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Dr. Robert Gaertner, MD

General Surgery* Age 63
Dr. Robert Gaertner, MD
4.2 (14 Ratings)

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Dr. Robert Gaertner, MD

General Surgery* Age 63
Saint Paul, MN
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36 years of experience

Offers telehealth



Dr. Robert Gaertner, MD works in Saint Paul, MN as a Surgeon and has 36 years experience.

They are board certified in Urology and graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1988. Dr. Gaertner completed a residency at Lahey Clinic Hospital. Dr. Gaertner has has worked on more claims relating to Prostate Cancer than other providers in the area. At present, Dr. Gaertner has received an average rating of 4.2 from patients and has been reviewed 14 times. They are affiliated with Saint Croix Regional Medical Center, United Hospital, Abbott Northwestern Hospital and M Health Fairview St. John's Hospital. Their office is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Gaertner practices at Practice in Saint Paul, MN and has additional offices in Maplewood, MN and River Falls, WI.

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  • Choice Plus POS II
  • Group Value Network (Select Network)-MN
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  • MultiPlan PPO


  1. 1 Metro Urology
    6025 Lake Rd Ste 200, Saint Paul, MN 55125
  2. 2 Office
    1655 Beam Ave Ste 206, Saint Paul, MN 55109
  3. 3 Office
    2945 Hazelwood St Ste 220, Maplewood, MN 55109
  4. 4 Quest Diagnostics LLC IL
    1687 E Division St, River Falls, WI 54022

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Jul 05, 2019
Dr Gaertner, Dr Polcari, and Dr Mark Sneider, all three were involved in saving my life during robotic assisted surgery to remove a cancerous very large prostate. They are great men of skill and integrity! Thank you all!
Stephen Starr, RT — Jul 05, 2019
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General Surgery
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Medical Education
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Board Certifications

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  • Urology
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  • Massachusetts General Hospital


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  • Lahey Clinic Hospital
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Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Gaertner accepts telehealth appointments. Please call Dr. Gaertner's office to make an appointment.

Dr. Gaertner accepts Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as many others. See all of the insurances Dr. Gaertner accepts here.

Dr. Gaertner frequently sees patients for Prostate Cancer.

Dr. Gaertner has a star rating of 4.2/5 and has been reviewed 14 times.

Dr. Gaertner is board certified in Urology.

Dr. Gaertner has been practicing as a Surgeon for 36 years.

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Hospital Affiliations

  • Saint Croix Regional Medical Center
  • United Hospital
  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital
  • M Health Fairview St. John's Hospital

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  1. Hepatitis C Screening: Questions for the Doctor

    Everyone ages 18 to 79 needs to get tested for hepatitis C. (USPSTF)

  2. Protect Yourself from Seasonal Flu

    Get the flu vaccine every year to protect yourself and others from the flu. (ACIP)

  3. Talk with Your Doctor About Depression

    Talk with your doctor about how you are feeling if you have been sad, down, or hopeless. (USPSTF)

  4. Get Your Well-Woman Visit Every Year

    See a doctor or nurse for a checkup once a year. (HRSA)

  5. Watch for Warning Signs of Relationship Violence

    If you think your partner might be abusive, talk with your doctor about getting help. (USPSTF)

  6. Get Screened for Cervical Cancer

    Get a Pap test every 3 years. If you get a Pap test and an HPV test, you can get screened every 5 years instead. (USPSTF)

  7. Get Tested for HIV

    Get tested for HIV at least once. You may need to get tested more often depending on your risk. (USPSTF)

  8. Get Your Blood Pressure Checked

    Get your blood pressure checked regularly — at least every 5 years.  (USPSTF)

  9. Drink Alcohol Only in Moderation

    If you are concerned about your drinking, ask your doctor about screening and counseling. (USPSTF)

  10. Get Vaccines to Protect Your Health (Adults Ages 19 to 49 Years)

    Get important adult shots (vaccinations). (ACIP)

  11. Get Enough Folic Acid

    Learn why women your age need folic acid. (USPSTF)

  12. Quit Smoking

    If you smoke, ask your doctor about services to help you quit. (USPSTF)

  13. Talk with Your Doctor About Drug Misuse

    If you’re worried about your drug use, talk with a doctor about getting help. (USPSTF)