Dr C. Rayappa Head & Neck Oncologist & Skull Base Surgeon in Apollo Cancer Centre, Chennai | Quick Medical Evaluation

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Dr C. Rayappa Head & Neck Oncologist & Skull Base Surgeon in Apollo Cancer Centre, Chennai | Quick Medical Evaluation


Dr C. Rayappa Head & Neck Oncologist & Skull Base Surgeon in Apollo Cancer Centre, Chennai | Quick Medical Evaluation

Top Head & Neck Oncologist & Skull Base Surgeon in Chennai. Dr C Rayappa is a Senior Consultant, Head & Neck Surgical Oncology and Skull Base Surgery at Apollo Cancer Centre, Chennai, with over 30 years of experience. He is among the very few surgeons in India who is proficient in performing open and endoscopic nasopharyngectomy for nasopharyngeal malignancies. His use of advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques with the aid of an endoscope, Laser and robotic technology aims at reducing morbidity and improving quality of life.

He is an academician and a mentor to the Fellows in Head and Neck Oncology at Apollo Cancer Centre. He has several papers published in peer-reviewed journals and is often invited as a speaker both nationally and internationally. He has conducted numerous medical conferences and is among the most sought-after faculty to conduct national and international workshops.

Areas of Expertise

Head & Neck cancer surgery. Lateral Skull Base Surgery. Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery. Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery.

Education & Training

Fellowship, FRCS(Ed) - ENT-Head & Neck Surgery. Clinical Fellowship in Lateral Skull Base Surgery, Zurich, Switzerland. Course on Lateral Approaches to Skull Base, Piacenza, Italy. Organ Preservation Surgery of the Larynx, Sydney. Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Surgery of the Cranial Base and Pituitary Fossa at University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, USA. Transoral Robotic Surgery Training at University of Pennsylvania, USA. Endoscopic Laser Surgery of Larynx, University Hospital of Louvain, Belgium. Transoral Ultrasonic Surgery, Madrid, Spain.

Professional Work

Senior Consultant- Head & Neck Surgical Oncology and Skull Base Surgery, Apollo Cancer Centre, Chennai. Founded the Department of Head & Neck and Skull Base Surgery at Apollo Cancer Centre, Chennai. Mentor and guide to the Surgical Oncology fellows at Apollo Cancer Centre, Chennai.



1. Consulting Services & Treatment Package Development: To accurately assess a treatment plan, a personal medical record is required.

2. Physician Curriculum Vitae: Medical records are transferred to the physician for treatment and pricing options.

3. Second Opinion: Medical report for review by your specialist doctors, with a response expected within 72 hours [3 days].

4. Cost-Effective Treatment Plans: Expect to receive numerous referrals from various hospitals outlining their second opinion and treatment costs.

5. Medical Visa Assistance: Once the patient is satisfied with the recommended treatment and hospital and has finalised their plans to visit India, we will assist them in obtaining a medical visa. The patient must apply for the visa on his or her own at the High Commission of India (Indian embassy) in their home country. We provide the patient with an invitation letter from the appropriate hospital, which is required for submitting their visa application. In addition, our team is trained to answer any questions the patient may have about medical visas and medical attendant visas.

6. Treatment Program: When seeing a doctor, extra contact information for the wardroom is provided.

7. Personal case manager: Once the patient arrives in the designated country for treatment, he or she is completely under our care. To handle any cases involving hospital/doctor negligence or malpractice against patients. We will also be responsible for the accommodation and stay of the members accompanying the patient.

8. Interpretation: If necessary, interpretation assistance is provided.

9. Communication: Help with communication with family and at home. Phone card or mobile phone.

10. Airport arrival and departure assistance: complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off in a cab.

11. Post-acute care rehabilitation: Post-acute care rehabilitation and nursing needs.

12. Wellness and spa packages: Pre and post-procedures have been added to the wellness and spa packages. Palade, yoga, and spiritual classes are available. 4 to 5-star resort accommodations.

13. Follow-up care: Provide free care when patients return to their home countries.

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