Dr. Robert Riley

Dr. Robert Riley
Heart Surgeon

Scottsdale, AZ
- Unregistered Surgeon

Patient Recommendations (14)

"Dr. Riley was simply excellent. He had monitored my bicuspid aortic valve and developing aortic aneurysm for a few years prior to recommending surgery. The surgery went very well. I was off any serious pain medication and using only Tylenol by my third day in the hospital. Dr. Riley has a great professional mannerism. I can think of no better surgeon for any heart related issues."

Posted by Randall Blecha, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, 10/28/2022

"The professionalism and procedure was painless unique and perfect. Staff was off the charts great and the entire experience was unexpectedly outstanding. They were all godsends."

Posted by Mark Spector, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, Transcatheter, 08/13/2019

"Dr. Riley is a caring individual. I felt secure in his care from the first moment I met him. His bedside manner is terrific and my results have been great!"

Posted by Jerilyn Cowen, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 01/09/2015

"Great bed side manner. Makes you feel confident."

Posted by Rita Aragona, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 05/12/2018


Posted by FRANKLYN AMANN, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/15/2017

"I recommend Dr. Riley without any reservations. His manner is very patient centered in that he answered all my questions with very through, yet understandable answers. The office staff and his PA were very competent yet compassionate in every way. I went into to surgery with great confidence and faith in Dr. Riley and I was not disappointed! "

Posted by Gretchen Folson, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 06/23/2021

"Dr Riley was fantastic from the first consultation on. He performed a complicated minimally-invasive mitral valve repair in four hours. I spent four full days in the hospital (released on the fifth), with two of those in ICU. Dr Riley checked on me morning and night all four days. He is highly respected among the hospital staff and is very attentive and personable. The whole cardiac center of excellence team as well as the hospital experience at Scottsdale Shea Medical Center were great.

I was back to work in a month. I felt better then than I had for at least six months before surgery. In a word, Dr Riley is awesome."

Posted by Chuck S, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Mini-Thoracotomy / Port Access, 01/06/2020

"I was referred to cardiac surgeon Dr.Robert Riley by 5 cardiologists who said he is who they would want to operate on them. I understand from cardiologists and nurses he does complicated cases in shorter operating times with less complications. Very talented surgeon. He is very personable and explains everything in my language. He did open heart repairing mitral, tricuspid and replacing aortic valve. Post op team did a fabulous job helping me after surgery.

I am now 5 weeks post op and feeling pretty great. I do have ups and downs as I was told I would have for sometime. When downs happen I rest and hydrate. I can travel anywhere and he is who I picked. Glad I did."

Posted by Liz Draeger, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 05/03/2019

"The most outstanding human being and surgeon on the planet."

Posted by John Brenkman, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 02/05/2018

"One office visit. He looked at my echocardiagram and diagnosed Aortic Stenosis. After several other tests (CT, Echo,Sonogram of carotids, angiogram). He advised aortic valve replacement via TAVR procedure."

Posted by Norman Weiser, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Transcatheter, 02/09/2017

"Dr. Riley is the best. Dr. Riley performed minimally invasive AVR on me and I have had the best experience possible. Once you meet this doctor, you'll feel like you've known him forever. Dr. Riley listened to all of my wife's questions and answered each one. His staff is very knowledgeable and ensures the patient knows everything that's going to happen before it happens. I am so happy that I learned about Dr. Riley before letting another surgeon open my sternum. My recovery has been very easy and quick. I was back to work in a month and driving 9 days after surgery. I was literally pain free before driving and did not experience any difficulties along the way. I highly recommend Dr. Riley for any heart related surgery you may need."

Posted by David Fisher, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 09/14/2015

"I can say nothing but good for Dr. Riley. I had already been admitted to the hospital for another condition and had no idea I had Severe Aortic Stenosis. My condition was so severe that I was advised to have Aortic Valve Replacement before I left the hospital. Dr. Riley was my surgeon, and is amazing. I saw him several times before the surgery,daily after the surgery, and in his office. He makes you feel completely comfortable and cared for in every way. He is compassionate, attentive, and gentile, and if I ever need heart surgery again it would only be with Dr. Riley!"

Posted by Robin Szymanski, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/25/2013

"My experience with Dr. Riley was extremely positive. He was available at all times to answer the many questions I had. He was in the hospital daily and made me feel as though I was his only patient. I was released four days after my surgery and resumed normal activities within a month."

Posted by Greg Pollack, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini-Thoracotomy / Port Access, 10/25/2010

"Dr. Riley is an amazing surgeon. He performed a minimally invasive aortic valve replacement on March 2nd and I was back to my normal running routine and work within a month. He was extremely attentive during my hospital stay and in subsequent office visits. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a heart valve operation. He had a very comforting bedside manner and made himself available to my family on the date of surgery to respond to their questions and concerns. "

Posted by Richard Albrecht, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini-Thoracotomy / Port Access, 03/02/2011