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Preston F Foster, MD

Preston F Foster, MD

General Surgery
Please note that this provider does not accept general surgery patients, but only those for transplant surgeries.

Dr. Foster graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, obtained his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and trained in general surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis. He participated in one of the only two liver transplant programs in the country as a resident during the very early years of liver transplantation. Dr. Foster moved to Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago as one of the first fellows in transplantation surgery certified by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. He is also board certified in general surgery, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Foster joined the Rush transplant team as an attending physician in 1988 and served on the Transplantation Surgery faculty at Rush. He staffed more than 700 liver transplants and participated in the care of thousands of liver failure patients during his tenure at Rush, making him one of the most experienced active liver transplant surgeons in the country. He joined Texas Transplant Institute in 2000 to establish the Liver Transplant Program. Dr. Foster is widely published on the topics of liver and small intestinal transplantation, immunosuppressant strategies and medications, and contributed to one of the first textbooks written on liver transplantation (Hepatic Transplantation, Saunders, 1990).

Benign Liver Tumors

Cirrhosis

Cysts

Focal Nodular Hyperplasia

Gall Bladder and Bile Ducts

Hemangiomas

Hepatic Adenoma

Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma

Liver Cysts and Polycystic Disease

Liver Transplantation

Metastatic Liver Tumors

Microwave Ablation

Radiofrequency

Surgery For Portal Hypertension

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