Robert Yates, M.D., is a board-certified surgeon at UW Medicine's Hernia Center at Northwest Hospital and a UW assistant professor of Surgery.
Dr. Yates feels that the opportunity to provide surgical care to patients is a true privilege. Patients and their families place a tremendous amount of faith and trust in their surgeon, and he takes that responsibility very seriously. Dr. Yates believes that each person has a unique set of clinical and social factors that define the goals and expectations for their surgical care.
Dr. Yates earned his M.D. from Ohio State University. He has advanced training in minimally invasive surgery. His clinical interests include the treatment of a wide range of hernias and other conditions
with a particular focus on disorders of the esophagus and stomach. His clinical research focuses on improving outcomes for patients.
Outside of his practice, Dr. Yates enjoys outdoor activities including running, skiing, snowboarding, hiking and backpacking, rock climbing, and cycling and mountain biking.