About Dr. Rahul Buggaveeti

Dr. Rahul Buggaveeti

MS (ENT), MCh Head and Neck

Dr. Rahul Buggaveeti is an eminent head and neck surgeon experienced in treating head and neck cancer and benign tumours. He is specialised in Robotic and endoscopic head and neck surgery and laser surgery. He is one of first few in India to be conferred MCh fellowship in Head and Neck surgery.

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

He is trained in skull base surgery at Singapore General hospital , Singapore and Robotic surgery (TORS & NECK) at Severance hospital , Yonsei university, Republic of korea. He is presently working as consultant head and neck surgeon at Apollo cancer hospital, Apollo Health City Hyderabad and Amrita ENT Head and Neck hospital, KPHB Hyderabad since last 5 years.


  • One of the first Head and Neck Oncologists in India.
  • Dedicated Head and neck services.
  • Minimally invasive and Robotic surgery.
  • LASER surgery.


  • Dedicated Head and neck services
  • TEAM work
  • Treatment is based on tumor board
  • State of art Radiotherapy and chemotherapy facilities.

Professional Qualification

Year Qualification University / Board
Jun 2014 MCh Head & Neck Amrita Institute of Medical sciences.Kochi.
May 2008 MS (ENT) Mamata Medical College, Khammam.
Dec 2003 M.B.B.S. Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad.

Previous Appointments

Jul 2011 to Jul 2014
MCh in Head and Neck surgical oncology 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.