Robson Capasso

Robson Capasso

Otolaryngologist, Sleep surgeon, Sleep specialist

Bio:   Robson Capasso is the Chief of Sleep Surgery, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and Global Advisor to Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign. His quite extensive and unique training includes training in Head and Neck Surgery, Neurosciences and Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Capasso has published extensively including book chapters, articles and original papers in peer-reviewed journals, and has been an investigator on pre-treatment evaluation, and surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea patients. Currently his research interests have a focus on clinical utilization of smartphone applications and consumer based devices for sleep disordered breathing, biomarkers for obstructive sleep apnea, pre-surgical evaluation and upper airway changes after surgery in obstructive sleep apnea sufferers.

The local and international recognition of his work is often associated with one of his favorite tasks: lecturing and trading knowledge nationally and internationally. He has been a mentor or supervisor to hundreds of medical students, residents, fellows or visiting scholars from more than 20 countries.

Dr Capasso has participated in several Stanford Biodesign and Lean Launchpad initiatives. It initiated as a fellowship mentor, leading to the development of projects in the Bay Area and Singapore, graduated as a Biodesign Faculty Fellow, and currently is a lecturer and mentor to Global Biodesign. His goal is to utilize this acquired experience to foster health innovation training of physician and engineers globally.

Dr Capasso is a currently a member of the Stanford Medical Leadership Academy, an initiative to foster the development of strategic initiatives that aims to develop innovative leadership across and outside departments at the School of Medicine and Stanford University.
4.7 out of 5
166 Patient Ratings
42 Patient Comments

Sleep Surgery Clinic

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion B, 2nd Floor, B21
  • Redwood City , CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-5281
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Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (2008) CA
  • Medical Education: Universidade Federal Do Parana (1995) Brazil
  • Board Certification: Sleep Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2009)
  • Fellowship: University of Miami Hospital and Clinics (2001) FL
  • Residency: University of Miami (2007) FL
  • Residency: Universidade Federal Do Parana (1999) Brazil
  • Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2008)

Administrative Appointments

  • Chief, Division of Sleep Surgery, Stanford University Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (2010 - Present)
4.8

Friendliness

4.7

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

4.7

Recommended to others

4.5

Wait times

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Capasso is amazing. He has been treating me for a couple years and about to do another surgery. I trust him completely and he always spends time making sure my wife and I understand what is going on. some how he always remembers things going on in our life like no time has passed between visits my family is blessed that I am being treated at Stanford and especially by Dr. Capasso

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

He was very friendly informative. I felt confident with his knowledge in this field and with my son's condition and how to proceed.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Capasso was excellent. He was kind, interested, insightful, skilled, helpful for me to understand, gave knowledgeable ideas toward my diagnosis explaining them. I was delightfully surprised.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Capasso is a professional.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Both Dr. Capasso and his assistant very kind, while at the same time professional. I went into the appointment not knowing exactly what to expect, but a little nervous because of not knowing what was going to happen. Dr. Capasso has a very kind and caring manner which helped me get through the nasal scope despite the extreme pain. I left the appointment having full confidence in his knowledge and much relieved. I believe him to be very knowledgeable and he did not rush me in any manner.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Capasso is a caring, competent physician and surgeon. His transparency is such that I can confide in him to provide answers regarding treatments and options regarding my well being.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr Capasso had multiple assistants and people in the room. Once he checked me out he gave me his diagnosis. Because I had no nose issues, he brushed me off and wanted to send me to another doctor that can't be seen for another month. One of the assistants were rude to my son. I took my son and left. I decided to go to UCSF, they will at least see me sooner and help me.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Outstanding.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr. Capasso was very approachable and very gentle in the procedures he needed to do. He was very informative but also a pleasure to work with.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

he was a typical surgeon. He has profound knowledge and wisdom, but his social skills could be improved.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr. Capasso was wonderful

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

The doctors are so nice so respectful but the experience of contacting the clinic by phone and signature when you get there is no better than Kaiser!

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4.7 out of 5
166 Patient Ratings
42 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Capasso is amazing. He has been treating me for a couple years and about to do another surgery. I trust him completely and he always spends time making sure my wife and I understand what is going on. some how he always remembers things going on in our life like no time has passed between visits my family is blessed that I am being treated at Stanford and especially by Dr. Capasso

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

He was very friendly informative. I felt confident with his knowledge in this field and with my son's condition and how to proceed.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Capasso was excellent. He was kind, interested, insightful, skilled, helpful for me to understand, gave knowledgeable ideas toward my diagnosis explaining them. I was delightfully surprised.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Capasso is a professional.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Both Dr. Capasso and his assistant very kind, while at the same time professional. I went into the appointment not knowing exactly what to expect, but a little nervous because of not knowing what was going to happen. Dr. Capasso has a very kind and caring manner which helped me get through the nasal scope despite the extreme pain. I left the appointment having full confidence in his knowledge and much relieved. I believe him to be very knowledgeable and he did not rush me in any manner.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Capasso is a caring, competent physician and surgeon. His transparency is such that I can confide in him to provide answers regarding treatments and options regarding my well being.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr Capasso had multiple assistants and people in the room. Once he checked me out he gave me his diagnosis. Because I had no nose issues, he brushed me off and wanted to send me to another doctor that can't be seen for another month. One of the assistants were rude to my son. I took my son and left. I decided to go to UCSF, they will at least see me sooner and help me.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Outstanding.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr. Capasso was very approachable and very gentle in the procedures he needed to do. He was very informative but also a pleasure to work with.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

he was a typical surgeon. He has profound knowledge and wisdom, but his social skills could be improved.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr. Capasso was wonderful

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

The doctors are so nice so respectful but the experience of contacting the clinic by phone and signature when you get there is no better than Kaiser!

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

10+ good.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

I have 100% confidence in the advice and care of Dr. Capasso.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

provider was great but both times I have needed meds after the visit they did not give them to me at checkout or called them into the wrong place regardless of me asking multiple times

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr Capasso is the best! it's like visiting family when we drive up.for.my appointment. we drive four hours each way to see him

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Capasso was wonderful.

SHC Patient, May 2017

excellent interaction

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Capasso provided exceptional clinical care and detailed guidance. He offered a comprehensive review of the options and detailed description of next steps. Thoughtful and considerate, he was extremely generous with his time as he assessed the best clinical course.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

I cannot speak more highly of Stanford doctors - tops in their field friendly & knowledgeable - making a stark contrast to the administration.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Capasso is a very professional and detail oriented doctor. I really appreciated his attention during my appointment -

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

dr capasso is excellent

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Really impressed & a very personable man.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

It would be good if Dr. Cappaccio would explain what the nasal spray was BEFORE spraying into my nose, instead of saying "Im going to spray this in your nose & this is something that you will not like." I had to ask the student doctor what exactly the "sleep study" take come device was and it would have been better if Dr. Cappaccio explained what exactly what it was. I was surprised that it was a device that did not allow me to wear my CPAP machine.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I have not had such a coordinated and efficient medical experience as I did this visit (anywhere).

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Capasso is EXCELLENT, efficient and concerned about my time. He knows I don't like using a CPAP machine and always has suggestions to help me and tried his best to make my problem as easy as possible for me to handle. He is caring and easy to talk to! I would not hesitate to strongly recommend him to anyone.

SHC Patient, May 2016

I would have liked more information on the procedure I was evaluated for.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

love how he go on details and words that I can understand.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

The man who did my IV was very nice and soft spoken. I remember I was crying right before I fell asleep and the nurse rubbed my head, so nice and comforting.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

The doctor was in a hurry to get to the next patient

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

I have great confidence in the ability of Dr. Capasso.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr Capasso didn't spend much time explaining post-op instructions and they weren't thoroughly explained in the paperwork either. I was told to rinse with saline, not how often or what kind. I knew to take how often to take meds and he was very helpful in getting me taken care of post-op on day of surgery. He's definitely a solid doctor.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Excellentt doctor! His dedication to his profession only rivals his dedication to his patient. This is reflected by his staff as well.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Capasso is one of the professional and friendliest doctors I have met.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Capasso and Dr. Torre were very patient with my multiple questions. I never felt rushed & felt they were always generous with their time.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Top of the line care!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Felt I was under the best care possible!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

The only concern was he sprayed my nose with numbing spray before asking or telling me what it was for and for my permission. He did say sorry immediately but it startled me. Please note I feel very comfortable with this doctor even though I had this experience just food for thought as it was necessary for him to perform the nasal endoscopy.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I have recommended Dr. Capasso several times since he has treated my sleep apnea. My dentist (who at times lectures at either USC or UCLA) looked in my mouth and proclaimed it was the best sleep apnea surgery he'd ever seen.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Stanford is excellent - no question. Great doctors - great care - great everything.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

The doctor is personable & intelligent & respectful but I had the sense he felt pressure by scheduling to rush through our visit.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

In the 10+ years I've been treating my issue, this was by far the best provider I've dealt with. Took steps to understand and find solutions, not just guess and try things that "might work."