Dr. Robert Burgess, MD

Dr. Robert Burgess, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Robert Burgess, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Rapid City, SD and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Iowa in 1999 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat).Read his story

101 E Minnesota St Ste 210

Rapid City, SD 57701

Contact Information

(605) 342-3280

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Avera
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 97% of peers
Allergic Reaction
very high
more than 97% of peers
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Burgess' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Burgess "I was born in Deadwood, South Dakota, and grew up in Rapid City. I graduated from Stevens High School and went on to the University of South Dakota for college. After obtaining my undergraduate degree, I went to the University of Iowa for medical school and stayed there for residency in otolaryngology (ENT). I practiced in Montana for six years and then returned to the Black Hills to be close to family. As an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist, I treat and manage conditions related to the ears, nose, sinuses, larynx, mouth and throat. I practice general ENT on patients of all ages, with a special interest in allergies. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors. I like to go hiking, biking, camping, hunting and fishing."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Burgess "Dr. Burgess treats and manages conditions related to the ears, nose, sinuses, larynx and throat. He practices general ENT on patients of all ages, with special interest in allergies."

2  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

79  Conditions Treated


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31  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Dakota.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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


  • University Of South Dakota
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Spectrum Health Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Of Iowa
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Burgess has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Burgess' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Burgess to family and friends
12 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Burgess' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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Patient Comments (1)

My son had surgery by another doctor and was having problems. The other doctor was out of town and Dr Burgess got us right in saw us and took care of the problems. He's great.
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