Dr. Robert Riley, MD

Dr. Robert Riley, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery  ·  
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Age 53
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Dr. Robert Riley, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in cardiovascular surgery and thoracic surgery.

8402 E Shea Blvd Ste 100

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • 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
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Riley performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Pericardial Disease
very high
more than 96% of peers
Thoracentesis
very high
more than 94% of peers
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Riley's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

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2  Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

3  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*

52  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 Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • 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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49  Procedures

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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

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

Education

  • 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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Dr. Riley's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Riley to family and friends
32 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

  • 5
    (32)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Riley'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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

Waited 3 months to see how Valve Replacement and Bypass would go before writing that Dr. Riley was excellent in every regard and recovery is much faster and better than expected.
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Dr. Riley is a minor miracle worker! He performed a complicated mitral valve surgical repair using the minimally invasive method and I am at 90% post surgery in 10 days!!! I was blessed to have been referred to him!! He is a genuinely compassionate surgeon with great communication skills and...more
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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...more
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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
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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...more
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