Dr. Robert D. Foster MD Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Robert Foster is a plastic surgeon in San Francisco, California. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center and San Franciso Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and has been in practice for 18 years. He is one of 7 doctors at San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center and one of 6 at San Franciso Veterans Affairs Medical Center who specialize in Plastic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Plastic Surgeon: General Plastic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

New York Medical College
Residency, General Surgery, 1990 - 1995

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Class of 1990

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Plastic Surgery
Certified in Plastic Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Clinical Outcomes of Percutaneous Drainage of Breast Fluid Collections after Mastectomy with Expander-based Breast Reconstruction.
Tong, R. T.,Kohi, M.,Fidelman, N.,Kuo, Y. C.,Foster, R.,Peled, A.,Kolli, K. P.,Taylor, A. G.,Laberge, J. M.,Kerlan, R. K.

Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy: A Systematic Review of Oncologic Outcomes and Postoperative Complications.
Piper, M.,Peled, A. W.,Foster, R. D.,Moore, D. H.,Esserman, L. J.

Increasing the time to expander-implant exchange after postmastectomy radiation therapy reduces expander-implant failure.
Peled, A. W., Foster, R. D., Esserman, L. J., Park, C. C., Hwang, E. S., Fowble, B.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CareFirst BCBS Maryland POS
  • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
  • CareFirst BlueChoice Network POS
  • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Network Health Plan HMO
  • Network Health Plan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • WEA Trust POS-SE
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref
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