Dr. Robert J. Obermeyer M.D.
Surgeon (Pediatric) | Pediatric Surgery601 Children's Lane Suite 5B Norfolk Virginia, 23507
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
Expert PublicationsData provided by the National Library of Medicine
- 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 -
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 Is Hydrocele Repair?
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...
- Are There Risks To A Circumcision?
It is a procedure that takes just a few minutes to remove the foreskin of a male’s penis.This process has been associated with a number of things; some of them are true,while others are not. Depending on the circumstances, different people have viewed circumcision as an act that comes with its own...
- What Can I Expect After Undergoing Laparoscopic Hernia Repair?
In laparoscopic hernia repair, the surgeon makes a small incision in or just under your umbilicus and inserts a narrow tube to pump carbon dioxide into your abdomen. The gas lifts organs and other tissue, allowing a good view of your internal structures. The surgeon then inserts a telescope-like...
- Understanding Hernia and Hernia Surgery
Feeling pain and swelling in the groin region can be a very unpleasant experience, especially when the pain gets worse when you cough or lift heavy objects. Experiencing these symptoms might signify the presence of groin hernia. A groin hernia is usually referred to in medical terms as an inguinal...
- An Appendectomy for Appendicitis
Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix, a tube-like extension attached to the large intestine. The appendix has no known function, but one thing for certain is that one can live without it with no apparent consequences.Appendicitis is a life and death kind of matter and should be treated...
- Epigastric Hernia: Get the Facts
A hernia is a condition in which some part of an internal organ grows through an opening and protrudes to some other area, thereby altering its normal location.There are many types of hernia, but the epigastric hernia is the most common form. An epigastric hernia occurs when abdominal tissue...
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