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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery • Male • Age 44

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Dr. Foster's Experience

Dr. Foster's Care Philosophy


  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ultrasound, Carotid
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Malignant
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thymomas
  • Varicose Veins
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

Background Check for Dr. Foster

0 Malpractice Claims

  • No malpractice history found for Georgia.
  • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

  • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Awards & Recognitions


Education & Training

Medical School

Medical College Of Georgia Augusta Georgia
Graduated in 1997

Internship Hospital

Medical Center Of Central Georgia

Residency Hospital

Medical University-South Carolina

Fellowship Hospital

Med University Sc
Complete in 2005

Languages Spoken by Dr. Foster & Staff

  • English

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