Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

103 Patient Ratings
60 Patient Comments

Robert E. Glasgow, M.D.

Clinical Details

Locations

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(801) 585-6035 Huntsman Cancer Hospital
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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(801) 585-6035 University Hospital
General Surgery, Clinic 5
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Dr. Robert E. Glasgow is currently an Associate Professor (Clinician Scholar) at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Section Chief of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery for the Division of General Surgery, and Vice Chairman of Clinical Operations and Quality for the Department of Surgery at the University of Utah.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science from Stanford University and Doctor of Medicine from the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Glasgow completed a General Surgery Residency and Research Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco then a Fellowship in Advanced Minimally Invasive and Gastrointestinal Surgery at Legacy Health System in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Glasgow's clinical and research focus is in the area of gastrointestinal surgery with a special emphasis on minimally invasive techniques in the management of gastroesophageal and hepatopancreatobiliary disorders. Dr. Glasgow specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant disorders of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and biliary tree. He is also an expert in the minimally invasive treatment of hernia disease, including abdominal wall and groin hernias as well as hiatal hernias.

As his research and administrative interests are in the area of optimization of surgical quality and outcomes, Dr. Glasgow directs the Department of Surgery participation in the American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. In this role, he helps to oversee quality improvment projects within the Department of Surgery with the goal of maintaining the University of Utah at the highest level of surgical care in the country.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending doctor
4.9
My confidence in doctor
4.9
Time doctor spent with me
4.8
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.8
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.8
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.4
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy
4.9

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

February 24, 2014

Dr. Glasgow and his nurse were very thorough in their explanations of the surgical procedure and follow-up care. They both made sure that I understood everything very clearly. I placed a phone call to the nurse a few days ago and she responded within 15 minutes to answer a few more questions. All in all, I have very, very comfortable with my decision to proceed with the surgery.

February 07, 2014

one of the best Dr. and staff I have worked with as a patient

January 30, 2014

I felt fortunate that Dr. Glasgow was recommended and would recommend him to anyone who needed a surgeon

January 05, 2014

Rob Glasgow is a fine surgeon and has a great bedside manner.

December 27, 2013

Dr Glasgow is great!

December 26, 2013

Previously described, but excellent!

December 21, 2013

I have seen Dr. Glasgow in the past and he is always very friendly and great at explaining my situation and options for continuing care. He listens very well and answers my questions fully.

December 14, 2013

Dr. Glasgow explained that I was on the wrong medication, but he is not the doctor to change that and is sending me to someone else to make those changes.

December 04, 2013

Dr. glasgow is amazing.

December 04, 2013

Dr. Glasgow was very informative, caring, and had a great sense of humor. He was recommended to me by a few professionals, and I understand why. I will recommend him to others.

November 11, 2013

overall great about answering questions

October 26, 2013

Very impressed with both the resident doctor and Dr. Glascow. I was happy I came to see them.

October 21, 2013

Dr. Glasgow did surgery 8 years ago on my stomach and at that time he said if you ever have any problems let me know.8 years later they got me right in as if i had just had surgery. We appreciate he so much. the way he cares for his patients.

October 09, 2013

A+ + I was very fortunate to be referred to Dr. Glasgow. He truly was beyond "very good" at all the items listed. A top notch professional.

October 01, 2013

I always brag to my friends about Dr. Glasgow because he is an exceptional Surgeon. He wanted to be sure to spend sufficient time with me before he had to be at a meeting that time and he did.

September 30, 2013

So grateful! I have not felt this healthy in over a year! Dr. Glasgow is a superior physician!

September 30, 2013

The staff in Dr. Glascow's office and the doctor have been exceptional.

September 23, 2013

everthing good

August 02, 2013

I felt like every member of Dr Glasgows staff cared about me and took the time to make me understand and feel more at ease with my illness. Thank you!

July 29, 2013

was very happy with Dr Glassgow. took time with me. explanations great. answered my questions and worries. scheduled consults with colleagues to discuss my options!! very pleased

July 28, 2013

Outstanding Doctor

July 15, 2013

I'm so glad that I knew someone that knew that Dr Glasgow was a good doctor!!! Thank you so much for knowing how to fix me!

July 09, 2013

Dr. Glasgow was very informative, courteous and truly cared about my health condition. I found him to be extremely knowlegeable, likeable and helpful.

July 01, 2013

Doctor Glasgow took the time to thoroughly explain the results of all my tests and advised me of the best options available to me. He advised me about the next step to take and his staff scheduled an appointment with another service, based on my decision.

June 18, 2013

Completely satisfied

June 17, 2013

Thank you Dr Glasgow and Staff!!! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!!!! I was afraid I was going to have to make the best of my health problems! Already feeling like a new person!!!!!!!!

June 05, 2013

I had excellent service from every person I came into contact with in the clinic. I felt that all my questions were answered and I gained confidence in Dr Glasgow and all his staff. I took home a packet with instructions and explanations that have made getting ready for surgery easier. I am able to get the needed procedures done without needing to call the Dr or anyone to follow up. This is a great comfort to me.

April 06, 2013

Dr. Glasgow is very competent, friendly, easy to talk to and knowledgeable.

April 01, 2013

since I am a very complicated patient I appreciate the hard work and dedication put forth to call teams of doctors to assist in trying to fix my problems as safely as possible

March 17, 2013

I was treated with kindness and compassion beyond my expectations.

March 10, 2013

Always appreciate quality of care and experience of Drs. I see at Huntsman

March 07, 2013

I was very satisfied with Dr. Glasgow's care - he cared not just for my well being but also that of my daughter who is my caretaker. Stomach surgery is a serious surgery and the post op care is a great deal. I felt we were very well informed about it, orally and in written form. Thanks Dr. Glasgow for taking care of me and for me the beautiful incision that I now bear on my belly; it is very smooth.

February 19, 2013

Dr. Glasgow is a very patient physician - he had to put up with my daughter's questions, which were not few. He explained to her and me in detailed manner the aftermath of the surgery and the care that would be needed throughout the recovery period. I knew he was an unusual physician when he visited me on a SATURDAY! Who said that bedside manners were a thing of the past? Dr. Glasgow is a living example of what a physician should be, without concern for the age, education or social status of a patient. I wam very fortunate he performed the GI surgery on me. Thank you.

February 19, 2013

Dr. Glasgow is so professional and made me feel comfortable and relaxed when explaining the study. Our family is grateful for his excellence. He deserves a big raise!

February 18, 2013

All around positive experience. Went in very nervous, came out much more positive about my condition

February 18, 2013

doctor very good , would recommend

January 29, 2013

Dr. Glasgow was very nice. Explained everthing great

January 28, 2013

I had a good experience and felt that I was with a doctor who was willing to educate as well as practice. I would recommend Dr. Glasgow to everyone I know.

December 03, 2012

Excellent care

October 29, 2012

Excellent care -

October 23, 2012

He was amazing

October 22, 2012

I like this guy and he went in great detail about how I could get my hernia fixed and repaired.

October 22, 2012

Every time I have been to see Dr. Glasgow - I wait - even for quite a while. However, as soon as he enters the exam room - he treats me as if I was his most important patient. He takes his time explaining everything and makes sure I understand all my options. He is DEFINITELY worth the wait because he is THAT GOOD and I believe he treats all his patients the same way!

October 18, 2012

I was happy

October 08, 2012

Dr. Glasglow was very good in being clear about everything.

August 16, 2012

I am a physician on the University faculty so I hope my excellent care was not influenced by that and that all receive similar care. I have already referred someone to Dr. Glasgow in the past and am sending a friend to him now.

June 29, 2012

very good experience...

June 05, 2012

We felt very comfortable with the provider and all of our questions were answered.

April 18, 2012

I was very confident with Dr. Glasgow. The surgery went very well and I felt he was empathetic to my needs.

April 12, 2012

excellent

April 06, 2012

Visit went extremely well, and made us very comfortable and reassured.

March 28, 2012

It was'nt Good or Bad ! They were Very Honest in Letting me Know I had to loose 30 to 40 lbs. before they would perform any other Plans.

March 21, 2012

Dr Glasgow thoroughly explained the procedure before the surgery as well as the risks and complications and what to expect afterwards including post procedure advice and info sent home before the surgery. thank you!

March 07, 2012

I would recommend this Dr. to anyone for the surgery he did for me.

March 07, 2012

Dr Glasgow has saved my life. I just wish I had resolution to my health issues, however, I now know what to except. He has always gone above and beyond for me.

February 29, 2012

Outstanding

February 09, 2012

I would recommended this Dr. To everyone he was awesome. I loved how he made me feel. I was so comfortable. With his knowledge. That it was one of the best Dr. Visit I have ever had. There is only one that I have had better only. Thank you for this.

February 01, 2012

Couldn't be happier with Dr. Glasgow and look forward to the results of this much needed surgery!

January 25, 2012

The doctor came inand made me feel like he had as much time available as I needed- I didn't feel like he was in too big of a hurry to explain things to me. I felt like he was genuinely interested in my health.

January 18, 2012

I feel like Dr. Glasgow likes me as a person and considers me a friend. I trust him.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Surgical Innovation
  • Surgical Outcomes and Quality
  • Gastroesophageal Disease

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-6035 School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Robert E. Glasgow is currently an Associate Professor (Clinician Scholar) at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Section Chief of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery for the Division of General Surgery, and Vice Chairman of Clinical Operations and Quality for the Department of Surgery at the University of Utah. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Stanford University and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of California, San Francisco where he also completed a residency in General Surgery and a Research Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Surgery. Immediately prior to joining the faculty at the University of Utah, he completed a Fellowship in Advanced Minimally Invasive and Gastrointestinal Surgery at Legacy Health System in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Glasgow's research and clinical interests are in the area of gastrointestinal surgery with an emphasis on gastroesophageal disoders. His work in basic science, surgical quality and outcomes research, and surgical innovation have resulted in more than 50 peer reviewed manuscripts, editorials, and book chapters as well as extramural funding in support of his research efforts. He currently serves as a panel member on the Esophageal and Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer and Gastric Cancer Guideline Panels for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. He is an active member of the ACS, AAS, SAGES, SSAT, AHPBA, and Pancreas club and serves in an administrative role in several of these societies. He also serves as a Board Member for the Foundation for Surgical Innovation and Education.

In the area of surgical education, Dr. Glasgow has been honored with the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award from the Department of Surgery on two occasions and was awarded the 2006 Dr. Clark Lowe Rich Disguished Surgeon Award from the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Legacy Health System
Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery
Fellow
Chief Resident University of California - San Francisco
General Surgery
Chief Resident
Research Fellow University of California - San Francisco
Gastrointestinal Surgery
Research Fellow
Residency University of California - San Francisco
Surgery
Resident
Internship University of California - San Francisco
Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical University of California - San Francisco
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Stanford University
Biological Sciences
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Scaife CL, Hartz A, Pappas L, Pelletier P, He T, Glasgow RE, Mulvihill SJ(2013)Association Between Postoperative Complications and Clinical Cancer Outcomes.  Annals of Surgical Oncology, 20(13),4063-6
  2. Jackson KL, Glasgow RE, Hill, BR, Mone MC, Sklow B, Scaife CL, Sheng X, Peche W(2013)Does Travel Distance Influence Length of Stay in Elective Colorectal Surgery?  Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 56(3),367-73
  3. Ajani JA, Bentrem DJ, Besh S, D'Amico TA, Das P, Denlinger C, Fakih MG, Fuchs CS, Gerdes H, Glasgow RE, et a(2013)Gastric cancer, version 2.2013: featured updates to the NCCN Guidelines  Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 11(5),531-46
  4. Mawhinney MR, Glasgow R(2012)Current treatment options for management of oesophageal cancer: a review  Cancer Management and Research, 4367-377
  5. Gross ME, Nelson ET, Mone MC, Hansen HJ, Sklow B, Glasgow RE, Scaife C(2011)A Comparison of postoperative outcomes utilizing a continuous preperitoneal infusion versus epidural for midline laparotomy  The American Journal of Surgery, 202(6),765-70
  6. Maxell CL, Hilden K, Glasgow RE, Ollerenshaw J, Carlisle JG, Fang J(2011)Evaluation of Gastropexy and Stoma Tract Maturation Using a Novel Introducer Kit for Percutaneous Gastrostomy in a Porcine Model  Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, [Epub]
  7. Glasgow RE, Ilson DH, Hayman JA, Gerdes H, Mulcahy MF, Ajani J(2011)Modern treatment of localized esophageal cancer  Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 9(8),902-11
  8. Pearson E, Mulvihill SJ, Scaife, C, Glasgow R(2011)Roux-en-Y drainage of pancreatic fistula for disconnected pancreatic duct syndrome following acute necrotizing pancreatitis  HPB Surgery, 14(1),26-31
  9. Bair RJ, Weis JR, Clayton F, Glasgow RE, Gaffney D(2010)Palliative chemoradiation in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma.  Journal of Clinical Oncology, 28(15),e231-2
  10. Glasgow RE, Jackson HH, Neumayer L, Schifftner TL, Khuri SF, Henderson WG, Mulvihill S(2007)Pancreatic resection in Veterans Affairs and selected university medical centers: results of the patient safety in surgery study.  Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 204(6),1252-60
  11. Reuben BC, Stoddard G, Glasgow RE, Neumayer L(2007)Trends and predictors for vagotomy when performing oversew of acute bleeding duodenal ulcer in the United States.  Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 11(1),22-29
  12. Granger SR, Rollins MD, Mulvihill SJ, Glasgow R(2006)Lessons learned from laparoscopic treatment of gastric and gastroesophageal junction stromal cell tumors.  Surgical Endoscopy, 20(8),1299-304
  13. Rollins MD, Sudarshan S, Firpo MA, Etherington BH, Hart BJ, Jackson HH, Jackson JD, Emerson LL, Yang DT, Mulvihill SJ, Glasgow R(2006)Anti-inflammatory effects of PPAR-gamma agonists directly correlate with PPAR-gamma expression during acute pancreatitis.  Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 10(8),1120-30
  14. Firpo MA, Rollins MD, Szabo A, Gull JD, Jackson JD, Shao Y, Glasgow RE, Mulvihill S(2005)A conscious mouse model of gastric ileus using clinically relevant endpoints.  BMC Gastroenterology, 5(1),18
  15. Granger SR, Glasgow RE, Battaglia J, Lee RM, Scaife C, Shrieve DC, Avrin D, Mulvihill S(2005)Development of a dedicated hepatopancreaticobiliary program in a university hospital system.  Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 9(7),891-5
  16. Jackson HH, Jackson JD, Mulvihill SJ, Firpo MA, Glasgow R(2004)Trends in research support and productivity in the changing environment of academic surgery.  Journal of Surgical Research, 116(2),197-201
  17. Lightner AM, Glasgow RE, Jordan TH, Krassner AD, Way LW, Mulvihill SJ, Kirkwood K(2004)Pancreatic resection in the elderly.  Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 198(5),697-706
  18. Glasgow RE, Adamson KA, Mulvihill S(2004)The benefits of a dedicated minimally invasive surgery program to academic general surgery practice.  Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 8(7),869-73; discussion 873-5
  19. Hatch KF, Daily MF, Christensen BJ, Glasgow R(2004)Failed fundoplications.  The American Journal of Surgery, 188(6),786-91
  20. Cheng J, Glasgow RE, O'Rourke RW, Swanstrom LL, Hansen P(2003)Laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation and hepatic artery infusion pump placement in the evolving treatment of colorectal hepatic metastases.  Surgical Endoscopy: surgical and interventional techniques, 17(1),61-7
  21. Glasgow RE, Fingerhut A, Hunter J(2003)SAGES Appropriateness Conference; 2002 World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery  Surgical Endoscopy, 17(11),1729-34
  22. Visser BC, Glasgow RE, Mulvihill KK, Mulvihill S(2001)Safety and timing of nonobstetric abdominal surgery in pregnancy.  Digestive Surgery, 18(5),409-17
  23. Hutter MM, Glasgow RE, Mulvihill S(2000)Does the participation of a surgical trainee adversely impact patient outcomes? A study of major pancreatic resections in California.  Surgery, 128(2),286-92
  24. Glasgow RE, Cho M, Hutter MM, Mulvihill S(2000)The spectrum and cost of complicated gallstone disease in California.  Archives of Surgery, 135(9),1021-5; discussion 1025-7
  25. Glasgow RE, Showstack JA, Katz PP, Corvera CU, Warren RS, Mulvihill S(1999)The relationship between hospital volume and outcomes of hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma.  Archives of Surgery, 134(1),30-5
  26. Glasgow RE, Visser BC, Harris HW, Patti MG, Kilpatrick SJ, Mulvihill S(1998)Changing management of gallstone disease during pregnancy.  Surgical Endoscopy, 12(3),241-6
  27. Patti MG, Corvera CU, Glasgow RE, Way L(1998)A hospital's annual rate of esophagectomy influences the operative mortality rate.  Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 2(2),186-92
  28. Glasgow RE, Mulvihill S(1996)Hospital volume influences outcome in patients undergoing pancreatic resection for cancer.  Western Journal of Medicine, 165(5),294-300

Review

  1. Glasgow RE, Mulvihill S(1997)Post-gastrectomy syndromes  Problems in General Surgery, 14(3),132-152

Book Chapter

  1. Glasgow RE, Mulvihill S(2010)Treatment of gallstone disease  , 1121-39
  2. Glasgow RE, Mulvihill S(2009)Surgery for Peptic Ulcer Disease and Postgastrectomy Syndromes  , 1054-71

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