Dr. Robert Waldrip, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Sun Valley Orthopedic Surgeons 12361 W Bola Dr Ste 100 Surprise, AZ 85378 Get Directions
Dr. Robert Waldrip, MD
Dr. Robert Waldrip, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Surprise, AZ. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Waldrip is affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Surprise, AZ |
My GP referred me to Dr. Waldrip after surgery performed in 2014 left me with excruciating pain in my coccyx. After assessing the problem, Dr. Waldrip relieved the pain with an injection into the sacroiliac joint. I've returned for the procedure 2 or 3 times yearly and enjoy pain-free living in between visits. Dr. Waldrip is knowledgeable and reassuring. In the front office, Susan is a pleasure to see. She is friendly and shows a genuine care for helping.
in Surprise, Az |
Dr. Waldrip, Was very Uncompassionate to my low pain and said I looked like every other 52 year old men. I was diagnosed with degenerative disk in my lower back from the Top Surgical Group in Denver, that is pinching nerves that leaves me using a Cain and in lots of pain, I went with an open mind and full of hope, but he wrote to my doctor saying nothing needs to be done, Now what do I do I do not recommend Him.
in Surprise, Az |
I have suffered from spinal stenosis for several years now. Did it all, physical therapy, exercises and a epidural shot, nothing helped me. On Dr Janzer advice, I went to Dr Waldrip. He scheduled surgery to take the pressure off my sciatic nerve. The surgery took about 2 hours with no complications. I am very happy with Dr Waldrip. He was professional and very positive. My surgery was yesterday with only 4 Ibuprofen for pain! I am very happy with Dr Waldrip, his staff and the surgical center.
in Phoenix, AZ |
He seems very knowledgeable, and was skilled at giving the shot in my back with minimal discomfort. However, he did not explain anything, only answered direct questions. His scheduling is not good (waiting over an hour for him), and the process feels like an assembly line. Low level of confidence in him because he never explained or invited questions. Made me feel like i was intruding on his valuable time. I fired him.
This guy needs to retire. Poor bedside manner. misdiagnosed my issue. copay for initial visit, copay for a shot, copay do see how you are doing after shot. Went to other ortho Dr., he knew exactly the issue, got cortisone shot in correct area, one copay.... no extra copays for a follow up.
sun city, az |
He is cold and uncaring. He does not listen. I have arthritis in my back, spinal stenosis and scoliosis. He said the only thing wrong with me is that I didn't exercise. He would have known the condition of my back if he ordered an MRI. He didn't. The second doctor did.
in Surprise, AZ |
This was a HORRIBLE doctor that I visited with my husband. The doctor did not explain anything to the tune of well I can give you an injection in the joint, not what joint, not what the injection is, not any information on where. The only thing he wanted to do was criticize my husband's weight. He actually went so far as to ask if we knew what the people at Auschwitz looked like because they were burning more calories than they ate. He was unable to use a computer on his own either.
in Prescott Valley, AZ |
I was unable to function and was pretty much couch and chair bound. I have had 2 surgeries and feel like a new person with a life ahead of me now and not behind me any longer.
in Buckeye, AZ |
If you want a skilled surgeon, this is for you. If you want a Dr. Phil type doctor then this isn't the doctor. He's direct and will not sugar coat anything. Took the time to explain everything through every phase of two herniated lumbar disks. From consults to injections and to finally decompression surgery on L3-L4 and L4-L5 I have not one bad thing to say. He's a surgeon, not a psychiatrist or psychologist. Very satisfied.
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
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  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School
    Autonomous University Of Guadalajara / Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Baylor College Of Med
    Kingsbrook Jewish Med Center
    St John Hospital and Med Center

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection