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Dr. Robert Kistner is a skilled General Surgeon who currently operates a solo surgical practice in Arizona. Based in the greater Phoenix area, he also maintains clinics in Mesa and Chandler. Dr. Kistner continually utilizes the latest diagnostic and surgical procedures available. Focusing on applying minimally invasive techniques, he performs modern procedures including laparoscopy. Dr. Kistner is strongly commitment to patient care. For new patients, he always performs personal interviews that cover all aspects of the patient’s health concerns and available treatment options. Beyond his solo practice, Dr. Robert Kistner has performed medical work in affiliation with Comp Health in Salt Lake City and Medical Matchmakers in Phoenix. Educated at Xavier University, Dr. Robert Kistner graduated summa cum laude in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences. He went on to complete his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in 1986. Dr. Kistner’s postdoctoral training included residencies in general surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and the Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix. Since establishing his medical career, he has consistently completed more than fifty hours per year of continued education training through the University of California San Diego Surgical Conference, the Southwestern Surgical Trauma Conference, the Cook County-University of Chicago Surgical Conference, and other professional events. Dr. Robert Kistner is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American College of Surgeons. He holds memberships with the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Federation of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Maricopa County Medical Society.

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Private Practice of Dr. Robert Kistner


Sep 1982Jun 1986


University of Cincinnati College of Medicine