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.
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.
Everyone was supportive & helpful. They got me in as soon as possible.
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!
The doctor did explain the procedures in detail
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!
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.
Dr. Rao is highly skilled and has the best bedside manners. He assured me I would come out of my mastectomy looking amazing and he delivered. He is thorough and confident. I had full faith and confidence in Dr. Rao going into mastectomy and reconstruction. He made me feel at ease and answered all my questions. My breast surgeon and Gynecology oncologist both had a very high opinion of Dr. Rao. In addition,the office staff and nurses are amazing. If you are looking for a doctor to perform reconstruction Dr. Rao is your doctor, you will not regret the decision.
Quick to schedule, confident in my surgeon, no drains!
Dr. Rao took a less invasive approach to my revision reconstruction, not needing to liposuction from my abdominal area making my recovery less painful. Plus, my left breast looks very similar to the right one. The Glen Echo surgical and nursing team was top notch especially the anesthesiologist. [Single best thing is...] I did not have a hangover from the anesthesia nor continuous pain during my recovery.
I believe that the two doctors performed very well. Whereas a large portion of the DIEP flap Community bemoans the presence of "dog ears", I have none. Many folks have abdominal scars that are too high, mine is exactly where it should be. The doctors were there when I needed them.... via email, text, and telephone.
There was a very good match between the breast with the implant (following mastectomy) and the other breast. I had minimal pain after the surgery. Incision site is pretty much hidden by the fold of the breast and healed very well. My chest looks about the same as it did before the mastectomy and reconstruction.
Dr. RAO is always very professional and comforting. The staff & doctor are great.
Along with being an incredibly skilled surgeon, Dr. Rao was very empathetic and kind. Could not ask for a better experience in a very scary, emotional situation. Basically, results are as explained/expected, happily so.
Everyone from front office staff to nurses to doctor was very welcoming, professional, knowledgeable, attentive and caring.
Dr. Rao was so friendly and open about the procedure. I was very nervous but he put me at ease and made everything comfortable. Dr. Rao and his staff were always available for any questions I had and gave me great insights and information when I needed it.
My treatment results were really nice. Rao kept me informed about every step of the process. He also advocated for a bigger room when my initial intake was performed in a cramped space which was less than ideal for his pre-surgical review.
I recovered at a good pace and my expectations were well managed. I was pleasantly surprised by retaining more sensation than I expected.
Over the past year I have had 4 surgeries with Dr. Rao, and each time he has done an excellent job. I have been very happy with the results and have had a smooth recovery process. I find him to be a very technically competent plastic surgeon. I wanted to have smaller breasts through the reconstruction process and that's exactly what I got. My breasts now fit my overall body shape much better. The smaller breasts helped me to lose an excess 50 lbs so I am in my best shape now.