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Robert D. Schlechter, MD, FACS, MD, FACS

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Dr. Schlechter and his wife have lived in Austin since 1984. They have two grown children and one grandson. He is Surgeon-in-Chief at Dell Children's Medical Center. His hobbies include biking, reading and photography.
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  • Pediatric Surgery

Seton Hospital Affiliation

  • Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
  • Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
  • Seton Medical Center Austin
  • Seton Northwest Hospital
  • Seton Southwest Hospital
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Provides Care Through

  • Austin Pediatric Surgery

My Passion for Healthcare

I have always enjoyed working with children and decided as a medical student that I wanted to be a surgeon. Pediatric Surgery was a fairly new specialty, and I was inspired by my mentor during my General Surgery residency to pursue a career in children's surgery.

Services I Provide

  1. Inguinal and Umbilical Hernia Repair
  2. Prenatal Counseling for Surgery
  3. Masses of the Head and Neck
  4. Undescended Testicle
  5. Second Opinions

Degree & Residency

  • Medical School

    University of Health Sciences, Chicago, IL
  • Internship

    Tulane University Health Science Center - IM Dept, New Orleans, LA
  • Residency

    PRO-MONTREAL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, Montreal, Canana – General Surgery
    Tulane University Health Science Center - IM Dept, New Orleans, LA – General Surgery
  • Board Certification

    American Board of Surgery – General Surgery
    American Board of Surgery – Pediatric Surgery

My Clinical Focus

"General" pediatric surgery includes surgery of infants, children and adolescents. The surgery includes neonatal surgery, neck surgery, thoracic surgery (lungs, esophagus and mediastinum, and chest wall deformities,) abdominal surgery, cancer surgery and trauma surgery. I am particularly interested in hernia surgery.


  1. American Academy of Pediatrics
  2. American College of Surgeons
  3. American Pediatric Surgery Association

Insurances Accepted

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