Dr. Arundathi Rao, MD


Bariatric Surgery | Female

5880 Rand Blvd Ste 211 Sarasota, FL 34238 Get Directions
Dr. Arundathi Rao, MD
Dr. Arundathi Rao, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Sarasota, FL. She is 44 years old and has been practicing for 14 years. Dr. Rao is affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

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5880 Rand Blvd Ste 211
Sarasota, FL 34238
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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Orlando, FL |
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!
in Bradenton, FL |
Dr Rao is the best surgeon that you will ever have a chance to meet She cares about you and your health She is someone with a heart who will forever change your life I love her
in Jacksonville, FL |
An amazing Doctor. Love Dr. Rao. Very caring and compassionate. I have recommended her to all my friends and family.
in Jacksonville, Fl |
I was very nervous about my surgery before my appointment. But she answered all my questions and put me at ease.
Jacksonville, FL |
Very caring and thorough, treated me as a person not just a number- took plenty of time explaining everything
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Dr. Rao's Care Philosophy

Certified by the American Board of Surgery, we are committed to providing the very best care to our patients.

Dr. Rao's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Tumor
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Hernia
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Panniculitis
  • Skin Lesion
  • Stomach Diseases


  • Medical School
    St. George's School of Medicine - Genada West Indies

    Graduated in 2003

  • Internship Hospital
    Harvard University Extension School

    Completed in 1996

    Morehouse School of Medicine - Atlanta GA

    Completed in 2004

  • Residency Hospital
    Morehouse School of Medicine - Atlanta GA

    Completed in 2008

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Florida Hospital-Celebration - Celebration FL

    Completed in 2010

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Miami

    Graduated in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Bariatric Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Bowel Resection
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery