SAO Physcians

Providing Excellence In Orthopedics to Southern Arizona for over 25 years

Dr. Lacey Rao, MD, a Southern Arizona Orthopedics Physician

Dr. Lacey A. Rao

Spotlight on our Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon

Dr. Lacey A. Rao is a fellowship trained Orthopedic Hand Surgeon. Dr. Lacey A. Rao attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She went on to complete an Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Michigan State University. She finished her training by pursuing a Hand Surgery Fellowship at Kleinert Kutz Center for Hand and Microvascular Surgery in Louisville, Kentucky, one of the oldest and most prestigious hand fellowships in the country.

Dr. Lacey A. Rao specializes in comprehensive surgical and non-surgical care for disorders from the elbow to the fingertips, including patients with elbow, forearm, wrist and hand pain as well as numbness and tingling in the hands. She has particular interest in carpal tunnel syndrome and other nerve entrapment disorders, fracture care of the upper extremity, arthritic disorders of the hand and wrist, treatment of hand and wrist masses, and tendon problems of the upper extremity.

Dr. Lacey A. Rao prides herself on taking compassionate and excellent care of her patients and working hard to make sure they completely understand their problem and all of their treatment options.

Dr. Lacey A. Rao is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

In her free time, Dr. Lacey A. Rao is an avid soccer player, golfer and marathon runner. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and their Labrador retriever, Penny Lane.

Excellence In Orthopedics

Welcome to Southern Arizona Orthopedics (SAO). SAO is a full-service Orthopedics group that is committed to Excellence in Patient Care. SAO is located directly east, behind St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Joseph’s Medical Plaza II, at 6567 E. Carondelet Rd., Suite 415. A map is available on the Contact Page.

We understand the value of the doctor-patient relationship. Our team of specialists is ready to assist you…one-on-one.

Please utilize this website to aid in making your visit at SAO as smooth as possible. Through this website, you can download forms, which will help prepare you for the check-in process. You can also read a complete biography of each physician to learn in detail what area each physician specializes in, SAO mission and values and most importantly, what sets us apart from other Orthopedic practices.

We have our own fully digital X-ray lab with the ability to view the x-rays in each exam room. This allows your physician to give you a one-on-one explanation of your X-ray during your visit.

With over 35 years of private practice in Southern Arizona, we consider it a privilege to serve you and our community. In 2008, SAO became a division of Arizona Community Surgeons, PC.

The SAO surgeons are affiliated with Carondelet St. Josephs’ Hospital and Camp Lowell Surgery Center.

We thank you for choosing Southern Arizona Orthopedics.

Southern Arizona Orthopedics
Phone: (520) 885-6701
Fax: (520) 885-9037
6567 E. Carondelet Drive, Suite 415
TucsonAZ  85710