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Samir S. Rao, MD

94.2% Patient Satisfaction based on 235 ratings

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About Samir S. Rao:

Dr. Samir Rao is one of the talented plastic surgeons at Center for Plastic Surgery. Dr. Rao has a keen eye for aesthetic detail and surgical precision that define him as a plastic surgeon. Skilled in all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, he has special interests in autologous and prosthetic breast reconstruction, lower extremity reconstruction, and body contouring surgery. Dr. Rao also brings to the Center for Plastic Surgery a number of newer cosmetic procedures, including Brazilian butt lift and feminine rejuvenation surgeries.

Originally from Massachusetts, Dr. Rao graduated cum laude from the University of Rochester. He attended medical school at the George Washington University School of Medicine, where he graduated with distinction and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, a distinction reserved for the top of a medical school class. Dr. Rao then completed an additional six years of training at Georgetown University Hospital's Plastic Surgery Residency Program, which is considered by many as one of the elite plastic surgery training programs in the country. During this time, he also completed training in both basic and advanced microsurgical techniques at The Curtis National Hand Center Microsurgical Training Program.

Dr. Rao has also been chosen as peer reviewer for the journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Additionally, he has served as a volunteer plastic surgeon for Ecuadent, a non-profit group providing much needed cleft lip and palate repair as well as reconstructive surgery for congenital hand and foot abnormalities for children in Ecuador.

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5550 Friendship Blvd #130 Chevy Chase, MD 20815

3299 Woodburn Road #490 Annandale, VA 22003

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Samir S. Rao, MD Reviews (136)

Neck Lift

My neck and face look young again. [Single best thing is...] Have a side profile again.

Breast Augmentation

Very thorough and kind

Breast Reconstruction

I don't believe the surgery was successful... because at the time, the cause of the issue had not been determined.

Breast Implant Revision

All were very professional along with being very kind. I feel much better about the outcome of this surgery than the first reconstruction surgery.

Fat Transfer

The best thing about the treatment results is that the shape of my breast is looking more "normal". Dr. Rao and his team were very thorough and made me feel comfortable the entire time.

Breast Implant Revision

I had a lot of complications and Dr. Rao was on top of it and very responsive and attentive. I still have a great result despite the problems.

Breast Reconstruction

Staff is always very attentive and caring. Dr. Rao is very skilled and I am very pleased with my results so far. Outcomes have been great.

Breast Reconstruction

Dr. Rao is amazing! Nursing and office staff are very friendly and make you feel very comfortable. I have a great experience every visit! Dr. Rao was able to keep my nipples after bilateral mastectomy and my breasts look amazing after all they have been through.

Autologous / Flap Reconstruction

Everyone is pleasant and the doctors are attentive and talented!

Breast Reconstruction

I had a series of procedures: mastectomy, reconstruction and removal of tissue expanders, and revision of reconstruction. All throughout, Dr. Rao was very clear, thorough, and complete in explaining to me the procedure and expectations for each procedure, and he was receptive and thorough in answering my questions about the details of each procedure. The results of each surgery are exquisite, which is a testament in Dr. Rao's excellence as a plastic surgeon. His nursing staff in the Annandale office (Tina, Saiphon, Lindsey, and the others) as well as the ladies at Reception were very professional, thorough, and caring in relating to me during pre-op, post-op, and follow-up visits. Laramie Johnson, the scheduling coordinator, was likewise very professional, thorough, and very nice and pleasant throughout my surgical experience. The reconstruction revision was held at Glen Echo Surgical Center and the staff--from receptionist, the Pre-op nurse, Betsy, the OR nurse (Maria), the anesthesiologist (apologies that I missed to get her name) gave me complete and clear explanation of the procedure. Vasti, the post-op nurse was very caring and thorough in making sure of my comfort and that post-op discharge information was clear to me and to be aware of signs and symptoms to watch for.

Breast Reconstruction

The results look fantastic and the recovery was a lot easier than what I was expecting. Dr. Rao and his team were friendly, professional, and super helpful during the whole process.

Breast Reconstruction

He was very positive. Relieved me of my fears. He did a wonderful job!


Dr. Rao appears to care about the outcome of the procedure as well as my comfort. He recommended a new cream treatment that might help my swelling. I just feel like he cares.

Nipple Reconstruction

Very pleased with Dr. Rao and his medical staff. Everyone put me at ease. Everyone was very professional and respectful. Facility was very clean. I felt well taken care of. It was overall a procedure that was successful.

Breast Implant Revision

Everyone was supportive & helpful. They got me in as soon as possible.

Breast Reconstruction

All the staff were friendly and reassuring on my visits. Dr. Rao was wonderful and optimistic about the whole procedure, which went so well, I was pretty scared to be diagnosed with breast cancer. The reassurance I got from my visits gave me such a feeling that I was in the best hands. And, I was!

Face Lift

The doctor did explain the procedures in detail

Mommy Makeover

The staff made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Rao was very very honest in his evaluation.


Dr. Rai is professional, understanding and I have complete confidence in his abilities!

Nipple Reconstruction

Dr. Rao and his staff were extremely helpful and made the procedure very easy to go through. [Single best thing is...] After beast cancer, my breasts are starting to look normal again.