Dr. Sanjay Rao, MD

Dr. Sanjay Rao, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
(14)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Sanjay Rao, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

1 E Wacker Dr Ste 3550

Chicago, IL 60601

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

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Retinal Dystrophy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Pterygium
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Blood Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilatation
  • Down Syndrome
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Edema
  • Entropion
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Facial Diseases and Disorders
  • Facial Irregularities
  • Facial Lesions
  • Facial Palsy
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Allergy
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Infections
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Laceration
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Melanoma
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Shingles
  • Stroke
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Biopsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Oculoplastics
  • Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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

  • Brown University / Alpert Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Brown Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Mac Neal Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University Sc Doheny Eye Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, 2004
  • Board Certification,
Media & Publications

Dr. Rao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rao to family and friends
4.4
based on 14 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Rao's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Chicago |
Dr Rao performed cateract surgery on me a few years ago. He put two different types of lenses in each eye - neither were the correct application. I also have found that the lens in the left eye is not correctly centered on the eye. My vision is slowly getting worse and is not correctable...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Rao accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Rao has admitting privileges

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
836 W Wellington Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
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