Dr. Robert Darnell, MD

Dr. Robert Darnell, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Robert Darnell, MD is a general surgery specialist in Louisville, KY and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Louisville School Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in general surgery.

315 E Broadway # 310

Louisville, KY 40202

Contact Information

(502) 899-6470

Insurance Accepted

  • Advantage Care Network (ACN)
  • Aetna
  • Alliance Health Care
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Center Care
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • 21 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Darnell performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 97% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 97% of peers
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Darnell's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Darnell "At Norton Healthcare, we believe you - the patient - are the most important person to our practice. As the region's leading health care provider, we are committed to providing comprehensive, quality health care to all those we serve in a manner that responds to the needs of our community and honors our faith heritage. Our specialty practice is a part of Norton Physician Services, a multispecialty physician group at Norton Healthcare. Norton Physician Services currently includes more than 400 providers who offer primary, specialty and urgent care services in over 100 locations throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Our practice is comprised of compassionate, skilled specialists who are committed to ensuring you receive the best care and have access to the latest medical technology and services."


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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

63  Conditions Treated


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52  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • 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)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kentucky.

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 Louisville School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Louisville
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Cinncinati Ohio
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Darnell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Norton Brownsboro Hospital, Secretary and Treasurer

Dr. Darnell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Darnell to family and friends
16 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Darnell's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr.Darnell has a poor bedside manner. He did not complete a full exam either visual or actual so the information in my chart is very inaccurate. He would and did not complete a physical exam. He was rude an impatient. He told me the risk of surgery and possible options, without a physical exam....more
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Excellent Doctor,
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I have had Massive hernia surgeries over the years by Dr Darnell .My last surgery from Dr Darnell was a bowel obstruction! If not for the grace of God and the God given talent he has I would not be here today !! My wife Connie and I (JD ) are truly blessed !! Thank You
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I'm very satisfied with the outcome of my procedure and appreciate the care and treatment that I received from dr. Darnell, he's very honest and I believe that everyone may not wanna here the truth but he gives it. Thank you for making me feel better in a very timely fashion....
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He botched my appendectomy and my recovery ending up being four days. Then an infection developed inside of my belly and I've been in the hospital for another. Rude and completely evasive about questions I had for him. Would only come in and see me around 6 or 7 am while I was still in a painkiller...more
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