Arundathi Rao, MD

Bariatric Program Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery Specialist

Office Hours

9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday


Micah Makes Room for Her Students

At age 26, Micah knew she was too young to give up on the life she wanted. And with help from the Sarasota Memorial Bariatric and Metabolic Health Center, she didn’t have to. Now Micah has more enthusiasm for the hobbies she loves and looks forward to walking and playing with her dog, Luna, each day. All the newfound energy also gives this Booker High Teacher of the Year
the boost she needs to be the best teacher she can be for her students.


Del Makes Room for Her Son

When Del gave birth to a baby boy, she made a vow that she would lose weight and live for her son. And when he was 5 years old, she underwent surgery with the Sarasota Memorial Bariatric and Metabolic Health Center. Two years later, she has a confidence she never knew before and more than enough energy to keep up with the rambunctious 7 year old that inspired her to reclaim her life—and to be an inspiration herself.

Joe Makes Room for a New Chapter

Riding his motorcycle, everyone knew Joe better as “Big Dog.” But obesity comes with a heavy cost, and at age 56, Big Dog was running out of road, a borderline diabetic with high blood pressure and heart disease. Then his doctor told him about the Sarasota Memorial Bariatric and Metabolic Health Center. Today, Big Dog is back at the front of the pack, with a healthy heart and the horizon’s promise ahead.

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