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Dr. Addagada Rao

General Surgery
Brooklyn, NY
57 years experience male

Locations

Office

Brooklyn, NY

Address

145 ST Nicholas Ave , Brooklyn, NY
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Insurances accepted

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Office

Brooklyn, NY

About

Bio

In practice just retired as chairman of surgery after 24 years from a major teaching hospital in Brooklyn. Rated as top surgeon ( Castle and Connaley )

Specialties
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General Surgery

Languages spoken

English, Telugu

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4.7K Answers
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
If your worried: you have , brain tumor will not produce those symptoms unless has one and getting radiation. See your doctor if you are worried will examine you if ne... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Good if drains: Hippocrates said ' where ever pus let it out ' Yes it is good if pus drains out , see your doctor and follow instructions
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Will take time: Boxer facture is fracture of one of metacarpal head , obvious why the boxers get it , what you describe is healing process , some times need surgic... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
5 months duration ?: It is long need investigation , unknowingly you may have injured . some of the rotator cuff injuries patients do not know how they got injured , s... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
You don't treat: let the baby 's pediatrician evaluate and handle the condition or take to ER to make sure did not have appendicitis .once ruled out will be fine .
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Yes: Most of the goiters are benign , but need follow up care as some times the nodules may have malignant transformation .
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Why do you think: vascular clips are giving you the problem ? First speak to your surgeon , if you are not satisfied seek a second opinion in person .
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
At 18 , no: but still need to be checked by your doctor . Most likely you have a cyst more common at your age . Make sure to see your doctor and once cleared ,... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
First you have to: worry giving your HSV I to your partner also you have to disclose it . You also know once you have herpes virus infection the virus stays for ever in... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
No need observation: Not bad if you follow your doctors advise , removing them through scope , get get checked for new ones if neglected some types may lead to malignan... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
You will be OK: It has two , paths to go , one is GI tract , you swallowed passed through narrowest part of G I tract and you will eliminate it in the BM , and the ot... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Best option: To make sure is not a melanoma is excision of lesion , or if excision may deform the nipple biopsy the lesion . Speak to your doctor preferably a surg... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Far faraway: Safest precaution don't drive stay in a safe building till it passes away .
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A male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
It is about the time: Speak to your surgeon for preference , most will advise to remove and leave to air ( expose the wounds and allow to take shavers ) Go for a post OP ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Possible .also: due to different reason.Need evaluation , vascular studies to see your arterial system is intact . You started a decade ago Warfarin for venous insuf... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Possible: You may have acquired Herpes virus before , if you did the virus will never leave your body , best way is to get t checked by your doctor.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Worried at 30: You have few more decades to worry , about getting an heart attack , very rare in a healthy person at your age.You have other real issues your job , f... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Getting cold feet ?: You may be getting cold ( not cold feet ! ) Let your doctor make a house call and enjoy blissful day . You will be fine .
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A female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Get it removed: Only sure way to differentiate if it is locally invasive basal cell carcinoma with no potential to metastasize versus lethal squamous cell carcinoma ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Possible: Rectal prolapse is due to weakness of pelvic muscles , and anal spenctor muscles. You will weaken anal muscles . More serious problem by inserting for... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Bleeding: from nose is never normal , you could have some minor problem need to be corrected , speak to your doctor for ENT Surgeon referral .
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A male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
NO Unlikely: Most likely your hernia surgery is done using mesh ,which can take stress like cough , as this type of repair has no tension. Call your surgeon and ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Congenital anomaly: Yes. Congenital absence of external ileac artery, which will become femoral below the groin, involved limb will be shorter and thinner, collaterals wi... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Sorry: More information is needed speak to his doctor who has first hand knowledge will provide you all the information including additional treatment optio... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
UNLIKELY: in order to acquire papilloma virus infection you need multiple direct contacts with the infected person , , ' sharing a drink ' is not enough c... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
You need help: not for fairly safe small amount of tap water going down from throat from nose , for your germ phobia . We are all exposed constantly to germs , co... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Which part opened: to create air way. In emergency air way is created quickly by opening between thyroid and cricoid cartilages but in they tracheotomy area is dissected... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Yes: Otolaryngologists ( ENT Surgeons ) are trained to take care of thyroid problems and its surgery , will evaluate the nature of it , if indicated will ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Yes Possible: Speak to your doctor , get you proper medical clearance , anesthesiologist will evaluate you and the data , will make sure the procedure is painless .... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Yes but same effects: causative organisms different , follow your doctor advise and medication. Most of the time cause is poor hygiene , not cleaning the ares ,phimosis ( u... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Yes , of course: These procedures are done by orthopedic surgeons who had four or more years of training after MD , some even had more additional training , and orth... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Yes , Possible: Multiple child births will weaken the supporting pelvic diaphragm. Hysterectomy will make it worse. Speak to your doctor again and see if it's possibl... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
NO: Proven , right medications under your doctor can lower your blood pressure , prevent complications , like stroke , heart attack etc , please your doc... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Needs more than that: Arises at bifurcation of biliary ducts. Most of them are cholangio- carcinomas, and need aggressive therapy. Includes surgery, radiation and chemother... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Take him to ER: or call his pediatrician , has to rule out appendicitis , need professional evaluation now.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Need investigation: It means you have to see your doctor , may be recurrent dislocation You need to see how to manage further by an orthopedic surgeon.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Need Evaluation: If it is a cyst confirmed by sonogram , seen by a a doctor ( preferably a surgeon or urologist ) then You can observe or take it out. All test... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Yes: Possible to have gall stones at the age of 16 or even younger , but not a frequent problem ( rare )
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
If you want: There is no need in a clean uninfected wound , but if it is an infected wound then your doctor will tell you how to manage , simple antiseptic is not ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Not fully understood: All the mammals do not have uvula ,it helps phonation ( voice } gauge reflex , salivation , it is some times removed for snoring in sleep apnea .
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Breast lump: if it is benign or malignant , no one can answer with out examination , if necessary test like mammograms, sonogram & MRI when indicated along... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Which is most: comfortable for you is the way you sleep , speak to your surgeon for further instructions .
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
NO: First you should call your doctor who performed procedure , if unable to reach then go to ER
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
One possibility but: it may not be in your case ,you may not be eating properly remember you need to consume more as you have extra mouth to feed now , You may be eating ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Yes You can: This many days later is too late , get a pregnancy test . The best medication is plan B pill ( the morning after pill ) See you doctor for long term... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Either way: Which ever your doctor recommend to you. C -Section scar will not interfere with hernia scar , Your doctor will recommend which will be safer to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Seeing a doctor: home remedies may not eradicate , you along with your partner ( as may be infected already ) see a physician and get treated.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
If you have: no other problems like elevated temperature , distended belly etc you will be fine soon , hardened veins probably from I V antibiotics administered du... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Take him to a Doctor: He needs check up to find the cause of dizziness to cure him , cause could be any thing for poor circulation to brain due to carotid artery disease ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Probably not: You need to see your surgeon for follow up exanination In partial hysterectomy ( sub total ) you still will have cervix , you need gynecological eva... Read More
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Testimonials
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Jun 28, 2015
The words "wildly talented" clearly apply to Dr. Rao. I find him to be world class in his work and highly personable with great bedside manner. I recommend him vigorously to both colleagues and patien...Read More
Sep 15, 2015
Dr Rao has an incredible knowledge of General Medicine in addition to his speciality of surgery. His thoughtful answers reveal a knowledgeable and caring physician. I value Dr Rao's contributions on ...Read More
Jan 20, 2014
I fully recommend Dr. Rao to anyone needing his help as he has provided wonderful answers and seems to care deeply about his field of medicine. Great Physician and Colleague!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Sir, My younger sister's age 21, left arm & breast pain since 1.5 month. Mammography report normal but seen dense fabrofatty. Doctor give medicine PRIMA-1000. But left h...Read More
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This saved my life. Thank you. 2 years ago happen to me my doctor can not find out ! He thinks smoking very forceful on me . I told him that is black mold cause of from work food service area at ...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks a lot sir , but why there is acute pain in lower abdomen when I intimate with my spouse , pain extend from lower abdomen to my testis ( mainly on varicocele affe...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Andhra University, Guntur Medical College, India
Graduated 1965MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Manhattan, NY - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Manhattan, NY - Winter
2013
Top General Surgeon , Second Place, National - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Spartan Health science University School of Medicine
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