Dr. Rob Schuster, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 48

General Surgery

Dr. Rob Schuster, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Tempe, AZ and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Colorado At Denver in 2000. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mountain Vista Medical Center and St. Luke's Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Rob Schuster, MD

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1492 S Mill Ave Ste 113 Tempe, AZ 85281
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Thank you Dr. Schuster, you gave me my life back!!! Dr. Schuster is a very knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate and caring surgeon. Since the first day I met him, I knew I could trust him. He is very thoroughly when it comes to safety first and makes sure his patients are 100% healthy and ready for surgery. Dr. Schuster and his staff (minions) are the best. I recommend Dr. Schuster as a Bariatric surgeon as well as a general surgeon. He is the best.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Ana V – Jan 22, 2022
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I can’t tell you how happy I have been with Dr Rob Schuster. I was on the fence about surgery but considering it because of my uncontrollable diabetes. I kept having to increase the insulin and was worried that I would not be around for my children. After talking with Dr Schuster, I felt at ease with my decision and started my journey. It wasn’t difficult but it did take time. Once I made it through all the preliminary items that insurance requested it was surgery scheduling time. It was laid out perfectly and easy to follow. My nutritionist has helped me every step of the way, and no question was irrelevant. Surgery went well and I followed the plan given to me by Dr Schuster. I have kept a diary of weights along with pictures and lab changes as I lost the weight. My health at 7 months post-op is amazing. I no longer take medication for anything! It’s an amazing change and I didn’t realize how much I was missing in life! I am so grateful for this surgeon! New healthy life!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Jennie Hallock – Dec 24, 2021
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Dr. Schuster and his staff have saved and changed my life forever! I have lost 100 lbs. they are always professional but more than that kind and helpful they helped every step of the way in my journey. They were spot on whatever they told was going to happen happened and when they said it would! Thank you Dr. Schuster
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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ANDREA L HENRY – Dec 14, 2021
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In 2017 Dr. Schuster performed the gastrice sleeve. After some weight gain I decided to go back for a second consult and after discussion, we decided to go forward with the DS on 11/8/2021. Dr Schuster did an amazing job and his staff has been more than helpful throughout my journey. His dietician Chelsea is extrodenary at helping me aswell. Many thanks to Dr Schuster and his team ??????
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  • Explained conditions well
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Shaunte – Nov 24, 2021
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Dr. Schuster and his staff performed flawlessly from the day I walked in to discuss the procedure until the day I walked out of the hospital with no pain relief prescriptions needed and a result that makes my problem; history.... Thanks Doc! and to all those at Steward Medical in Mesa.
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Dr. Schuster – Nov 22, 2021
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Dr. Schuster and his team are fantastic. They will walk you through every step of your bariatric journey and take excellent care of you. As for my procedure itself, it went perfectly smoothly and my incisions healed beautifully. Dr. Schuster is truly a master at what he does.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Sara McKee – Nov 17, 2021
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Bariatric surgery. Went exactly as described. No problems and good results.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 12, 2021
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I didn't know a Dr could be so rude. My wife, who is blind, was undergoing an endoscopy. After the ~15 minute procedure, he walked into the recovery room for 30 seconds and says "your wife has an ulcer and will need surgery." Then he quickly walked out without another comment. I wanted to ask a few questions. So I ask the nurse to bring him back into the room. He comes into the room, and with each simple question, he says "I will talk about this with you and your wife later when you have your follow-up appointment." He refused to answer and seemed annoyed that I was asking. So, I said, "We will both be at the follow-up appointment but I want to get a couple of answers now, and you should be able to do that." He RESPONDED with "Are you being hostile? Are you being threatening?" And then he responded with "I think you should find another provider!!!" I can't believe how incredulous this "Dr" is and how RUDE he is. As someone who is supposed in a place of authority and who we would depend
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Michael Deolloz – Oct 09, 2021
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Dr. Schuster is amazing! He explains everything in a way that you understand it, is kind and compassionate and takes the time to listen to and answer all of your questions. I couldn't be happier that I chose him as my bariatric surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 18, 2021
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Had a gastric bypass done by Dr. Robert Schuster. Very pleased with my results. Dr. Robert Schuster and his team are very accommodating and have great aftercare. If you are looking to have bariatric surgery I highly recommend Dr. Schuster and his team
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 22, 2021
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I visited Dr. Rob Shuester last year for bariatric surgery. I was so nervous and I had a few questions and Dr. Shuester was patient and kind in answering all my questions and concerns. 6 months later he performed the Gastric Bypass on me and the surgery went phenomenally. I'm on my way to meeting my goal weight and I'm grateful to Dr. Shuester in helping me in that journey.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chardai Gaines – Jun 01, 2021
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Doctor Schuster did my pannilectomy I couldn’t be happier! He is a fantastic surgeon and has a very good bedside manner. I highly recommend him. His assistant’s and staff are wonderful as well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tajauna Sargent – Apr 23, 2021
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Best surgeon/doctor I have ever had. He has done all my surgeries and makes sure my overall health is top notch. His bed side manners are spectacular. His office staff are very friendly and makes sure to check in on how you are doing. Highly recommend! Thank you for fighting this battle with me and caring for me
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jennifer Untalan – Apr 14, 2021
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Dr Schuster and his entire office is great! Whenever I have questions, his staff always go out of their way to answer and never make me feel stupid for asking. They are never condensending, and are always super supportive! Dr Schuster himself is one of a kind! He is a good down to earth man that makes the process so easy and not stressful. Always super excited for loss no matter how small. So glad I found him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chelsey Hoopes – Apr 01, 2021
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Dr Schuster has been phenomenal. He has been taking care of my wife and we both couldn't be happier. He always takes the time to explain things, and always walks her out of the room. 11/10 would recommend again.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Justin Hoopes – Apr 01, 2021
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Terrible; procrastinates about taking appropriate action to resolves urgent health issues, doesn’t follow up, doesn’t make eye contact, lack of empathy, concerned about his qualifications. Makes statements then contradicts statement.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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JG – Mar 31, 2021
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Surgery went perfect & everything was perfectly planned.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jayleene Sanchez – Mar 16, 2021
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He does great work,super kind. He listens to what I have to say. And he has a great team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mike – Feb 19, 2021
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I am soo grateful for Dr Schuster performed my sleeve. He is a amazing surgeon. He is very nice and answered all my questions and concerns. I definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking a great surgeon.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Alyssa – Feb 19, 2021
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I had a gastric sleeve in 2016 and developed a hernia along with bad acid reflux. Did not loose any weight. From the first appointment Dr. Schuster made me feel confident and excited for my procedure. Jan 2021 went from sleeve to gastric and loving the results so far. Staff is amazing!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gaby – Feb 18, 2021
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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...
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Specialties

  • General Surgery

Education

2006
Stanford Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Internship Hospital
2000
University of Colorado At Denver
Medical School
2000
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medical School
1996
University of Arizona
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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What conditions does Dr. Rob Schuster, MD treat?

Dr. Schuster frequently treats the following conditions: Obesity, Cholecystitis and Gallstones, and Abdominal Pain. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Rob Schuster, MD's office address?

Dr. Schuster's office is located at 1492 S Mill Ave Ste 113, Tempe, AZ 85281. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Schuster is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Rob Schuster, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Rob Schuster, MD is affiliated with Mountain Vista Medical Center and St. Luke's Medical Center.

How much experience does Dr. Rob Schuster, MD have?

Dr. Schuster has over 22 years of healthcare experience.

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Dr. Schuster's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schuster treats Obesity more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Schuster treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Cholecystitis and Gallstones
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schuster treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 60% of his peers

Dr. Schuster treats this condition more than 60% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones
Abdominal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schuster treats Abdominal Pain more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Schuster treats this condition more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Schuster's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anemia
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vulvar Cancer

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Dr. Schuster accepts the following insurance:

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American Republic
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Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
CareSource
Cigna
Cofinity
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
CoreSource
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
HealthPlus
HealthSmart
Humana
inHealth
INTotal Health
IN Total Health
MagnaCare
Medicaid
Medicare
Medico
Midwest Health Plan
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
Peach State Health Plan
POMCO Group
Staywell (Wellcare)
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
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