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About Dr. Satish S Rao

Dr. Satish S Rao, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Augusta, GA. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Rao has received 5 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

15 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Satish S Rao is Great. Dr. Satish S Rao has been rated by 15 patients. From those 15 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Satish S Rao is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

1120 15th St
Augusta, GA 30912
(706) 721-2273

Specialties

Dr. Satish S Rao has the following 2 specialties

  • Gastroenterology

    A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Satish S Rao has the following 18 expertise

  • Gastroparesis
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Diarrhea
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Chest Pain (Angina)
  • Celiac Disease
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Fructose Intolerance
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases (GI Diseases)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Constipation

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Five Stars

One of the most attentive doctor's I've ever been to. Takes the time to listen and properly work thru the health issue.

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Anal Probe

Each patient will have to decide if they thought Dr. Rao ordered a high volume of invasive probing for the benefit of his research and papers or for the benefit of his patient. Most gastroenterologists and colo-rectal surgeons do not have a neurology background. So they do not perform these invasive probing tests or even order them. Before you make an appointment and have to wait weeks or even months to see Dr. Rao, you have to decide if you want to bare all and be probed by various fingers and instruments.

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Overkill on tests that didn't resolve issues

Dr. Rao is not doubt an accomplished MD in GI medicine. However, under his care I endured several tortuous tests that were designed specifically by him, I was told, that involved invasive procedures, major discomfort, and spent hours taking these supposed diagnostic tests. After all that was said and done - no clear diagnosis was discussed and no formal protocol for going forward to help with my GI issues. Tests included snaking a tube down my nose into my duodenum, hooked up to a computer that I had to wear for 24 hours; breathing into bags over a 6 hour period on the half hour; getting enormous enemas to determine how long it could be held; not to mention the discomfort of probing and poking in areas that are not used to such. My feeling is that these tests did more for Dr Rao's research interests than it did for me as a patient. I felt like I was a guinea pig and would translate into data in a paper without benefit of proper care from an MD in the meantime. Very disappointed with the test-happy Dr Rao.

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the best

he diagnosed me when no one else could find the answers or treatment.

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Five Stars

Great doctor. very understanding and very knowledgable. Very patient and gives enough time to listen as well as to explain to patients. Talks and explains things to patients at their level, talks simple language. Very good diagnosis, good treatment. Great doctor and greater human being.

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2018)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree

    Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2013)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Education

    41 Years Experience

  • University Of Health Sciences Antigua

    Graduated in 1977

  • Sunderland Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Satish S Rao accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry CoventryOne - GA
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, 1120 15th St, Augusta, GA

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