Dr. Kiran Rao, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 47

Dr. Rao
Telehealth services available

Premier Health Associates

532 Lafayette Rd Ste 100 Sparta, NJ 07871

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(973) 383-3730

Dr. Kiran Rao, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Sparta, NJ. 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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Dr. Rao is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center Morristown, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Rao's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 100% of his peers

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

Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Hemorrhoids more than 100% of his peers

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

Abdominal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Abdominal Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Rao's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Anosmia
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Colic
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • E. coli Food Poisoning
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteral Stenting
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Gout
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydrocele
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Insomnia
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intertrigo
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Loss of Taste
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Megacolon
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • pH Probe
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pinworm
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wheezing
  • Whipple's Disease
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Rao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rao

4.4

Based on 17 ratings

5 Stars
82.3529411764706%
(14)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
1 Star
11.764705882352942%
(2)
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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (16)
  • Office environment (15)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (15)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
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I am a physically handicapped woman in a wheelchair, Dr. Rao has help me with my Gastro issues. I highly recommend him. His office staff is very friendly. Office is kept very tidy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jill Thomas – Jul 16, 2021
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Dr. Rao is an amazing doctor. He didn’t give up on finding out what was causing my stomach pain & weight loss. After he found a mass during my colonoscopy, he recommended an incredible surgeon to remove it. He even called me a few weeks after my surgery to see how I was recovering. I will definitely be going back to him for my future colonoscopies!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tara – Oct 16, 2020
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Feb 15, 2018
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He is a very attentive doctor who is really concerned with your problems.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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tim cullen in Hopatcong, NJ – Feb 02, 2017
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Great doctor. Very 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
What could be improved
No results
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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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. He is affiliated with medical facilities Morristown Medical Center and Newton Medical...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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What are Dr. Kiran Rao, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rao frequently treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Hemorrhoids, and Abdominal Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rao treats.

Where is Dr. Kiran Rao, MD's office located?

Dr. Rao's office is located at 532 Lafayette Rd Ste 100, Sparta, NJ 07871. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Premier Health Associates532 Lafayette Rd Ste 100 Sparta, NJ 07871
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Newton Medical Center175 High St Newton, NJ 07860
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Morristown Medical Center

Morristown, NJ

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

30 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Newton Medical Center

Newton, NJ

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)