Dr. Robert Jao, MD


Gastroenterology | Male

Robert V Jao MD 642 Ulukahiki St Ste 100 Kailua, HI 96734 Get Directions
Dr. Robert Jao, MD
Dr. Robert Jao, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Kailua, HI. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Jao is affiliated with Kuakini Medical Center and Castle Medical Center.

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Patient Comments (17)
Wahiawa, HI |
Dr. Jao and his staff were just great. Handled several problems that I had, helped with rehab, new procedures. Easy to schedule a series of appointments. I am moving to the SF Bay Area, and Dr. Jao recommended several doctors, very helpful. Always had time for me, interested in how I was doing generally. Was available to me on a weekend when I had ultimately had emergency surgery (from another doctor),
in Kailua HI |
Took my teenager to see him due good referral but after 3 visits didn't meet him once. Very disappointing meeting only with his "associate" who said "under his instructions" therefore went to look for another Dr who was willing to see us & make us feel wanted, valued & important enough to at least meet us once even if we need to drive to town.
in Honolulu, Hawaii |
Dr. Jao is awesome! He explained things well and has good bedside manners and is an excellent doctor. I recommended him to my brother and he has had excellent results also.
in Aiea, HI |
By far, the most caring doctor I have ever had!!! Such a kind heart!
in Kailua, HI |
Dr. Jao is very caring and goes the extra distance to care for his patients. He's very explicit in his diagnosis and explains everything thoroughly.
in Honolulu, HI |
DR. Jao has an incredible bedside manner. He took the time to listen to my issues then went through each issue with me. He had great recommendations on how to take care of my issues. The treatment was excellent and his staff is very helpful.
in Kailua, HI |
Dr. Jao has the best bedside manner and caring treatment I have experienced. He truly cares about his patient's overall health and how lifestyle, wellness, and outlook on life can affect your health. Not only is he judicious in prescribing medications, he looks for ways to improve gastro problems with diet and overall fitness. Thank you Dr. Jao!
in Honolulu, HI |
Dr. Jao, has treated me with utmost professionalism, skill and compassion. He has exhibited a high level of knowledge and competence in treating my condition. I am here today, and able to enjoy my life due to my being in the care of Dr. Robert Jao, Shiho Nakano APRN-Rx, FNP-BC, and his entire staff.
in Honolulu, HI |
Dr. Jao takes the time not only to explain what your medication problems/issues are but also to listen to your questions or concerns. After seeing several specialists, he didn't take the other doctors words as fact, but instead started at the beginning. Also, I never felt treated like I was in an assembly line. He devotes and dedicated enough time to assist me in a complete manner.
in Kaneohe, HI |
Doctor Jao is the absolutely the best for my personal Heath care! I do and will recommend him to all my friends and family!
in Honolulu, HI |
I have been seeing Dr. Jao for over a year now and I cannot commend him enough for his excellent skills in communicating with me, treating my health issues, and making me understand the importance of many aspects to health and treatment. He is a very kind, generous, thoughtful, understanding, and comfortable gastorentologist, and I would recommend him to anyone who is need of services relevant to his practice. Without a doubt Dr. Jao is one of the best doctors I have ever encountered in my life.
in Honolulu, HI |
I have been seeing Dr. Jao for over a year now and I cannot commend him enough for his excellent skills in communicating with me, treating my health issues, and making me understand the importance of many aspects to health and treatment. He is a very kind, generous, thoughtful, understanding, and comfortable gastorentologist, and I would recommend him to anyone who is need of services relevant to his practice. Without a doubt Dr. Jao is one of the best doctors I have ever encountered in my life.
Honolulu, HI |
Dr. Jao is a most caring and empathetic physician who helps individuals achieve a wholesome balance. I am so grateful for being referred to him by a friend, and would most definitely recommend him to family and friends!
in Kailua, HI |
I highly recommend Dr. Robert Jao. He is incredibly wise, cautious, helpful, experienced, patient, thorough, kind, understanding, and CCFA certified (Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America). Several members of our family have seen him and we have all been extremely satisfied with the service he provides.
in Honolulu, HI |
Dr. Jao is a soft-spoken, experienced, knowledgeable and very caring physician. He is patient, thorough, listens well and provides honest diagnoses and explanations.
in Honolulu, HI |
Dr. Jao was super busy, so they gave me his Physicians Asst..She missed diagnosed me..After the weekend of putting wrong medication on, I got to see Dr. Jao.. He was fine. The front office Sarah is fabulous ..But, NOT his Office manager and nurse, Noreko . She doesn't return calls that she promises..or seems to care at all.. For this reason, I would not go again to this practice..
in Waipahu, HI |
He's terrific. Very gentle, very kind, forthcoming with information about the diagnosis he makes, and competent at procedures. He is a doctor you can trust.
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  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Gastroenterology
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  • Gastroenterology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders


  • Medical School

    Graduated in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    UCLA San Fernando Valley

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of California-Los Angeles

    Completed in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Cantonese

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  • Gastroenterology

Procedures Performed

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Liver Biopsy