Dr. Satya Rao, MD

Dr. Satya Rao, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 42

Cardiology

Dr. Satya Rao, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Helotes, TX. Dr. Rao has extensive experience in Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. He is affiliated with medical facilities Methodist Hospital and Methodist Heart Hospital, winners of the Coronary Intervention Excellence Award. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Methodist Cardiology Clinic of San Antonio - Bandera Rd

Helotes12952 Bandera Rd Ste 105 Helotes, TX 78023
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Methodist Cardiology Clinic of San Antonio - Medical Dr Suite 120

Medical Center4411 Medical Dr Ste 300 San Antonio, TX 78229
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Medical Center4411 Medical Dr Ste 120 San Antonio, TX 78229
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: -
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Hospital Highlight

Affiliated with Methodist Hospital San Antonio, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for cardiology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Rao's Reviews

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4.9

Based on 58 ratings

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During the current stressful times, Dr. Rao did an amazing job! I think as a patient we just want to be heard, understood and feel some compassion. I’m not sure how long Dr. Rao how been working but his bed side manner was amazing. He explained things to me at my level and tried his best to relate to my fear and anxiety I was feeling. I think showing a patient you care is one of the most important things. Some doctors hear you out, write you prescription and get you on your way. He was not like that. So I thank you Dr. Rao for a great doctors visit that made feel comfortable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Regular scheduled appointment
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Pedro Villarreal Jr. – Jul 21, 2020
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Dr. Rao continues to be a great cardiologist. He is friendly and offers great patient care, he answers all my questions and takes his time yo check for understanding. I would recommend him to family and friends.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Shay – Jul 13, 2020
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I have been very pleased to recommend Dr. Rao to any one who is in need of a Cardiologist. I home him a 5 Star Rating.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Howard Johnson – Jul 12, 2020
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DR. Rao is informative and educational. What more could you ask for from your Doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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JR – Jul 05, 2020
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I have always received excellent service from Dr Rao and his staff. His nurse Sara is especially helpful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 29, 2020
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It was a very short visit...
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Jun 15, 2020
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My experience on this visit was great. Dr. Roa was quiet pleasant and did a great job of explaining everything to me. Wait time to be taken to the back was minimal which I appreciated. I felt that Dr. has a genuine interest in his patients health care.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Margaret Myers – Jun 13, 2020
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Dr. Rao and his staff are very friendly, patient, and thorough. He takes the time to thoughtfully listen to your concerns and then recommend treatment options. I highly recommend him as a cardiologist.
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Shirley Rich – Jun 13, 2020
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Facility was not ready to give me my monitor, at an appointment they scheduled. I was told either I could wait all day or reschedule. I choose to reschedule. I just noticed my discover card charged 247.00 for the appointment!!!!!!! why am I being billed for an appointment the facility was not ready for.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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Jun 11, 2020
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I did not have a long wait time. The nurses and Doctor were friendly. They listened and addressed all my concerns. I was thoroughly satisfied with all aspects of the doctor visit.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 11, 2020
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My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Rao. Dr. Rao is always professional, kind and reassuring, We appreciate the way he is able to explain our diagnosis and makes sure we understand instructions regarding our medications. When we have had an issue we have received immediate care. Dr. Rao also has an excellent staff.
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Rodney & Elizabeth Tatsch – May 27, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr. Rao's for more than two years and he is proactive about my care. He explains the heart problem and what is needed to keep me healthy and well. He has consulted with other doctors on several occasions for a comprehensive and coordinated approach to my health.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Dr. Brenda Melton – Apr 27, 2020
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Fantastic visit with Dr. Rao as you is very attentive and demonstrates a great amount of concern for his patients!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 23, 2020
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I would recommend him to everyone I see. He is an excellent physician and knows exactly what he is doing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rose – Mar 13, 2020
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My visit was for my annual checkup. Dr. Rao is very nice. He explains things very well. I’m glad he’s my doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Diane Stewart – Feb 11, 2020
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A very caring and professional cardiologist. Works with your health needs and budget.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Duane Gonyon – Jan 13, 2020
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Because I had been experiencing symptoms of severe recurring fatigue, my primary care provider recommended that I consult with Dr. Rao beginning in mid-2019. In my first meeting with Dr. Rao, I was immediately impressed with his questions that probed my medical history and his recommendations of tests to assess what might be causing the problems that I was having, especially in view of the fact that there did not seem to be any evident causes that might be triggering the symptoms that I had been experiencing. His subsequent diagnosis proved to be right on target, and he prescribed a medication that produced the desired cardiovascular effect that he suspected might be the cause of my periodic fatigue. The diagnosis and treatment that he provided greatly reduced the symptoms that I had been experiencing, much to my relief and benefit. As a result of my interactions with Dr. Rao, I have no reservations in recommending him as an excellent cardiologist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Always friendly and helpful. Makes me feel like a friend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Michael Goff – Dec 17, 2019
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The staff is very friendly and helpful and Dr. Rao always explains my condition and the treatment he is using and why. I feel very comfortable that I am getting the best possible care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 04, 2019
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Rao

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Rao treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Rao treats other conditions, please contact the office at (210) 614-5400.

Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Rao is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

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Aortic Valve Disease
Arrhythmias
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Stenosis
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Dr. Rao's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Interpretation of Electrocardiograms
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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About Me

Care Philosophy

What drives me is the ability to provide individualized care to my patients by using a combination of the latest advancements in non-invasive imaging, says Dr. Rao.

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Cardiologist Dr. Satya Rao is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Echocardiography, and he practices...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

Harvard Medical School - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
New York University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
New York University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Albert Dorman Honors College Of New Jersey Institute Of Technology
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Indian
  • Kannada
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Satya Rao, MD?

Call (830) 206-7444 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Satya Rao, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Rao has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Satya Rao, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Satya Rao, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Rao's profile to make an appointment.

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

Dr. Rao frequently treats Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Rao specializes.

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

Dr. Rao's office is located at 12952 Bandera Rd Ste 105, Helotes, TX 78023. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Satya Rao, MD speak?

Dr. Rao speaks Spanish, Indian, and Kannada. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Methodist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2022)

Methodist Heart Hospital

San Antonio, TX

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2022)