Dr. Robert E. Cole, MD

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Dr. Robert E. Cole, MD

General Surgery | Male

Robert E Cole MD 2121 Wilshire Blvd Ste 302, Santa Monica, CA 90403 Get Directions

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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.Read more

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based on 9 total surveys (2 with reviews)
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Cole's Office & Staff
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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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Specialties

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

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Disorders
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • 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.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Cinncinnati Medical

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    U Cincinnati Med Sch

    Completed in 1987

  • Undergraduate School
    University of California At Los Angeles

    Graduated in 1974

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Cole's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Cole's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
Under 10 minutes

Experience with Dr. Cole

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Cole's Care Philosophy

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.