Dr. Arundathi Rao, MD

Dr. Arundathi Rao, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 45
(37)
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Dr. Arundathi Rao, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 8 years. She graduated from St. George's School of Medicine - Genada West Indies in 2003 and specializes in bariatric surgery.

5880 Rand Blvd Ste 101

Sarasota, FL 34238

Contact Information

(941) 917-4753

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 9 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Rao performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Obesity
very high
more than 98% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 91% of peers
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
high
more than 81% of peers

Dr. Rao's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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1  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

13  Conditions Treated

21  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • University of Miami
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • St. George's School of Medicine - Genada West Indies
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Harvard University Extension School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Morehouse School of Medicine - Atlanta GA
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Morehouse School of Medicine - Atlanta GA
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Florida Hospital-Celebration - Celebration FL
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rao's Reviews

3.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rao to family and friends
37 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (37)

  • 5
    (24)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (10)

Dr. Rao's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Dr. Rao has transformed my life! She coached me through the gastric sleeve process, and prepared me to change my lifestyle to achieve long term weight loss! I have lost 260 lbs and have a new lease on life! She is compassionate, funny, and the most caring doctor I have ever met.
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Hand DOWN the best doctor. Cares about the person, challenges, opportunities and truly take her time to get to know her patience. Blessed to have her on my medical team.
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Very bad experience with office and staff. Facilities were dirty and doctor and staff was rushed. Also I had to wait for over an hour!
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I am so sorry you were disappointed with your experience. Please can you tell me where and when you saw Dr Rao so I can follow up, thank you.

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An amazing Doctor. Love Dr. Rao. Very caring and compassionate. I have recommended her to all my friends and family.
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I was very nervous about my surgery before my appointment. But she answered all my questions and put me at ease.
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