Dr. Gattu Rao, MD

Dr. Gattu Rao, MD

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Age 77
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Dr. Gattu Rao, MD is a general surgery specialist in Watervliet, NY and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Kurnool Med Coll, Sri Venkateswara in 1964 and specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery.

815 19th St Fl 1

Watervliet, NY 12189

Contact Information

(518) 274-0345

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • 2 More

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Vascular Disease
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more than 55% of peers
Esophageal Cancer
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more than 45% of peers
Head and Neck Cancer
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more than 39% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

28  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

16  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Kurnool Med Coll, Sri Venkateswara
    Medical School | Graduated 1964
  • Gov Genl Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Govt Genl Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1963
  • Li Jewish-Hillside Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Meth Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Westchester Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • St Francis Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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