Dr. Rob Schuster, MD

Dr. Rob Schuster, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
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Dr. Rob Schuster, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from University of Colorado At Denver in 2000 and specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery, and more.Read his story

555 N 18th St Ste 300

Phoenix, AZ 85006

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • 24 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Schuster performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Obesity
very high
more than 93% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
high
more than 81% of peers
Stomach Surgery
normal
more than 79% of peers

Dr. Schuster's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Schuster's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Schuster "PGA Surgical Specialists at St. Luke's Medical Center and Mountain Vista Medical Center Certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American College of Surgeons, Rob F. Schuster, MD, FACS, is a bariatric and general surgeon for the Bridges Center for Surgical Weight Management. Dr. Schuster has been a Center of Excellence surgeon since 2006 at Stanford University, where he trained as a bariatric surgeon. Since arriving in the Valley in 2006, Dr. Schuster has been consistently recognized as a Top Doc in Phoenix Magazine and was a former Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff at his previous hospitals. He specializes in general and bariatric surgery including Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, adjustable gastric band, complex endoscopy, bariatric revisions and a wide breadth of general surgery."

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8  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

64  Conditions Treated

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61  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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1 Sanction
  • Unprofessional Conduct (8/6/2015)
    Action Taken: Reprimand
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Arizona
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Arizona
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • University of Colorado At Denver
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Stanford Hospitals and Clinics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Schuster has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Schuster has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schuster's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schuster to family and friends
53 total reviews (38 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (53)

  • 5
    (46)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Schuster's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (38)

I personally recommend Dr Schuster. Just had my surgery on January 23, 2018, and very caring , compassionate, and does take time to listen to his patients.
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Dr Schuster and the office staff are all terrific. He explains things in "real life" terms and is always open to patients opinions.
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Dr. Schuster and his staff at Bridges were all very polite, courteous and friendly. My wife and I were very comfortable asking any questions, and a really appreciated honesty and personalities of the Dr. and his staff. I will happily recommend them.
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I would highly recommend Dr Schuster and staff probably the best experience I have ever had with any dr! Our staff I’ve ever had! Extremely knowledgeable and efficient! 3 days after surgery I feel as though I never had the gastric sleeve surgery! If your looking for a great gastric surgeon look no...more
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Very professional team, I'm fortunate to have had them as my surgical team.
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