Dr. Robert Waterford, MD

Vascular Surgery •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Waterford
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670 Ponahawai St Ste 220 Hilo, HI 96720

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Dr. Robert Waterford, MD is a vascular surgery specialist in Hilo, HI and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Stanford University in 1991 and specializes in vascular surgery, cardiology, and more.


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Dr. Waterford accepts the following insurance:

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HAP Insurance
Preferred PPO
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Practice Areas

Peripheral Vascular Disorders

Peripheral vascular disorder specialists diagnose and treat narrowing or blockages in the blood vessels outside the heart, most commonly caused by atherosclerosis, a buildup of plague inside the blood vessel wall.

Typically treats 71% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waterford treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Waterford treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Varicose Veins
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waterford treats Varicose Veins more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Waterford treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waterford treats Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Waterford treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on treating conditions of the lymphatic system and blood vessels outside the heart and brain.

Typically treats 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waterford performs Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Waterford performs this procedure more than 89% of their peers

Varicose Vein Procedure
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waterford performs Varicose Vein Procedure more than 45% of their peers

Dr. Waterford performs this procedure more than 45% of their peers

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Dr. Waterford's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waterford treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Varicose Veins
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waterford treats Varicose Veins more than 99% of his peers

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

Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waterford treats Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Waterford's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Ablation
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endovascular Procedure
  • Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hemodialysis
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lung Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vein Ablation
  • Vein Diseases
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Venous Ulcer

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Dr Waterford replaced my aortic valve in 2007 and saved my life.
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Nelson Burns in Albuquerque, NM – Aug 09, 2018
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Easily the worst medical office staff I have seen in my 26 years as a health provider in Hawai?i. Phone calls returned weeks late, rudeness, zero personal accountability. Good luck.
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Makawao, HI – Oct 08, 2017
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Another very poor doctor are mmmc the worst medical center on the planet. You would be better off getting care in third world country. I would not let this crook touch a mutt
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Kimo in Boulder, CO – Apr 19, 2017
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I have a leg ulcer size 4by3 very painful and annoying , upon my initial visit and 3 times a week wound care his staff is outstanding and his treatment facility is meticulously clean and comfortable. Dr. Waterford himself is very professional and extremely good at patient relations. Having them treating me has been made this problem go from unbearable to manageable an I thank him and staff for the difference they have made helping me deal with this horrible wound. Mega Mahalo
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Thomas in Makawao, Hawaii – Dec 15, 2016
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Six months ago I had ablation for ugly varicose veins on both legs. My care with Dr. Waterford and his staff was off the charts. I felt cared about and expertly taken care of by all of them. I had NO pain post surgery!None! Six weeks k ate I began running again. The greatest testimony came two weeks ago...out if the mouth of my three year old granddaughter. She had her hand on my keg and Saud "Nina,your legs look young. They're beautiful!" She didn't kniw anything about my surgeries. Wow!Debbi
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Waterford is the Medical Director of Waterford Vein Institute of Hawaii, a vein-dedicated facility specializing in the latest treatment modalities for venous disease including varicose and spider veins. He provides only the highest standard of ve...

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Phlebology

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Phlebology
  • Vascular Surgery

Education

2006
Msu/Spectrum Butterworth
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Cleveland Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1999
University of Pennsylvania Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1997
University Of Michigan Hospital
Residency Hospital
1997
University Of Michigan Hospital
Internship Hospital
1991
Stanford University
Medical School
1985
Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Practice

670 Ponahawai St Ste 220 Hilo, HI 96720
1

Waterford Vein Institute of Hawaii

Waterford Vein Institute of Hawaii385 Hukilike St Ste 210 Kahului, HI 96732
2

Affiliated Hospitals

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Hilo Medical Center

Hilo, HI

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Kona Community Hospital

Kealakekua, HI

55% Patient experience rating, 14% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

North Hawaii Community Hospital

Kamuela, HI

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

The Queen's Medical Center

Honolulu, HI

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

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