Dr. Robert F Schneider MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Robert Schneider is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Des Moines, Iowa. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Iowa Lutheran Hospital and Iowa Methodist Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 31 years. Dr. Schneider accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 2 doctors at Iowa Lutheran Hospital and one of 7 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Creighton University Affil Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1975 - 1978

Methodist Hospitals of Dallas
Residency, General Surgery, 1978 - 1982

University of Wisconsin
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1986 - 1988

Creighton University School of Medicine
Class of 1975

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

IA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Echocardiographic comparison of the standard end-hole cannula, the soft-flow cannula, and the dispersion cannula during perfusion into the aortic arch.
Grooters, R.K., Ver Steeg, D.A., Stewart, M.J., Thieman, K.C., Schneider, R.F.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • Wellmark Alliance Select
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