Robert C. Ripley, MD, FACS

Robert C. Ripley, MD, FACS
  • Name Robert C. Ripley, MD, FACS
  • Position General Surgeon

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I am a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons, in the specialty of general surgery. General Surgery is a broad specialty that includes diseases of the intestinal tract, trauma, endocrine, skin, muscle and blood vessels. Common operations and procedures include: colonoscopy, hernia repair, gallbladder removal, and surgery for cancers’ of the colon and breast. In addition to major operations, general surgeons also do office procedures to remove skin cancers, cysts, skin tags, external hemorrhoids and small tumors (lumps underneath the skin).

I began my training at The University of Virginia, followed by The Medical College of Virginia and then, I did my internship and residency at The Medical College of Georgia. I am board certified and a member of The American College of Surgeons. My board requires passing a re-certification exam every ten years to remain certified. My most recent re-certification was December 2015.

I was born in Washington, D.C. (please don’t hold that against me), and raised in northern Virginia. I have 4 employed children (Boyd, Brett, Dana and Demi), three dogs (Sir Harry the Chewbokka, Lady Gaga and Frosty) and too many cats to name. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring our area on ATV’s with my friend Steve Schwarzbach (Adventures of a Lifetime), running, learning Spanish, and finding golf balls that I have miss hit.


  • The University of Virginia
  • The Medical College of Virginia
  • Internship and residency at The Medical College of Georgia



Intestinal Anastomoses: The best way to do it.

Fungal Infections in the immunocompromised surgical patient.

Founded a general surgery group, Salem Surgical, in Salem Virginia that included four other general surgeons.

In April of 2016, began a new practice and surgical center at Wickenburg Community Hospital as medical director and general surgeon.


  • Board-certified and a member of The American College of Surgeons


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Primary Care

Community Hospital Clinics are located in Wickenburg, Wittmann, and Congress. We sincerely follow our mission to provide quality health and wellness services where the patient, family, and community come first.

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Emergency Care

Our 8 bed Emergency Room department is fully staffed with emergency physicians, nurses, and ER specialists. Your wait time is typically measured in minutes not hours as in the larger metropolitan hospitals.

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Surgical Services

Wickenburg Community Hospital provides a wide variety of surgical care and treatment. We serve a vibrant and active community who favors quality health care close to home.

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