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Dr Satish Neurosurgery

Prof. Dr Satish Rudrappa

Group Director & Lead consultant – Aster International Institute of Neurosciences

MCh (Neuro), FASS(USA), FRCS (Glasg)
Speciality
Neuro Surgery
Languages
English, Hindi, Kannada
Overview

Dr. Satish Rudrappa serves as the Group Director for the International Institute of Neurosciences & Spine care at ASTER Whitefield Hospital. He is also a Visiting Professor of Neurosurgery at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. Recognized for his outstanding contributions as a surgeon and teacher in the field of Neurosurgery, he has been inducted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Glasgow, UK. In the past, he held positions such as Visiting Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Louisiana State University, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, and Education Officer of AOSpine Asia Pacific. He also served as the Past President of the Neurosurgeons Spine Society of India.

Dr. Satish Rudrappa is renowned as the pioneer of Brain and Spine Image guided procedures in India and has been involved in numerous ground-breaking surgeries. His areas of expertise include Brain Tumor surgery, Skull Base tumor surgery, Epilepsy surgery, Complex Spine and Reconstructive surgery, Craniovertebral junction anomaly surgeries, Spinal Cord Tumor surgery, and Scoliosis & deformity correction surgery.

Alongside his surgical expertise, Dr. Satish Rudrappa is actively engaged in academic pursuits. He has delivered numerous lectures on Neurosurgery and Spine surgery at National and International forums, sharing his knowledge and expertise with fellow professionals. He is recognized as an International teacher of repute. His research contributions are evident through the publication of scientific papers and multiple articles in esteemed peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, Dr. Satish Rudrappa serves as a reviewer for several international journals, contributing to the advancement of the field through his expertise and critical evaluation.

Some of Dr. Satish Rudrappa's key professional achievements include performing more than 8700 Brain surgeries and 10200 complex spine surgeries (Microsurgery). For his exemplary work in Neurosurgery, he was awarded the "Lee Foundation Award" from Singapore.

Apart from his active role as a surgeon, Dr. Satish Rudrappa actively contributes to society. He has been a Trustee of 'Sukriya,' an NGO since 2007, where he has performed numerous free brain and spine surgeries for economically weaker patients, especially women and children. Dr. Satish Rudrappa initiated the community program "EPIC” – Epilepsy Prevention & Integrated Care to increase awareness, remove stigma, and provide free treatment (both medical and surgical intervention) to patients suffering from epilepsy. He also developed a unique "EPILEPSY - Rotary" app in collaboration with Rotary and a CSR partner to assist patients.

Furthermore, Dr. Satish Rudrappa started a unique surgical fellowship training program between India and Bhutan, facilitating knowledge exchange and capacity building. He has been an active Rotarian for the past 15 years, and Rotary International Dist. 3190 has recognized him as a Distinguished Rotarian in 2013, awarding him one of the Navarathna of Rotary. He received the "Rotary Ratna Award" in 2016 for being an exemplary representative of his vocation and living up to the highest ideals of Rotary. He was also honoured as a "Paul Harris Fellow." In recognition of his community service in upgrading Primary Health Centers at Whitefield, Bangalore, Dr. Satish Rudrappa received the Kempegowda Award in 2011.

Dr. Satish Rudrappa legacy as a distinguished Senior Neurosurgeon, Educator, Researcher, and Philanthropist is a testament to his unwavering commitment to advancing the field of Neurosurgery, providing compassionate care to patients, and making a positive impact on society as a whole.

Some of Dr. Satish Rudrappa's key professional achievements include performing more than 8700 Brain surgeries and 10200 complex spine surgeries (Microsurgery). For his exemplary work in Neurosurgery, he was awarded the "Lee Foundation Award" from Singapore.

Apart from his active role as a surgeon, Dr. Satish Rudrappa actively contributes to society. He has been a Trustee of 'Sukriya,' an NGO since 2007, where he has performed numerous free brain and spine surgeries for economically weaker patients, especially women and children. Dr. Satish Rudrappa initiated the community program "EPIC” – Epilepsy Prevention & Integrated Care to increase awareness, remove stigma, and provide free treatment (both medical and surgical intervention) to patients suffering from epilepsy. He also developed a unique "EPILEPSY - Rotary" app in collaboration with Rotary and a CSR partner to assist patients.

Furthermore, Dr. Satish Rudrappa started a unique surgical fellowship training program between India and Bhutan, facilitating knowledge exchange and capacity building. He has been an active Rotarian for the past 15 years, and Rotary International Dist. 3190 has recognized him as a Distinguished Rotarian in 2013, awarding him one of the Navarathna of Rotary. He received the "Rotary Ratna Award" in 2016 for being an exemplary representative of his vocation and living up to the highest ideals of Rotary. He was also honoured as a "Paul Harris Fellow." In recognition of his community service in upgrading Primary Health Centers at Whitefield, Bangalore, Dr. Satish Rudrappa received the Kempegowda Award in 2011.

Dr. Satish Rudrappa legacy as a distinguished Senior Neurosurgeon, Educator, Researcher, and Philanthropist is a testament to his unwavering commitment to advancing the field of Neurosurgery, providing compassionate care to patients, and making a positive impact on society as a whole.

Area of expertise
  • Skull base surgeries
  • Epilepsy Surgeries
  • Complex spine & reconstructive surgeries
  • Craniovertebral anomalies
  • Spine & spinal cord tumor surgeries
  • Minimally invasive spine & deformity surgeries
  • Sacrectomy spine surgeries
Awards and recognitions
  • National merit scholarship ( 1982-1990) , Govt. of Karnataka, India
  • “Silver jubilee Gold medal award” as Best outgoing student in Neurosurgery, NIMHANS University (1995 –96)
  • Travelling Spine Fellowship– “Lee Foundation- Singapore”( 2001)
  • Asst. Prof. of research, Louisiana state Univ., Shreveport, USA (2004 )
  • Published “ Operative video –Lumbar Microdiscectomy” for AOSpine India (2007)
  • Kempegowda Award for community service, Mahadevapura Constituency, Karnataka, (2011)
  • Paul Harris fellow from Rotary International ( 2012)
  • Distinguished Rotarian 2013 for rendering excellent community Services, RBITC, Bangalore (2013)
  • Navarathna of Rotary International Dist.3190 for community Services ( 2014 )
  • Editor, Karnataka Medical Journal, Indian Medical Association ( Nov 2015 )
  • Rotary Ratna Award for rendering selfless service from Rotary international 3190 (2016)

Membership:

  • Neurological Society of India
  • Bangalore Neurological Society
  • Association of Spine surgeons of India
  • Neuro Spinal Surgeons Association
  • AOSpine International
  • Indian Medical Association
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons Association of India
  • Rotary International

Paper Published:

  1. Chakraborti S, Mahadevan A, Govindan A, Sridhar K, Mohan N, Satish R et al. Pituicytoma: Report of three cases with review of literature. Pathology - Research and Practice. 2013;209(1):52-58.
  2. Ghosal N, Rudrappa S, Menon S, Hegde A, Santosh V. Pituitary adenoma-neuronal choristoma (PANCH): cytomorphology on smear preparation. Cytopathology. 2006;17(3):149-152.
  3. Ghosal N, Rudrappa S, Tandon A, Rao P, Gopal S. Atypical ossifying fibromyxoid tumor in left maxillo-ethmoid sinus with intracranial extension in a child. Clinical Neuropathology. 2016;35(09):329-332.
  4. Ghosal N, Sridhar M, Rudrappa S, Puvaneshwari M, Hegde A. Visual pathway glioma presenting as suprasellar mass with extension into the retrosellar region - a diagnosis by smear preparation. Cytopathology. 2004;15(4):238-240.
  5. Gopal S, Sekar A, Rudrappa S, Sunil, Masapu D. Adenosine induced cardiac pause in neuroendovascular management of AVM with fistula. Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery. 2020;20:100662.
  6. Gopal S, Rudrappa S, Tukkapuram V, Govindasamy R, Masapu D. Partial Sacrectomy for Sacral Chordomas:A Surgical Perspective. The Journal of Spinal Surgery. 2018;5(1):29-35.
  7. Masapu D, Rudrappa S, Ramakrishna T V, Manjunath M, Kumar S, Srinivas D. Intraoperative Spinal Cord Pulsations. Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology. 2019;31(1):84-85.
  8. Masapu D, Shetty D, Kumar S, Rudrappa S. A Case of Uvular Ulceration After Spine Surgery. Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology. 2018;30(3):284-285.
  9. Merchant S, Mohiyuddin S, Rudrappa S, Deo R, A S, Menon L. Cervical Chondrosarcoma- Rare Malignancy: A Case Report. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2014;5(4):293-296.
  10. Munireddy M, Masapu D, Rajanna S, Rudrappa S, Govindasamy R. A Rare Instance of Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation Complicated by Motor-Evoked Potential Monitoring. Journal of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care. 2019;7(01):44-45.
  11. Park H, Rudrappa S, Dujovny M, Diaz F. Intervertebral foraminal ligaments of the lumbar spine: anatomy and biomechanics. Child's Nervous System. 2001;17(4-5):275-282.
  12. Ravi D, Dwarakanath S, Rudrappa S, Gopal S, Venkataramana N. Spontaneous spinal extradural hematomas. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2006;13(2):269-272.
  13. Ravi D, Dwarakanath S, Rudrappa S, Gopal S, Venkataramana N. Spontaneous spinal extradural hematomas. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2006;13(2):269-272.
  14. Rudrappa S. Low Back Ache – What To See & When To Refer?. Karnataka Medical Journal. 2016;(49):52 - 55.
  15. Rudrappa S. Brain Tumours - Redefined. Karnataka Medical Journal. 2016;(50):37 - 42.
  16. Rudrappa S. Review: Anterior Approaches to Spine. World Federation of Neurological Surgery Review. 2000;.
  17. Rudrappa S. Head Injury and Its Management – A Brief Outlook. Indian Medical Association Journal. 2001;.
  18. Rudrappa S. Osteoblastoma of Occipitocervical Junction – A Case Report. International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences. 2013;2(4).
  19. Rudrappa S. The demand for integration of segmented OR table tops for multi-disciplinary use. Healthcare Radius. 2015;3(12).
  20. Rudrappa S, Gopal S, Rao S, Panikar D, Hegde A, Venkataramana N. Intracranial Metastases From Supratentorial Astrocytomas. Neurology India. 1997;44(4):35.
  21. Rudrappa S, Hegde A, Gopal S, Rao S, Venkataramana N, Panikar D. Management Strategies for Large and Giant Intracranial Aneurysms. Neurology India. 1997;44(4):29.
  22. Rudrappa S, Gopal S, Venkataramana N, Sharan S, Panikar D, Hegde A et al. Actinomycosis mimicking convexity meningioma. Neurology India. 1997;44(4):51.
  23. Rudrappa S. Osteoblastoma of Occipitocervical Junction – A Case Report. International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences. 2013;2(4).
  24. Rudrappa S, Gopal S. Out-patient brain tumor surgery. Neurology India. 2016;64(5):875.
  25. Tukkapuram VR, Rudrappa S, Shabadi VK, Masapu D, Kumar S. Sacral Ewing’s tumor: Use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for preoperative cytoreduction of the tumor. Neurol India. 2018;66(1):249-251. doi:10.4103/0028-3886.222848.
  26. Masapu D, Rudrappa S, Manjunath M, Srinivas D. Intraoperative Spinal Cord Pulsations: A Good Sign or a Disaster Waiting to Happen?. Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology. 2018 May 31.
  27. Sekar A, Gopal S, Rudrappa S, Sunil HR, Masapu D. Endovascular management of basilar artery perforator aneurysm – Insights. Interdiscip Neurosurg. 2019 Dec 1;18:100533.
  28. 28. Munireddy M, Masapu D, Hosahalli Rajanna SK, Rudrappa S, Govindasamy R. A Rare Instance of Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation Complicated by Motor-Evoked Potential Monitoring. J Neuroanaesth Crit Care 2019. doi:10.1055/s-0039-1685417.
  29. 29. Gopal S, Sekar A, Rudrappa S, Masapu D. Adenosine induced cardiac pause in neuroendovascular management of AVM with fistula. Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery. 2020 Jun 1;20:1006.
  30. 30. Jabanathan M, Masapu D, Rajappa D, Gopal S. Can routine ultrasound screening performed before percutenous dilatational tracheostomy prevent dreaded complication like bleeding in intensive care unit ? 2020;12:8–10. doi:10.15406/jaccoa.2020.12.00434.
  31. Sarath Chander V, Govindasamy R, Masapu D, Preethish-Kumar V, Rudrappa S. Role of expansile duraplasty and neural monitoring in surgery for Anterior Thoracic Spinal Cord Herniation [Internet]. Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery. Elsevier; 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 18]. p. 100859. Available from: https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S2214751920304205.
  32. Rudrappa S, Govindasamy R, Sekar A, Tukkapuram R, Vikrama Ks A. Hydrocephalic attack - an uncommon complication of spinal surgery and review of literature. World Neurosurg. 2019 Mar 8. pii: S1878-8750(19)30578-9. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.02.155. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30857997.
  33. Parthiban JK, Rudrappa S, Prahlad ST, Govindasamy R. Evolution of surgical techniques in the management of vertebral body tumours and the current status. Neurol India. 2018 Sep-Oct;66(5):1254-1269. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.241398. PubMed PMID: 30232982.
  34. Rudrappa S, Govindasamy R, Tukkapuram VR, Gopal S. Lumbar pseudomeningocele presenting as decerebrate rigidity-A rare case entity. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2018;47:41-44. doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2018.04.014. Epub 2018 Apr 22. PubMed PMID: 29709844; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5994805.
  35. Shanmugam MP, Gopal S, Reddy R, Ramanjulu R, Mishra DK, Sagar P. Silicone Oil in Optic Chiasm: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Journal of VitreoRetinal Diseases. 2017 Jul;1(4):270-7.
  36. Mendonca DA, Deraje V, Gujjalanavar RS, Gopal S. Case series of three-dimensional printing technology applied in complex craniofacial deformity surgery. Journal of Cleft Lip Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies. 2016 Jul 1;3(2):88.
  37. Sekar A, Rudrappa S, Gopal S, Ghosal N, Gupta V, Ts L. Preoperative Cytoreduction of Clival Giant Cell Tumor: An Effective Replication of the Systemic Modality in the Skull Base. World neurosurgery. 2018 Nov 1;119:97-102.
  38. Govindasamy R, Sekar A, Rudrappa S, Gopal S, Behera G. Self-expanding oesophageal metallic stent related spinal infection–A difficult case with literature review. Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery. 2020 Jun 1;20:100663.
  39. Sekar A, Rudrappa S, Gopal S, Ghosal N, Rai A. Rosette-Forming Glioneuronal Tumor in Opticochiasmatic Region—Novel Entity in New Location. World neurosurgery. 2019 May 1;125:253-6.
  40. Mendonca DA, Ramamurthy V, Gopal S, Gujjalanavar RS. Endoscopic-assisted craniosynostosis surgery: First case series in India. Journal of Cleft Lip Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies. 2019 Jan 1;6(1):23.
  41. Ganapathy S, Tukapuram V, Godhani N, Gopal S. Dynamic Mri of the Cervical Spine–An Important Tool in Planning Surgical Treatment of Cervical Compressive Myelopathy. International Journal of Neurosurgery. 2018 Jul 26;2(1):17.
  42. Ghosal N, Rudrappa S, Tandon AS, Rao P, Gopal S. Atypical ossifying fibromyxoid tumor in left maxillo-ethmoid sinus with intracranial extension in a child. Clinical neuropathology. 2016 Sep 1;35(5):329.
  43. Rudrappa S, Gopal S. Out-patient brain tumor surgery. Neurology India. 2016 Sep 1;64(5):875
  44. Rajappa D, Masapu D, Gopal S, Rudrappa S. Somatosensory Evoked potentials as a useful tool to limit temporary clipping time in aneurysmal clipping. Journal of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care - Accepted
  45. Mittimanj K, Rajappa D, Masapu D, Chandrashekar S, Rudrappa S. Total intravenous anaesthesia to facilitate Bulbocavernosus reflex in 2 year old child with tethered cord syndrome. Indian journal of Clinical Anaesthesia - Accepted
  46. Govindasamy R, Preethish-Kumar V, Gopal S, Rudrappa S. Is Transoral Surgery Still a Relevant Procedure in Atlantoaxial Instability?. International Journal of Spine Surgery. 2020 Oct 1;14(5):657-64.
  47. Govindasamy R, Gopal S, Rudrappa S. The effectiveness of cement augmentation in kyphosis correction of dynamically loaded osteoporotic vertebral fractures: A retrospective case series. Interdiscip Neurosurg. Published online November 3, 2020:100978. doi:10.1016/j.inat.2020.100978
  48. Gopal S, Rudrappa S, Sekar A, Preethish-Kumar V, Masapu D. Customized and Cost-Effective 3D Printed Mold for Cranioplasty: India's First Single Center Experience. Neurology India. 2021 May 1;69(3):611.
  49. Rudrappa S, Govindasamy R, Sarath Chander V, Hosthota A. Radiological outcomes of Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (LIF) in Adult Spinal Deformity–A Systematic Review. Egyptian Spine Journal. 2021 Jan 1;37(1):2-14.
  50. Gopal S, Dutta A, Satish R. Single-stage ruptured internal carotid artery aneurysm clipping with contralateral carotid endarterectomy: Tips and tricks. Indian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 2021 Aug 1;8(5):96.
  51. Vaithialingam B, Masapu D, Rudrappa S. Stimulation artefact on EEG trace with BIS monitoring during D-wave recording. J Clin Monit Comput. 2022 Dec 12. doi: 10.1007/s10877-022-00951-w.
  52. Vaithialingam B, Masapu D, Rudrappa S. Massive Congestive Facial and Submandibular Oedema Due to Extreme Neck Flexion Following Suboccipital Craniectomy: A Case Report. Cureus. 2022 Nov 21;14(11):e31759. doi: 10.7759/cureus.31759.

Book Chapters Published:

  1. Surgical Approaches and Technique of commonly performed surgical procedure in Cervical Spine G S Kulkarni’Text Book of Orthopaedics & Trauma, Chapter 247, Satish Rudrappa, Amit Chanduka, Bharath R, Swaroop Gopal.
  2. Cervical Laminoforaminotomy;p 83-85. Minimally invasive spine surgery, First Edition, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers.2018.ISBN:978-93-5270-054-7. Satish.R.
  3. Monogram on Craniovertebral junction pathologies – Editor, Association of Spine surgeons of India
  4. Odontoid Fracture, Craniovertebral junction pathology, Monograph, ASSI, India
  5. Jefferson fracture - Craniovertebral junction pathology, Monogram, ASSI, India
  6. Operative approaches to Bony tumors of the Spine, Hand Book of Instructional Lectures on Spinal Surgery, Neuro Spinal Surgeons Association (NSSA), India.
  7. Monogram on Lumbar Interbody Fusion – Editor-in-Chief, Neurospinal Surgeons Association, India
  8. Indications of Lumbar Interbody Fusion – Pearls and Techniques, Monogram, NSSA, India
  9. Minimally Invasive Surgical Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Monogram, NSSA, India.

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