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Ricardo Rao, MD FACS, the son of an Italian immigrant and local St. Louis surgeon, is trained in General Surgeryand Vascular Surgery from Saint Louis University and Case Western Reserve University.  The founder and director of Midwest Vascular and General Surgery and Midwest Vein Center at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Rao also serves as the Medical Director of their Non-invasive Vascular Laboratory.

Being in private practice since 1994, he has a strong sense of community derived from a close-knit familly.  A big proponent of private surgery center care, Dr. Rao joined SLPA to strengthen his passion of managing and running his own practice while remaining independent.  He looks forward to seeing a strong resurgence of private practice in the St. Louis medical community.

For more information about Dr. Rao, call 314-993-9229 or visit

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