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Robert Olson, MD

Dr. Olson is a general surgeon in the Wheat Ridge area. He is affiliated with Exempla Lutheran Medical Center and Centura Health-St Anthony Hospital.
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Conditions treated

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297 doctors
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296 doctors
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148 doctors
Dr. Olson saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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75 doctors
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75 doctors
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37 doctors
Dr. Olson saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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29 doctors
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28 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Olson saw more inguinal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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60 doctors
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60 doctors
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30 doctors
Dr. Olson saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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31 doctors
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31 doctors
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15 doctors
Dr. Olson saw more gallstones patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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37 doctors
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36 doctors
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18 doctors
Dr. Olson saw concussion patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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19 doctors
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20 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Olson saw more umbilical hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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9 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Olson saw pneumothorax patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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24 doctors
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24 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Olson saw more lipoma patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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13 doctors
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13 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Olson saw more appendicitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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356 doctors
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356 doctors
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177 doctors
Dr. Olson saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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11 doctors
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10 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Olson saw ventral hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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39 doctors
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38 doctors
Top 5%
19 doctors
Dr. Olson saw more bowel obstruction patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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326 doctors
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327 doctors
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163 doctors
Dr. Olson saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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20 doctors
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20 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Olson saw collapsed lung patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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101 doctors
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102 doctors
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50 doctors
Dr. Olson saw broken bone patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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264 doctors
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264 doctors
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131 doctors
Dr. Olson saw lung condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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32 doctors
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32 doctors
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15 doctors
Dr. Olson saw more diverticulitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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310 doctors
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309 doctors
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154 doctors
Dr. Olson saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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23 doctors
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24 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Olson saw traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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200 doctors
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200 doctors
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99 doctors
Dr. Olson saw heart disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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150 doctors
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150 doctors
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74 doctors
Dr. Olson saw hypothyroidism patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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182 doctors
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182 doctors
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90 doctors
Dr. Olson saw asthma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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188 doctors
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187 doctors
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93 doctors
Dr. Olson saw chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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108 doctors
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108 doctors
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53 doctors
Dr. Olson saw coronary artery disease (CAD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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7 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Olson saw pilonidal cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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100 doctors
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101 doctors
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50 doctors
Dr. Olson saw heart failure patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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80 doctors
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80 doctors
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40 doctors
Dr. Olson saw acute renal failure patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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90 doctors
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91 doctors
Top 5%
45 doctors
Dr. Olson saw congestive heart failure (CHF) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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15 doctors
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15 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Olson saw cholecystitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Olson’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Olson 15%
Predicted for his patients 21%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

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Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Olson’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Olson’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Olson’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Olson’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Olson’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
73%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Olson’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Olson’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Olson’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Olson’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Olson’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
90%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Olson’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Olson’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Olson’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Olson’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Olson sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Children's Hospital Colorado Urgent
3455 Lutheran Pkwy
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
1,464 miles away
Healthone Radiation Oncology at Red Rocks
400 Indiana St
Golden, CO 80401
1,468 miles away

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Credentials
  • Exempla St Joseph Hospital Program
    RESIDENCY
  • University of Minnesota Medical School
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1973

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Olson is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Exempla Lutheran Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Centura Health-St Anthony Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare