Dr. Steve Rivera, MD

UrologyMale

Dr. Rivera
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Straub Medical Center, Honolulu, HI

888 S King St Honolulu, HI 96813

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(808) 522-4301

Dr. Steve Rivera, MD is a Urology Specialist in Honolulu, HI. Dr. Rivera has more experience with Urologic Care, Urologic Surgery, and Calculi (stones) than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Pali Momi Medical Center and Straub Clinic And Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rivera to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Rivera

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Rivera treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Rivera treats other conditions, please contact the office at (808) 522-4301.

Urologic Care

Urologic care focuses on the health and treatment of the male and female urinary tract, as well as the male reproductive system.Compare with other Urologic Care specialists.

Dr. Rivera typically treats 79% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Bladder Diseases
Urinary Incontinence
Overactive Bladder
Urinary Disorders
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Urologic Surgery

Urologic surgery treats conditions affecting the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive system through procedures including cystectomy (bladder removal), prostatectomy (prostate removal), and pelvic reconstruction.Compare with other Urologic Surgery specialists.

Dr. Rivera typically treats 72% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Bladder Surgery
Cystometry
Uroflowmetry
Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Calculi (stones)

Urologists or nephrologists diagnose and treat kidney stones, small pieces of hard, crystallized material that form in the kidney and typically pass naturally, but may require shock wave therapy, a catheter procedure, or surgery.Compare with other Calculi (stones) specialists.

Dr. Rivera typically treats 67% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Urinary Stones
Kidney Stones
Ureteral Stones
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Rivera's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystometry
  • Cystoscopy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stone Removal
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Prostatitis
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Urodynamic Testing
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vasectomy
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Rivera accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA)
CompMED
Federal Plan 87
Health Plan Hawaii HMO
HMSA Akamai Advantage (PPO and PPO SNP)
HMSA Essential Advantage HMO
Preferred Provider Plan PPO
QUEST Integration
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Rivera's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rivera

4.6

Based on 10 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (8)
  • Explained conditions well (8)
  • Listened & answered questions (8)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (1)
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I have had past appointments with Dr. Rivera related to other issues. I was told that I needed to see a Urologist for testing and consultation. I immediately asked the VA if I could be referred to Dr. Rivera. I just returned from my appointment and test. Dr. Rivera’s knowledge and expertise immediately put my mind at rest. At the conclusion of the test, he found nothing extraordinary for a male patient my age. Dr. Rivera’s empathy and ability to recognize my concerns, as well as offering a variety of remedies which suited my needs was greatly appreciated. He is a genuine caring, skilled specialist and I am thankful and proud that I am under his care. I couldn’t ask for a better physician. Mahalo!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Dr. Rivera is an excellent doctor, he is very knowledgeable in his field of expertise, I know this, as Iam one of his patients. To give a little back ground of my situation, I was involved in a motor vehicle and suffered a bladder injury, which cause me to be in retention. Dr. Rivera suggested that the Interstim Surgery would me in my best recovery, after completing many test. I recently completed the Interstim Surgery and had great success! Thank you Dr. Rivera
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What could be improved
No results
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Kailua, HI – Mar 16, 2017
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I was pretty concerned about my evaluation for incontinence but Dr. Rivera was amazing!!! Very professional, easy to talk to, and he gave me a ton of information to think about my choices. He's kind of young but believe me, he knows his stuff.
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Mary in Honolulu, HI – Jan 17, 2017
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Wow, I had been bounced between a few physicians but I hadn't realized that my urologist could be this thorough and informative. I felt like he is really working with me to make my urgency improve. He gave me options and I am working on getting better with his help.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Honolulu, HI – Oct 25, 2016
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My wife and I found Dr Rivera both helpful and ready to listen. He is incredibly friendly and willing to discuss things with you. I felt reassured with all the information he provided us after my surgery.
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What could be improved
No results
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Beverly Hills, CA – Jul 15, 2016
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His tone was condescending and lackadaisical. He cared little, if at all, for my father's condition or emotional state.
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What could be improved
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I was born and raised the Los Angeles, California, the son of immigrant parents from El Salvador with dreams of a better life for their children, and raised...Read more

Biography

I obtained my undergraduate and medical degrees at UCLA. I pursued my urologic training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan specializing in robotic-assisted...Read more

Specialties

  • Urology

Board Certifications

Education

2011
Henry Ford Hospital
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Steve Rivera, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Rivera has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Steve Rivera, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Steve Rivera, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Rivera's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Steve Rivera, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Steve Rivera, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rivera frequently treats Urologic Care, Urologic Surgery, and Calculi (stones). See all practice areas where Dr. Rivera specializes.

Where is Dr. Steve Rivera, MD's office located?

Dr. Rivera's office is located at 888 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96813. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Steve Rivera, MD speak?

Dr. Rivera speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Steve Rivera, MD?

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Locations

Straub Medical Center, Honolulu, HI

Straub Medical Center, Honolulu, HI888 S King St Honolulu, HI 96813
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Straub Medical Center, Honolulu, HI98-151 PALI MOMI ST Aiea, HI 96701
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Pali Momi Medical Center

Aiea, HI

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)

Straub Clinic And Hospital

Honolulu, HI

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)