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Dr. Robert Elder, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology ·  Male · Age 64

Dr. Elder

Dr. Robert Elder, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from East Tennessee State U, College Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology and female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery.


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(865) 305-9799

Dr. Elder accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Elder's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elder treats Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Elder treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
Uterine Prolapse
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elder treats Uterine Prolapse more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Elder treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Atrophic Vaginitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elder treats Atrophic Vaginitis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Elder treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Elder's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Birth Control
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colpopexy
  • Colpopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Miscarriages
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Biography

Dr. Robert Elder, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from East Tennessee State U, College Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology and female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery.

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education

1988
U Tenn
Residency Hospital
1984
East Tennessee State U, College Of Medicine
Medical School
1988
1984

Awards

Dr. Elder's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Elder

4.6

Based on 22 reviews

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I was referred by my GP after my GYN was very dismissive of my issues. Dr Elder really listened to me! I had thought I would never get any help. Within a month of meeting him my issues are resolved. He is an amazing doctor with an awesome bedside manner.
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I have a TVT that as eroded and he couldn't even tell that it was eroded. New doctor found it immediately and showed me where it was and even I could feel it. Did not help to resolve my bladder issues that I went for.
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I am new to the area and Dr. Elder was recommended by a nurse acquaintance. Wait time was next to nothing.. his staff is committed to the patients on a very high level and it is easy to see why: Dr. Elder has a patient-first commitment. I presented with a breast issue and he accelerated my getting additional tests required scheduled and pre-certified. As much as I worried about leaving my doctor of 25+ years in Florida.. I know I have found the right GYN for me in Tennessee.
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