Dr. Rob Schuster, MD

Bariatric Surgery •  Male • Age 46
  
Dr. Schuster
Accepting new patients

Physician Group of Arizona Surgical Specialists

555 N 18th St Ste 300 Phoenix, AZ 85006

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(602) 507-4458

Dr. Rob Schuster, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Colorado At Denver medical school in 2000. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mountain Vista Medical Center and St. Luke's Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schuster to book an appointment.


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Dr. Schuster accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
Whole Health Banner Health Network HMO
Whole Health Banner Health Network OAMC
American Enterprise Group
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Blue Alliance Network
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CoreSource
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Health Net HMO
Health Net PPO
Medicaid
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Tricare
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthSmart
Humana
Phoenix Standard
Tricare
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
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MagnaCare
Medicaid
Medico
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
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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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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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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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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
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • 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
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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I recommended 3 people who had gastric sleeves done by him no issues no problems hands down best choice i made was to go to him !
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Cicibby – Jun 18, 2020
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Dr Schuster was very personable and took the time to make sure all of my questions were answered before making the decision that was best for me. The entire staff in his office make you feel as if you are their number one patient.
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R'lee Clark-Goens – Jan 23, 2020
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Dr Schuster performed my gastric sleeve surgery approximately 5 weeks ago. I have had excellent results and have absolutely no complaints. He is obviously a highly gifted surgeon and I highly recommend him. A friend of mine also had the same procedure with him and also had very good results.
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Kelly McKnight – Dec 19, 2019
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I had a sleeve done about 2.5 years ago, and just after the two year mark started having serious abdominal pain, heartburn, and GI problems. Dr. Schuster quickly diagnosed a stricture and my sleeve was twisted. He put an urgent status on my case and revised it to a gastric bypass. I am two weeks post revision surgery and feeling amazing. No pain, none of the previous symptoms, no vomiting, no heartburn, no GI upset. He was quick and cared about ensuring that I got not only the best treatment possible, but the best resolution possible. If you're having issues with your sleeve please do NOT suffer in silence! Doctors like Dr. Schuster can and will help you resolve it!
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Oct 19, 2019
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Dr. Schuster was my bariatric surgeon. From my first visit I knew we would have a good doctor/patient relationship. I had been to two different programs previously, one I had to leave because we moved and the other I left because it was not a positive experience. Dr. Schuster gave me confidence from the beginning that I was on the right track and that he was the one to help me achieve my goals.
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Brandie N – Sep 23, 2019
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Dr Schuster was a god send to me. He helped change my life around. He is very caring for his patients. I would reccomend him and St Luke's to anybody.
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Julie Ayala – Sep 13, 2019
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Dr Schuster helped change my life with his magnificent surgery skills and expertise and awesome staff. Surgery went smooth, after care at St. Lukes was terrific. Pain free and no bad after effects. I highly recommend Dr. Schuster for Bariatric surgery.
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Antar – Jul 25, 2019
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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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May 01, 2019
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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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Apr 26, 2019
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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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Apr 20, 2019
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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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Shannon in Phoenix – Feb 02, 2019
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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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Leland in Phoenix, AZ – Jan 12, 2019
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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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Deb in Maricopa , AZ – Jan 04, 2019
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Outstanding. I would absolutely recommend Dr Schuster.
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Nora W in Goodyear, AZ – Dec 29, 2018
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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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Bethany in Chandler, AZ – Nov 03, 2018
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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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Jennett Caswell in yuma , AZ – Oct 18, 2018
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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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Flisha Reese in Phoenix, AZ – Aug 22, 2018
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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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Kerissa in Laveen, AZ – Aug 01, 2018
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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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Kelly in Scottsdale – Jul 25, 2018
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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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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 fo...

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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  • Does Dr. Schuster communicate via email?

    No, 1 user indicated that they do not communicate via email

  • Does Dr. Schuster offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Schuster offers telehealth services or virtual visits

  • Does Dr. Schuster offer an online patient portal?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Schuster offers an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Schuster have free onsite parking?

    Yes, 1 patient said they have free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Schuster offer weekend visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Schuster offers weekend visits

  • Does Dr. Schuster offer evening visits?

    No, 1 user indicated that they do not offer evening visits

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Locations

Physician Group of Arizona Surgical Specialists

Physician Group of Arizona Surgical Specialists555 N 18th St Ste 300 Phoenix, AZ 85006
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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
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Mountain Vista Medical Center

Mesa, AZ

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

St. Luke's Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

57% Patient experience rating, 12% lower than the national average

Tempe St. Luke's Hospital

Tempe, AZ