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Arundathi Rao, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Dr. Arundathi Rao is a board-certified general surgeon, fellowship trained in Bariatric, Minimally Invasive, and Robotic surgery. Her practice provides a comprehensive program to help patients lose weight safely and resolve many of the conditions associated with obesity, including Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, lipid disorders.

Her specialties and practice focus include:

Advanced Procedures for Weight Loss
da Vinci Assisted Robotic Surgery
Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass
Sleeve Gastrectomy
Adjustable Gastric Banding (Lap banding)
Complex Revisions of Previous Bariatric Procedures
For upcoming “Meet the Surgeon” events or Bariatric Support Group meeting dates, visit www.smh.com/calendar.

Dr. Rao is the Director for the Reflux Clinic, an outpatient clinic dedicated to the assessment, management and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn and esophageal disorders. Call (941) 917-GERD (4373) for an appointment.

Contact Info

Phone: (941) 917-4753

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5880 Rand Boulevard, Suite 101
Sarasota, FL 34238

Procedures Performed

  • Bariatric Revisions
  • Gastric Banding (Lap-Band®)
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • GERD (Acid Reflux) Surgery
  • Revisional Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

Insurance Accepted

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  • Medical School: Saint George's University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Morehouse College
  • Internship: Morehouse College
  • Fellowship: Celebration Health

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