Dr. Arun Rao, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryMaleAge 43

Dr. Rao
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery

5170 E Glenn St Ste 100 Tucson, AZ 85712

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(520) 209-2500

Dr. Arun Rao, MD is a Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Tucson, AZ. He is affiliated with medical facilities Saint Joseph's Hospital and Tucson Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rao to book an appointment.

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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Dr. Rao's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Breast Reconstruction
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao performs Breast Reconstruction more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Rao performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Bedsores
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Bedsores more than 52% of his peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 52% of his peers

Localized Fat Deposits
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Localized Fat Deposits more than 46% of his peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 46% of his peers

Dr. Rao's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bedsores
  • Birthmark
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Constipation
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Laparotomy
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lipomas
  • Liposuction
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Aging
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wrinkles

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(520) 209-2500

Dr. Rao accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Dr. Rao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rao

4.8

Based on 17 ratings

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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (16)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (16)
  • Explained conditions well (16)
What could be improved
    RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
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    After doing extensive research about getting lip injections I decided to go with Dr. Rao. Although, this is not a huge procedure, it is your face and very important. I am so happy with my results. They are very natural but still plump. Everyone asked me where I went and some of my friends have already gone to him and got theirs done. Not only was my results amazing, the front staff are very kind and helpful.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Dec 08, 2019
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    Dr Rao is a very good reconstructive surgeon. He was part of a team of surgeons who worked together to bring me back to good health. Dr Rao is a very personable young man with a wealth of experience. His office runs on time and his staff is very friendly. I would recommend him for any plastic surgery or reconstructive surgery
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
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    J Blanchard – Jul 29, 2019
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    Scammers, thief, disorganized and dishonest. They don't pay their bills so they make you pay for it. They tell you different stories every time. The procedures got messed up that I had to go to another doctor to fix it.
    What went well
    No results
    What could be improved
    No results
    3 people found this helpful
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    May 23, 2019
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    Excelent
    What went well
    No results
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    Enriqueta P. Ornelas in Tucson, AZ – Dec 28, 2018
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    About Me

    Care Philosophy

    Dr. Rao is the kind of plastic surgeon you have been searching for. He is technically skilled and produces excellent surgical outcomes, helping you feel...Read more

    Biography

    Dr. Arun Rao is a board-certified plastic surgeon. At his practice, Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery, Dr. Rao is committed to offering exemplary and professional...Read more

    Specialties

    • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery

    Education

    Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine
    Residency Hospital
    2010
    Cook County Hospital Burn Center
    Fellowship Hospital
    1999
    Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School

    Languages

    • English
    • Spanish

    Awards

    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Resident Teaching Excellence Award - Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, 2003-2008
    • Award for Highest Percentile Score on the American Board of Surgery in Training Exam (ABSITE), 2005, 2006
    • Division of Plastic Surgery Academic Achievement Award, 2012

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Dr. Arun Rao, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Rao has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

    Is Dr. Arun Rao, MD accepting new patients?

    Dr. Arun Rao, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Rao's profile to make an appointment.

    Does Dr. Arun Rao, MD accept my insurance?

    Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Rao accepts your insurance.

    What are Dr. Arun Rao, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Rao frequently treats Breast Reconstruction, Bedsores, and Localized Fat Deposits. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rao treats.

    Where is Dr. Arun Rao, MD's office located?

    Dr. Rao's office is located at 5170 E Glenn St Ste 100, Tucson, AZ 85712. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    What languages does Dr. Arun Rao, MD speak?

    Dr. Rao speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

    How can I make an appointment with Dr. Arun Rao, MD?

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    Locations

    Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery

    Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery5170 E Glenn St Ste 100 Tucson, AZ 85712
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    • Hours
      • Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
      • Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm
      • Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
      • Thu: 8:30am - 4:30pm
      • Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
      • Sat: 9:00am - 2:00pm
      • Sun: closed
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    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Rao is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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    Saint Joseph's Hospital

    Tucson, AZ

    65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

    Tucson Medical Center

    Tucson, AZ

    68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

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