Dr. Robert Kistner Jr, MD

Dr. Robert Kistner Jr, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
Dr. Robert Kistner Jr, MD is a general surgery specialist in Chandler, AZ and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in general surgery.

845 E Warner Rd Ste 104

Chandler, AZ 85225

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very high
more than 98% of peers
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 95% of peers
Intestinal Obstruction
very high
more than 93% of peers

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  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • 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 Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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)
  • Paracentesis
  • 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)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University Hosp Univ Cinn
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Maricopa Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kistner Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kistner Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kistner Jr to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kistner Jr's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr Kistner was the most attentive Dr who cared for me last week at Banner Desert. He explained every event to my husband and I throughly. I appreciated his kindness and expertise.
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Dr Kistner provides inadequate care and communication to patients. Care instruction, what to expect, prognosis after surgery not provided or a concern. His explanations before and after surgery were vague. Office staff (Lilly) is rude , my attempt to arrange for post op care info from kistner...more
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Highly recommend, stayed the course, visited the patient daily in hospital until discharge. A 9 or 10 on the scale.
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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...more
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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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