Dr. Kiran Rao, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 46
  
Dr. Rao
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Premier Health Associates, Sparta, NJ

532 Lafayette Rd Sparta, NJ 07871

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Dr. Kiran Rao, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Sparta, NJ. Dr. Rao has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Liver Disease than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Morristown Medical Center and Newton Medical Center. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rao to book an appointment.


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Did a stool test and told me I probably had Crohn's based on the high inflammation in the results (289 - should be under 50). Scheduled me for a colonoscopy a month out. A month of pure anxiety. Went through the whole prep, took 3 days off of work (1 for last-minute clearance, 1 for prep, 1 for procedure), did the whole AWFUL prep. Spent HUNDREDS. Day of, literally in the OR, he realizes he misread the report and I didn't have inflammation (it was actually 1.1, not 289). Canceled colonoscopy.
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Oak Ridge – Nov 14, 2018
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Dr. Rao was recommended to me by a co-worker. Don't be fooled by his young age and youthful demeanor (smile). By my account he is very knowledgeable (intelligent) and genuinely caring. He speaks WITH you and not AT you. He listens and explains himself well. NOT quick to push meds or procedures if not immediately necessary. I will continue to use Dr. Rao and will recommend to family and friends.
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Mark in Hamburg, NJ – Aug 18, 2018
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Doesn’t ask enough questions; does a lot of testing but seldom makes any substantive diagnosis. Seems impatient and appears to lack any intuition or investigative qualities. Was ready to recommend a surgical procedure based on a hunch. Although he’ll claim to, he seems to lack empathy for a prolonged condition - at least that has been my experience.
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Feb 15, 2018
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He is a very attentive doctor who is really concerned with your problems.
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Lorraine Kuhl in Vernon, NJ – Jan 25, 2018
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I feel cared about as well as cared for.
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susan bonard in Newton, NJ – May 06, 2017
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Very professional, friendly, does not talk down to you, answers all questions with no attitude (like why are you asking that you should know or what you don't understand). GREAT gastrointoralogist. Great personality
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tim cullen in Hopatcong, NJ – Feb 02, 2017
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Great doctor. Very caring
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sedgington in Cedar Knolls, NJ – Nov 09, 2016
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He really spends time to work with me on my health issues, including the ones that are only tangentially related to the gastro issues I have. He takes time to walk through my test results and make sure I understand what they mean. He takes a holistic look at my treatment plan. He's been amazingly caring and I hope he stays!
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Melissa L. in Newton, NJ – Oct 06, 2016
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Very poor followup. Three weeks and still no explanation of test results. Too busy to schedule followups. Likes to collect for procedures, but once they get your payment, they are no longer interested.
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Bubby in Hamburg, NJ – Jun 03, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Kiran Rao, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Sparta, NJ. Dr. Rao has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Liver Disease than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Morr...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2014
Fellowship Hospital
Rutgers Med Sch-UMDNJ
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Residency Hospital
Rutgers Med Sch-UMDNJ
Residency Hospital

Awards

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(973) 383-3730

Dr. Rao accepts the following insurance:

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Direct POS
Personal Choice PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 78% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Esophageal Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Esophagitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Dysphagia more than 99% of their peers

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

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 73% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 38 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Abdominal Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Stomach Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease more than 99% of their peers

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

Liver Damage from Alcohol
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Liver Damage from Alcohol more than 94% of their peers

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

Viral Hepatitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Viral Hepatitis more than 42% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 42% of their peers

Anal & Rectal Disorders

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Typically treats 71% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Hemorrhoids more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Anal or Rectal Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 45% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 45% of their peers

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Dr. Rao's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colic
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • E. coli Food Poisoning
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteral Stenting
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

Locations

Premier Health Associates, Sparta, NJ

Premier Health Associates, Sparta, NJ532 Lafayette Rd Sparta, NJ 07871
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Morristown Medical Center

Morristown, NJ

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Newton Medical Center

Newton, NJ

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

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