Dr. Rob Schuster, MD

Dr. Rob Schuster, MD

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Dr. Rob Schuster, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 13 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

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Insurance Accepted

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

1 disciplinary action Found
  • Unprofessional Conduct (8/6/2015)View details
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Dr. Schuster's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schuster treats Obesity more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Schuster treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schuster treats Abdominal Disorders more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Schuster treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Esophageal Surgery
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schuster performs Esophageal Surgery more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Schuster performs this procedure more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Schuster's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • 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 and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia

About Me

Biography

"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 Ce...

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Schuster's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schuster

4.6

Based on 73 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
8.219178082191782%
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Dr Schuster is amazing! Very caring and wonderful staff. I was so fortunate (blessed) he was on call at Mountain Vista Med Center in Mesa when I needed a top quality surgeon. I have been sick for over 15 yr with severe abd pain from a GBP done by Army surgeon . He was able to perform surgery to remove scar tissue ect, and continues to see me out patient. Great Dr would recommend to anyone who looking for a highly trained, knowledge, caring doctor. Even my scar looks good!
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Dr. Schuster is a very affirming surgeon not only to the patient, but to their family as well.
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Dr.Schuster is the best!!! He did an excellent job on my surgery and changed my life for the best!!! I recommend him for any Bariatric surgery.
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He is an amazing doctor. Surgery went great and after 2 weeks I am on my feet and back to normal.
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Warm and friendly when we first met and shook my hand. After the operation I was amazed at how little soreness I experienced, it was *significantly* less than what all my friends with the same operation had experienced with other doctors. The whole staff was so friendly, approachable, and brought information to me, they did all the work for me. No one ever rushed me.
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Excellent doctor. Listens well and explains the procedure well. My only complaint is he did not contact my family by phone after surgery, even though I asked him right before.
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Outstanding. I would absolutely recommend Dr Schuster.
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I had the duodenal switch just 9 weeks ago now and it has been nothing but wonderful. The surgery went spectacularly well. Dr Schuster made sure I knew exactly what I was getting into and luckily there were no bumps along the way. After surgery I was only in the hospital for one night and despite soreness, was up and walking with ease by the end of the week. In my opinion it is only through a skilled hand that you get the sort of recovery I've seen. Would absolutely recommend him.
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Dr.Schuster is a great i was sleeve on July 25 2018 I not had any ploblems with the surgery I lost to date 47 pounds my health is better and feeling alot better thank you so much his staff is great Oct.17 2018 Jennett Caswell yuma az
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I want to thank Dr. Schuster for the awesome care I recieved. Dr. Schuster preformed my surgery and I had minimum to no pain. His stuff took awesome care of me. Dr. Schuster is the best. Thanks you so very much for changing my life forever. Ms. Flisha Reese
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Dr. Shuster is amazing very kind and considerate of you and your feelings I usually dread going to Drs because I feel as if they don't really care but with Dr shuster I don't feel that way at all.. he takes the time to answer any questions and reassure you that you are in cabable hands..
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Just had my surgery on July 6, 2018, and everything went great. All the techs and nurses in pre-op room were very calming and super nice. Dr Schuster is very down to earth and takes time to listen to you and answer any questions. He did a great job with the surgery, with minimal pain and I am having a quick recovery - down 20 pounds. I would highly recommend Dr. Schuster if you are considering GSV surgery.
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Dr. Schuster took control of my complicated medical problems while in the hospital and decided to preform surgery while other colleagues didnt think the procedure was necessary. The surgery was a huge success and helped me regain my health quickly. I am grateful for the dedication of Dr.Schuster to help me and take charge of the situation.
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Dr.Schuster is excellent surgeon ,his team at bridges are awesome everything was so easy and they help you every step of way so blessed to have had such excellent care in Dr.schuster hands post op has been a breeze limited pain thank you Dr .Schuster and team for saving my life..
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Dr Schuster is amazing I love him and his staff. He has done my surgery and my moms surgery also.
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I was sleeved 11/30/17 and have had zero complications. I am down 100 lbs and counting. This surgery saved my life and I am very thankful. If you are considering VSG I highly recommend Dr. Schuster.
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Dr. Schuster is dedicated to the care of his patients. He has passion for what he does and is compassionate about what his patients are going through. His bedside manners are INCREDIBLE and he always goes the extra mile. I have the utmost respect for Dr. Schuster and appreciate his dedication to helping others. I absolutely ADORE Dr. Schuster, and he knows it!
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Dr. Schuster and his staff are amazing. I would recommend him to anyone that is looking to have bariatric surgery. Dr. Schuster is top notch, listens to what I had to say, has a great personality and is a caring doctor. He answered all of my questions and concerns. My surgery went amazingly well and my follow up appointments are going great. Thank you Dr. Schuster and your team for such great care. Christine K. Himler
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My insurance company set very difficult requirements to pass before they'd authorize certain tests and the actual bariatric surgery. Dr. Schuster's program staff walked me through them, and he was able to slightly accelerate the process. In addition, I'd had previous surgery which left scar tissue, and he was able to perform laparoscopy instead of opening up a large incision. This meant a very fast recovery, very little pain (none after 5 days), and rapid weight loss.
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Dr. Schuster is absolutely fantastic. You can be assured you are in good hands with this doctor. He is extremely good at what he does, efficient, capable, warm, and caring. Dr. Schuster was instrumental in moving my case along so that I was able to have surgery within 2 months of my first office visit. I feel blessed to have had such a great doctor. His office staff are responsive and helped me over the phone after surgery very quickly. I highly Recommend Dr. Schuster!
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Physician Group of Arizona Surgical Specialists

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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