Dr. Robert Simons, MD

Dr. Robert Simons, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 77

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(559) 365-7147

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Dr. Robert Simons, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Fresno, CA and has over 51 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine medical school in 1970. He is affiliated with Saint Agnes Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Simons to book an appointment.

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Saint Agnes Care

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(559) 365-7147
Brain & Spine Institute1510 E Herndon Ave Ste 230 Fresno, CA 93720
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Simons is affiliated with Saint Agnes Medical Center Fresno, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Simons' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Simons

4.2

Based on 26 ratings

5 Stars
73.07692307692308%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
15.384615384615385%
(4)
1 Star
7.6923076923076925%
(2)
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (18)
  • Explained conditions well (18)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (6)
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
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On 7/23/19 I was dropped off at the wrong address, using a walker in 106 degree weather. Overcome by heat and stress I went into Dr. Simons office where I met one of his staff, Jessica. She located the correct location of my appointment and when I indicated there was no way I could cover the distance of 2 long blocks she found a wheelchair and pushed me the entire distance. She graciously declined my offer of a gratuity saying it was her "pleasure" to be of help. What an exceptional kindness! Words cannot express my appreciation and gratitude. If she is an example of the quality of staff in this office, patients should be flooding to this office. 5 stars is not enough. How about 10
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Dr. Betty Jarman – Aug 02, 2019
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My first appointment as a new patient for exam of lumbar and pain in thighs / legs was a very pleasant experience. Most professional medical doctor I have been exam by in more than a decade. Scheduled CT Scan and other x-rays and follow up exam / consultation in one month.
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Gary in Fresno in Fresno – Dec 19, 2017
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He's a terrific surgeon and a great guy. He fixed my issues with one surgery.
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Dave B in Fresno, CA – May 17, 2016
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The whole experience could not have been better. Very attentive.
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Experience and Background Checks

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Simons' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simons treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Simons treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simons treats Low Back Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Simons treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Scoliosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simons treats Scoliosis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Simons treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
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Dr. Simons' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chordoma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Tear
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Simons accepts the following insurance:

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Advantage-CA PPO
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Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
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Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
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PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
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Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
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Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
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UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
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UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
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Blue Card PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I have a great passion to learn. I enjoy participating in continued education and keeping up with the latest technology in correcting complex spinal issues....Read more

Biography

Robert L. Simons, M.D., is a board-certified Neurosurgeon, and a San Joaquin Valley native. After graduating from Reedley High School, he attended the...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

1976
University Oreg
Residency Hospital
1971
U Oreg
Internship Hospital
1970
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Medical School

Frequently Asked Questions

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Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (559) 365-7147, and for other questions, call (559) 450-2225.

Is Dr. Robert Simons, MD accepting new patients?

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

Dr. Simons frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Spine, Low Back Pain, and Scoliosis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Simons treats.

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

Dr. Simons' office is located at 1510 E Herndon Ave Ste 230, Fresno, CA 93720. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Robert Simons, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Simons has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Simons is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Saint Agnes Medical Center

Fresno, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

6 Awards Received