Dr. Ricardo Rao, MD

Vascular SurgeryMaleAge 59

Dr. Rao
Accepting new patients

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine LLC

3009 N Ballas Rd Ste 251c Saint Louis, MO 63131

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(314) 993-9229

Dr. Ricardo Rao, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Memorial Hospital and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rao to book an appointment.

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Dr. Rao's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Atherosclerosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Atherosclerosis more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats 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
  • 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
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Aortic Aneurysm
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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)
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • 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
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Breast Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Embolism
  • 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
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphedema
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Spider Veins
  • Thoracentesis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Vascular Procedure
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Rao accepts the following insurance:

Admar
Worker's Compensation WC
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
Behavioral Health
Choice Plus POS II
Choice POS
Choice POS II
Choice PPO
Managed Choice POS
Managed Choice PPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Medicare Advantage PPO
National Advantage
National Advantage PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
American Enterprise Group
American Progressive Life Insurance/Health Insurance
Medicare Advantage PFFS
American Republic
Amerihealth
Medicare Advantage HMO
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Balanced Blue Preferred-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Preferred (Blue Preferred / Small Grp)-MO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-MO POS
Blue Preferred Network-MO
Blue Preferred Options-MO
Blue Preferred Plus-MO POS
Blue Preferred-MO HMO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
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
Applied Risk Management Solutions
Worker's Compensation WC
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Worker's Compensation WC
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
Blue Card PPO
Blue Choice
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
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Blue Preferred PPO
Medicare HMO
Medicare Select HMO
Preferred Care Blue
Preferred Care Blue PPO
Preferred Plan PPO
Preferred Plus
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Worker's Compensation WC
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
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Blue Choice
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Blue Choice
Blue Shield of Northeastern New York
Gold
Bluegrass Family Health
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Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC)
Worker's Compensation WC
C and O Employee's Hospital Association
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Chesapeake Life Insurance Co
Medicare Advantage PFFS
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
LocalPlus
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Network Open Access
Open Access
Open Access HMO
Open Access Plus
Open Access Plus PPO
Open Access POS
Cigna-HealthSpring
Medicare Advantage HMO
Commercial Insurance Company
Concentra
Worker's Compensation WC
Connecticomp
Worker's Compensation WC
CopperPoint Mutual
Worker's Compensation WC
CoreSource
CorVel
Worker's Compensation WC
Coventry Health Care
Advantra HMO
Advantra PPO
Care Management Resources
Coventry Health America PPO
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
Delphi
Worker's Compensation WC
Elderplan
Medicare HMO
EMI Health
Choice PPO
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
Worker's Compensation WC
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Gold
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Indiana Health Network
Worker's Compensation PPO
Kaiser Permanente
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Keystone Health Plan East
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MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico
Choice
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Medicaid HMO
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Medicare Advantage PPO
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MetroPlus Health Plan
Gold
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Worker's Compensation WC
MVP Health Care
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Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
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Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Rao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rao

3.8

Based on 15 ratings

5 Stars
60%
(9)
4 Stars
13.333333333333334%
(2)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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(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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About Me

Biography

Dr. Ricardo Rao, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Memorial Hospital and Missouri...Read more

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Education

St Louis University School Of Med
Residency Hospital
University Hospital Of Cleveland
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Dr. Rao frequently treats Atherosclerosis, Aneurysm, and Aortic Aneurysm. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rao treats.

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

Dr. Rao's office is located at 3009 N Ballas Rd Ste 251c, Saint Louis, MO 63131. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine LLC3009 N Ballas Rd Ste 251c Saint Louis, MO 63131
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ENT & Sleep Medicine Associates, LLC.

ENT & Sleep Medicine Associates, LLC.509 Hamacher St Waterloo, IL 62298
2

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Rao is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Memorial Hospital

Chester, IL

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Saint Louis, MO

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital

Sullivan, MO

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton

Fenton, MO

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

St. Luke's Hospital

Chesterfield, MO

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)