Dr. Arun Rao, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryMaleAge 45

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Arun Rao, MD

Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery

5170 E Glenn St Ste 100 Tucson, AZ 85712 ()
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Dr Rao was a great doc. I don't know about now, as his staff is horrible, especially Theresa. She was suppose to schedule an appointment for 2 skin cancer surgeries, but she said I had to quit smoking, which I did, and I had her lie to me about waiting for the hospital to ok the schedule. I finally called the hospital and the said they never received anything from them. This went on for over a year and 1 spot turned into melanoma.
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Sep 14, 2021
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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.
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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
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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.
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May 23, 2019
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Excelent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Enriqueta P. Ornelas in Tucson, AZ – Dec 28, 2018
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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
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

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

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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.

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.

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

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Dr. Rao's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Breast Reconstruction
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Dr. Rao performs Breast Reconstruction more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Rao performs this procedure more than 78% of his peers

Bedsores
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Dr. Rao treats Bedsores more than 55% of his peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 55% of his peers

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Dr. Rao treats Localized Fat Deposits more than 47% of his peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 47% of his peers

Dr. Rao's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bedsores
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • 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
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • 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
  • Lumpectomy
  • 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:

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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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    • 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

66% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% lower than the national average

Tucson Medical Center

Tucson, AZ

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

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