Dr. Prabakar Rao, MD

Dr. Prabakar Rao, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
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Dr. Prabakar Rao, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Keck Sch Of Med Of The Usc in 1995 and specializes in ophthalmology.

4901 Forest Park Ave Fl 6

Saint Louis, MO 63108

Contact Information

(314) 362-3937

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
very high
more than 97% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Rao does not have any board certifications listed.

47  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Headache
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Pars Planitis
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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8  Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

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

  • Keck Sch Of Med Of The Usc
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • St Lukes Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Med College Of Wisconsin
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Barnes Retina Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Wash University School Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Rao has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Rao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rao's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rao to family and friends
4 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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Dr. Rao's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (4)

I was diagnosed with a melanoma on my eye. Dr. Rao and his entire staff were excellent. The surgery that Dr. Rao performed on my eye was truly amazing. Everyone was very professional, knowledgeable and reassuring. I would highly recommend Dr. Rao.
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Dr. Rao was VERY professional. He encouraged me to ask questions and answered them in terms I could understand. I found his staff to very professional and caring as well.
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I met Dr. Rao in 2008 when I was diagnosed with a severe case of Uveitis throughout my entire right eye. Never having any problems with my vision, I was shocked to find out that this disease was leading to blindness for me. Dr. Rao was so compassionate and positive helping me with this emotional...more
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Dr. Rao is very skilled in his work. He evaluates things very thoroughly and explains things in an understandable way. He has a very gentle manor and yet is very direct in his communication. I feel like he is truly interested in me as a person! I have been seeing him as my retina specialist for...more
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