Dr. Bobby Bhasker-Rao, MD

Dr. Bobby Bhasker-Rao, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Dr. Bobby Bhasker-Rao, MD is a general surgery specialist in Rancho Mirage, CA and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Loma Linda University School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and more.

35900 Bob Hope Dr Ste 205

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Contact Information

(760) 778-5220

Insurance Accepted

  • 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
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 93% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 70% of peers
Sleeve Gastrectomy
more than 64% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Bariatric Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

17  Conditions Treated

38  Procedures


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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
23 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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)

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...more
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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.
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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...more
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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).

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Dr Bobby is highly experienced and skilled. Excellent experience, highly recomend him, I was blessed to have him as my surgeon
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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...more
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