Rafael F. Unda Rivera, MD


Obstetrics & Gynecology

Rafael Unda Rivera, MD, sees patients at Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics at the Arlington, Chaska and Waconia clinic locations. He practices full-scope obstetrics and gynecology with special medical interests in minimally invasive surgery, cervical cancer screening and management, cosmetic gynecology, contraception management, STD diagnosis and prevention and preconception counseling.

Dr. Unda Rivera's parents were both physicians and seeing the relationships they built with their patients is what drew him to practice medicine. Dr. Unda Rivera strives to provide support, clear explanations and the best plan that provides solutions while involving patients in the decision-making process. He wants his patients to feel they are a team in health improvement and disease prevention.

Dr. Unda Rivera enjoys family time, walking his dogs, traveling and martial arts. He is fluent in Spanish and has an affection for learning new languages. As an avid dog lover, he is involved with numerous humane societies.

Favorite wellness tip: The first step to being healthy is to recognize there is always something we can do better—a health issue should be seen as an opportunity for self-improvement.


  • Western OB/GYN

    560 S. Maple Street Suite 130 Waconia, MN 55387

    Main: 952-442-2137




Hospital Affiliations

  • Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center
  • Ridgeview Medical Center

Medical Education

Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador


Morristown Mem Hosp-Morristown,NJ


Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (New Jersey)