Our Bariatric Surgeons

Robin Blackstone MD, FACS, FASMBS

Medical Director, Scottsdale Healthcare Bariatric Center

"If you are considering any of our weight management surgery options, I strongly suggest that you attend one of our free bariatric surgery seminars in order to understand your options and get all of your questions answered." Robin Blackstone, MD

Robin Blackstone, MD is a leading expert in the medical and surgical treatment of obesity and obesity-related disease, having performed more than 4, 000 surgical weight loss surgeries in the 12 years since she established a profitable medical model in the treatment of obesity and related medical problems at Scottsdale Healthcare, a tertiary not-for profit Magnet hospital system.

Dr. Blackstone was the first woman to preside as President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the largest association in the world dedicated to this particular specialty. Her areas of focus involve advocacy, quality, communicating an understanding of the science of obesity and the mechanism of action of surgical therapy and establishing safe and effective programs for care of patients with obesity.

Dr. Blackstone is a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She teaches a didactic program on obesity for second year medical students and provides a clinical practice model for third and fourth year medical students and family practice residents. She is an active member of the American College of Surgeons, serving as a Governor on the Board of Governors and was the first Co-Chair of the Committee on Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. She is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and a founding board member of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) that advocates for access to safe and effective care for the person who suffers from obesity. She is the North American Chapter President of the International Federation of Obesity. Her research interests include the study of innovative devices and mechanisms of diabetes remission and metabolic surgery in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

Dr. Blackstone has been published in several books including, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, The Sages Manual: A Practical Guide to Bariatric Surgery and Weight Loss Surgery: A Multidisciplinary Approach. She has also published dozens of articles and studies in peer-reviewed journals that include Surgery of Obesity and Related Disease (SOARD), The Annals of Surgery, Archives of Surgery, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy and the Bariatric Times and serves as a frequent source of information for the media including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and ABC News/Nightline, CNN, MSNBC and the Discovery Channel.

Free Weight-Loss Surgery Seminar

Free Weight-Loss Surgery Seminar

Contact Information

Robin Blackstone, MD, FACS
10210 North 92nd Street, Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: (480) 882-7460

Learn everything you need to know about obesity and how to get the help you deserve.

  • What causes obesity both genetically and environmentally?

  • What other health risks (called co-morbidities) does obesity pose?

  • What are your obesity treatment options and how do each of them work?

  • What are the chances of success for each type of treatment?

  • What are the risks associated with with each type of treatment?

  • How long will you be in the hospital?

  • When will you be back to work?

  • What are the costs involved?  Is it covered by insurance or Medicare?

  • What makes Scottsdale Healthcare Bariatric Center the best place to have my weight loss surgery?

Get answers to these and many more questions today. Attend our free seminar on weight loss surgery options.

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