Rafael Unda-Rivera, MD

location phone (507) 372-3800
Rafael Unda-Rivera, MD - Obstetrics & Gynecology

Accepting New Patients

Education:

Medical School
Pontificial Catholic University of Ecuador
(Quito, Ecuador)
Residency
Morristown Medical Center (Morristown, NJ)
Internship
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (Newark, NJ)

Areas of Expertise

Minimally invasive surgery
Contraception
Gynecologic endocrinology
Cervical cancer screennig

Philosophy of Care

It is Dr. Unda-Rivera's mission to provide the most comprehensive and personalized care, focusing on treating each patient with respect, compassion and dignity. He strives to offer the best care experience looking to build long-term relationships with patients and families, improving service quality and safety constantly. He believes patient education is an important part of quality of care, so he provides patients with complete and updated information making them informed decision-makers with an active role in the management.

Unique Medical Experience and Research

PUBLICATIONS:
Unda-Rivera R, Slomovitz BM, Tobias DH. Megestrol acetate in the treatment of Benign Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma. 2011 Atlantic Health Research Day Book, June 2011. Vol I. No. 15.
Unda-Rivera R, Salamon C, Shariati A. Synthetic sub urethral sling revision with concomitant placement of new sling: A case series review. 2011 Atlantic Health Research Day Book, June 2011. Vol I. No. 15.
Unda-Rivera R, Jaramillo D. “Primary Dyslipidemia in patients with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 and the effect of the HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins)”. Ecuatorian Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, January-April 2003, Vol. X, No.1, pp. 67-73.
Unda-Rivera R, Pasquel Andrade M. “The prevalence and incidence of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 in Quito”. National Institute of Statistics and Census of Ecuador. Annual Bulletin, 2001.
RESEARCH:
Case Series (2009): Salamon C, Shariati A. Vaginal mesh for anterior and apical prolapsed. URO/GYN Division Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ. Case Series (2009): Salamon C, Shariati A. Synthetic sub urethral sling revision with concomitant placement of new sling: A case series review. URO/GYN Division Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ.
Research Co-Author (2009): Sofair JB, Dardik R. Measuring the utility of New Jersey’s perinatal depression screening law. Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ.
Case Report - Main Author (2009) Slomovitz BM, Tobias DH. Megestrol acetate in the treatment of Benign Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma. Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ.
Research Co-Author (2009): Allen R, Genetic Counselor. Main causes for genetic counseling referral. MFM Division Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ.
Research Co-Author (2009): Allen R, Genetic Counselor. Pregnancy Termination determinants in prenatally diagnosed congenital cardiopathies. MFM Division Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ.
Research Co-Author (2009): Azim A. The effect of chemotherapy in patients with cancer undergoing fertility preservation. RMANJ, Morristown, NJ. Research Assistance (1999): Pontificial Catholic University of Ecuador. Terán Puente JM. Elucidated the population tendency to self-medication and irrational use of drugs in children.

Languages Spoken

English
Spanish

Hobbies and Personal Interests

During his spare time Dr. Unda-Rivera enjoys the outdoors while walking his dog. He is a runner and a daily gym visitor. He is also a big fan of reading, traveling and trying different types of food and exotic cuisine.

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Primary Practice Location

Sanford Worthington Clinic

1680 Diagonal Road
Worthington, MN  56187
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Hours:

M–F: 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

 

Phone

(507) 372-3800

Fax

(507) 372-3806
Additional Practice Locations

Sanford Worthington Medical Center

1018 6th Avenue
Worthington, MN  56187
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Phone

(507) 372-2941
 

Fax

(507) 372-3240