Dr. Rahul Buggaveeti is one of the best oncologists in Hyderabad with an expertise in treating head and neck cancer and benign tumours. He specializes in Robotic surgery for throat cancer treatment and endoscopic head and neck surgery.

He has shared his expertise with many oncologists in Hyderabad and worked at some of the best ENT hospitals in Hyderabad.

Dr Rahul is one of the first few in India and also one of the best to be conferred The MCh fellowship in Head and Neck surgery and is a famous oncologist in Hyderabad and is recommended by many doctors.

His area of interest is oral cancer, minimally invasive thyroid surgery and LASER surgery for throat cancer surge.

Dr. Rahul gained his expertise in skull base surgery at Singapore General hospital , Singapore and Robotic surgery (TORS & NECK) at Severance hospital , Yonsei university, Republic of korea. He is currently working actively in the city and is the best head and neck surgeon at Apollo cancer hospital,Apollo Health City Hyderabad and Amrita ENT Head and Neck hospital, KPHB Hyderabad since the last 5 years.


7 years as an experienced oncologist

Rare expertise in head and neck oncology

Painless and minutely invasive treatment

Advanced laser and robotic surgery

Why choose Dr. Rahul

Highly experienced surgeon in advanced oncology

A specialist in identifying head, neck and throat issues and provide the most effective treatment

Uses only State of the Art medical equipment

Professional Qualification

Year Qualification University / Board
Jun 2014

May 2008

Dec 2003
M.Ch Head & Neck


Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences,

Kochi Mamata Medical College,

Khammam Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad

Previous Appointments

Jul 2011 to Jul 2014 M.Ch in Head and Neck Surgical Sncology at AIMS, Kochi
Jan 2011 to Jun 2011 2011 Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore
Jan 2010 to Dec 2010 Registrar in Dept. of Head and Neck Oncology. Apollo Cancer Hospital, Apollo health City, Hyderabad
Nov 2009 to Dec 2009 Senior Resident in MNJIO & RCC (Regional Cancer Hospital) Hyderabad
Jan 2009 to Oct 2009 Senior Resident in Government ENT Hospital, Koti, Hyderabad

Oral Presentations

Management of neck in Head and neck cancers. Zonal CME, Mamata Medical College, Khammam. July 2014.

Predictors of morbidity in salvage surgery of head and neck cancers in IAOO-2013 Rhodes Island, Greece.

Raman spectroscopy in diagnosis of head and neck cancers in FHNO 2013 October at Jaipur.

Reconstruction of orbital exenteration defects in post maxillectomy defects with DCIA TFL IC flap. Our experience in AOI Pune 2013 January.

Poster Presentations

Predictors of morbidity and survival curves in salvage surgery of head and neck at FHNO-Ahmedabad 2012 October.

Significance of MRND to reduce recurrence in level 11b at IFHNOS 2011 at Goa 2011.

Trials Associated

Associated with study of utility of Raman spectroscopy as diganostic tool in head and neck cancers.

Multikine trial in head and neck. Ongoing

Experience in Head and Neck

Trained in resections as well as micro vascular free flap reconstruction in Head and Neck.

Special interest in Endoscopic skull base surgery and LASER in early laryngeal malignancies and swallowing rehabilitation.


1. Prior chemoradiotherapy and pathological perineural invasion predict the survival outcomes of salvage surgery in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Akali NR, Buggaveeti R, Sukumaran SV, Balasubramanian D, Iyer S, Thankappan K. Head Neck. 2021 Mar;43(3):874-883. doi: 10.1002/hed.26547. Epub 2020 Nov 21.
PMID: 33219731

2. Parathyroid Hormone as a Marker for Predicting the Severity of Hypocalcaemia Following Parathyroidectomy.

Sekhar S, Nayak UK, Suhasini D, Rahul B, Mehrotra R. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Dec;67(4):407-11. doi: 10.1007/s12070-015-0902-z. Epub 2015 Sep 18.
PMID: 26693460

3. Pneumosinus Dilatans Helping Subcranial Resection in a Patient with Advanced Ethmoid Malignancy.

Joseph ST, Thankappan K, Buggaveeti R, Iyer S. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2015 Sep;8(3):218-20. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1393736. Epub 2014 Nov 20.
PMID: 26269730

4. Challenges in the reconstruction of bilateral maxillectomy defects.

Joseph ST, Thankappan K, Buggaveeti R, Sharma M, Mathew J, Iyer S. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2015 Feb;73(2):349-56. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2014.08.036. Epub 2014 Sep 16.
PMID: 25579014

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