Rao, Arundathi, MD

Arundathi Rao, MD, FACS

5880 Rand Blvd., Ste. 101
Sarasota, FL 34238
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Phone: (941) 917-4753
Fax: (941) 917-4752
Education: St. George's School of Medicine, Ste. George's, Grenada
Residency: Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Fellowship: Celebration Hospital, Celebration, FL
Certifications: American Board of Surgery


Dr. 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.