruz, Anil. (2008). Does Diagnostic Lignocaine Block Have a Therapeutic Value in Treatment of Hypertonic. Pharyngoesophageal Segment?. The Laryngoscope. 118. 1324-5. https://doi.org/10.1097/MLG.0b013e31816f6977 Rao, Vishal & Kannan, Swetha & Kumar, Jitendra & Arakeri, Gururaj & Subash, Anand & Batra, H. & Gulia, Ashish. (2020). COVID-19: An insight into the developments in diagnostics and therapeutics in India. 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Long_term effectiveness of lycopene in the management of oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF): A 3 year follow_up study. Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1111/jop.13085 Merchant, Yash & Subash, Anand & Rao, Vishal. (2020). In Reference to The Submental Flap for Head and Neck Reconstruction: Comparison of Outcomes to the Radial Forearm Free Flap. The Laryngoscope. https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.28833 Kar, Ankita & Karmakar, Shaswata & Rao, Vishal. (2020). COVID-19 and oral cancer, is there a link? A gateway to future research. Journal of Global Oral Health. 3. 72-74. https://doi.org/10.25259/JGOH_19_2020 Bhaumik, Udayan & Kar, Ankita & Asheem, Mr & Rao, Vishal. (2020). Psychological issues in head and neck cancer survivors: Need for addressal in rehabilitation. Oral Oncology. 109. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2020.104859 Rao, Vishal & Arakeri, Gururaj & Subash, Anand & Bagadia, Ritvi & Thakur, Shalini & Kudpaje, Akshay & Nayar, Ravi & Patil, Shekar & Fonseca, Felipe & Gomez, Ricardo & Brennan, Peter. (2020). Circulating tumour cells in head and neck cancers: Biological insights. Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1111/jop.13075 Joshna, B.M. & Bagadia, Ritvi & George, Abhijith & Subash, Anand & Thakur, Shalini & Rao, Vishal. (2020). Cervical soft tissue deposits: An under-evaluated entity. Oral Oncology. 104842. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2020.104842 Bagadia, Ritvi & Kudpaje, Akshay & Rao, Vishal. (2020). From compartmental to anatomically based circumferential resection-Is the reversal of trend justified?. Head & Neck. 42. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.26255 Kar, Ankita & Subash, Anand & Rao, Vishal. (2020). Reactive Artificial Intelligence Using Big Data in the Era of Precision Medicine. JAMA Surgery. 155. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2020.0839 Subash, Anand & Rao, Vishal & Sinha, Piyush. (2020). The lingual sulcus release technique for excision of tongue cancer with trismus. Prasad, Rachana & Rao, Vishal & Subash, Anand & Shankar, Kinjal & Sinha, Piyush & Kallur, Kumar & Nayar, Ravi. (2020). Impact of postoperative diagnostic 131 I radioactive whole-body scans in the management of differentiated thyroid cancer after complete surgery.

Specialisation

Head And Neck Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Throat Cancer .