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Dr. Robert Waldrip, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 71

Dr. Waldrip

Sun Valley Orthopedic Surgeons

12361 W Bola Dr Ste 100 Surprise, AZ 85378

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Dr. Robert Waldrip, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Surprise, AZ and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara in 1978 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Waldrip's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waldrip treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Waldrip treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waldrip treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Waldrip treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waldrip treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Waldrip treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Waldrip's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Robert Waldrip, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Surprise, AZ and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara in 1978 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Baylor College Of Med
Residency Hospital
Kingsbrook Jewish Med Center
Residency Hospital
St John Hospital and Med Center
Residency Hospital
1978
Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara
Medical School
1978

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Waldrip's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Waldrip

3.0

Based on 42 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
47.61904761904762%
(20)

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My father went to him for his back, had surgery done, had to go back because he had an infection to the site, and then had another surgery with Dr waldrip, in which the infection spread to the rest of his body. And Dr waldrip just seems to think he's God's gift to the world. He needs a reality check.
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No doubt about it. The man is a miracle worker. I am almost pain free after spending only 20 minutes with this doctor. Have wasted tons of money on X-rays, mri's, cat scans and physical therapy over the last 5 years. Wish I would have found him first.
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I have seen a lot of Orthopedic surgeon during my past 20 years of pain, and I have to say he is by far the very best. I don't need my Dr to be my friend, I just want them to be the best. When you have procedures done to your back there is always a risk no matter who does the job. a I took my x-rays in and they took additional x-rays in positions that made a lot more sense to me then the ones I brought in. Thanks for being so thorough and taking away my pain.
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I am an RN and I saw him as a patient. The other nurses warned me but I gave him the benefit of the doubt. These nurses also work with him at Banner. He is a horrible human being. Never would I ever send my worst enemy to him.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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