Dr. Satish Rao, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 64


Dr. Satish Rao, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Augusta, GA and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in gastroenterology.

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It is hard to review someone on a single visit, however, here I will try: From the very first person I met in clinic I was put at ease. Then the nurse who escorted me to my room, the nurse that took over from there, the nurse who stuck me with that harpoon (jk) - the technician, the observing doctors and finally Dr. Rao --- all of these people made me feel like I was a regular customer at a coffee shop. Each of them was personable and polite, kind and professional. Each of them gave me the impression that I was indeed their number one priority while I was in their care and it made my procedure go smoothly and without having my nerves on edge the entire time. Before they did anything with me they first explained what they would be doing. How refreshing. I appreciate each member on Dr. Rao's team and will share my recommendation to your clinic with anyone asks me. I give a Five Star Rating with an A+ grade. Thank you, again. JR
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I was diagnosed with Gastroparesis by Dr. Rau and everything I eat comes back up. * Dr. Rao never really tried to come up with a solution to fix the problem or figure out what caused the problem * He acted like it wasn't a big deal that I lost 30Lbs in 3 months and only weighed 95lbs * Seemed to be very smart but would not put forth the effort to fix the problem * Only wanted to see me every 3 months and would not return a call or message when I became very sick and his staff like him
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Dr. Rao is the best GI doctor I have seen. He is very caring and compassionate. He is very thorough. Dr. Rao takes time to explain the diagnosis and he takes time to answer questions. I am very thankful for this doctor. I would not be alive today- Dr. Rao saved my life and has worked with me to have a better quality of living with a difficult disease.
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Dr. Rao is a great great doctor. I like that he tries new remedies. And I've gotten great results. Unfortunately his calender stays pretty busy and on several occasions now I've had to wait up to an hour and a half past my appointment time. Doctor Rap gets a 10/10. Scheduling gets a 2/10.
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If you have a GI problem that no one can solve do your self a favor and go see Dr. Rao. He is an expert in his field and helped me tremendously. Some of the tests are mildly painful, but that is a small price to pay for getting help. I traveled from Maryland to see him which was painful and difficult, but well worth it. I highly recommend him and his staff especially Nicki Schaffer.
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I had a very poor experience with this doctor but my review has not been posted. This doctor schedules numerous and unnecessary tests.
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he is a brilliant diagnostician and very compassionate doctor.
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Dr. Rao accepts the following insurance:

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Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
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Dr. Rao's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. Rao treats Constipation more than 100% of his peers

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Dr. Rao treats Nausea more than 100% of his peers

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Dr. Rao treats Abdominal Pain more than 100% of his peers

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Dr. Rao's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Care Philosophy

Augusta University Health is a world-class health care network offering the most comprehensive care in the region, where your health is our priority. As leaders in patient- and family-centered care, our physicians partner with our patients, their fam...


  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine


University of Health Sciences / Osmania Medical College
Medical School
Royal Liverpool Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Dist Hospital
Residency Hospital
Sunderland Hosps
Residency Hospital


  • Hindi
  • Telugu
  • English


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72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average