Doctor Spotlight : Spine Surgeon Dr Surya Prakash Rao Voleti

Thursday, May 21, 2009

DR. Surya Prakash Rao Voleti
Consultant Spine Surgeon,Kamineni Wockhardt Hospitals,Hyderabad
MS(Ortho). DNB (Ortho)
A.O Fellow (Germany)
GICD Spine Fellow (France)
International Fellow of the SRS (Scoliosis Research Society )

Dr Surya Prakash Rao Voleti is one of the few amongst the orthopedic fraternity in the state of Andhra Pradesh doing dedicated work in the field of spine, particularly in the management of spinal deformity & he has been doing this for over a decade now for wockhardt hospitals

He is also trained in minimally invasive techniques in the management of the degenerative and traumatic affections of spine. He is Equally competent in the management of all Orthopedic conditions, both in children and adults. His work on posterior Hemivertebrectomy in management of neglected congenital scoliosis is well appreciated at the National and International orthopaedic forums.

His areas of expertise are Management of complex trauma, neglected limb deformities using Ilizarov system are the other areas of his expertise. He was a faculty at prestigious Nizam’s Institute of medical sciences for which he has served for a decade.

Professional qualifications
  • 1987-1992 MBBS Jawaharalal Institute of postgraduate medical research and education (JIPMER) Pondicherry
  • 1993-1996 M.S.Orthopaedics Seth GS Medical college and KEM Hospital, Mumbai,
  • 1996 Dip (Orthopaedics) (College of Physicians and Surgeons,Mumbai)
  • 1997 DNB (Orthopaedics) (National Board of examinations, New Delhi
Areas of Expertise
  • Scoliosis ,Kyphosis and all forms of spinal deformity
  • Congenital degenerative,Neoplastic and traumatic conditions of spine
  • Pediatric conditions including neglected limb and post traumatic deformites
  • Complex adult trauma including the management of acetabular fractures

Honors & Awards

  • AO Fellowship at the Department of Orthopaedics and Truamatolgy University of Freiburg, Germany with Prof. N.Sudkamp.
  • Recipient of ASSI-Depuy Spine Travelling fellowship for the year 2004 and visited various centers in Delhi and Mumbai in Jan –Feb 2005
  • Recipient of GICD – Spine fellowship and visited four centers in France in June –July 2005
  • Was awarded ‘ VYAGRESHWARUDU GOLD MEDAL’ for the best paper in the State chapter of IOACON in Guntur in October 2005
  • Was awarded Gold Medal For the best paper in the Surgical treatment of Spinal aliments as ISSICON at Delhi in March 2006
  • Recipient of Global outreach educational scholarship for the year 2006 and attended the Scoliosis research society (SRS) 41st annual conference at Monterey, California.U.S.
  • First orthopaedic surgeon in the state and amongst handful of few spinal surgeons in the country who are awarded the international fellowship of the Scoliosis research society (SRS).
Dr Surya Prakash can be reached for appointments and second opinions via email at

You can also visit Our Center at Hyderabad at the following address for Consultation

Kamineni Wockhardt Hospitals
4-1-1227, King Koti Road,
Abids, Hyderabad- 500 001
Andhra Pradesh - India.
Tel: (040) 6692 4444
Fax: 040-6692 4242

37% of Uninsured Americans Ready To Travel Overseas For Medical Treatement

According to a a latest poll conducted by Gallup, A growing number of U.S. citizens are opening up to Medical Tourism and traveling to different countries for Medical Treatments.

Gallup found that 29 percent of respondents would consider traveling to non-U.S. destinations for a major problem or procedure, 24 percent would seek cancer diagnosis and treatment overseas, 15 percent would travel for orthopedic procedures, 14 percent would go abroad for heart treatment and 10 percent would travel to get plastic surgery.

The poll concludes that the uninsured are the most interested in medical tourism options, with 37 percent of uninsured respondents saying that they would consider cancer care overseas. Only 22 percent of those with health insurance shared this sentiment.

Gallup says the survey results indicate that the increasing cost of medical care in the United States and large numbers of uninsured is making medical tourism a viable option.

"If strides in insurance reimbursements, overseas hospital quality, and affordability continue, it will be an increasingly attractive option for Americans," Gallup says. "The data suggest the estimated population of 48 million Americans without health insurance are motivated by costs and would be more likely than those with health insurance coverage to consider seeking medical care from alternative sources."

The Gallup Poll throws up some interesting trends

  • 29% of respondents would consider traveling outside of the US for alternative medical treatments for a major medical problem
  • 24% would seek cancer diagnosis and treatment abroad
  • 15% would receive orthopedic procedures
  • 14% would consider traveling to another country for heart treatment
  • 10% would seek plastic surgery

Americans from Mid Western region are the least willing to consider medical treatment abroad. Westerners are the most open to Medical Tourism,while Southerners are also below average in their enthusiasm for medical tourism, with the exception of hip or knee replacement.


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