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Dr. Robert Cole, MD

General Surgery
4.5
Accepting new patients
40 years of experience
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Overview

Dr. Robert Cole, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Santa Monica, CA. They specialize in General Surgery, has 40 years of experience. They graduated from A Einstein Col Med Yeshiva Univ and is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center.

Dr. Cole works at Robert E Cole MD in Santa Monica, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Ventral Hernia and Inguinal Hernia along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Locations

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    Pacific Coast Women's Center
    2121 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (310) 829-4469

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  • Providence Saint John's Health Center

Experience & Treatment Frequency

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Incisional Hernia Chevron Icon
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Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System Chevron Icon
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Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia Chevron Icon
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Intestinal Abscess Chevron Icon
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4.7
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Apr 10, 2021
Several trusted physicians recommended that I meet with Dr.Cole regarding my hernia repair. I was immediately set at ease by his calm, caring demeanor and personal warmth. My experience pre, during and post op was outstanding. His staff is likewise personable, responsive and caring, creating a most comfortable office environment. After the surgery, I stated that I’d heard of painless dentistry, but never before of painless surgery. Dr. Cole’s use of an anesthetic drip catheter for three days at the incision site completely negated my need for anything more analgesic than a few supplemental otc pain relievers. The recovery process has been as described and expected. I would highly recommend Dr. Cole as your “go to” surgeon for any needs within his purview. I am very pleased that I chose him for my open hernia repair.
— Apr 10, 2021
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About Dr. Robert Cole, MD

Specialties
  • General Surgery
Specialties
Years of Experience
  • 40 years of experience
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Languages Spoken
  • English
Languages Spoken
NPI Number
  • 1043274632
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Education & Certifications

Residency
  • American College Of Surgeons
Residency
Internship
  • University Of Cinncinnati Medical
Internship
Medical Education
  • A Einstein Col Med Yeshiva Univ
Medical Education
Undergraduate School
  • UCLA
Undergraduate School

Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Robert Cole, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Cole is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

Dr. Cole has an average wait time of Over 45 minutes at their office(s).

Dr. Cole has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

Dr. Cole has seen patients for Ventral Hernia and Inguinal Hernia, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Cole on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

15 patients have reviewed Dr. Cole. The overall rating for this provider is 4.7. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Cole.

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