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Dr. Pradeepa M Ganeshappa
Dr Pradeepa MG MBBS, MS (Surg), DNB (Urology)
Consultant Urologist, Dept of Urology, NU Hospitals, Shivamogga, Karnataka. Subspeciality : Female Urology (Urogynaecology), Laparoscopic Urology, Renal Transplant


MBBS - JSS Medical College, Mysore (2000-2006)
IMS (Gen Surgery)- Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary (2008-2011)
DNB (Urology)- NU Trust Hospital, Bangalore (2014-2017)

Professional Memberships

  • American Urological Association
  • International Uro Gynecology Association (IUGA).
  • Urogynaecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery Society of India (URPSSI)
  • Urological Association of Asia (UAA)
  • Indian Medical Association.
  • Urological Society of India (USI).
  • Association of Southern Urologists (India)
  • Karnataka Urology Association (KUA)
  • Bangalore Urology Society (BUS).


  • The halo sign during a percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) puncture. Can Urol Assoc J 2016;10(3-4):E130.
  • Use of Volume Rendered, Maximum Intensity Projection Images to Assess Whether the Medial Calyx Synonymous with the Posterior Calyx. Urol Int 2016;97(1):72-5.
  • Carcinoma Cuniculatum of Penis: A Rare Variant of Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Excellent Prognosis. Urol Nephrol Open Access 2016


  • USI- AUA Travelling Fellowship: Attended American Urological Association (AUA) congress, Boston, USA from 16thMay - 26thMay 2017.
  • International Society of Bladder pain syndrome and Interstitial Cystitis Scholarship to attend conference on Bladder Pain syndrome and Interstitial Cystitis in Mumbai on 17th - 19th Nov 2016.
  • AUSTEG (Asian Urological Surgery Training and Education Group) travelling scholarship to attend Lower urinary tract Endoscopic Surgery Course at Olympus K-TEC centre, Guangozu , China on 20th - 21st Jan 2018
  • AUSTEG (Asian Urological Surgery Training and Education Group) travelling scholarship to attend Dry and Wet Lab Laparoscopic Upper Tract Surgery Course at Olympus CTEC centre, Beijing, China on 23th - 24thSept 2017

Area of Expertise

Kidney stone surgery, enlarge prostate surgery, Laser surgery, kidney transplant, stress urinary leak, AV Fistula surgery for dialysis, urethral stricture surgery, Laparoscopic Urology surgery, kidney cancer treatment.

Paper Presentations


  1. “Does splitting of papilla matter during PCNL?” An award paper presented at International alliance of urolithiasis and PERCON 2016 held at New Delhi.
  2. “Does splitting of papilla matter during PCNL?” Presented in American Urological Association Congress 2017 at Boston, USA
  3. “Dysfunctional elimination syndrome as a cause of Chronic pelvic pain”. UAA Congress 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


  1. “Vein augmentation for AVF Venus stenosis salvage” podium at BUS meet 2014, Bangalore, India.
  2. “A retrospective study of SLOT versus end to side anastomosis in AVF creation” podium at KUACON 2014 Bangalore, India.
  3. “Vein augmentation for AVF Venus stenosis salvage”presented in prize paper section on SZUSICON 2015 Vishakapatnam.
  4. “Hyperoxaluria and urolithiasis” podium at SZUSICON 2015,
  5. “Unseparated vs separated papillary necrosis and recurrent UTI”podium presentation at USICON 2016, Hyderabad
  6. “A case of Fetal bladder rupture” moderated poster presentation at USICON 2016, Hyderabad.
  7. Correlation of AP diameter of renal pelvis and parenchymal thickness after pyeloplasty in predicting functional outcome at SZUSICON 2016. The paper received the ‘best paper award’ in the conference.
  8. A novel idea of use of Foley catheter tip to prevent urethral injury during Otis urethrotomy at USICON2017 Mumbai.

NU Hospitals has been pioneering in Nephrology, Urology and Fertility (IVF) treatment over the last 20 years. Our highly specialised experts are richly experienced in treating rare and complex conditions. It was one of the first in Karnataka to conduct a successful kidney transplantation surgery and also the first to equip Urology department with the most advanced flexible endoscopes. Having a robust team of subspecialty specific urology team at NU has significantly improved the overall success rates. Men’s Health Clinic is one of its kind in South-India dealing with Men’s Sexual and Reproductive Health. Our Male and Female Fertility (IVF) specialists comprehensively support the couples with the latest treatment and heartfelt compassion every step along the path to parenthood. At NU, every aspect of healthcare is coordinated and the entire team works together to provide exactly the care one needs. We are constantly updating the policies and collaborations to ensure that people in need are getting access to the most cutting-edge care and treatment.

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