Robert M. Shirley

Dr. Robert Shirley is a native of Oklahoma. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Kentucky in Louisville. He and his wife, Heather, then moved to the East Texas area where he enjoyed a successful surgical practice for 9 years. The Shirley’s relocated to the coast to be closer to family and were drawn to the Sugar Land/Richmond/Rosenberg area because of the friendliness of the community and the vast array of amenities that the region has to offer.
Dr. Shirley desired to become a surgeon at an early age, and considers improving his patients’ health and increasing their longevity his lifelong calling. He specializes in board-based general, laparoscopic, and robotic surgeries, and is board certified by the American College of Surgeons. When away from the hospital, Dr. Shirley enjoys saltwater fishing, golfing, biking, kayaking, and most of all, coaching & playing sports with his son, Daniel. He also participates in medical missions and has had the opportunity to volunteer his services over the years in several villages in Ecuador and Malawi, Africa.

Specialty  General, Laparoscopic, and Robotic Surgeries
Degrees
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry
Areas of Expertise
  • Breast Disease/Cancer
  • Appendicitis
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Colon Disease/Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Reflux Surgery
  • Thyroid/Parathyroid Disease/Cancer
  • Skin Lesions/Masses/Cysts
  • GI Tract Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
Offices
Gender Male
Languages
  • English
  • Conversational Spanish

Services

  • Breast Disease/Cancer
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  • Appendicitis
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  • Gallbladder Disease
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  • Colon Disease/Cancer
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  • Hemorrhoids
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  • Hernia Repair
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  • Reflux Surgery
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  • Thyroid/Parathyroid Disease/Cancer
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  • Skin Lesions/Masses/Cysts
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  • GI Tract Surgery
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  • Laparoscopic Surgery
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Medical Education

General Surgery Residency

University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Doctor of Medicine

Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX

Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Southwest Surgical Associates

Dr. Shirley removed metal from my shin on my right leg, Perfect outcome. Another Dr. had attempted this surgery and failed. Highly recommend

Patient

Hospital Affiliations

Memorial Hermann Hospital Sugar Land
Memorial Hermann Hospital Southwest
The Methodist Hospital Sugar Land
St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital Sugar Land
Oakbend Medical Center
MH First Colony Surgical Hospital
MH Sugar Land Surgery Center

Professional Organizations

American College of Surgeons
Phi Kappa Phi
Alpha Chi Sigma