Robert Yates, M.D., is a board-certified surgeon. 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. 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.
Dr. Yates is an assistant professor for the Department of Surgery. 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.