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Dr. Kiran Rao, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 45

Dr. Rao

Premier Health Associates, Sparta, NJ

532 Lafayette Rd Ste 100 Sparta, NJ 07871

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Dr. Kiran Rao, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Sparta, NJ. He specializes in gastroenterology, internal medicine, and more.


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(973) 383-3730

Dr. Rao accepts the following insurance:

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Amerihealth PPO
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GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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Dr. Rao's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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

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

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

Esophagitis
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Dr. Rao treats Esophagitis 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
  • 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
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • 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
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • 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
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Dr. Kiran Rao, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Sparta, NJ. He specializes in gastroenterology, internal medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Rutgers Med Sch-Umdnj
Fellowship Hospital
Rutgers Med Sch-Umdnj
Residency Hospital

Awards

Dr. Rao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rao

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Based on 15 reviews

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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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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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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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He is a very attentive doctor who is really concerned with your problems.
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I feel cared about as well as cared for.
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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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Great doctor. Very caring
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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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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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