Southern Arizona Orthopedics
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Hand and Wrist Arthritis
Hand and Wrist Masses
Hand and Wrist Fractures
Hand and Wrist Tendinitis
Dr. Lacey Rao is a fellowship trained Orthopedic Hand Surgeon. She is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. She has obtained a Sub-Specialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the highest level of certification available in the field of Hand Surgery.
Dr. Rao attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. During medical school she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society for being in the top 1% of her class. After medical school Dr. Rao went on to complete her Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Michigan State University. In her final year of residency, she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Rao completed her medical training by pursuing a Hand Surgery Fellowship at Keinert Kutz Center for Hand and Microvascular Surgery in Louisville, Kentucky, one of the oldest and most prestigious hand training programs in the country.
Dr. Rao specializes in both surgical and nonsurgical treatment of disorders affecting the hand and wrist. She enjoys and has extensive experience in treating: numbness and tingling in the hands, hand and wrist pain, hand and wrist masses, hand and wrist fractures, and other traumatic injuries to the hand and wrist. She has a particular interest in treating carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis of the hand and wrist, Dupuytren’s contracture, and tendinitis disorders such as trigger fingers and DeQuervain tendinitis.
Dr. Rao prides herself on taking compassionate and excellent care of her patients. It is important to her that people feel informed about what their diagnosis is and the pros and cons to all their treatment options. It is important to Dr. Rao that all of her patients feel listened to, respected, and unafraid to ask questions.
Dr. Rao grew up in Michigan, but settled in Tucson with her family as she enjoys all the outdoor activities here in Arizona and the year-round sunshine. In her free time, she enjoys running, golfing, hiking, and swimming. She loves spending time with her husband and her two daughters, and her Labrador retriever Penny Lane.
- BCBS Medicare Advantage
- BCBS Neighborhood
- Care1st/ ONECare
- Care More
- Health Net
- Health Net Tricare
- Health Net Ambetter
- Humana Medicare “Humana Gold”
- Mercy Care Plan/ Mercy Care Advantage (Medicare)
- University Family Care (UFC)/ UFC Advantage (Medicare)
- United Health Care (UHC)/ Pacificare
- UHC Military & Veterans (Tricare)
- UHC Community Care (APIPA)/ APIPA Medicare
* pending credentialing / contracting