Dr. Robert L. Kistner Jr., MD

Dr. Robert L. Kistner Jr., MD

General Surgery | Male | 56 years old

Robert Kistner, MD
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Dr. Kistner Jr. specializes in General Surgery and practices in Chandler, AZ. He practices at 1 location.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kistner Jr. to family and friends
3.6
based on 12 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Kistner Jr.
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Kistner Jr.'s Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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in Phoenix, AZ |
Highly recommend, stayed the course, visited the patient daily in hospital until discharge. A 9 or 10 on the scale.
I was hospitalized for a week. Met with Kistner several times trying to decide if I needed surgery. He was extremely inadequate in explanations as to what was happening and how they were going to proceed. My PCP gave me all of the information I needed and answered my questions directly. In addition, I have PPO insurance that Dr. Kistner works with and accepts their cost for payment. I continue to receive a bill for the portion the insurance did not cover. What a Joke - UNPROFESSIONAL
in Mesa, AZ |
Does not keep his patients informed with their cases. Each time I saw him he talked TO me ( not allowing me to talk) for a MAXIMUM of 4 minutes. I will never see Dr.(I will never bestow such a title to such a person) Kiistner again and I would recommend you steer clear from any enrollment with him.
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Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • 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
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • 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)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    University Hosp Univ Cinn

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Maricopa Medical Center

    Completed in 1992

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Kistner Jr.'s Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
Under 10 minutes

Experience with Dr. Kistner Jr.

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