Robert B. Yates M.D.

 Robert  B. Yates M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Gastric surgery, Hernia


Hernia Services, Surgery




Esophageal and Gastric Diseases Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4547|Map It 

Hernia Repair

Medical Office Building, 1560 N 115th Street
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: 206.668.1070|Map It 

Surgical Services & Hernia Center

Medical Office Building, 1560 N 115th Street, Ste. 102
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: 206.668.1070|Map It 


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.

Personal Interests

Outside of his practice, Dr. Yates enjoys outdoor activities including running, skiing, snowboarding, hiking and backpacking, rock climbing, and cycling and mountain biking.


UW - Dept. of SurgeryFellowshipMinimally Invasive Surgery2015
Vanderbilt Univ. Medical CenterResidencyGeneral Surgery2013
Vanderbilt Univ. Medical CenterInternshipGeneral Surgery2009
Ohio State University College of MedicineMedical education2008


Board Certifications

American Board of SurgeryGeneral Surgery2013
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