Dr. Robert J. Howard, DO

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Dr. Robert J. Howard, DO

General Surgery | Male

Springridge Surgical Specs 2758 Century Blvd Ste 1, Wyomissing, PA 19610 Get Directions
(610) 375-0500

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My practice focuses on minimally invasive approaches (both laparoscopic and robotic) for problems ranging from hernia and gallbladder disease to more advanced issues such as gastric reflux and colon cancer. I have extensive experience treating breast cancer and with performing endoscopic procedures like colonoscopy. I take pride in my ability to educate and communicate with my patients and in providing comfort through confidence.Read more

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3.7
based on 15 total surveys (2 with reviews)
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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York, PA |
After being made to wait a half hour in the exam room, I informed him he was late and that my schedule is tight. Rather than an apology he asked if I would like to leave instead. I complied and I Will not be back.
in Reading, PA |
He took his time and explained everything - I never felt rushed. Both my procedure and surgery went very well. He is patient and you can tell he cares about your well-being. I'm hoping I never need to see him again because that means something is wrong, but if I do I would not hesitate to return!
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Splenectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

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Education

  • Medical School
    Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    Philadelphia College Osteopathic Med

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Lehigh Valley Hospital

    Completed in 2002

  • Undergraduate School
    Pennsylvania State

    Graduated in 1991

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Howard's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Experience with Dr. Howard

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Howard's Care Philosophy

My practice focuses on minimally invasive approaches (both laparoscopic and robotic) for problems ranging from hernia and gallbladder disease to more advanced issues such as gastric reflux and colon cancer. I have extensive experience treating breast cancer and with performing endoscopic procedures like colonoscopy. I take pride in my ability to educate and communicate with my patients and in providing comfort through confidence.