Dr. K S Somasekhar Rao

Medical Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist
Apollo Health City, Hyderabad
17 years of experience

Dr. K S Somasekhar Rao - Medical Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India


Dr. K S Somasekhar Rao is a renowned Medical Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist from Hyderabad with specialty in Hepatitis, Pancreatitis, Biliary diseases, Colon problems and Gastric problems.

Dr. Rao is an MBBS graduate from Andhra Medical College (Visakhapatnam) with a MD (General Medicine) and DM (Med Gastroenterology) qualification from MR Medical College (Gulbarga, Karnataka) and Sri Rama Chandra Medical College (Chennai) respectively. He possesses exceptional skills in a wide spectrum of endoscopic techniques including ERCP, Colonoscopy and Upper Endoscopy with a tally of over 5000 procedures successfully executed till date. He is presently attached to Apollo Health City, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad where he is instrumental in providing leading edge care to people with disorders of the digestive system, liver, pancreas and the biliary tree through a combination of advanced subspecialty expertise coupled with cutting edge technology and emphasis on high quality standards.

Apart from this, Dr. Rao also holds a background in medical education. Previously, Dr. Rao served at Pinnamaneni Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences, Gannavaram, Andhra Pradesh as an Assistant Professor for a period of one year. Since 2012, Dr. Rao is tutoring students in Gastroenterology at Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences, Whitefield, Bengaluru and still continues to do so.

Dr. Rao maintains professional interest in Luminal Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Transplant Hepatology which are subspecialities with considerable scope and significant opportunities for research.


Special Interests

  • Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders , Inflammatory Bowel Disease,
  • Chronic Liver Diseases , Management of GI Bleed ,
  • Chronic Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C treatment.


Research and Publications

  • Validation of Siriraj and Allens Score & comparision with CT scan of brain
  • Gastric emptying study by scintigraphy in non-ulcer Dyspepsia


  • DM - Gastroenterology
  • MD - General Medicine
  • MBBS

  • Asst. Professor in medicine at Pinnamaneni Siddhartha Institute of medical sciences, Gannavaram, Andhra Pradesh from June 2007-July 2008.
  • Registrar in the department of medical gastroenterology at ApolloHospitals,GreamsRoad,Chennai from August 2008-july 2009.
  • Registrar in the department of medical gastroenterology at Sri Ramachandra Medical College,Porur-Chennai from Aug 2009- July 2012.
  • Asst.Professor of Gastroenterology at Vydehi Medical college Whitefield Bangalore from Aug 2012-July 2014
  • Presently Consultant Gastroenterologist &Hepatologist , Department of Medical Gastroenterology and Hepatology , Apollo Health City , Jubilee Hills , Hyderabad , India from 2014

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