Dr. Venkat K. Rao, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery • Male • Age 67

600 Highland Ave Suite G5361
Madison, WI 53792
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Dr. Rao's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Rao Performs

  • Hand & Wrist Fracture & Dislocation Treatment

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Hospital Quality

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Saint Mary's Hospital
700 South Parks Street
Madison, WI 53715
University of Wisconsin Hospitals And Clinics
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN HOSPITAL AND CLINICS
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN HOSPITAL AND CLINICS
600 HIGHLAND AVE
Madison, WI 53792
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UW Health Clinic Plastic Surgry
600 Highland Ave Suite G5361
Madison, WI 53792
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    Dr. Rao's Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery of the Hand

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery, 1979
    • Hand Surgery, 1992
    • Plastic Surgery, 1983
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    • Hand & Wrist Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    2
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Hand Fracture
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Trigger Finger
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    Background Check for Dr. Rao

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Wisconsin.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Madras Medical College, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University
    Graduated in 1970

    Residency Hospital

    Beth Israel Med Center
    Complete in 1978
    Montefiore Hospital Med Center
    Complete in 1980
    University Of Louisville
    Complete in 1982

    Fellowship Hospital

    St Vincents Hospital
    Complete in 1981
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Rao & Staff

    • English
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    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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    Dr. Rao's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 3 hospitals where Dr. Rao has admitting privileges:

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    • Meriter Hospital

    • Saint Mary's Hospital

    • University of Wisconsin Hospitals And Clinics

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Rao

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rao to family and friends

    6 responses
    below
    national average

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    Dr. Rao's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    5 responses
    below
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    5 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    5 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 6 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Rao
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    6 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    6 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    6 responses
    below
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    6 responses
    below
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Rao accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?

    • Cigna
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • Humana
    • Medicare
    • Pekin Insurance
    • United Healthcare
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    Office Locations

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    UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN HOSPITAL AND CLINICS
    600 HIGHLAND AVE
    Madison, WI 53792
    (608) 263-6400 (Office)
    (608) 829-5315 (Fax)
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    UW Health Clinic Plastic Surgry
    600 Highland Ave Suite G5361
    Madison, WI 53792
    (608) 263-1367 (Office)
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    UW HEALTH TRANSFORMATIONS SURGERY CENTER
    2349 Deming Way
    Middleton, WI 53562
    (608) 836-9990 (Office)
    (608) 836-3101 (Fax)
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    UW Health Transformations
    2349 Deming Way Suite 100
    Middleton, WI 53562
    (608) 836-9990 (Office)
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