Dr. Robert M. Wald

Doctor (MD INC)

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Specialty:Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
Website: robertwaldmd.com External Link
Practice: Mesa Surgicenter
Hospital: St. Jude Medical Center
Med. School:University Of Southern California School Of Medicine
Grad. Year: 1986

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

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Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 26 reviews. Dr. Robert M. Wald has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon-related: plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, breast enhancement, breast reduction, liposuction, chin implant, rhinoplasty, nose job, tummy tuck, botox, face lift, boob job, butt lift
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RID: 5270804
17/03/14 5 5 5 5 I had a wonderful experience with Dr Wald and his staff. My appointments have always run on time. I was able to meet with Dr Wald at my first consultation appointment and he spent a significant amount of time answering questions my husband and I had about my procedure. He was very warm, friendly and professional. I felt that the price for my procedure was very reasonable and there was an option to finance the procedure if I had wanted to. The day of the procedure was great, I had very clear instructions on what I needed to do to prepare for the procedure and already had my pain med prescription filled. I am so happy with the results of my surgery and am amazed at my quick recovery. Dr Wald has so much experience in his field and it shows. I had surgery 2 months ago and have had several follow up visits with both Dr Wald and his nurse. The whole office seems genuinely concerned that their patients are well and happy with their procedures. I have recommended Dr Wald to several friends.  Respond
RID: 3659782
19/01/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Wald just performed several procedures on me and I couldn't be happier. This is the third time I have had the pleasure of using Dr. Wald over the last 15 years and I wouldn't go to any other plastic surgeon. This time, he removed old breast implants, put in by another doctor 26 years ago and replaced them with new soft ones. He also did a neck lift and tightened the area under my chin. Dr. Wald made me feel more comfortable than any doctor I've ever seen. His staff, too, is exceptional, especially the after-care nurses he uses for the first night(s) recovery. Following the surgery, I couldn't believe how fast I was up and about and in no pain. I could immediately see the great improvement to my neck and chin and, because of Dr. Wald's expert skills and meticulous surgical care, there was virtually no bruising. My breasts feel soft and natural and my overall appearance looks refreshed. I would highly recommend Dr. Wald to anyone who wants the highest quality doctor in this field.  Respond
RID: 2550709
04/02/13 5 5 5 5 The best plastic surgery results I have ever seen - on myself and all of my friends. The outcome was very natural, beautiful and precise. Enhanced perfection while maintaining my normal appearance. In other words, I looked like ME only so much better! He is fantastic and I would recommend him to anyone!!! 
Paid (or co-pay): $9000
RID: 2517014
31/12/12 5 5 5 5 I cannot say enough about the talent and abilities of Dr. Wald! He is a genius and you could NOT find a better cosmetic surgeon if you searched the country! I first found Dr. Wald in 1995 due to breast cancer and he did a wonderful job with my reconstruction. Over the years he has performed several different surgeries for me, friends and family: tummy tucks, nose jobs, lipo, forehead lifts, full face lifts and many other procedures! And each and every time the results were fantastic!! If you are looking for an EXCELLENT plastic surgeon with a great bedside manner - than look no further, call Dr. Wald!! You will love his staff as well, they are great too!  Respond
RID: 2384226
25/07/12 5 5 5 5 I am so happy to share my personal experience with The Aesthetic Institute. I am so grateful to Dr. Robert M. Wald for what he has done for me. Dr. Wald is a truly gifted and talented plastic surgeon and so very kind and caring. Recently, I had Rhinoplasty. From the consultation to the day of surgery, to now, (not quite 2 months later), it has been such an exciting experience for me. This was a long time dream realized. I only wish I would have decided to do this years ago. I was amazed at how quick my recovery was, and even more amazing are the results that I see every day. To me, it is nothing less than miraculous, the way he has transformed my nose so beautifully. Dr. Wald is also responsible for the breast augmentation I had a little over 12 yrs ago. I am still thrilled to this day at the beautiful and natural results he gave me. I absolutely feel I have a new future ahead of me. Thank you, Dr. Wald and thank you to your wonderful and equally kind nurses and anesthesiologist.  See Responses
RID: 2381453
21/07/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Wald has been my surgeon for 25 years. He is a remarkable doctor. He has used his excellent skills on me many times over the years. I trust him and his staff completely with all my needs. I recently tried the New Laser Orchid Peel June 28, 2012. Loved it! I am so pleased with the results. The skin on my face looks healthy and fresh. Less wrinkles, lighter dark spots, and tightning of the skin. I would say the improvement is about 45%. The procedure can be repeated every six to eight weeks. I am going again August 23rd. Thank you Dr. Wald. You are amazing! Thank you to the office staff for all your help. It is a pleasure to know all of you.  Respond
RID: 2131430
11/05/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Wald and his staff were referred to me. While this was not my first cosmetic procedure, I was looking forward to consulting with a new physician for comparison. I immediately liked Dr. Wald for his professionalism, attention to detail and the fact he didn't have one foot out the door while talking to me. His staff is wonderful and it is very rare where you can stand around and chat in the doorway with anyone in a doctor's office. They make you feel good. It is a very clean friendly atmosphere. 
Paid (or co-pay): $8000
RID: 2121889
08/05/12 5 5 5 5 I used Dr Wald for liposuction and his New Sciton Skin Resurfacing-Full Face Laser. I couldn't be happier with my results. Minimal downtime and fantastic results. My experience from the consult to the procedures was well worth my money. All his surgeries are done in is fully equiped Medicare/ AAAASF Credentialed facility; loved the staff. Dr Wald is well educated and has many Top Doc, Best Doc, Super Doc, Orange Coast Magazine, St Jude Medical Center Awards. He also devotes his time to train at Harbor UCLA. His staff is extremely helpful and knowledgable. I highly recommend Dr Wald; wonderful doctor and great surgeon and for me GREAT RESULTS.  Respond
RID: 2117291
07/05/12 5 5 5 5 This was my first experience with a plastic surgeon. Dr. Wald and his super friendly staff answered all my questions. I had a breast lift with augmentation and a tummy tuck. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner. The very best money I ever spent!! I highly reccomend having an evaluation with Dr. Wald. I look at least 40, I'm actually 54. I look like me, just refreshed. In Orange County that is a difficult thing to find. 
Insurance: Aetna
RID: 2069972
22/04/12 5 5 5 5 I used Dr. Wald for liposuction and can't speak highly enough of his skill, knowledge and caring manner. He and his staff were extremely professional and took the time to explain everything I needed to know. Dr. Wald has years and years of experience and it was obvious to me why he is so successful as a plastic surgeon. He made excellent suggestions which proved to add to my satisfaction with his work. I further realized the artistic talent of Dr. Wald when, he performed a facelift on my 80 yr. old mother. She had minimal pain afterwards, was meticulously cared for post-op and looked fantastic upon full recovery. She, too, sings Dr. Wald's praises, especially since she wanted a more natural look and that is exactly what she got. I highly recommend Dr. Wald to anyone considering any of the procedures he performs.  Respond
RID: 2047227
18/04/12 4 5 5 5 I love Dr Wald, he answered all of my questions and took the time to make me feel comfortable. His staff was helpful, on time, and friendly. My surgery turned out great and I've never looked better. I'll use him for all of my needs in the future. 
Insurance: United Healthcare
RID: 1495715
25/07/11 5 5 5 5 I had a tummy tuck and liposuction. He did a fantastic job...I am very happy with his work and have recommended him to several others.  Respond
RID: 1475696
29/06/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Wald is an amazing physician. He is accomplished and routinely lauded for his expertise in his field. I feel extremely fortunate to be in his care. His office staff is an energetic, compassionate group of professionals. Thank you Dr. Wald for all you have done for me.  Respond
RID: 1447889
23/05/11 5 5 5 5 There is only one word i can use to describe Dr. Wald... brilliant. I first saw him in 1997 for a breast augmentation after a fibroid removal. Since then i have had a couple of procedures culminating in a face lift for my 50th birthday. My breasts look today, like they looked after he did them in 1997, beautiful. I have complete sensation and thanks to his impeccable artistic eye, they are perfectly in proportion to my body. When i returned this year i voiced my issues with my face and then asked him to do as he saw fit with the surgery. The results are unbelievable. People who know me, as well as people who have just met me agree that I look 30. A result I had not counted on. Its really unbelievable and it's a natural look as well. No "scared cat ala Joan Rivers" look. My total experience there has always been one of complete professionalism. The OR staff, Nursing & Office personnel he has attracted to his practice are all exemplary. Again, Brilliant. Absolutely Brilliant  Respond
RID: 1370092
23/02/11 5 5 5 5 Dr Wald is Excellent, kind, caring, listens & addresses your concerns. I had an absolutely Wonderful Experience. The doctor & staff went Above & Beyond with the Best Quality of Care & my Results are FABULOUS. I am forever greatful & would recommend him to anyone.  Respond
RID: 1345853
25/01/11 5 5 5 5 I found Dr. Wald to be extremely capable, caring, and thorough. He performed a facelift on me. I am thrilled with the results. My skin looks natural (not too tight). I had a minimal amount of bruising and swelling. He really listened to my concerns. I highly recommend him.  Respond
23/01/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1298419
21/11/10 4 4 3 3 Thank you ladies for posting these notes. I interviewed Dr. Wald for a free consultation for a scar in my face. The office called just 2 days later to schedule the appointement for the operation. Since the operation will be on my face I decieded to look and do more research on this doctor before I go forward. His school credentials look great. The med websites said that he has a 4/5 starts. I looked further and found this site. Thank you for your honest posted. The last thing that I need in my life is to have a 7 inch scar in my face after an operation. I owe you a million. Does any one someone in teh same area as Dr. Wald to recommend?  Respond
RID: 1206619
12/07/10 5 5 5 5 Excellent, compassionate, and skilled plastic surgeon. Helpful caring nurse and office staff. Dr. Wald removed my ruptured implants (from another plastic surgeon) and replaced them. I am very happy with the results that look and feel attactive and natural. I underwent a brow lift,juvederm injections, and eye work which I am extremely pleased with- I look like myself, but more attractive and younger looking. Friends have undergone breast implant surgery by Dr. Wald and they are extremely happy with their results and his care. I would heartily recommend him.  Respond
RID: 1174192
21/05/10 3 3 3 3 I got more information on cosmetic options from his accountant than I did him. Not going through with any surgery from him.  Respond
RID: 1100747
08/02/10 5 5 5 5 I feel he is the BEST in his field.I'm so happy with my surgery,my friends went also.  Respond
RID: 1053925
09/12/09 5 5 1 2 Good at lipo, but he shouldn't do breast surgeries. One side is really an odd shape now. If he (or staff) can't "cheerlead" you into thinking he did a good job, you get insulted so you won't return and have them fix it.  Respond
RID: 951239
30/07/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Wald is a compassionate, experienced, knowledgeable surgeon. His office staff Kirsten (nurse), Kathy (manager), and Crystal (esthetician) are caring, encouraging, and professional. In 6/06 I was identified with stage 3 breast cancer. After surgery, chemo, and radiation I was left with a cavernous hole surrounded by leathery skin in my right chest. Following many consultations and the placement of an expander, Dr. Wald in 6/07 artistically rebuilt my right breast and reduced my drooping double D left breast, leaving me with two well-formed C breasts. He also did a ‘tummy tuck’ with lipo so my belt size went from a large to a small. In 6/08 I returned for a facelift. One of many positive results was that my students no longer called me ‘grandma’. In 6/09 I finished the makeover with lipo on my thighs and work on my underarms. Today, thanks to Dr. Wald and his expert team of nurses and doctors, I look and feel younger, healthier and more self-confident. Thank you Dr. Wald!  Respond
RID: 826362
11/03/09 2 2 1 1 Dr. Wald was pollite and acted like he knew what he was doing he ruined my life I had breast implants that turned out ok not great, I also had liposuction on my inner thigh's and outer he left me with large holes on both my inner thigh's also he took out so much fat from under my butt,that my butt drooped it was devasting The only comment from him was sorry! he is a unqualified Dr. I have tried to live with his mistake for a long time so please rethink your decision before you do your surgery with Dr. Robert Wald.I have still not fixed his mistake he made not to trust other Doctors  Respond
RID: 599179
26/05/08 5 5 5 5 Dr. Wald is a very good surgeon. His staff is very kind and caring. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 460185
08/12/07 5 4 4 4 EXCELLENT on most proceedures, but botched breast surgery and wouldn't admit it or offer to fix it. I will have another surgeon repair it.  Respond
RID: 426029
09/10/07 1 1 1 1 This doctor was the most arrogant man I have ever met. He was rude and callous after botching a facial surgery.He made huge 7'' scars on my face that are still quite noticable.I asked why he did this and he became very angry with me and asked me to leave his office. I called to reschedule for another appointment and his staff was quite rude to me. I have since been seen by another doctor who had to redo his awful work. 
Paid (or co-pay): $15000
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