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Robert A. Oakes

Robert A. Oakes, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgery

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My Approach to Care

Cardiothoracic surgery grew on me in my last year of medical school at Harvard. Being around those who have done great things, I realized that they’re normal people. What really sets them apart is their passion and engagement. After finishing my training, my wife and I looked all over the country, coast to coast and we love the excellence in cardiothoracic surgery and cardiology that was here in Lincoln. I am proud to be a part of this group. We take great care of patients.

Education & Training

Medical School

Harvard Medical School


Stanford University MedCenter


Brigham and Women`s Hospital

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
    • Subspecialty Certification: Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
    • Subspecialty Certification: Thoracic Surgery


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Patient Reviews

January 24, 2018
Staff are nice and seem to know their role/jobs very well.
December 20, 2017
Great Place.
December 06, 2017
The entire staff was caring and professional.
December 06, 2017
awesome dr
November 01, 2017
I was very impressed with Dr. Oakes. My daughter showed me an article about him on line & as a retired teacher I was thrilled that he took the initiative to become the doctor that he is. He also does mission work which means a lot to my husband and me because we've done mission work also. He appears to be a very gentle, kind man and I'm thrilled that he was the doctor to do my surgery. I feel blessed that everything worked out like it did. He was a great doctor!
October 25, 2017
Dr. Oakes was very down to earth with his explanation in regards to my visit.All my questions were answered with down to earth responses and with a caring manner. I was very concerned about the surgery that I was facing but by the time my Husband and I left Dr. Oakes office we had an abundance of peace.Thank you Dr. Oakes for your outstanding practice.
September 20, 2017
Overall great! Very knowledgeable and very good about taking needed time to visit with me about my questions and concerns.
September 13, 2017
From the time I first arrived at Bryan Medical ER. to the time of my discharge, every nurse, doctor, and the food service personal, the care I received was excellent!!
July 26, 2017
Dr. Oakes was right to the point, recommended surgery, and explained how the procedure would be done. I'm convinced that he is very capable and I have no concerns.
July 12, 2017
Very friendly, informative and seems to really care about you, the patient.
July 12, 2017
The staff that attended to me were the best. They alwaysmade me feel I was their only concern.
July 12, 2017
I am very pleased with Dr. Oakes and would recommend him to everyone. Thanks
June 28, 2017
Shows concern and compassion. Helps by making appts. needed.
June 07, 2017
Very personable and informative
May 10, 2017
Dr Oakes treats his patients as people, not as just another heart procedure. He is an excellent surgeon who's people skills are as great as his knowledge and talent in the OR.
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