Dr. Llewelyn Rao, MD

Dr. Llewelyn Rao, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  ·  
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Age 39
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Dr. Llewelyn Rao, MD is a vitreoretinal disease specialist in Akron, OH and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University School Of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in vitreoretinal disease & surgery and ophthalmology.Read his story

690 White Pond Dr Ste 120

Akron, OH 44320

Contact Information

(330) 869-0738

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Rao performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retinal Hemorrhage
very high
more than 99% of peers
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Rao's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Rao's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rao "Dr. Rao received his BA degree and MD degree with distinction in research from St. Louis University in Missouri. His ophthalmology residency was at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, and his vitreoretinal fellowship was at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in New York City. He is also an Assistant Professor in the UH Case Medical Center Ophthalmology residency program at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. He was recognized with an "Attending of the Year Award" in 2015 for his unrelenting commitment to resident education. Dr. Rao has earned the honor of being named to the Best Doctors in America list, after being nominated by his peers as one of the top ophthalmologists in the nation. Dr. Rao's principal areas of interest are macular surgery, retinal detachment surgery, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal lasers. In addition to his clinical and academic work, he is an active investigator in national research studies."
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2  Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

39  Conditions Treated

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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15  Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Surgery
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Injection Therapy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Ohio.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • St Louis University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Forest Park Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Hospital Case Western
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • New York Eye & Ear Inf
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rao's Reviews

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rao to family and friends
14 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Rao's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Roa is a wonderful, skilled doctor and surgeon. I would highly recommend him. He is personable and makes the patient feel at ease.
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I would give Dr. Rao 6 stars if I could. My experience with him (for a detached retina) and his office was outstanding. He is professional and caring. He takes time to connect with patients and make sure that any questions and concerns are met. I highly recommend Dr. Rao and Retina Associates of...more
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The staff at Retina Associates are perhaps the most personable but extremely professional medical staffers I have encountered. I am confident under the care of Dr. Rao and trust that his expertise will carry me through my medical issues.
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