Dr. Robert Thompson, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 63
  
Dr. Thompson
Telehealth services available

Washngtn Univ Med Ctr Vsclr Sgy

4921 Parkview Pl Ste 8a Saint Louis, MO 63110

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(314) 747-8272

Dr. Robert Thompson, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with Barnes Jewish Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Thompson to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Thompson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
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Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Dr. Thompson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Brachial Plexus Palsy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thompson treats Brachial Plexus Palsy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Thompson treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Vascular Disease
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thompson treats Vascular Disease more than 14% of his peers

Dr. Thompson treats this condition more than 14% of his peers

Pulmonary Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thompson treats Pulmonary Disease more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Thompson treats this condition more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Thompson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

Dr. Thompson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Thompson

3.5

Based on 21 ratings

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1 Star
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Dr. Thompson is a very skilled surgeon! He is the best choice for TOS treatment
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There is no one else in the United States that I would entrust to do TOS surgery other than Dr. Thompson. His technique and surgical strategy for this condition are above all else. TOS is his focus and he works continuously to perfect his technique. The surgery itself is a very long recovery but Dr. Thompson will absolutely repair whatever TOS problem the patient is having. He did my surgery for neurogenic TOS and I feel so blessed for that.
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
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Shana Baldwin in Saint Louis, MO – Aug 16, 2018
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I am a physician and my son who had surgery for a venous TOS will shortly be doing a neurosurgical residency. His arm, needless to say was his career. It would be impossible for me to say anything but PHENOMENAL for the whole experience with Dr. Thompson, his staff and Barnes Jewish. We traveled more than 1000 miles for his expertise. I read some of the negative reviews and I did not experience any of them. Great doc (down to earth). Great staff. Unfortunately insurance companies stink.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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robert in ft. Lauderdale, FL – Aug 09, 2018
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I went to Dr. Thompson for my vascular TOS. His surgery failed and afterwards he refused to help me. He told me there is nothing anyone can do and I just have to live with it. Seriously, what kind of doctor tells their patient that? His staff is completely rude and they never get back to you. I would not recommend going to him!
What went well
  • Wait times
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Josh in La Crosse – Jul 20, 2018
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I recently had TOS Surgery with Dr. Thompson and team. I can't speak highly enough of him and his staff. They provided me with exceptional care and I would recommend anyone with TOS symptom to see him. While the wait may be long, it is definitely worth meeting with him and providing you with care. Kuddos to Dr. Thompson, Nurse Practitioner, Melissa, and his exceptional staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kristine Evans in O'Fallon, Illinois – May 09, 2018
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Dr. Thompson was thorough and explanatory. Staff was friendly and helpful. Although TOS surgery and venous bypass surgery is painful and the recovery can take months, you go in to it with your eyes open knowing that. He was able to "fix" me when no one else could.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 23, 2018
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My experience was horrible. After battling my insurance company and waiting over 6 months for an appointment while in severe pain. He nor his office ever followed up with me and the diagnostic testing I had. My appointment was 4 months ago, but I haven't heard anything back. I've called 12 times and either I leave a message or they act like they have no idea who I am and say they will get back to me. I had to take time off work and find a driver to see him 2 hours away.
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Mar 09, 2018
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Absolutely horrible it took 12 weeks for me to get an appointment and then I couldn’t even see Dr. Thompson he sent me to his partner who did not help me and also will not return my calls! I’m absolutely miserable and so lost! They were no help to me at all!
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Feb 16, 2018
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The whole experience was nothing but a circus. You’re told one thing and then they change their minds and say something else. If you have asthma, you should avoid him. He’ll send you to drs for clearance only to cancel altogether. Severe god complex. They think they’re the best, and while that may apply to their skill, it in no way applies to their personalities, honesty, respect, etc. overall, he’s a skilled doctor with rude and incompetent staff.
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Quincy, IL – Dec 06, 2017
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After 3 mos of trying to get a TOS consultation based on the recommendation of Mayo Clinic Dr.'s, Dr. Thompson and his administrative staff (after making a number of mistakes regarding records and administration), essentially turned me away by saying (1) There are TOS specialists you can see in TX where you live and (2) we did not receive a referral stating that you had TOS. Both claims/suggestions were wrong. Wish I had more characters to say more.
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Biography

Dr. Robert Thompson, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1984
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Internship Hospital
1983
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Washngtn Univ Med Ctr Vsclr Sgy

Washngtn Univ Med Ctr Vsclr Sgy4921 Parkview Pl Ste 8a Saint Louis, MO 63110
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Barnes Jewish Hospital

Saint Louis, MO

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2021)
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