Dr. Robert Canby, MD is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in clinical cardiac electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, and more.


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(512) 309-1906

Dr. Canby accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellCare
WellCare PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Canby's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Canby performs Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Canby performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Canby performs Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Canby performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Canby performs Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Canby performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Defibrillator Implantation
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Permanent
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Temporary

Dr. Canby's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Device Implantation and Extraction
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

About Me

Care Philosophy

My background is electrical engineering and, in a way, that's still what I do. Though now my focus is the electrical engineering of the heart. I'm motivated by a desire to help my patients feel better and retain as normal a lifestyle as possible despite the presence of significant heart disease.

Specialties

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Education

1996
University Tex Sw
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Parkland Hospital
Residency Hospital
1991
University Tex Sw
Residency Hospital
1989
University Tex Sw
Internship Hospital
1989
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
Medical School
1982
Rice University
Undergraduate School
1996
1992
1991
1989
1989
1982

Languages

  • German
  • Spanish
  • English

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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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My wife and I both felt-assured that this was our best avenue to my future. Both doctor and nurses were friendly and informative with all basses being touched. Thank you very much
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Good visit - no problems
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Every time I visit with Dr. Canby it is a very professional, friendly appointment. I've been with him awhile and have suggested his office to other people.
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very good
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Excellent ... as always!
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I'm very please with Dr Canby. Knowledgeable, and very good at explaining things. He has taken very good care of me.
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Dr. Canby was assigned to my case after having a cardiac arrest on the tennis court. What stands out about Dr. Canby hands down is how knowledgeable and thorough he is with all his patients whether you are his first of the day or one of the last ones of the day. He never rushes through and answers any questions you may have. He is personable and down to earth mixed with such great intelligence that I always feel "well taken care of"!!
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The care of my elderly aunt, who is also a retired physician and very picky about who she sees, has been superb. I have appreciated the respect of the staff, as well, in their dealings with the elderly patients they see!
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I have every confidence in Dr. Canby and his staff. They’re very helpful with keeping me informed regarding my pacemaker/defibrillater, and are gracefully receptive to my questions.
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I have been Dr Canby's patient for 11 years. Not only is he one of the very best physicians in his field of specialty, he is compassionate and takes the time to explain in layman's terms anything you ask. He also has the absolute best nurse!
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79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

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