Dr. Bobby Bhasker-Rao, MD

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Dr. Bobby Bhasker-Rao, MD
Dr. Bobby Bhasker-Rao, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Rancho Mirage, CA. He has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Bhasker-Rao is affiliated with Chapman Global Medical Center, Eisenhower Medical Center and Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center.

Lite Life Surgery

35900 Bob Hope Dr Ste 205

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Contact Information

(760) 778-5220

Dr. Bobby Bhasker-Rao, MD

Dr. Bobby Bhasker-Rao, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Inland Empire Health Plan
  • Medicaid
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Bhasker-Rao's Experience

Dr. Bhasker-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 General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Bariatric Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Obesity
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Weight Loss


  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Advanced Robotic Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Bowel Resection
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Gastroenterostomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Robotic-Assisted Revisional Bariatric Surgery
  • Robotic-Assisted Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Loma Linda University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center The
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Californiadavis Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bhasker-Rao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bhasker-Rao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bhasker-Rao to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Bhasker-Rao's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Menifee, CA |
I had an amazing experience with Dr. Bobby and his staff. He knew my insurance requirements well and he and his staff worked very hard with me to make sure I was able to meet those requirements. My procedure went well without complications and even more exciting than all the weight I am losing is the fact that I am off all of my diabetic medicines, blood pressure meds, and cholesterol meds! I look forward to my first grandchild in December and because of the doctor, I will be around for her.
in Hemet, CA |
Love Dr. Bobby!! Dr. Bobby and his staff are awesome. Very kind and professional. I would recommend seeing him if you are thinking about any kind of weight loss surgery.
I honestly don't know how he has so many great reviews. What was supposed to be a same day procedure turned into 5 days in the hospital with 4 pints of blood needed. All because he didn't prepare for, or do his job as a surgeon properly. He didn't suture me so my incision stayed open for weeks. The pain was unbearable and he didn't prescribe anything, not even Motrin. While in hospital he didn't bother to check in, and nsg couldn't get him to call them back when I was so anemic I was on Oxygen.
Hello, I am sorry you had a negative experience during your surgery. I would love to know more about which procedure you had and when it was. We normally do not do same day surgeries, so I apologize that you were under the impression it would be done the same day. Please contact me at dietitian.drbobby@gmail.com. Thanks, Courtney (office manager).
in Ontario, CA |
Dr Bobby is highly experienced and skilled. Excellent experience, highly recomend him, I was blessed to have him as my surgeon
in Rialto, CA |
Dr. Bobby, overheard my conversation with his office staff, he ended up getting on phone; answered my question "I help your brothers all the time and perform bloodless surgery Gastric Bypass, just come down." I drove from Upland to Rancho Mirage. Dr. Bobby seminar was collegian level instructive as if he was teaching dr's explaining all the time. NOT ONE LOST LIFE TO DATE. Dr. Bobby worked with me. I am allergic to Morphine, he used another med to do surgery and saved my life. Forever great full
in Blythe, CA |
Dr. Bobby performed a VSG during October of 2016. Since my surgery I have come off of all of my diabetes and blood pressure medications. Blood pressure is normal. Sugars are getting lower every day. I feel incredible and have so much energy. Thank you Dr. Bobby!
in Indio, CA |
Dr. Bobby is the BEST!!! His staff is wonderful as well!!! They are there for you to answer any questions or with any issues you may have. I recommend Dr. Bobby to all my friends who are interested in having Lite Life Surgery. Thank you Dr. Bobby for changing my life!!!!
in Rancho Mirage, CA |
My experience with Dr. Bobby has been one of the best. The only problem I had was with the Hospital and that was in no way related to Dr. Bobby. Once everything was was handled it was smooth sailing. I would do the whole process again, because it is literally saving my life. Thank you Dr. Bobby.
in Banning, CA |
Dr Bobby and his staff are just amazing people! Always so helpful and ready to assist with whatever you need. Everything was explained in detail and I understood every step of the way what was happening. You feel supported at all times and never alone. Dr Bobby's techniques are top notch and he is the best at what he does, you will not be disappointed! One in a million this practice is, and I thank each of them for the life changing gift they gave to me on August 1st, 2016 <3 <3 <3
in Palm Desert, CA |
love it, best doctor ever spends appropriate time with patients , friendly staff
in Palm Springs, CA |
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Dr. Bhasker-Rao accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
    Bronze - Advantage 5750 PD PPO
    Bronze - Advantage 6350 PD PPO
    Bronze - AdvantagePlus 5500 PD PPO
    Choice PPO
    Essential PPO
    Golden Choice PPO
    Whole HealthPrimeCare California OAMC
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Pathway X Direct Access PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access+ Southern California Region HMO-High
    Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
    Basic PPO
    Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Choice Fund PPO
    Cigna Healthcare of Georgia PPO
    Cigna Healthcare of Illinois PPO
    Cigna Healthcare of Texas PPO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
    Select Network PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Advantage Platinum PPO
    Covered California - Bronze PPO
    Covered California Small Group PPO
    Employer Group HMO
    Health Net PPO
    Large Group PPO
    Medicare PPO
    Tricare PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care Network PPO
    Choice Care PPO
    Choice PPO
  • Inland Empire Health Plan
  • Medicaid
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Signature
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO

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Hospitals where Dr. Bhasker-Rao has admitting privileges

Eisenhower Medical Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center
3865 Jackson St
Riverside, CA 92503
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Chapman Global Medical Center
2601 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92869
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