Accepting new patients

Dr. Robert Poston, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 51

Dr. Poston

Dr. Robert Poston, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Trenton, NJ and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.


Accepting new patients


Make an appointment


Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Poston accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(888) 655-7362

Dr. Poston accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Community Blue PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Poston's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Poston's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cardiomegaly
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poston treats Cardiomegaly more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Poston treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poston treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Poston treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Heart Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poston treats Heart Disease more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Poston treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Poston's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Coronary Cathertization With Robotic Assistance
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Heart Valvuloplasty of Mitral Valve Without Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Drainage of Pleural Cavity With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)

About Me

My philosophy is to avoid the traditional sternum splitting procedure (i.e. saw open the chest) if the same exact cardiac surgical procedure can be done without compromising the long term surgical result (that is true for about half of all patients r...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

2002
University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Residency Hospital
2000
University Of California @ San
Residency Hospital
1997
Stanford University School Of Medici
Fellowship Hospital
1994
University Of California @ San
Internship Hospital
1993
Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1989
University of Texas / Austin Campus
Undergraduate School
2002
2000
1997
1994
1993
1989

Awards

Dr. Poston's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Poston

4.6

Based on 34 reviews

5 Stars
91.17647058823529%
(31)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
8.823529411764707%
(3)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Poston?
(Select your rating)
Average Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Poston's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Robert Poston, MD
RecentMost Helpful
Reply
Wonderful outcome after deciding to go with robotic assisted cardiac bypass surgery.... Will recommend DR. Poston highly for anyone interested in advanced technology and doing away with traditional bypass surgery and all its harshness (cutting sternum and rib spreading. I was out of the hospital...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Poston, MD?
Reply
This doctor was the only one that explained all the options to me, including the robotic option. Other surgeons that I saw only mentioned the procedure that splits open the chest. It is obvious that any patient would want to know about lesser invasive options. I am grateful that Dr. Poston has...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Poston, MD?
Reply
My surgery was an emergency and complicated by other underlying conditions that became apparent after the surgery. Not only is Dr. Poston a highly skilled surgeon, but he is a kind, compassionate, and caring person. With his surgical skills, he repaired my mitral valve and did a triple bypass. ...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Poston, MD?
Reply
Dr. Poston is an excellent heart surgeon and wonderful human being. I had robotic by-pass surgery and it went very well. Dr. Poston came everyday to see how I was doing . I also liked that he did not make the surgery an emergency. I am very pro active with my health care, and I was very...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Poston, MD?
Reply
I had robotic cardiac bypass surgery (at 64) with Dr. Poston in August 2012, at the University Medical Center (University of Arizona). I know all about what happened to him (all politics), and I want to recommend him for every reason one can possibly consider. Every one. He was an angel to me, and...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option2
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Poston, MD?
Show more reviews

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Poston?

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Poston treats patients.

Learn more