Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

121 Patient Ratings
130 Patient Comments

Robert Hans Ingemar Andtbacka, M.D., C.M.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

121 Patient Ratings
130 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-8808
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Patient Care Center
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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Bio

Robert Andtbacka, MD, CM, is an associate professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a surgeon and investigator with Intermountain Healthcare and Huntsman Cancer Institute. He is a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program.

He specializes in surgery for melanoma, soft tissue sarcomas, and cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. His research interests include novel techniques to identify how melanoma spreads through the lymph and vascular systems; resistance to targeted therapies in soft tissue sarcomas, including gastrointestinal stromal tumors; and novel therapeutics for solid tumors. In addition, he participates in multi-center clinical trials designed to improve diagnosis and treatments for cancer patients.

Andtbacka received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he also completed a residency in general surgery. Before joining the University of Utah, he completed a three-year fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada
American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
Cancer Center Programs Experimental Therapeutics

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider 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 care provider
4.8
My confidence in care provider
4.8
Time care provider spent with me
4.8
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.8
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.7
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.9
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.8
Wait time at clinic
3.5
Care provider'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.

August 08, 2016

Dr. Andtbacka was the perfect combination of confidence-creating authority and caring warmth.

July 25, 2016

The Best of the Best.

June 13, 2016

Dr. Andtbaka is very kind. I was concerned about waiting 3 wks for just the consult, and he was able to get me in and do the surgery much sooner. I really appreciated that.

June 05, 2016

professional, knowledgable and personal

June 03, 2016

We had to wait but we knew the Doctor was taking the time needed with others, we were glad for the time and caring he gave to us.

June 02, 2016

one of the most caring and reassuring doctors I've ever had. everything was clearly articulated. the resident and nurse were really great

May 08, 2016

Dr. Andtbacka and his staff are the best of the best. I truly owe him my life and I'm so blessed to be under his care. Maryanne Bowman is the most incredible, optimistic person I have ever known. Beautiful, sweet & intelligent. I am so thankful to her for her kindness and I consider her my friend.

April 30, 2016

I have confidence in your staff and physician. I have confidence in their knowledge and expertise. As a retired RN, I'm not easily impressed. I feel confident in the care I will receive in the upcoming treatment.

April 25, 2016

all of the staff and the assistant staff was wonderful my experience was very nice that is why I chose Huntsman I demanded it from my dr.

April 24, 2016

I am alive because of Dr. Andtabacka. I would recommend him to anyone. He is a very caring and kind, intellegent Doctor.

April 23, 2016

very detailed and easy to understand.

April 18, 2016

good esperience

April 16, 2016

D. Andtbaka was wonderful, as were his assistants!

March 16, 2016

Everything was explained thoroughly and all my questions were answered so that I understood the answer

March 08, 2016

I and my wife were very pleased with our providers.

March 07, 2016

Dr. Andtbacka is knowledgable, personal, and professional - I've heard great things about him and feel comfortable with him taking me as a patient.

February 25, 2016

Dr. Andtbacka provides excellent care in every way.

February 21, 2016

Dr Andtbacka is great.

January 25, 2016

It sounds crazy to look forward to visiting a doctor but we look forward to and enjoy our visits.

January 19, 2016

Dr. Andtbacka is one of the best doctors as par as I am concern.

January 16, 2016

They all were fantastic!

December 05, 2015

what can say, but thank-you

December 03, 2015

Always vey personable, professional and caring

October 17, 2015

I would absolutely recommend everyone to Huntsman.

October 15, 2015

I felt total confidence in everyone who helped me in any way.

October 06, 2015

Love Dr. Andtbacka and his staff!!

October 03, 2015

I felt really good about the care I received from Dr Andtbacka, and I'm glad we made the trip to SLC for his treatment.

September 14, 2015

good about everything

September 12, 2015

I felt better about my care and condition after speaking with my Dr. he was upbeat and refreshing

September 04, 2015

Dr. Andtbacka is amazing! I am so very thankful for he and his team. He is very loving,attentive,compassionate and caring. He takes as much time with you as you need. You never feel rushed, or like any question is a silly one. They treat you like a friend. Absolutely the BEST!!!

September 03, 2015

I believe Dr. Robert Andtbacka is one of the best in USA.

August 18, 2015

Manner a little overwhelming

August 10, 2015

great!

August 05, 2015

#5 and #6 do not apply. My care provider is awesome and his staff they are awesome.

August 04, 2015

good experience

August 04, 2015

All those involved in care providing, including the doctor, were professional, positive, and reassuring.

July 30, 2015

Very professional

July 23, 2015

It was very late in the afternoon, and since I have to see another specialty provider (Uro-Oncology), Dr. Andtabacka did not go into the scan or show me how it had grown. He would have if I had asked, but due to this, I am still sort of in the dark about what is next, and when I was called the next day with an appointment and told how long the wait is to see the new specialist, having another tumor I was very concerned. I do understand there are only so many providers for each specialty at Huntsman, and of course every patient wants the best specialist, I wonder if perhaps there could be short initial visits to at least get on the surgical schedule, and then come back in for the details, because I know that will be another long wait. In the meantime, the monster inside me is growing.....

June 10, 2015

No question was a silly one, everything was explained to me with words I understood.

June 10, 2015

I have full confidence in my up coming procedure by Dr Andtbacka.

May 19, 2015

Very professional and friendly.

April 27, 2015

I firmly believe Dr. Robert Andtbacka and Brittany Thomas is one of your best doctors in your medical team.

April 18, 2015

Thanks. I would recommend Dr. Andtbacka to anyone with a melenomaOr a questionable one. In fact I already have told a friend whonis concerned her husband has a re-occurance.

April 13, 2015

I have an excellent experience from the first visit/consultation up the current visit.

April 10, 2015

Dr. Andtbacka and Dr. Daniel Gilsdorf were great. Felt like I was in excellent hands.

March 15, 2015

Dr. Andtbacka was exceptionally thorough and answered all my questions fully. Very professional.

March 02, 2015

Dr Andtbacka is fabulous! His staff is also wonderful. Marianne (his PA) was terrific. She answered all of my questions. She is professional and friendly. I have complete confidence in this team. Thank you!

February 08, 2015

Mary Ann et all and Dr. Antbacca (sp) were WONDERFUL! Very compassionate bedside manner. I felt like I had their full attention and sympathetic concern.

January 15, 2015

Although I know that the docotr and staff are very busy, they never seemed rushed when dealing with me. They seem relaxed and genuinely concerned about me as an individual.

December 13, 2014

Extremely happy with everything and everyone.

December 03, 2014

really nice and really thorough.

November 30, 2014

I was treated with utmost professionalism, kindness, and thoughtfulness. I will know more this coming week when my follow-up appointments are made.

November 28, 2014

the care providers were very nice and most of all compassionate as to the emotional feelings of myself.

November 22, 2014

Excellent care by physician and nurse practitioner

November 22, 2014

The MD and nurse practioner are wonderful and caring people.

November 13, 2014

I wish the Doctor(who's name I can't spell) and his assistant Marianne for everything. Great experience.... if you read these surveys then please take the time and that these wonderful employees

November 01, 2014

I would recommend Dr. Andtbacka to anyone needing his services.

October 05, 2014

have recommended my doctors and huntsman to anyone I hear has cancer.

September 20, 2014

Dr Andtbacka is a great mix of academic excellence and your neighbor next door. He just puts you at ease even though it can stressful discussion

August 31, 2014

Dr. A and staff are superb!

August 24, 2014

Good experience

August 16, 2014

Dr. Andtbacka is extraordinary! He is so caring, compassionate and loving. He makes this whole ordeal bearable!

August 16, 2014

Again, having to wait over two hours to see the doctor for under a 15 minute visit isn't very good.

July 21, 2014

I think this questionnaire is poorly structured as the majority of my visit was with the PA and I would rate her care as Good. I would rate the portion of my visit with Dr. Andtbacka as excellent, i.e. very good. Overall, one issue I have with specialty centers, like Huntsman Cancer Institute, is that you come to see a particular doctor and then unfortunately the majority of your care is provided by someone assisting the doctor. I was very happy with Dr. Andtbacka.

June 21, 2014

Excelent experience. I have already recommended that a friend with similar diagnosis contact Dr Antabacka for a second opinion. I uderstand he will be doing so at the beginning of next week

June 21, 2014

Clear-cut instructions for pre and post-op care were clearly explained

June 13, 2014

The total health care experience was outstanding in all aspects. Thanks to all of those who are helping me and the care they take for my wife's concerns.

May 23, 2014

For this visit all was satisfactory

May 20, 2014

I feel all of the experiences I have had with the health care providers have been good. I would recommend the facility to anyone.

May 16, 2014

A very good experience. Impressed by friendliness, helpfulness and courtesy of staff.

May 10, 2014

Exceptional care.

May 10, 2014

once again "very good" isn't a high enough rating - there really needs to be an excellent box

May 07, 2014

I was at the tip of Baja California, Mexico when I had a serious problem accured. I called Dr Andtbacka office and was directed to come to HCI and report to the ER. I arrived at 11:30 PM to the ER and was then taken to the hospital were treatment was started and care began. Where else can you get such care and concern for your well being. Nowhere.

April 26, 2014

Outstanding experience. Couldn't have been better.

April 17, 2014

Although the wait was long, Doctor Andtbacka was very friendly, professional and knowledgeable.

April 17, 2014

Excellent

March 13, 2014

all doctors nurses real care about you and are very concerned and helpful to resolve your problems

February 24, 2014

very thoughtful straff. I will continue my health care with all the doctors and staff that I came in contact with.

February 08, 2014

I am so very thankful to Dr. Antebacka and his team. They are the greatest!

December 16, 2013

Every experience with Dr. Andtbacka is a good one. What a caring, reassuring doctor!!

December 08, 2013

Dr. Andtbacka saw my husband on 45 minutes notice. he is so kind and caring and compassionate as is his assistant, Brittany Thomas. They are so reassuring and give us so much information so we know exactly what is going on and what to expect. Darren Walker, the study manager was also wonderful. We feel so blessed to have such amazing people caring for us.

December 04, 2013

This was my 5 year check up after my melanoma diagnosis. I appreciated how attentive and helpful Dr. Antebacha was over the years. I became very emotional with appreciation for his care and reassurance.

November 11, 2013

Dr. Andtbacka, Marianne and the entire staff in this clinic could not be improved. I put my life in their capable hands and feel blessed every day for having done so.

October 29, 2013

Everyone is great.

October 14, 2013

I trust Dr. Andtbacka, I believe he would do what's best for the situation, but I'm not feeling like we are making correct progress. It is really hard to not get into a clinical trial when it makes total sense, and you have some past issue, that prevents your participation.

October 10, 2013

Very good experience!! My doctor was very thorough in his explanation of the results of my tests, which had been done approximately 10-12 days ago. Because I live so far away it was felt coming in and coordinating with having staples removed at the U of U would be the most feasible way to go.

September 02, 2013

Even though he was obviously busy, Dr. Andtbacka took time to answer all my questions after a thorough exam.

August 24, 2013

Again, it was a routine visit - so no issues. The doctor and his staff are always pleasant and friendly and speak in terms I can understand. if not, questions are always answered so that I can understand, again, in a friendly pleasant manner.

July 15, 2013

A positive recommendation will be no problem. Except for the reason I was visiting the clinic it was a great visit. Having cancer is never an easy thing. Your staff gave me so much confidence that I knew, without a doubt, that I was getting the best care possible anywhere.

July 01, 2013

I first me Dr. Andtbacka on March 28, 2013 and, at the last minute, he had added me to a very busy schedule before he left the following day for vacation. I felt a great confidence in him the first time we met, he has spoken with me by telephone while I was seeking a second opinion and then I met with him recently, just prior to surgery. My confidence in him has grown each time we interact.

July 01, 2013

Very good

June 06, 2013

The best.

June 05, 2013

good

May 14, 2013

very good people skills, gave us bad news in a straight forward yet positive way

April 30, 2013

Very professional and nice.

April 18, 2013

GOOD

April 09, 2013

The visit with DR Andtbacka went very well. I appreciated his optimism and the time he spent helping me understand my condition.

March 18, 2013

Dr. Andtbacka and Marianne Bohling are both extraordinarily loving and reassuring and up!!

March 15, 2013

have never felt neglected or misinformed...they all really seem to make me feel like I am the most important

February 25, 2013

Dr. Andtbacka is a gem. Highly recommended!

February 25, 2013

After my visit with Brittney and Dr. Andtbacka my family and I left feeling encouraged about my condition and the procedure I will be having.

February 18, 2013

The appointment literally could not have gone better, all of our questions were answered in direct manner and my condition was clearly explained

January 11, 2013

My doctor makes me feel confident in his care, and he is not distant with me as a patient.

December 10, 2012

DR. ANDTBACKA WAS EXCELLANT

December 03, 2012

Dr. Andtbacka is the absolute best in his field. Always friendly, courteous, and never in a rush.

November 26, 2012

Brittany and Dr Andtbacka were so kind and gave such a thorough exam and complete attention to my concerns. I was very impressed by both of them!!

November 23, 2012

Excellent care.

October 22, 2012

overall a good experience

August 20, 2012

have already recommended the caregiver - this has always been a very good experience

August 13, 2012

Dr. Andtbacka and his PA Brittany were amazing! They both had really good bed side manner and explained things to me very well as far as my condition and upcoming surgery.

August 10, 2012

I love Robert Andtbaka. He always answers all of my questions, and treats me like a friend and not a number. I really like the fact that he takes care of the whole person and not just the problem.

August 06, 2012

I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Andtbacka- he's awesome.

July 02, 2012

Everything was great except the wait.

June 28, 2012

Dr. Andtbacka was very gracious and listened to every one of our concerns. He informed us about every step and outlined steps upcoming.

June 26, 2012

nothing but good to say about Dr. Andtbacka-thoughtful, understood my perspective as a physician, but also able to relate to my wife's concerns

June 11, 2012

Again, this has always been a great experience

June 04, 2012

Dr. Andtbacka was wonderful!

June 04, 2012

Dr. Andtbacka was thorough, concise and reassuring. All alternatives were explained to us. My husband's case had been presented at grand rounds so we knew that all possible opinions and options were explored. Excellent!

June 04, 2012

Could not be better!

May 17, 2012

After my interview and discussion with him, I was most confident of the procedure he proposed to resolve my personal concerns. And Stacy and Amberlee proved to me to be the best professionals that I could have received.............globally!!!

May 17, 2012

The DR. is awesome, we have seen him before, we love him

May 04, 2012

Dr A and his staff are the best in the world.

May 04, 2012

Dr. Andtbacka listens and really cares for me. His discussions are very helpful in how I feel when I leave.

March 15, 2012

I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Andtbacka and his staff. I feel that he has always given me the proper treatment and the results have been everything I could hope for.

March 15, 2012

Very impressed with the staff and particularly with Dr. Andtbacka. He took a lot of time explaining the choices and the procedures.

March 02, 2012

I love the care I received at Huntsman.

March 01, 2012

Thank you!

January 26, 2012

I like Dr. Andtbaca, he is very friendly and knowledgable.

January 26, 2012

wanted to hug everyone

January 20, 2012

I love The Huntsman Cancer Center.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Melanoma, Experimental

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada
American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
Cancer Center Programs Experimental Therapeutics

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-8808 Huntsman Cancer Hospital
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

Robert Andtbacka, MD, CM, is an associate professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a surgeon and investigator with Intermountain Healthcare and Huntsman Cancer Institute. He is a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program.

Andtbacka received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he also completed a residency in general surgery. Before joining the University of Utah, he completed a three-year fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

He specializes in surgery for melanoma, soft tissue sarcomas, and cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. His research interests include novel techniques to identify how melanoma spreads through the lymph and vascular systems; resistance to targeted therapies in soft tissue sarcomas, including gastrointestinal stromal tumors; and novel therapeutics for solid tumors. In addition, he participates in multi-center clinical trials designed to improve diagnosis and treatments for cancer patients.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Surgical Oncology
Fellow
Residency McGill University
General Surgery
Resident
Professional Medical McGill University
Medicine
M.D., C.M.
Undergraduate McGill University
Biochemistry
B.Sc. (Hons)

Publications

Global Impact

Global Impact

Education History

Type School Degree Country
Residency McGill University
General Surgery
Resident Canada
Professional Medical McGill University
Medicine
M.D., C.M. Canada
Undergraduate McGill University
Biochemistry
B.Sc. (Hons) Canada

Career

Institution Description Country
Skyservice Lifeguard Air Ambulance Service Flight Physician Canada

Clinical Trials

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