Patient Information

Patient Information

Please take some time to read through our patient guide in an effort to make your experience with RAO Orthopaedic & Ankle Surgery easier.

Urgent Appointment Clinic

Your First Visit

Prior to attending your appointment, if you could please send your referral from your GP or therapist, Dr Rao will triage the referral and organise the appropriate imaging prior to you coming to see him. This will help decrease the time involved in obtaining a diagnosis…


A proportion of the consultation fee will be rebatable from Medicare. Consultation fees should be paid at the time of the consultation by cash, EFTPOS, VISA or Mastercard…


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Meet Dr Rao

Dr Rao is a Newcastle Orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery. He graduated from medicine at the University of Sydney and trained as an orthopaedic surgeon in Newcastle and also in Queensland.

He also undertook further training by way of fellowship with world famous Dr Terry Saxby in Brisbane in 2008. He has also conducted further training by attending numerous courses overseas, in Thailand, the USA and right across Australia.