Robert J. Obermeyer, MD, FACS, FAAP, practices at the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia. He specializes in treating children's chest deformities as well as surgery on the gastrointestinal tract.In addition to teaching advanced trauma life support, he is Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School of the Medical College of Hampton Roads. In 2011 and 2012, Vitals.com honored Dr. Obermeyer with a Compassionate Doctor Recognition and a Patients Choice Award, respectively.
Education and Training
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Univ of Cincinnati Coll of Med, Cincinnati Oh 1997
American Board of Surgery - Pediatric Surgery
SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgeryABS- Pediatric Surgery
- Post-laparoscopic cholecystectomy bile leak secondary to an accessory duct of Luschka.
- Embolization of bullet to the right ventricle.
- Acute pancreatitis secondary to isotretinoin-induced hyperlipidemia.
- Regional chest wall motion dysfunction in patients with pectus excavatum demonstrated via optoelectronic plethysmography.
- Optoelectronic plethysmography demonstrates abrogation of regional chest wall motion dysfunction in patients with pectus excavatum after Nuss repair.
- Pulmonary function in pectus excavatum patients before repair with the Nuss procedure.
- Nuss bar procedure: past, present and future.
- Diminished pulmonary function in pectus excavatum: from denying the problem to
- Pectus excavatum from a pediatric surgeon's perspective.
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Teaches ATLS -
- Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics- Eastern Virginia Medical School -
- Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Pediatric Surgery-Surgery; Western Reserve Care Sys, General Surgery
- Western Reserve Care Forum Hospital; Arkansas Children's Hospital
Professional Society Memberships
- American Medical Association, Society of Gastroenterology
Articles and Publications
- Has Been Published
What do you attribute your success to?
Hobbies / Sports
- Plays, Watches and Coaches Hockey
Favorite professional publications
- Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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- What Are the Risks of Hydrocelectomy
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Hydrocele repair is a surgical process that aims to correct the swelling of the scrotum that occurs as a result of hydroceles. A hydrocele is a painless buildup of fluid around the testicles. Fluid buildup causes the scrotum and the groin area to swell. This swelling can make you uncomfortable even...
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