Robert S. Hughes, MD
The father of 4 boys, Dr. Hughes describes himself as a "fitness geek" who enjoys activities such as cycling, running, and yoga, and working with his plants.
I try to spend time educating patients about their pregnancies or illness and involve them in decision making. Much of my job in pregnancies, as I see it, is reassuring and calming anxious patients during the changes, often normal, they experience during their pregnancy.
- Birth Control and Contraceptive Counseling
Birth Control and Contraceptive Counseling
Contraception (birth control) is any activity, medicine, or equipment used to prevent pregnancy. There are many types of birth control available for women who do not wish to become pregnant. The choice of a birth control method is a complex decision; ARC provids information and supporting patients' decision-making about birth control methods through contraceptive counseling.
- Breast Cancer Screening/Mammograms
Breast Cancer Screening/Mammograms
Mammograms play a key role in early breast cancer detection and can help decrease breast cancer deaths. Often, a mammogram can detect cancer, noncancerous or benign tumors, and cysts before they can be felt. ARC offers both 2D and 3D mammography screenings.
- Comprehensive Gynecological Care
Comprehensive Gynecological Care
A gynecologist sees patients of all ages for a wide variety of health issues, including pap tests, menopause, UTIs, birth control, well-checks, and STD testing and treatment.
- Endometrial Ablation for Menstruation with Heavy Bleeding (NovaSure® or Minerva)
Endometrial Ablation for Menstruation with Heavy Bleeding (NovaSure® or Minerva)
Endometrial ablation is a procedure to remove a thin layer of tissue (endometrium) that lines the uterus. It's done to stop or reduce heavy menstrual bleeding.
- Flu Vaccinations for Pregnant Women
Flu Vaccinations for Pregnant Women
Flu vaccine can help prevent a flu-related visits to the doctor each year. CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season.
Hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus. In some cases, other parts of the reproductive system may be removed.
- Intrauterine Insemination
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a procedure in which sperm is placed into the uterus using a small catheter. This treatment improves the chances of fertilization by increasing the number of healthy sperm that reach the fallopian tubes when the woman is most fertile.
An ARC Ob/Gyn physician can help treat menopause symptoms and help prevent osteoporosis and will work with you to recommend lifestyle changes and possibly medicine.
- Pap Smears and Other Gynecological Screenings
Pap Smears and Other Gynecological Screenings
Getting regular preventive care and screenings may help find cancer and other health risks early, when they are most treatable and more treatment options are available.
- Permanent Birth Control, Non-Surgical Procedure (Essure®)
Permanent Birth Control, Non-Surgical Procedure (Essure®)
- STD Screening and Treatment
STD Screening and Treatment
STIs are infectious diseases passed from person to person through sexual contact. They may also be called STDs for sexually transmitted diseases.
- Telemedicine Visits
ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.
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Board CertificationsBoard Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical SchoolUniversity of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX 1979
ResidencyHermann Hospital at The University of Texas Houston, Houston, TX 1983
EducationPhi Beta Kappa from The University of Texas at Austin
- Patients Choice Award, vitals.com – 2009-2016
- Compassionate Doctor Award, vitals.com – 2011, 2014, 2016
- Patients Choice Award
- Texas Monthly, "Super Doctors", 2009
- Austin Monthly Top Doctors For Women 2020
- Austin’s Top Doctors, Austin Monthly, 2021, 2022
Kudos to everyone who works at ARC! Today I interacted with 4 people (front desk, ultrasound tech, nurse and the doctor). Every single one of them is pleasant, respectful and good at what they do!
Amazing staff, quick visit, would recommend to anyone.
Love the dr he truly listened to my concerns and was very helpful and patient and professional
Everybody in this office was so friendly & helpful. I even got in to see both the sonogram tech & Dr. Hughes earlier than my appointment times. I would highly recommend them!
The visit was timely and provided the routine health care check that I needed.