Dr. Robert Riley, MD

Dr. Robert Riley, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery  |  
Male  |  
52 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Robert Riley, MD is a cardiovascular surgery doctor who practices in Scottsdale, AZ. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Riley is affiliated with Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center, Banner Boswell Medical Center, Abrazo West Campus, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center and Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.

Arizona Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons

8402 E Shea Blvd Ste 100

Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arizona Foundation
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of Arizona, Inc.
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Mercy Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • SCAN Health Plan

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Care Philosophy

To help people achieve health for life.
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Dr. Riley's Experience

Dr. Riley's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Board certified in Cardiovascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Malignant Pleural Effusion
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas


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  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mini-Maze Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Virginia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Wake Forest University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Wake Forest University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Riley has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 50 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Riley's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Riley to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Riley's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Scottsdale |
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Riley. He did my surgery 1 year and 4 months ago and I would recommend him to anyone who is considering any type of cardiovascular surgery. Because my surgery was emergency I did not have time to meet Dr Riley until night of my surgery. He immediately put me at ease with a smile and a handshake. This is a doctor who understands people and is highly respected by staff and peers. His team was professional and efficient. Thank you Dr Riley and Team!!!
in Phoenix, AZ |
Forever grateful for his kindness and bedside manner. He actually sat down and talked with me. Pray I never need his surgical services again but if I did he would be my go to surgeon. Thank you
in Glendale, AZ |
I searched for 2 weeks for a surgeon who was the top in their field for minimal evasive surgery. Dr. Robert Riley's name kept coming up. I booked an appointment to interview him and ask concerning questions. At the end of my appointment I decided to put my trust in him and booked surgery for May 3rd 2017. I was told what to expect and he was correct, what he told me I experienced. Dr. Riley, my opinion, covered all the bases took charge and did a very successful operation.
in McLean, Va |
In January of 2009, Dr. Riley performed what amounted to an emergency valve repair. He did an incredible job! It is now over eight years later, I am in excellent health, very active and no heart related issues. I highly recommend Dr. Riley and will always be very grateful.
in Scottsdale, AZ |
Best of the best! I am so grateful to have Dr. Riley as my cardiologist surgeon.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr Riley performed a double valve replacement on my mother due to a hx of rheumatic fever. Dr. Riley was her surgeon and my mom is now 5 months post-op and doing great. He did a fantastic job, not just as a surgeon but as a compassionate human being. He is an incredible listener, will spend over an hour with his patients if necessary, and he always has a smile on his face. He is just a genuinely kind doctor and an amazing physician. I highly recommend him!! He also has a fabulous staff (GINA)!
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr Riley and his staff made me comfortable from the first phone call. Dr Riley answers all my questions to my satisfaction. I am impressed with his skill in performing my minimally invasive valve repair surgery. And I am pleased to have found a surgeon that spoke with me as a human, not as another procedure. The surgical staff was excellent about keeping my family informed at each step during the surgery. I appreciate Dr Riley's humor which helps take away some of my anxiety. I highly recommend
in Gilbert, Az |
He is awesome in every way. He is a highly skilled surgeon, highly respected among his peers, but best of all, he responsive to a patient's questions and needs!
Scottsdale, AZ |
He is an excellent surgeon and would highly recommend him to anyone needing valve replacement and an aneurysm fix. He makes you feel very comfortable about what will happen and his surgical staff went out of their way to update us on how the surgery was going.
Chandler, AZ |
Dr. Riley is an amazing surgeon. I feel very fortunate that he was the doctor to perform my lung surgery. He is very caring, and takes the time to answer questions. It is obvious that he is a gifted surgeon. My surgery and recovery went extremely well and I am very thankful to him.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Riley accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Arizona Foundation
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
    Blue Preferred
    Blue Preferred PPO
    Blue Traditional
    Blue Traditional POS
    Blue Traditional PPO
    Medicare Blue PPO
    Medicare Select HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Health Net
    Health Net HMO
    Health Net PPO
    Medicare HMO
    Medicare PPO
  • Health Net of Arizona, Inc.
    Health Net of Arizona HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Medicaid
  • Mercy Care
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • UnitedHealthCare
    CarePlus Medicare Advantage PPO
    Choice Plus
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
    PacifiCare PPO
    Secure Horizons
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Riley has admitting privileges

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Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
3555 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297
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Abrazo West Campus
13677 W McDowell Rd
Goodyear, AZ 85395
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Banner Boswell Medical Center
10401 W Thunderbird Blvd
Sun City, AZ 85351
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Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
14502 W Meeker Blvd
Sun City West, AZ 85375
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Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
5555 W Thunderbird Rd
Glendale, AZ 85306
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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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