Robert B. Yates M.D.

Robert B. Yates M.D.
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  • Gastric surgery
  • Hernia repair


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.


Institution Credential Year
Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Center Internship 2009
Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Center Residency 2013
UW - Dept. of Surgery Fellowship 2015
Ohio State University College of Medicine Medical education 2008
Degree Institution Year
MD Ohio State University College of Medicine 2008

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Surgery General Surgery 2013