Dr. Robin Blackstone, MD
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Dr. Robin Blackstone, MD


Bariatric Surgery | Female

Care Philosophy

Providing excellent medical and surgical therapy to the obese patient


Dr. Robin Blackstone, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Phoenix, AZ. She is 60 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Blackstone is affiliated with Banner - Unviersity Medical Center Phoenix.

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Dr. Blackstone's Performance
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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (10)
in Glendale, AZ |
I started off thinking Dr Blackstone was amazing. Her office staff was HORRIBLE to deal with but I didn't want to rate her on that. However after having complications after surgery all I felt was that she couldn't wait to get rid of me as a patient. It was as if I was impacting her perfect scores and so she wanted nothing to do with me anymore. I became very disappointed in the type of surgeon she ended up being. I've since switched and found a better bedside surgeon who cares about their pt's
Phoenix AZ |
I have met with Dr Blackstone once and everything went well, I like how she explained things. Her office staff are a big dissapointment,they are not there to answer questions, they put you on hold for long periods of time, calls get disconected, they dont call back, and dont return calls, when you do talk to someone they rush you off, they act annoyed. Office managers are no better I hope she hears about this shes about to lose me as a patient
in Peoria |
Let me start off by saying this:Dr Blackstone is one of the smartest most amazing surgeons I have ever met !! However that is only 1/3 of your journey . The rest of your journey is with her staff which is absolutely HORRIBLE! They will constantly lose your paperwork .Depending on who you talk to you will hear different stories about how long it will take to get scheduled, they will even schedule you wrong times, to be rescheduled. The amount of times I heard the excuses is horrible ,they ruin it
Scottsdale, AZ |
first of all i'm not a disgruntled patient: you'd actually have to have your procedure to be an actual patient. i'm letting all my friends and family to never go here. the office can't answer a specific question; they "lose" your paperwork; they lie in front of family; and the sad part i choose her because this time i wanted to feel comfortable with a woman. but to my mistake the last call i made to them i wanted a straight answer and was told come feb of 2017 i just needed 1 more paper ; lies
in Oak Harbor, WA |
In 2011 I went to Dr. Blackstone when she was with the Scottsdale Bariatric Center. I was 36 years old, 455 pounds, and only 5'7". I had had a mild heart attack and had extremely high blood pressure. I was on six different hearts medications, and three asthma , and two different opiate pain medications for my back. After review and the wonderful training on how to live and maintain a new lifestyle, by Dr. Blackstone and her staff I underwent the Biliopancreatric Diversion procedure. Lost 255lb
in Phoenix, AZ |
I had my surgery 5/4/15. I'm now back to riding horses which is a miracle as I used to train horses for a living and haven't been able to ride for yrs. I now have 40 pounds to go to goal and I never thought it would be possible. I now have a boyfriend who is great and every day men are saying how beautiful they think I am. Thanks Dr Blackstone
in Glendale AZ |
Dr Blackstone is the BEST. She takes a personal interest in all her patients, is very personable and does not talk down to you. Her methods are cutting edge and dare I say she is a trailblazer. I was back to work 3 days after surgery with no ill effects.
in Mesa, AZ |
I am thrilled to be under her care. Her and her staff are amazing and always make me feel so welcome. I always leave feeling so blessed to have found such a talented, caring program.
in Phoenix, AZ |
I have a complicated Vertical Banding Gastroplasy from 1987 and have developed some issues that are weakening me to a point of barely getting thru my day. I was able to speak with Dr Blackstone along with my partner and all are questions and concerns were answered and we left feeling confident and total satisfied in the choice of the surgeon to make the repairs needed to get me back on my feet
in buckeye az |
Dr. Blackstone is the best!
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Dr. Blackstone's Care Philosophy

Providing excellent medical and surgical therapy to the obese patient

Dr. Blackstone's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Scottsdale Bariatric Center named as one of 71 Five Star Programs in the United States by HealthGrades, 2006
    • Elected to the Executive Council of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, June, 2007
    • Appointed to the Board of Directors, Surgical Review Corporation, 2008
    • American Society of Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, 2005
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  • Media & Publications
    • Predicting Stricture in Morbidly Obese Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A Logistic Regression Analysis, 2007
    • Weight Regain after a Primary Bariatric Surgery Procedure, In: Weight Loss Surgery: A Multidisciplinary Approach, 2008
    • Continuous Perioperative Insulin Infusion Therapy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Undergoing Bariatric Surgery, 2006
    • Validation of the obesity surgery mortality risk score in a multicenter study proves it stratifies mortality risk in patients undergoing gastric bypass for morbid obesity, 2007
    • ASBS Media Day in New York City, 2006
    • Bariatric Surgery Continuing Medical Education for Discovery Health Channel, 2005

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Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Pediatric Obesity


  • Medical School
    University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Colorado Hospital

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Colorado Hospital

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Arizona

    Graduated in 1978

  • Other Education
    Certified Diplomat In Obesity Medicine

    Completed in 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Medical Weight Management

Procedures Performed

  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastrotomy
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Post Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery