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Dr. Chitharanjan Rao, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Rao

Lawrenceville Neurology Center

3131 Princeton Pike Ste 3-202 Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

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Dr. Chitharanjan Rao, MD is a neurology specialist in Lawrenceville, NJ and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from University Of Bombay / Grant Medical College in 1984 and specializes in neurology, clinical neurophysiology, and more.


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(609) 896-1701

Dr. Rao accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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Choice POS II
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Open Access Northern New Jersey HMO-High
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Cigna
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Commercial EPO
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Connecticut General Life Insurance
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
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Oxford Health Plans
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Dr. Rao's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Peripheral Nerve Disorders more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Auditory Neuropathy
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Carcinomatous Polyneuropathy
  • Carotid Sinus Syncope
  • Chronic Demyelinating Neuropathy With IgM Monoclonal Gammapathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Congenital Neuropathy With Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
  • Congenital Sensory Neuropathy With Neurotrophic Keratitis
  • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hereditary Neuropathy With Liability to Pressure Palsies
  • Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy, Type I
  • Infantile Refsum Disease
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Inflammatory Neuropathies
  • Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
  • Metabolic Neuropathy
  • Motor and Sensory Neuropathy With Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Bouldin Type
  • Motor Neuropathy
  • Motor Neuropathy, Peripheral With Dysautonomia
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy With Conduction Block
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Jerash Type
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type III
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type VIIa
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Lom Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Okinawa Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Radicular
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type I
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type II
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type IV
  • Neuropathy, Motor & Sensory
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Pudenal Neuropathy
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Retrobulbar Neuropathy
  • Sensory Neuropathy With Spastic Paraplegia
  • Spinal Bulbar Motor Neuropathy
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia With Axonal Neuropathy, Type 2
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Autosomal Recessive, With Axonal Neuropathy
  • Toxic Polyneuropathy Due to Acrylamide
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Neuropathy
Gait Abnormality
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Gait Abnormality more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Antalgic Gait
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Spastic Gait
  • Steepage Gait
Polyneuropathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Polyneuropathy more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Carcinomatous Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Demyelinating Neuropathy With IgM Monoclonal Gammapathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Toxic Polyneuropathy Due to Acrylamide

Dr. Rao's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ambulatory EEG With Video Monitoring
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Doppler Test
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Somatosensory Evoked Potential (SSEP)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Evoked Potential (VEP)
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Specialists in the treatment of disorders of the nervous system, the physicians at Lawrenceville Neurology Center address diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. In practice since 1981, you can rely on us for the diagnosis and treatme...

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Neuromuscular Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine

Education

2006
Detroit Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2004
St Louis University Hospital
Residency Hospital
2001
St Louis University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1984
University Of Bombay / Grant Medical College
Medical School
1984
University Of Bombay / Grant Medical College
Undergraduate School
2006
2004
2001
1984
1984

Languages

  • Gujarati
  • English

Awards

Dr. Rao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rao

3.1

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
50%
(10)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
5%
(1)
2 Stars
5%
(1)
1 Star
40%
(8)

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Rude, nasty, and unhelpful Avoid at all costs
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Dr. Rao is an outstanding neurologist, one who believes in understanding my entire history and not rushing into either diagnosis or medication/surgery. I wish we had more doctors like him.
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I've only had one appointment with Dr. Rao and it was positive. I have more appointments upcomng.
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Dr Rao is an excellent neurologist and I wholeheartedly recommend him for anyone needing assistance in the areas I a see him for.
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He's great. He diagnosed my problem, patiently answered all of my questions, and didn't order unnecessary procedures to bill my insurance, unlike several other physicians in central NJ.
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