Dr. Robert Shirley, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 45

General Surgery

Dr. Robert Shirley, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Sugar Land, TX and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Texas Technical University medical school in 2003. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, winner of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award. He is also affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Robert Shirley, MD

Southwest Surgical Associates

17510 W Grand Pkwy S Ste 490 Sugar Land, TX 77479 ()
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not solid on medical knowledge...makes me question his training
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Amy – Aug 13, 2021
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Dr Shirley is personable..don't know how good he us cause i do have keloid skin so surgery left a scar and hasn't healed then reinfected...office staff nice but terrible in systems and follow through...Been trying to get back in since I made appointment went there was told they hadn't got paperwork done actuallywas just starting becauseover booking. that I needed recommendation one I already had..been waiting on call back since January 4th appointment...This is for a abscess/boil...Now I have to start process all over again...dont think they really care about your well being. Trying to get answers or a call back is non existence o was in so much pain ?? I didn't get chance to research this office wouldn't have chosen it
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 17, 2021
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It's been a year since my surgery with Dr. Robert Shirley. I waited this long to post this review because I wanted to give the surgical spot a fair chance to heal right (I have been told wound scars can take about a year to heal to its permanent look). 3 things describe my experience with Dr Shirley: 1. Bait and switch 2. Bad Stitches and Wound Dressing, 3.The misinformation I definitely will not be recommending Dr. Robert Shirley of Southwest Surgical Center to anyone. He needs to go back to medical school. If you are black - run! All these doctors care about is your money and insurance payment. The moment things go awry like giving you an avoidable scar, their default answer is “Oh…black people tend to get keloids.” Well Dr Shirley, this is not my first surgery, I don’t get keloids. I came in to remove a lipoma that was getting very visible and you have left me with a scar that is even more conspicuous than the lipoma you removed. If there was a 0 star that is what I would assign.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Felicia.O – Dec 15, 2020
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He is very personable and able and confident. Great temperament in handling ‘101 questions’ regarding pre and post surgery stuff. He has helped my wife with her gall bladder issues and myself with a hernia. Thank you Dr Shirley
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Hernia and Gall Bladder patients – May 09, 2020
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Dr Shirley did surgery on my 85 yr old father. He was efficient, good office staff. No infections. Would highly recommend him
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Jul 16, 2019
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Dr Shirley and his staff were very professional and friendly. I was able to get an appointment on a short notice, I was in so much pain but thanks to Dr Shirley and his nurse, I’m back to almost 100% within few hours after leaving his office!
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May 23, 2019
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Thank you for taking such good care of our mother Teresa Villalta. Your patients are in good hands with you.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marisela Easterling in Rosenberg, TX – Jan 15, 2019
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He has poor bedside manner. He was sarcastic, disingenuous, and exhibited very little thoughtfulness. My recovered surgeries do not aesthetically look great, which wasn't addressed with me beforehand.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Longview, TX – May 11, 2016
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Dr. Shirley was a great surgeon when I had to have my gall bladder out. I was nervous but he explained everything so well that I felt at ease going in. His staff is nice, too. I hope I don't have to have any more surgeries, but if I do, I know where to go!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Preston in Longview, TX – Apr 23, 2016
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Dr. Shirley is knowledgeable, caring, and knows what he is doing!! He took time to answer all of my many questions about my procedure and I felt confident in him, which is so important when you are facing a scary surgery. My recovery was smooth and problem free. Thank you, Dr. Shirley!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Rebecca in Longview, TX – Apr 22, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Robert Shirley is a native of Oklahoma. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University, and completed his general surgery residency at the University...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Medical School
2003
Texas Technical University
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Robert Shirley, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shirley frequently treats Gallbladder Removal, Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic, and Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shirley treats.

Where is Dr. Robert Shirley, MD's office located?

Dr. Shirley's office is located at 17510 W Grand Pkwy S Ste 490, Sugar Land, TX 77479. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Shirley's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shirley performs Gallbladder Removal more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Shirley performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shirley performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Shirley performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shirley performs Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Shirley performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Shirley's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Shirley accepts the following insurance:

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Humana
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Preferred PPO
Humana Health Plan of Texas
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Medicaid
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Locations

Southwest Surgical Associates

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Office17510 W Grand Pkwy S Ste 490 Sugar Land, TX 77479
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Memorial Hermann Healthcare17500 W Grand Pkwy S Ste 490 Sugar Land, TX 77479
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