All were very professional along with being very kind. I feel much better about the outcome of this surgery than the first reconstruction surgery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Everyone is pleasant and the doctors are attentive and talented!
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.
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.
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.
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.