Dr. Robert Kuske, MD

Dr. Robert Kuske, MD

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Radiation Oncology  |  
Male  |  
63 y/o
(40)

Accepting new patients

Pioneer of Breast Brachytherapy

Arizona Center for Cancer Care

10460 N 92nd St Ste 101

Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Actions Healthcare Management
  • Aetna
  • Alfa Insurance Company
  • Alta Health Network
  • Altec
  • Ameriben
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AmeriPlan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Arizona Medical Network

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Robert Kuske is a radiation oncologist who is passionate about helping women with breast cancer.  Dr. Kuske pioneered "accelerated partial breast irradiation," a five-day alternative to the conventional six weeks of external beam whole breast irradiation in select early-stage breast cancer. Brachytherapy also spares the lung and heart from radiation exposure. He is a leader of the important 4300 patient phase III trial through the National Cancer Institute. He is recognized for his work that allows women who have been augmented with breast implants to be successfully treated with lumpectomy and 5-day radiation without hardening of the implants. Dr. Kuske is one of only a dozen radiation doctors in the U.S. who restrict their practice to breast cancer and publish extensively in medical literature. He was honored as the top medical researcher in the Valley.
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Dr. Kuske's Experience

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  • Specializes in Radiation Oncology
  • Board certified in Radiology and Therapeutic Radiology
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  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Radiation Oncology
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Board Certifications

  • Radiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Radiology*
  • Therapeutic Radiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Radiology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
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Procedures

  • Breast Brachytherapy
  • Radiation Oncology Procedures

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Education

  • University Of Cincinnati / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Jewish Hospital Of Cincinnati
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University Of Cincinnati Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Kuske's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kuske to family and friends
4.9
based on 40 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Kuske's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in phoenix, az |
Perhaps the kindest doctor I have ever met. He really takes time with you to explain procedures and answer your questions. I had an excellent experience receiving radiation treatments for cancer in my spine. He was very easy to talk to and he truly listens to his patients! I cannot recommend him highly enough. The entire staff is exceptional, too!
in Bernanillo, NM |
I was referred to Dr. Kuske by my surgeon. Dr. Kuske called and explained how the Brachy Triumph-T Trial would be performed and answered all my questions. The procedure was perfect for me, I had no pain and I had excellent results.
in Scottsdale, AZ |
From the first meeting with the receptionists to the follow up with Jenna, his nurse, Shakila, the research technician, to Lauren, the Radiology Technician, and then the other staff, Lisa, Candice, Erica, Brittany, who dressed my radiation sites, and Last but certainly not least Dr. Kuske, I felt like each and everyone cared about my being informed , comfortable and treated with dignity and respect. I can not say enough Great Things about these Wonderful People. Thank you so much.
in Scottsdale, AZ |
I was ref. to Dr. Kuske after choosing brachytherapy as my form of radiation post lumpectomy. I was a candidate for a trial study that shortened the radiation time from 5 days twice a day to 2-1/2 days total. I was so well informed about my dx.,& the treatment plan, there were no surprises & very little discomfort. Dr. Kuske is a pioneer in this therapy, he skill & his amazing team were the best. I hope other patients facing radiation after breast cancer will seek Dr. Kuske out. Staff Best!
in Albuquerque, NM |
I traveled across country for his expertise recommended by my surgeon. He called before we left to explain the procedure and answer my questions. The staff contacted me multiple times to help with the details of the trip. Every step of each procedure was explain. I had no pain and excellent results. Dr Kuske is experienced and skilled as well as a good listener and teacher.
in Albuquerque, NM |
MY EXPERIENCE WAS EXCEPTIONAL. I AM VERY SATISFIED WITH THE CHOICE I MADE TO HAVE MY RADIATION TREATMENT DONE IN SCOTTSDALE INSTEAD OF ALBUQUERQUE, NM. THE LEVEL OF COMFORT, CARE, AND FEELING THAT I WAS WELL TAKEN CARE OF WAS BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS. DR. KUSKE MADE ME FEEL THAT I MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE IN MY TREATMENT AND THE BEST CHOICE WHERE MY HEALTH IS CONCERNED.
in Rio Rancho, New Mexico |
Dr. Kuske is wonderful! So compassionate and patient. He answers all my questions and I never feel rushed, even on the phone. You can tell that his practice is his passion!
in Albuquerque, NM |
Dr Kuske and his staff made me feel special, explained everything, and made my breast cancer experience tolerable.
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  • AARP
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  • Actions Healthcare Management
  • Aetna
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  • Alfa Insurance Company
  • Alta Health Network
  • Altec
  • Ameriben
  • American Republic
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HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center
7400 E Osborn Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center
9003 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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