Highly regarded as one of the top specialists within the Sleep Apnea field.
Interned and was chief resident at Mt. Sinai City Hospital Center in Elmhurst, NY.
Earned his primary education attending R. G. Kar Medical College in Calcutta, India.
Dr. Rachakonda Prabhu is a highly acclaimed and passionate physician residing in Las Vegas, NV. His distinguished career has seen him organize and found several institutions such as Red Rock Medical Group, El Dorado Medical Center and The Sleep Center of Nevada. He practices internal medicine as well as pulmonary and sleep medicine. Dr. Rachakonda Prabhu is also the first physician in Nevada with training and experience in Laser Bronchoscopy. He practices Critical Care Medicine and teaches Residents and Fellows in University Medical Center and Valley Hospital Medical Center.
Dr. Prabhu was educated at R. G. Kar Medical College in Calcutta, India followed by several externships with one being at Mercy Hospital in Denver, CO. He interned and was chief resident at Mt. Sinai City Hospital Center in Elmhurst, NY from 1975-1977 before completing his fellowship at Mt. Sinai in 1979.
As a doctor who practices pulmonary medicine, Dr. Prabhu has focused on asthma, lung disease, and undiagnosed sleep apnea.
Asthma is highly prevalent highly and it has been found that there are new ways of classifying asthma into several different types. Now that there are new classifications types for asthma, patients are able to receive a different treatment than they may have received in the past.
When it comes to lung disease, Dr. Prabhu noticed that every patient would usually get the same treatment and decided that wasn’t quite good enough. As a result, he founded The Lung Institute. The Lung Institute was a facility that focused and specialized in pulmonary. Over time, The Lung Institute grew to include several more specialties and was then transformed into Red Rock Medical Group.
There are approximately 29.5 million people in the United States that are living with undiagnosed sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a dangerous affliction even when it’s diagnosed. When it goes undiagnosed, sleep apnea has extremely severe consequences such as diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart attack, and even sudden cardiac death. In his career, Dr. Prabhu has seen patients in the ICU because of complications from diabetes that stemmed from undiagnosed sleep apnea.
Dr. Prabhu hopes that when readers visit this site, they find the information presented informative and educational.