Dr. Robert Waterford, MD

Vascular SurgeryMaleAge 58

Vascular Surgery

Dr. Robert Waterford, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Kahului, HI and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Waterford has extensive experience in Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection. He graduated from Stanford University medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hilo Medical Center and Kona Community Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Robert Waterford, MD

Waterford Vein Institute of Hawaii

385 Hukilike St Ste 210 Kahului, HI 96732 ()
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Waterford

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Waterford treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Waterford treats other conditions, please contact the office at (808) 871-8346.

Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection

Aortic aneurym or dissection specialists diagnose and treat abnormal bulges or tears in the wall of the aorta, which are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.Compare with other Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection specialists.

Dr. Waterford is experienced in the area of Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

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Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Aneurysm
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
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Dr. Waterford's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
  • Ablation
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Ankle-Brachial Index Test
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Doppler Test
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Echocardiography
  • Endovascular Procedure
  • Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lower Extremity Peripheral Ultrasound
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lymphedema
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Spider Veins
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Ultrasound, SMA
  • 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
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Vein Ablation
  • Vein Diseases
  • Venous Hypertension
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Venous Ulcer

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Dr. Waterford accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
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Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA)
CompMED
Federal Plan 87
HMSA Akamai Advantage (PPO and PPO SNP)
Preferred Provider Plan PPO
QUEST Integration
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Plus
Providence Health Plans
Personal Option EPO
Regence Blue Shield of Washington
Preferred Provider Network
UnitedHealthCare
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Dr. Waterford's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Waterford

4.3

Based on 12 ratings

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Love this Doctor...love his staff! They make you feel comfortable & welcome. I don't trust most Doctors and am super afraid of needles. I had a knarly vein on my leg removed July 2020. Dr. Waterford easily performed the operation and made it (believe it or not) a fun experience. I, totally, trust this Doctors and his staff. Every single person who works for him is friendly, courteous, caring & forthright. They don't play games and leave the patients wondering what is going on. They go over & over & over everything. I highly recommend Waterford Vein Clinic.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Terri Thomas – Nov 25, 2021
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Dr Waterford replaced my aortic valve in 2007 and saved my life.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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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
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Debbie K in Lahaina,HI – Sep 23, 2016
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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...Read more

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Phlebology
  • Vascular Medicine
  • Vascular Sonography
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Board Certifications

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
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Robert Waterford, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Waterford frequently treats Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection. See all practice areas where Dr. Waterford specializes.

Where is Dr. Robert Waterford, MD's office located?

Dr. Waterford's office is located at 385 Hukilike St Ste 210, Kahului, HI 96732. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Waterford Vein Institute of Hawaii

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

75-5591 Palani Rd Kailua Kona, HI 96740
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Waterford is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Hilo Medical Center

Hilo, HI

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Kona Community Hospital

Kealakekua, HI

61% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

North Hawaii Community Hospital

Kamuela, HI

83% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% higher than the national average

The Queens Medical Center

Honolulu, HI

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average