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Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in a 2-Year-Old in Bangalore| Dr. Sampath Chandra Prasad Rao | BHII
Dr. Sampath Chandra Prasad Rao

Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in a 2-Year-Old in Bangalore| Dr. Sampath Chandra Prasad Rao | BHII

Dr. Sampath Chandra Prasad Rao and team successfully conducts a Bilateral Cochlear Implantation on a 2-year-old at Apollo Spectra Hospital, Bangalore on 19 November 2022. ~Bilateral Cochlear Implantation Process with the best technology~ This good news was covered by BANGALORE NEWS NETWORK @bnnbharatnewsnetworklive at @apollohospitalsindia Bangalore, 24 November 2022: Dr. Sampath Chandra Prasad Rao and his team conducted a Bilateral Cochlear Implantation (CI) procedure successfully on a 2-year-old child at Apollo Spectra Hospital, Bangalore. The patient has been suffering from bilateral profound hearing loss since birth, with an inability to hear in both ears. The 10-hour-long procedure was undertaken on the young child to have the Cochlear implantation on both sides with the new advanced model of Cochlear Nucleus implant, CI632. The child will receive state of the art Kanso 2 sound processor. The switch-on will be done next month. The child visited the hospital for 2 consultations in the month of October, for history and clinical examination, hearing evaluation and counseling for surgery. Cochlear Implantation is a high-end long procedure conducted for patients with deafness. This unique procedure was conducted at Apollo Spectra Hospital, Bangalore daycare center with their top-end facilities and technologies under the experienced team. The cochlear implant is a small device that converts sound to electric signals to stimulate the Cochlear nerve and enable hearing. It is a sensitive procedure to perform on a 2-year-old child, as operating on delicate bony structures in a child can lead to complications if not meticulously done. The structures are not completely developed in a very young child. The procedure requires high precision and highly trained audiologists specialized in cochlear implantation to assess Impedance and Neural response telemetry. Intraoperative facial nerve monitoring by electrophysiologists is also required. Speaking on the successful incident, Dr. Sampath Chandra Prasad Rao, Chief Auditory Implant Surgeon, and Skull Base Surgeon said, “Ever since the implementation of newborn hearing screening programs by the Government of India, Hearing issues in infants have been diagnosed more frequently these days and the hearing solution for such kids is Cochlear implantation. We did a Bilateral Cochlear implantation for a 2-year-old child who was born deaf in both ears. If there is no intervention done for such kids, they will become mute as well. So it is imperative to intervene early to restitute hearing and give these children a new leash of life. It gives us immense pleasure to bring back hearing to the child” Being overwhelmed by the successful implantation the patient’s family expressed “We are extremely satisfied with the services and hospitality of all departments at Apollo Spectra Hospital, Bangalore. The team is very approachable and the patient is provided with a homely environment. Dr. Sampath is a perfectionist with his approach, technique and the skill that he carries is exceptionally well and unique, which helped me in clearing all my doubts about the procedure and understand all required information for an informed decision. I was comfortable handing over the responsibility of my child due to Apollo’s well-featured OT, techniques and doctors who are highly specialised in this surgery. In addition to this, Apollo Spectra Hospital, Bangalore has an exclusive surgical center for cochlear implantation. Overall it has been a great experience.” The procedure was done by the Apollo team headed by Dr. Sampath Chandra Prasad Rao and his team of doctors, Dr. Ajay Bhandarkar, Dr. Niveditha Damodharan, Dr. Rakshita Kamath, and Dr. Lavanya Manoharan. About Apollo Spectra Bangalore: Apollo Spectra is a multi-specialty hospital that brings together world-class medical services and the world’s best healthcare management practices. They are specialists in treatment for Bariatrics, Orthopedics, Cosmetic surgery, Vascular surgery, Physiotherapy, etc. With 17 centers spread across 12 cities – Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Gurugram, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kanpur, Mumbai, Noida, Patna, and Pune, over 2,50,000 successful surgeries with excellent clinical outcomes, and over 2,300 leading doctors; Apollo Spectra Hospitals continue to set new standards in healthcare services. It also offers a wide range of specialties including Orthopedics & Spine, General & Laparoscopic Surgery, ENT, Urology, Varicose Veins, Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology, Pain Management, and General Medicine.

Veera Gadde, Bangalore

The experience with Bangalore Hearing & Implant Institute is very good. The AVT sessions conducted by Audiologist Leebana is excellent. We could see the improvements of my daughter with the AVT sessions.

Swathi G V, Bangalore

I am thankful for the team BHII for taking best care. Wonderful and kind people, never rushed, always willing to listen and clear any doubts and issues.

Harsh Raj, Patna

Team BHII did a really great job in diagnosing my symptoms. Specifically the audiology department. Dr Leebana and her team are trying their best to help me overcome my tinnitus condition.

Shoeb Reza, Bangladesh

Dr Anaswara and her team are great on their job. I felt so comfortable while the trial of BAHA and Osia.

Shane Gowda, Bangalore

Team BHII had done a great job for the surgery. Right from the consultation to testing to surgery and switch on we all had good experience.

Me and my family are very satisfied with Dr. Sampath and his team. My son had hearing loss and we were clueless how to proceed. Dr's team helped and guided us throughout our Cochlear Implant journey and still doing the same as we are taking AVT from the same place. My son is currently doing good. Many thanks.

Prema Raman, Bangalore

We came to BHII for testing of my wife who was operatd last year for tumor behind the right ear. Today the audiologist leebana n Monica was kind enough to explain to us the advantages of wearing BAHA. And the various ways in which it could be helping to us both internally and externally. Also other test like vng, pta was done very properly. They took all pains to explain to us every cordial and was in a polite manner. Thanks for the valuable time. We are grateful to them.

Rani P,

Andra Pradesh

Great experience with Bangalore Hearing and Implant Institute. Leebana the Audiologist is very good. She has counsel us really well for the Osia. All the test were done properly. Thank you to the team for a good experience.

Veena Shanegowda, Bangladesh

My daughter Dhanyatha is taking AVT with the audiologist Leebana. She is now benifiting with that. Helping her with understanding the words and able to perform good. Thank you for such a wonderful service.

The service was very nice. My child was able to hear while doing the hearing aid trial. Leebana audiologist did good job. Thank you to the team

venugopal reddy


It was a very good service provided from the Audiologist Leebana. The team was very supportive.

Annice C K


I was quite satisfied with the service of Leebana. Overall all staffs were in there duty and coorporating with me. I'm so happy



It was a very good experience with Bangalore Hearing and Implant Institute. The Audiologist was very well experience and everything was done properly. Thank you to the team.

Mayura Shah, Kolkata

One of the best doctor I have ever met. Excellent surgeon and excellent human being. Best doctor in India for skull Base surgery.

Dr. Pawan Singhal, Jaipur

His vast knowledge of the subject and an artistic surgical hand with precision at par makes him one of the best lateral skull base surgeons of the world.

Excellent surgeon, very confident, very talented. The best in India for lateral skull base surgery

I recommend the doctor.... y because Dr.Sampath sir is nice doctor & so friendly doctor and very good to consult to them to cure any problems...and happy with doctor friendliness ....Thank you😊

He is a highly committed professional, intelligent, hardworking, kind and helpful.

Dr. Yeshwanth Chakravarthy, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Most challenging skull base surgeon I have ever seen

Dr. Safeer Khan, St. Kitts,

West Indies

Down to earth, keen to help eager to share new things, artistic and creative in his professional and personal behaviour.

Deepak Kumar Sahoo, Bangalore

The doctor is really very friendly and will make you feel very comfortable. Though I had to wait for 2 hours for the check up, but the wait actually paid off. He was so great in cleaning and extracting the ear waxes. I felt like I got new ears after the treatment. I will recommend the doctor to anyone who has ear issues.

I Sri Babu Lal Das, an inhabitant of West Bengal went to Manipal Hospitals and was under the treatment of Dr . Sampath Chandra Prakash Rao. Under his supervision, my rt. ear operation was done on 16/08/2019. Dr. Rao is a gentle and have a laughing face.....

Leena, Bangalore

I consulted doctor for swelling in the neck. Then doctor diagnosed me I have thyroid swelling. He told me the importance of Ultrasound neck and Thyroid function tests.. Very friendly doctor who will take time and explain the problem to the core..Thank you .happy with the doctor

Sudharshan, Bangalore

I consulted doctor for tonsil problem, which was first time for me. I was so tensed surgery will be advised. But doctor asked about the problem and explained me no need of surgery, if it is first time. He treated me with antibiotics and said some precaution which i am following now. I am very much better now. thanks doctor.

Balaji, Bangalore

I consulted the doctor for the change of voice. The way he explained the cause of my condition is very accurate. I understood my condition gave voice rest and followed the treatment. Now my voice is absolutely normal. Thank you.

Anju Agarwal,


Dr  Sampath Chandra Prasad Rao ia an amazing doctor and surgeon. He removed my tumor from complicated place through Skull base surgery, while preserving facial nerve & other nerves & artery. Surgery lasted for around 13 hours. Hats off to the doctor & his team. He was very clear in his approach and planning. He planned well & was very confident. I was also cool & confident while heading to OT

Prajeeth, Kerala

Mr. Prajeeth from Kerala, I was suffering from severe ear infection for the last 11 years .Undergone many surgeries, medications. I suffered a lot and atlast a
Doctor from Hyderabad suggested Dr Vijayendra ENT surgeon in Bangalore. After some test and finding docter told me that this case is very rare, almost infection spreaded to near the skull base so he recommended Dr. Sampath Chandra Prasad Rao. 

I had a small lump near jaw under earlobe which started growing faster in months.I had booked Dr.Sampath as he was available nearby.Firstly,he explained the health issue clearly.He told it is a parotid lesion and suggested for US Guided FNAC and Ultrasound scan.It was diagonsed as condition pleumorphic adenoma.

Ramesh Wagle

You are god in face of human..

Thank you very much sir

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