Dr. Robert Cole, MD

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Age 65
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Dr. Robert Cole, MD
Dr. Robert Cole, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Santa Monica, CA. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Cole is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center.

2121 Wilshire Blvd Ste 302

Santa Monica, CA 90403

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Dr. Robert Cole, MD

Dr. Robert Cole, MD

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Top Care Areas

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Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
high
more than 89% of peers
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
high
more than 89% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
normal
more than 79% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cole "MODERN MEDICAL CARE WITH TRADITIONAL PRIVATE PRACTICE VALUES... Since 1987, Dr. Robert Cole has maintained a surgical practice of the highest professional caliber within his serene office setting in the West Los Angeles / Santa Monica area. Personal attention, thorough medical evaluations, impeccable quality care and strong patient communication are Dr. Cole's top priorities."

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
48

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Disorders
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of Cinncinnati Medical
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • U Cincinnati Med Sch
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cole has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cole's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cole to family and friends
5.0
based on 10 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Cole's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Malibu, ca |
I was looking for my surgeon who removed my breast tumor a few years ago to recommend to a friend. I see there is a review section, so thought I would let everyone know....He's Great! So patient and kind and lovely office staff. A zen person with supremely qualified skills.
in Los Angeles, CA |
I first met Dr. Cole when he was recommended for a complex colon resection and bladder separation.. After reviewing my latest CT scan, he arranged for my surgery within three days and managed to get my urologist to assist him. He took his time with me and answered all of my questions. My surgery took place as scheduled without complications. He took away most of my concerns and has a gift for explaining a complicated procedure in terms I easily understood. I highly recommend Dr. Robert Cole.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Possibly my best experience with a Doctor and I have has some wonderful Doctors.
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Providence Saint John's Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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