Dr. Robert Riley, MD

Dr. Robert Riley, MD

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Dr. Robert Riley, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in cardiovascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

8402 E Shea Blvd Ste 100

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Contact Information

(480) 661-0700

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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Dr. Riley accepts the following insurance:

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
CarePlus Medicare Advantage PPO
Choice
Choice Plus
Choice Plus POS
Medicare Advantage HMO
Options PPO
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare PPO
Secure Horizons
United Healthcare

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Dr. Riley's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Mitral Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riley performs Mitral Valve Surgery more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Riley performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
Pericardial Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riley treats Pericardial Disease more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Riley treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bacterial Pericarditis
  • Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Rheumatic Pericarditis
  • Uremic Pericarditis
  • Viral Pericarditis
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riley performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Riley performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair / Replacement
  • Valvuloplasty

Dr. Riley's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Coronary Cathertization With Robotic Assistance
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Malignant Pleural Effusion
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mini-Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

To help people achieve health for life.

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Riley

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What People Say About Dr. Robert Riley, MD
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On November 3rd 2006 it was my 48th birthday. It was also the day that i got my life back. Dr Riley Performed open heart surgery to repair my leaking heart valve . i had spent many years prior with diminished health and eventually had to go on disability because of the condition. That all changed just a few months after the surgery. I not only regained my health, I got my life back . I returned to college and earned a degree in education. Shortly there after began teaching , and have been in the classroom for over 13 years. This year in May my students nominated me for teacher of the month, and I actually won and was presented with an Award from KTAR. None of this would have been possible, had I not recieved the expert repair of my heart valve so many years ago. I know this thank is long over due. But hopefully it makes its way to you. Dr. Riley My family and I cannot thank you enough. Most Sincerely, Edward S. Logan.
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Dr Riley is a truly outstanding cardiac surgeon. He is very obviously knowledgeable and talks with you about your situation in an honest, down to earth way without “talking down” He explains what needs to be done in a way that you can understand. I had my aortic valve replaced and a single bypass done. When all the required tests were done, he told me that he COULD do it using a minimally invasive procedure, but that in my case, the risk of stroke would be higher than if he did it using the “open heart” procedure—and he explained why. I felt like I made the decision to go with open heart. All went very well. Additionally, his office staff is top of the line.
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What a fabulous doctor. He has the best bedside manner putting my husband and me immediately at ease about the surgery. He did a great job on him and he looks forward to a great recovery and rest of his life thanks to Dr Riley. Can’t say enough great things!!
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he is the best in arizona answers all questions
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I needed to have my aortic valve and part of my aorta replaced/reparied. Dr. Riley explained the total process to me and gave me the pros and cons of valve selection. He also explained the operation to me as well and answered all my questions regardless of what they were. His assistant Gina was great in help in getting my surgery scheduled and showed great respect. His bedside manner is superbe and he is paitent in explaining the process to make you feel comfortable that all well be fine.
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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 takes the time to explain the proceedure. His staff and surgical team are simply outstanding!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr, Riley!
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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 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!!!
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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 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.
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67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

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