Dr. Robert Shirley, MD

Dr. Robert Shirley, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 41
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Dr. Robert Shirley, MD is a general surgery specialist in Sugar Land, TX. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and specializes in general surgery and surgery.Read his story

17510 W Grand Pkwy S Ste 490

Sugar Land, TX 77479

Contact Information

(713) 772-1200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Hernia
normal
more than 5% of peers
Hernia Repair
normal
more than 5% of peers
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
normal
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Shirley's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shirley "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 of Kentucky in Louisville. He and his wife, Heather, then moved to the east Texas area where he enjoyed a successful surgical practice for 9 years. The Shirley's relocated to the coast to be closer to family, and were drawn to the Sugar Land/Richmond/Rosenberg area because of the friendliness of the community and the vast array of amenities that the region has to offer. Dr. Shirley desired to become a surgeon at an early age, and considers improving his patients' health and increasing their longevity his lifelong calling. He specializes in board-based general, laparoscopic, and robotic surgeries, and is board certified by the American College of Surgeons. When away from the hospital, Dr. Shirley enjoys salt water fishing, golfing, biking, kayaking, and most of all, coaching & playing sports with his son, Daniel. He also participates in medical missions, and has had the opportunity to volunteer his services over the years in several villages in Ecuador and Malawi, Africa."

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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shirley has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shirley's Reviews

3.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shirley to family and friends
11 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

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

Dr. Shirley's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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.
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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!!
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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!
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