Dr. Dinesh Rao, MD

Urology •  Male • Age 48
  
Dr. Rao
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Telehealth services available

Advanced Urology Institute

12109 County Road 103 Oxford, FL 34484

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Dr. Dinesh Rao, MD is a Urology Specialist in Oxford, FL and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rao has more experience with Urologic Care, Calculi (stones), and Urologic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities AdventHealth Ocala and Ocala Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rao to book an appointment.


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3.7

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Dr Rao is very professional, has a pleasant personality, he is easy to talk to, answered my questions, explained my procedure and future treatment. Office personnel and staff were pleasant, courteous, friendly, and patient.
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Bruce Johnsen – Sep 19, 2020
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Fabulous and caring physician
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Sep 19, 2020
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Professional and friendly. Listens to and answers any questions I have. I've been seeing Dr. Rao for about two years and have no complaints or concerns. He treated my problem successfully after another doctor failed to. And, the staff is friendly and competent. I have always been seen in a timely manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Carole Ferguson, The Villages, FL – Jan 05, 2020
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Very courteous. Takes the time to explain the condition and answer questions.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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James Radford in Summerfield, FL – Jul 26, 2018
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he is terrible doctor - He made me get a yearly (4yrs in a row) CT Scan WITH CONTRAST which is the worst you can do to someone WITH ONLY ONE KIDNEY. I questioned why when my prior urologist did not prescribe with contrast dye and he said "So I can see better." He almost destroyed my remaining kidney. He does not like being asked any questions
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  • Wait times
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Taylor, S – Jun 20, 2018
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I have been going to Dr.Rao for approximately 2 years, basically for preventive measures. Had a kidney stone pass, and that is how I ended up in his office. Have been seeing him every six months , x-ray for stones, check PSA and prostate. Have been very pleased with every aspect of the care I am getting. I would recommend Dr.Rao to anyone in need of a Urologist.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Robert K. in The Villages – Apr 18, 2018
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I would highly recommend Dr. Rao for any Urological condition. I had a fantastic experience. He is very professional and caring.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 14, 2018
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Dr. Rao is an excellent physician. Great bedside manners and is always very patient when asking questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ocala – Mar 14, 2018
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Arrogant, condescending, and supercilious individuals I have ever met. I made the mistake of asking him why I had to wait in the cubicle for 1 hour 47 minutes and he flew off the handle. You aren't the only patient I have and if you don't like to wait then there's the door. Don't dare disagree with him. Would not recommend to anyone! If you had a -star that is what he would get.
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Feb 28, 2018
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He's junk. Waited 1 hour 47 minutes and asked him why and he got all over my case. You're not the only patient I have. Cancelled future appointments with this "JERK". Just because he had a BAD day he should NOT take it out on his patient.
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Feb 25, 2018
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One of the most arrogant, condescending,supercilious individuals I have ever met. DOES NOT LISTEN! would not recommend to anyone! Don't dare disagree with him. If I could have given no stars I would have
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John Barrett in Ocala, FL – Dec 12, 2017
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Dr. Rao provided excellent care.
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Summerfield, FL – Jun 06, 2017
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Dr. Rao, is an excellent doctor. He is very friendly and very professional. He is a great listener. I totally recommend his.
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Stephen Priebe in Ocala, FL – May 05, 2017
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not concerned with patient
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Biography

Dr. Dinesh Rao, MD is a Urology Specialist in Oxford, FL and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rao has more experience with Urologic Care, Calculi (stones), and Urologic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduat...Read more

Specialties

  • Urology

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Duke University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Dr. Rao accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Practice Areas

Urologic Care

Urologic care focuses on the health and treatment of the male and female urinary tract, as well as the male reproductive system.Compare with other Urologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 81% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Urinary Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Urinary Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Enlarged Prostate (BPH) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Blood in Urine (Hematuria) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Calculi (stones)

Urologists or nephrologists diagnose and treat kidney stones, small pieces of hard, crystallized material that form in the kidney and typically pass naturally, but may require shock wave therapy, a catheter procedure, or surgery.Compare with other Calculi (stones) specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Urinary Stones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Urinary Stones more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Bladder Stones
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Bladder Stones more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao performs Kidney Stone Removal, Closed more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Rao performs this procedure more than 85% of their peers

Urologic Surgery

Urologic surgery treats conditions affecting the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive system through procedures including cystectomy (bladder removal), prostatectomy (prostate removal), and pelvic reconstruction.Compare with other Urologic Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao performs Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Rao performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

Bladder Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao performs Bladder Surgery more than 73% of their peers

Dr. Rao performs this procedure more than 73% of their peers

Uroflowmetry
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao performs Uroflowmetry more than 54% of their peers

Dr. Rao performs this procedure more than 54% of their peers

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Dr. Rao's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystometry
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incomplete Circumcision Repair
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stone Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Infertility
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Penile Implants
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Prostatitis
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sperm Abnormalities
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vasectomy
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections

Locations

Advanced Urology Institute

Advanced Urology Institute12109 County Road 103 Oxford, FL 34484
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Affiliated Hospitals

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AdventHealth Ocala

Ocala, FL

56% Patient experience rating, 13% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Prostate Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Ocala Regional Medical Center

Ocala, FL

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)