Dr. Robert Dryden Sr, MD

Dr. Robert Dryden Sr, MD

Cosmetic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 78
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Dr. Robert Dryden Sr, MD is a cosmetic surgery doctor who practices in Tucson, AZ. He is 78 years old and has been practicing for 53 years. Read his story

1245 N Wilmot Rd

Tucson, AZ 85712

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(520) 722-0909

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  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Blocked Tear Duct
more than 79% of peers
Tear Duct Disorders
more than 79% of peers
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
more than 51% of peers

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Dr. Dryden Sr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Dryden Sr "Dr. Dryden was trained at the University of California in San Francisco and then spent 2 years at the National Institutes of Health prior to coming to Tucson to practice. My practice currently includes facial plastic surgery, full body cosmetic surgery, stem cell deployment and bio identical hormone replacement therapy.I am active in the American Society of Ophthmalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and the air American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery. I generally narrate the meetings for the latter group. I teach residents in ophthalmology eye plastic surgery at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Tucson and had been doing so for approximately 40 years."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dryden Sr "I feel the patient should not have to wait for their appointments, so generally we can see a patient within one or 2 days, unless I am at the veterans hospital or on vacation. Similarly, we try to scheduler surgery as quickly as possible and do not let it be added to a long wait list. Our staff is very accommodating, and our surgical center is always welcoming and efficient.  We go out of our way to educate patients and to achieve what they desire and have them very much involved in the decision for any type of surgery that is going to be performed or any medical care that is also delivered. I am available for patients 24/7 by telephone. If I am not in the office. If I am away from Arizona, coverage is always provided. I also feel it a phone call in the evening after surgery helps allay a lot of anxiety on the part of the patient. We go out of her way to be compassionate and caring at all times"


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  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orbital Disorders
  • Orbital Surgery
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Basosquamous Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cellulitis
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Tumor
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gigantomastia
  • Glaucoma
  • Gynecomastia
  • Lipomas
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sebaceous Carcinoma of the Eyelid
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Laxity
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wrinkles


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  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Asian Eyelid Surgery
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Brow Lift
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Chin Implant
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Diet Counseling
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Eyelid Tumor Reconstruction
  • Facelift
  • Fat Grafting to the Body
  • Fat Grafting to the Breast
  • Fat Grafting to the Buttock
  • Fat Grafting to the Face
  • Fat Reduction Procedure
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Labiaplasty
  • Liposuction
  • Neck Lift
  • Neck Liposuction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbit Reconstruction
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Orbital Exenteration 
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • Orbital Surgical Procedures
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
  • Skin Cancer Tumor Treatment
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Skin Procedures
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Surgery
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

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  • University Of California, Davis
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1961
  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1964
  • University Oreg
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1965
  • University Calif San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1969
  • University Calif
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1969

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Dryden Sr's Reviews

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Dr. Dryden Sr's Performance
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  • 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 (6)
in Tucson, Arizona |
Two years ago I had 2 surgeries: breast augmentation and fat cells transfer from stomach to my face. Doctor Robert Dryden did Amazing work! He takes care of his patients since the first appointment. He prepared me well before surgery. I got a booklet with instructions on what I should and shouldn't do. I trust him 100%!!! He is a PERFECT DOCTOR with knowledge, experience, gold heart and Good heart! I have never met a Doctor in my life who takes care of his patients like Dr Dryden.
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr. Dryden is the most caring and patient doctor I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He was able to get me to surgery right away and explained everything to help ease my concerns about going through my first surgery. He called me right after I got out of the hospital, even though it was late at night just to check on me and ensure that I was ok. Follow on checkups were just as pleasant and his staff is amazing. It's been a month and people hardly notice that I have an incision just under my
in Tucson, AZ |
I suffer from an eye condition called congenital ptosis. Dr. Dryden has operated on my drooping eyelids over the years to alleviate the inherited problem of weak eye lid muscles. I have been very pleased with his surgeries, and would highly recommend him for correcting this problem. I have found Dr. Dryden to be very congenial and informative. His staff is also very professional.
in Benson, AZ |
Dr Dryden was my son's plastic surgeon and I couldn't have asked for better. He treat him like family, explaining exactly what was going to be done during the procedure and what he would see when he woke up. He even personally called and checked in on him after we got home. 12 years later when he needed a touch up, Dr Dryden was right there again. Thank you Dr Dryden for helping my son and our family through a difficult time.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Dryden is AMAZING! He recently performed BOTOX on my brow and crows feet. I look 20 years younger in just 3 days. Best of all, his injection technique is completely painless without using any topical anesthetic. NO PAIN AND NO BRUISING!! Just perfect results!
in Tucson |
I went to Dr Dryden for a mini face-lift. He was very knowledable and kind. My procedure went flawlessly and a week later I am thrilled with the results. I especially liked that I was able to choose local anesthesia over general. His staff is also great.
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Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
350 N Wilmot Rd
Tucson, AZ 85711
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