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Dr. Ricardo Rao, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Rao

Dr. Ricardo Rao, MD is a general surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in general surgery, surgery, and more.


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Dr. Rao accepts the following insurance:

ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
Advantage Health Solutions
Advantra
Aetna
Aenta HealthFund CDHP and Value Plan Most of Idaho Basic
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
Choice POS
Choice POS II
Choice PPO
Managed Choice POS
Managed Choice PPO
National Advantage
National Advantage PPO
American Enterprise Group
American Republic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield EPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Access Choice PPO
Blue Card
Blue Preferred HMO
Blue Preferred Plus Madison and St. Clair Counties HMO-POS-High
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Preferred Plus St. Louis, Central, and Southwest Areas in Missouri HMO-POS-High
Blue Preferred Select
Motorola Health Plans
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Benesys
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Access
Blue Access PPO
Blue Advantage
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Advantage Plus
Blue Advantage Plus HMO
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Lincs
Blue Preferred
Medicare HMO
Medicare Select HMO
Preferred Care Blue
Preferred Care Blue PPO
Preferred Plan PPO
Preferred Plus
Preferred Plus (Ford)
Preferred Plus (GM)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO-High
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Blue Choice
Bluegrass Family Health
Worker's Compensation WC
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Preferred PPO
ChoiceCare Network
Choice Care (Humana)
Cigna
Behavioral Health
Cigna Healthcare of Illinois HMO
Cigna Healthcare of Illinois POS
Cigna Healthcare of Illinois PPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna Network
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna EPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Network Open Access
Open Access Plus
Open Access Plus PPO
Open Access POS
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Advantra HMO
Advantra PPO
Care Management Resources
Coventry Health Care HMO
Coventry Health Care POS
Coventry Health Care PPO
Group Plan PPO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Open Access HMO
Platinum PPO
Worker's Compensation / Focus Network PPO
Worker's Compensation / Focus Network WC
Coventry Health Care of Missouri
Dean Health Plan, Inc.
Gold HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) EPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care) HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care) POS
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Worker's Compensation PPO
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance EPA
Health Alliance HMO
Health Alliance POS
Health Alliance PPO
Medicare Advantage PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink HMO
HealthLink POS
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Care Plus
Choice Care HMO
Choice Care Network PPO
Choice Care PPO
Gold
Gold Choice
Gold Plus
Gold Plus Choice PPO
Gold Plus HMO
Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente HMO
Keystone Health Plan East
Medicare Advantage HMO
MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico
Choice
Medicaid
Medicaid HMO
Medico
MultiPlan
Thrivent Financial
Tricare
Family Health Plan HMO
Family Health Plan POS
Family Health Plan PPO
Prime
Standard
TriCare for Life
Tricare HMO
Tricare PPO
Tricare South
UnitedHealthCare
Basic PPO
Choice EPO
Choice HMO
Choice Plus
Choice Plus EPO
Choice Plus HMO
Choice Plus POS
Choice Plus PPO
Empire Plan
Fiserv
Golden Rule HMO
Golden Rule POS
Golden Rule PPO
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Optimum Choice HMO
Options PPO
PacifiCare
Select HMO
Select Plus EPO
Select Plus HMO
Select Plus POS
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Vista Health Plan
Commercial HMO

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Dr. Rao's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Aneurysm more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 1
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 2
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 3
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 4
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 5
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 6
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 7
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 8
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • False Aneurysm
  • Femoral Aneurysm
  • Fetal Left Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Leber Miliary Aneurysm
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Aneurysm
  • Retinal Macoaneurysm
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Suprarenal Aneurysm
  • Vein of Galen Aneurysm
  • Visceral Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm

Dr. Rao's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angiography
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Endovascular Procedure
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lung Surgery
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Procedure
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ricardo Rao, MD is a general surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in general surgery, surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Education

1994
Case Western Reserve/ University Hospitals
Fellowship Hospital
1992
St. Louis University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1988
St. Louis University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1987
University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine
Medical School
1983
University Of California At San Diego
Undergraduate School
1994
1992
1988
1987
1983

Awards

Dr. Rao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rao

3.7

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
57.142857142857146%
(8)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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(0)
1 Star
28.571428571428573%
(4)

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I was very please with the service received recently from Dr Rao and his staff. My surgery went well and recovery was good.
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