Dr. Bruce Foerster, MD

Dr. Bruce Foerster, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Bruce Foerster, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from SUNY Syracuse Ny in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and hand and upper extremity surgery.

6280 Jackson Dr Ste 4

San Diego, CA 92119

Contact Information

(619) 825-6325

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Molina Healthcare

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Top Care Areas

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Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 91% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 91% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
more than 88% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Foerster does not have any board certifications listed.

67  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture


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31  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • SUNY Syracuse Ny
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Robt Packer Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Foerster has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Foerster has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Foerster's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Foerster to family and friends
19 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Foerster's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Foerster is one of the most capable, caring and competent doctor's who has ever treated me. He did surgery on my left hand and has faithfully followed up with my care. I would recommend him to anyone interested in having hand surgery. In addition, his office nurse, Maureen is incredibly...more
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Was recommended by numerous doctors including anesthesiologists - needed surgery on both hands for carpal tunnel and had been to a couple of well know hand doctors that would inject, inject and inject! Finally I made appt with Dr. Foerster and week later surgery and six weeks later the other...more
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Dr. Foerster treated my 8 month old daughter when she broke her forearm. I was very upset and scared, but Dr. Foerster put me at ease with his calm and caring demeanor. He clearly explained her injury and laid out all our options (and his nurse was lovely as well). I am so happy with the care we...more
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I have being in his office for 10 months and it's appointment after another with no solution. I went for a second opinion, Dr's told me it was very bad him treating me with cortisone injections and not having another solution for me all this time. Plus the nurse it's REALLY rude. Doesn't know how...more
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Had carpal tunnel repair, both hands, several trigger finger surgeries. Dr Foerster is very nice, explains problem so that I can understand it and tries alternatives to surgery before surgery is scheduled.
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