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Robert M. Walters, M.D. Obituary

Our beloved son John, then only six years old, was Dr. Bob's patient shortly after he opened his Austin practice. John had Proteus Syndrome which caused abnormal growth of tissue and bones. Two fingers of John's right hand were grossly enlarged and immobile. Dr. Bob devised a surgical plan to almost remodel those fingers so that they would appear more normal. I will always remember how kind Dr. Bob was to John and to us.
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Posted by: Sharon Banscher - Springfield, VA - mother of patient   Oct 03, 2013

I was just updating my medical records and discovered that Dr. Walters passed away. He performed surgery on my hand in 2008. While visitng him for hand therapy post surgery, I found out I had breast cancer. Her was so kind and caring. I could tell he was a wonderful family man with all the beautiful family photos in his office. My condolences to the family.

Posted by: Jenny Lace - Asutin, TX - patient   Jun 07, 2013

I was so sad to read this two years later.
You all were such pleasant memories of our Austin years. From reading the obit, it sounds like your beautiful family is all grown up and doing well.
I will pass this on to Joe. Bob was so nice to Joe when he was trying to go to Medical School. He gained a lot from his talks with Bob. God bless you Jane. I would love to hear from you any time. Love, Patti Davey

Posted by: Patti Davey - SAN ANTONIO, TX - ex-neighbor and friend   Jan 26, 2013

What a pleasure to have known and wirked with this man!

Posted by: Kristin Kocian - Austin, TX - Nurse case manager   Dec 19, 2012

I just learned of the passing of Dr. Walters this afternoon from my GP. I was shocked to hear this. Bob performed 4 operations on my arms in 1996, and 1997. He was an amazing doctor. When I told people at the time of the surgeries who my doctor was, all I heard was, "you've got the best doctor in Texas for my condition" It was true. He was so kind, and thoughtful of his patients. He is greatly missed. So sorry for his family's loss.

Barry D. Wright

Posted by: Barry D Wright - Georgetown, TX - Patient   Jul 23, 2012

I just learned of Dr. Walters passing after making a referral to a friend and just wanted to pass along to his friends and family the thanks of a grateful patient. Dr. Walters was a wonderful person, skilled surgeon and carried a presence and manner with him that was so warm to all who knew or met him.
I have use of my right hand today because of his skilled reconstructive techniques.
I feel a deep sense of loss that

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Posted by: Glenn Garland - Austin, TX - patient   Oct 14, 2011

Today would have been Dr. Bob's 70th birthday. His birthday was the day after our second son's, and so we always had two days in a row of celebration. We celebrated with Brian last night, and this morning we visited Dr.Bob and then went to brunch together. It was good to acknowledge his birthday and to share time together remembering him Each of us misses him in our own way, and we all struggle to learn to live without him.

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Posted by: Jane Walters - Austin, TX - Dr. Bob's wife   Jul 24, 2011

I was having physical therapy yesterday on my left shoulder and left elbow and my therapist noticed some slight scars on my right hand and wrist. She asked me what happened and I told her the story of the man who saved my hand, Dr. Robert Walters. She did not know that I was unaware of his passing and said "Oh is he the famous hand doctor who unexpectedly passed away?" To say the least, I was instantly in tears

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Posted by: Rhonda Kay Wiatrek - Cedar Park, TX - Patient    Jun 02, 2011

Dr. Walters helped me in innumerable ways. I am a violinist and when I realized I needed hand surgery, I was quite scared. But thanks to him, I came through the surgery and regained function in my hand. He also kept in contact with me for awhile after the surgery to ensure everything went back to normal.

I felt comfortable calling him about any hand problem I was having. He was a truly sweet man. I know I'm not alone in saying that he will truly be missed.

Thank you for everything, Dr. Walters. Rest in peace.

Posted by: Ashley Frithiof - Patient   Jun 02, 2011

I just found out...
Dr. Walters was a truly GOOD person, an expert in his field who was full of goodwill and caring. He quickly became "Dr. Bob" to my wife and me as he set about curing us of carpal tunnel syndrome.
A true professional and a fine man with a heart of gold. The world was a better place when he was in it.

Posted by: Michael Brockway - Austin, TX - Patient   May 24, 2011