Robert Kessler

Urologic surgeon, Urologist

4.7 out of 5
181 Patient Ratings
28 Patient Comments

Laparoscopy and Endourology Program

Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Program

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Urology, American Board of Urology (1975)
  • Residency: Baylor College of Medicine (1973) TX
  • Residency: University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center (1967) FL
  • Internship: Upstate Medical Center (1966) NY
  • Medical Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1965) NY
4.7

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.7

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.3

Wait times

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Kessler is an extremely down to earth and accomodating provider. I had a fantastic experience with him. Highly suggest.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I am a new patient. I really like Dr. Kessler. More importantly, I am confident if anyone can "fix" me, he can -

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

(All very good). Thank you!!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Very good! Thanks!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

He was excellent. He answered all of our questions & gave very direct instructions.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

dr Kessler is excellent

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Took interest in my health problem & directed me to further consultations.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Kessler was too busy on the day of my appointment to give me adequate information about my condition. I was being seen following an abnormal ultrasound, and I requested that the scheduler note this abnormality and the date it was found so Dr. Kessler would know why I was seeing him, as this was a different issue than he had evaluated me for in the past. The scheduler repeated back to me the note she had entered, but when I saw Dr. Kessler, he thought I was seeing him regarding a kidney stone, which is the issue he had treated me for in the past, and was completely irrelevant to this visit. As a result, he had not reviewed the ultrasound prior to my visit, did not apologize for this, and spent no time explaining the abnormality and its effect on my health. He did not take the time to consider my other medical history, which my other Stanford physicians have told me is relevant to this issue. Dr. Kessler suggested further testing, but I am unable to have the testing due to other existing health conditions. He did not explain the risks of foregoing testing and did not suggest alternatives.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

All positive experience the doc and I talk about like interests and he makes me feel valued.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Stanford drs. are the best & the care is superb.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Kessler knows everything & makes you like him & have confidence on him.

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4.7 out of 5
181 Patient Ratings
28 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Kessler is an extremely down to earth and accomodating provider. I had a fantastic experience with him. Highly suggest.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I am a new patient. I really like Dr. Kessler. More importantly, I am confident if anyone can "fix" me, he can -

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

(All very good). Thank you!!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Very good! Thanks!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

He was excellent. He answered all of our questions & gave very direct instructions.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

dr Kessler is excellent

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Took interest in my health problem & directed me to further consultations.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Kessler was too busy on the day of my appointment to give me adequate information about my condition. I was being seen following an abnormal ultrasound, and I requested that the scheduler note this abnormality and the date it was found so Dr. Kessler would know why I was seeing him, as this was a different issue than he had evaluated me for in the past. The scheduler repeated back to me the note she had entered, but when I saw Dr. Kessler, he thought I was seeing him regarding a kidney stone, which is the issue he had treated me for in the past, and was completely irrelevant to this visit. As a result, he had not reviewed the ultrasound prior to my visit, did not apologize for this, and spent no time explaining the abnormality and its effect on my health. He did not take the time to consider my other medical history, which my other Stanford physicians have told me is relevant to this issue. Dr. Kessler suggested further testing, but I am unable to have the testing due to other existing health conditions. He did not explain the risks of foregoing testing and did not suggest alternatives.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

All positive experience the doc and I talk about like interests and he makes me feel valued.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Stanford drs. are the best & the care is superb.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Kessler knows everything & makes you like him & have confidence on him.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Too much time was spent entering data than discussing issues. This is a comment that apply to most providers. Providers should discuss first in detail what the objectives of the visit and address them first.

SHC Patient, May 2015

"Very good."

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

good

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Brought in my CT Scan results and he did not want to show it to me or even discuss the results and explain what they meant

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Excellent care provider.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Urological problem. Dr refused to answer any of my questions about guards or other equipment I might wear. However medication he recommended is effective.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

I'm contented enough with my care provider.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

I would highly recommend the provider to my family and friends.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Had a good experience with my provider and the staff. They were accommodating and answers all my queries.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Kessler, Dr. Comiter, nurse Tina, Laura at oncology and all staff (esp. Satima) were excellent.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Made negative comments about weight & not very friendly made me feel uncomfortable and intimidated to interact with him. He came well recommended by my primary doctor.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Kessler is the best.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Kessler and staff made me feel like I was the only patient in the visit.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Kessler is excellent in all ways. I came from Oregon to see him b/c I was so confused and worried, he allayed all my fears & to know I can return gives me great relief.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Very good. He wants to help me -

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Good.