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Dr. Santi Rao, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
4.5 (18)
Accepting new patients
50 years of experience
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Dr. Santi Rao, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Sacramento, CA. They specialize in Orthopedic Surgery, has 50 years of experience, and is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery. They graduated from Armed Forces Medical College, Maharashtra University Of Health Sciences and is affiliated with Concord Medical Center, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, Sutter Delta Medical Center, Sutter Solano Medical Center and Walnut Creek Medical Center.

Dr. Rao works at Calfornia Spine Care in Sacramento, CA with other offices in Concord, CA and San Francisco, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Low Back Pain, Back Pain and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of California 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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Locations

  1. 1
    Sacramento
    2805 J St Ste 210, Sacramento, CA 95816 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (916) 281-0150
  2. 2
    Concord
    2291 Pacheco St, Concord, CA 94520 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (925) 691-1700
  3. 3
    San Francisco
    2300 Sutter St Ste 207, San Francisco, CA 94115 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (415) 592-5040

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Concord Medical Center
  • Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
  • Sutter Delta Medical Center
  • Sutter Solano Medical Center
  • Walnut Creek Medical Center

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) Chevron Icon
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Periacetabular Osteotomy Chevron Icon
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    4.3
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    Based on 18 ratings
    Patient Ratings (18)
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    Aug 05, 2022
    I have seen over 5 different doctors for my car accident back injury. Dr. Rao was the first doctor to clearly and precisely explain my injury to me. He was also the first doctor to validate my pain and actually treat it! I am so grateful to have him as my doctor. His office staff are so sweet, and are equally as great and efficient as he! I finally have hope for my future with his treatment plan.
    Brittany Laskelle — Aug 05, 2022
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    About Dr. Santi Rao, MD

    Specialties
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 50 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Hindi and Spanish
    Languages Spoken
    NPI Number
    • 1144249962
    NPI Number
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • City Hosp Germany
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • State University of New York Health Science Center-Brooklyn
    Residency
    Internship
    • Muhlenberg Hosp
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Armed Forces Medical College, Maharashtra University Of Health Sciences
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • Armed Forces Med Coll
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Santi Rao, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Rao is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Rao has an average wait time of 10 – 15 minutes at their office(s).

    Dr. Rao accepts Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of California, and other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

    Dr. Rao has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Rao has seen patients for Low Back Pain, Back Pain and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Rao on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    Dr. Rao speaks Hindi and Spanish.

    18 patients have reviewed Dr. Rao. The overall rating for this provider is 4.3. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Rao.

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