Dr. Lacey Rao, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryFemale

Dr. Rao
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

CMG Orthopedics

6567 E Carondelet Dr Ste 415 Tucson, AZ 85710

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(520) 887-7700

Dr. Lacey Rao, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Rao has more experience with Hand/Wrist and Elbow than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with Saint Joseph's Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rao to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Rao

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Rao treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Rao treats other conditions, please contact the office at (520) 887-7700.

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Dr. Rao typically treats 67% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Trigger Finger Release
Carpal Tunnel Release
De Quervain's Disease
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Dr. Rao typically treats 65% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Elbow Injuries
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Rao's conditions and procedures:

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

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Dr. Rao accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Humana
Tucson HMOx

Dr. Rao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rao

4.7

Based on 73 ratings

5 Stars
90.41095890410959%
(66)
4 Stars
1.36986301369863%
(1)
3 Stars
1.36986301369863%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
6.8493150684931505%
(5)
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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (56)
  • Explained conditions well (54)
  • Staff friendliness (54)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (10)
  • Appointment was rushed (7)
  • Long wait times (6)
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Dr. Rao is amazing! I highly recommend her and her staff!
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
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Phyllis G. – Jan 17, 2021
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I was there for pain in my hand and fingers. After x-rays and evaluation from Dr. Rao, she proceeded to explain and discuss treatment. She did the treatment and I'm pleased with my visit. I would definitely recommend her to family and friends.
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
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Anthony Potter – Jan 15, 2021
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I like that she explained my problem, gave me my options and explained the procedures. Was very thorough.
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Jan 14, 2021
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Impressive. Dr. Rao listened to my description, asked key questions, and then examined my thumbs/wrist by pressing on key points. She quickly found the trouble spots. Then she showed me those areas on the X-ray and explained the source of discomfort/pain. She presented 3 or 4 options for treatment and let me chose. I didn't feel at all rushed, got my concerns addressed and am pleased with the treatment. It was worth waiting 8 weeks to get in to see her.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
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Arthur Schwartz – Jan 13, 2021
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I love Dr.Rao, she is so good to her patients. And she listens to them. Doesn't rush though the visit.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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Larenia Foster – Jan 01, 2021
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Employees were very friendly and professional. Dr. Rao was friendly , knowledgeable and an awesome doctor.
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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Jacquelyn Smith – Dec 29, 2020
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Friendly, answered all questions, recommend her absolutely
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
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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George – Dec 23, 2020
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Lacey Rao is intelligent and approachable. She explains thoroughly and helped me decide on a plan of action for my issue. I truly appreciate her and her professionalism.
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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Dec 11, 2020
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As a physician myself, I was extremely impressed and very pleased with my new appointment visit with Dr. Rao. She took a detailed history of my pain symptoms, she performed a careful physical exam of my injury, she reviewed and explained my X rays to me and she provided a diagnosis for my injury. She provided me with several treatment options and explained the pros and cons of each treatment option. She was very clear in her communicating and explaining the anatomic problems with my injury and the available therapeutic solutions. She was professional and personable and presented with a comfortable and confident demeanor. I left her office with an understanding of my injury and a complete confidence in Dr Rao’s knowledge and her abilities to help me manage and treat my injury. I am very pleased that I chose her as my hand surgeon.
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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Mark Johnson MD – Dec 04, 2020
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Lovely lady who took her time to explain all my options
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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Erik Petersen – Nov 24, 2020
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Caring, very competent, excellent explanations of options. I’m consistently impressed by Dr Rao and her staff, and have had excellent improvements in pain and mobility.
What went well
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MCG – Nov 20, 2020
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Honest and straightforward with concern. Initial diagnosis turned out to be something different so was very involved in the after surgery-when I thought there was an issue , it was dealt with immediately. Consulting Dr. praised the excellent work done in surgery. Overall, the doctor and her assistants were most excellent and the office staff first rate.
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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Nov 18, 2020
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She listened to all my symptoms and concerns, gave me the opportunity to ask questions, and didn’t recommend unnecessary tests.
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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Nov 16, 2020
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Hand surgery & Follow-up all went great! Staff & Dr Rao are awesome!
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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Carrie Jackson – Oct 23, 2020
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Went over everything clearly. Very personable and reassuring. Great staff.
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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Michael – Oct 09, 2020
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I’ve been seeing Dr Roa for more than 4 years and she is very good. She re-attached the tendon to my bicep, left virtually no scar and with quick recovery. I get cortisone shots every 6 months and barely know when she has injected it. I have great confidence in her.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 09, 2020
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Dr Rao is efficient, knowledgeable, professional and friendly. She thoroughly explained my condition. She gave me treatment options and promptly treated in the manner I chose. I confidently recommend Dr Rao with five stars.
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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Calvin Montgomery – Oct 09, 2020
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I think Dr. Rao is outstanding. I've been going to her for 3 or 4 years now, for trigger finger and carpal tunnel syndrome. I just love her; she is empathetic, skilled, knowledgeable, warm, caring, and personable. I highly recommend her if you have any issues with your hands or forearms.
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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Leigh Ellen – Oct 06, 2020
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The office is taking Covid precautions and Dr Rao is very attentive and thorough
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 02, 2020
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Excellent physician! Extremely knowledgeable and also very caring! Her whole staff were very friendly and caring!
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
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Mary Kay Trenkle – Sep 29, 2020
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Biography

Dr. Lacey Rao, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Rao has more experience with Hand/Wrist and Elbow than other specialists in her...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Lacey Rao, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Rao has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Lacey Rao, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rao frequently treats Hand/Wrist and Elbow. See all practice areas where Dr. Rao specializes.

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

Dr. Rao's office is located at 6567 E Carondelet Dr Ste 415, Tucson, AZ 85710. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

CMG Orthopedics

CMG Orthopedics6567 E Carondelet Dr Ste 415 Tucson, AZ 85710
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Saint Joseph's Hospital

Tucson, AZ

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average