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Dr. Ricardo Rao, MD

Vascular Surgery*
3.8 (15)
Map Pin Small Chester, IL
Accepting new patients
37 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Ricardo Rao, MD

Dr. Ricardo Rao, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Chester, IL. They specialize in Vascular Surgery, has 37 years of experience, and is board certified in General Surgery. They graduated from University of Missouri School of Medicine and is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital and Memorial Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Rao an average 3.8 star rating.

Dr. Rao works at Practice in Chester, IL with other offices in Saint Louis, MO. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Rao's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Memorial Hospital
    1900 State St, Chester, IL 62233 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (618) 826-4581
  2. 2
    Midcounty Ob Gyn Group Inc
    3009 N Ballas Rd Ste 250C, Saint Louis, MO 63131 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (314) 993-9229

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Missouri Baptist Medical Center
  • Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital
  • Memorial Hospital

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Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Aortic Aneurysm
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

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Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Aortic Aneurysm
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Atherosclerosis
Carotid Artery Disease
Cerebrovascular Disease
Lymphedema
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
Traumatic Brain Injury
Varicose Veins
Venous Insufficiency
Arterial Catheterization with Robotic Assist
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Varicose Vein Procedure
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
Abdominal Pain
Acute Bowel Infarction
Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Aneurysm
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Aortic Dissection
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
Appendicitis
Atherosclerosis of Aorta
Bone Cancer
Breast Cancer
Burn Injuries
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Vascular Disease
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Congenital Heart Defects
Constipation
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Crohn's Disease
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Embolism
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Gallstones
Gynecologic Cancer
Hiatal Hernia
Hyperparathyroidism
Iliac Aneurysm
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inguinal Hernia
Intestinal Diverticulosis
Ischemic Colitis
Lipomas
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Lung Cancer
Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
Osteosarcoma
Pancreatic Cancer
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Partial Lung Collapse
Peptic Ulcer
Peripheral Arterial Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
Peripheral Edema
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Pleural Effusion
Pulmonary Embolism
Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Secondary Hypertension
Spider Veins
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Ulcerative Colitis
Umbilical Hernia
Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
Venous Compression
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
Venous Hypertension
Ventral Hernia
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Angiography
Aortic Repair
Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
Carotid Artery Stent Placement
Carotid Surgery
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
Gastrointestinal Surgery
Hernia Repair
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Open Incisional or Ventral Hernia Repair
Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
Thoracentesis
Vascular Procedure
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
Wound Repair
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    • ChoiceCare Network
    • Cigna
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    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • CoreSource
    • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Health Care of Missouri
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    • Elderplan
    • First Health
    • Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
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    • Indiana Health Network
    • Kaiser Permanente
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    3.8
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    About Dr. Ricardo Rao, MD

    Specialties*
    • Vascular Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 37 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1427029362
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Case Western Reserve/ University Hospitals
    Fellowship
    Internship
    • St. Louis University Hospital
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • University of Missouri School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • General Surgery and Vascular Surgery
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