Dr. Robert Poston, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMaleAge 54

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Robert Poston, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Trenton, NJ. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mountain View Regional Medical Center and Saint Francis Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Robert Poston, MD

Saint Francis Medical Center

601 Hamilton Ave Trenton, NJ 08629 ()
Accepting new patients

Make an Appointment

(888) 655-7362

Accepting new patients

Healthgrades Provider Compare™

Quickly compare more Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialists in your area

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Trustworthy
    Patients said this doctor is trustworthy. See reviews

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

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
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poston performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Poston performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Thoracentesis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poston performs Thoracentesis more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Poston performs this procedure more than 83% of his peers

Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poston treats Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction) more than 64% of his peers

Dr. Poston treats this condition more than 64% 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 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
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • 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
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • 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
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Pulmonary Venous Return Anomaly
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • 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)
  • Ventricular Fibrillation

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
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Preferred 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
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Presbyterian Health Plan
Commercial
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty

Dr. Poston's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Poston

4.6

Based on 34 ratings

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

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Poston
What went well
No reviews yet
What could be improved
No reviews yet

Your trust is our top concern.

We strive to keep the reviews trustworthy, honest & fair.

We monitor all reviews to ensure they comply with our guidelines and don’t include personal information, profanity, libel, defamation, harassment, obscenity or fraud.

All reviews are confirmed and audited before publication, and community members have the ability to flag inappropriate content for further review by our team.

Doctors can not pay for good reviews, nor can they pay to have negative reviews removed.

Any reviews that are deemed fraudulent or violate our guidelines will be removed immediately.

RecentHighestLowestMost 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 in 4 days
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Mark Constantine in North Kingstown, RI – Nov 20, 2018
×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 started his practice in New Mexico.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Las Cruces – Mar 14, 2017
×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. My other conditions required several specialists and I requested Dr. Poston to be the doctor in charge since I have such confidence in him. He coordinated the whole team to oversee my recovery
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Lakewood, NJ – Sep 30, 2016
×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 fortunate that I went to St. Frances Hospital and got Dr. Robert Poston to do my surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Ralph Zelman in Hightstown, NJ – Aug 11, 2016
×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 as a two-time cancer survivor (2 surgeries at MD Anderson), I am in awe of this wonderful person and awesome surgeon! He is truly in the league with Ben Carson; Tucson's loss is New Jersey's gain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
George Heiner in Bisbee, AZ – Jul 07, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Poston, MD?
Reply
Dr. Poston did 4 robotic bypasses on my dad who was 83. Two days in the hospital. Playing golf two weeks later. Gave my dad his cell phone number. Always returns his calls. Still checking on him almost 3 years later. What other doctor does this? At 85, my dad shot 69 at PDS country club to make a big news splash.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Jeff B in Sierra Vista, AZ – Jul 04, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Poston, MD?
Reply
My husband found out that he needed heart surgery and was referred to Dr. Poston. He gave my husband hope and a new lease on life, both physically and emotionally after he informed my husband that he would be a good candidate for robotic heart surgery. He assured him that it would be his choice to select the traditional form of surgery or the robotic. My husband chose the robotic surgery and has never regretted it. He was out of the hospital within a week and onl
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
diane in Tucson, AZ – Jun 30, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Poston, MD?
Reply
Dr. Poston did 4 robotic bypasses on my dad who was 83. Two days in the hospital. Playing golf two weeks later. Gave my dad his cell phone number. Always returns his calls. Still checking on him almost 3 years later. What other doctor does this? At 85, my dad shot 69 at PDS country club to make a big news splash.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
John B in Sierra Vista, AZ – Jun 30, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Poston, MD?
Reply
Dr. Poston did my surgery May 2013. 3 months and 1 day after surgery I was in the ring competing again. I earned 5 State Titles last year. This year, as of today, I am #2 in World Standings. I will be competing for World Championship in July. If it were not for Dr. Poston I would not be competing at all.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
JoAnne Cormier in Sierra Vista, AZ – Jun 27, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Poston, MD?
Reply
Dr. Poston performed a robotic bypass on me 4 years ago and I could not be happier with the results. In this day and age, a surgeon who is willing to provide his cell phone number with his patients and ask them to call 24/7 with problems is truly exceptional. This is a one of a kind surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Kent Smith in Sierra Vista, AZ – Jun 20, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Poston, MD?
Reply
Dr. Poston had reviewed all of my dad's medical records before his consult, gave my dad his cell phone number, explained every step of the operation and follow-up care and treated my dad as a valued and respected member of the team. He did a flawless operation and made sure my dad was taken care of and recovered well by spending the night with him in the ICU. I would recommend Dr. Poston unconditionally to any patient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Andi in Caen, P – May 28, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Poston, MD?
Reply
I had a robotic valve repair done by Dr. Poston. Everything went great and I was back to full activities in 3 weeks. My neighbor had surgery at U Penn and took 3 times as long to recover. I really believe that robotic, less invasive is amazing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Trenton, NJ – May 24, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Poston, MD?
Reply
Very committed to his patients. He did my robotic bypass five years ago. Since then whenever I have had a question related to my cardiac health he has always returned my call.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Larry in Rhode Island – Feb 24, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Poston, MD?
Reply
I have known Dr. Robert Poston for over 25 years, and can attest to his excellence in medicine. I have consulted with Dr. Poston about my 101 year old mother during the time I have known him and he has always been very helpful and supportive. He is thorough in his assessments, communicates the options carefully and thoroughly, and has always followed up appropriately without exception. Dr. Poston gives his patients his personal cell phone number and he has saved us several unnecessary trips
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Linda Chapman in Redwoalley, CA – Feb 20, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Poston, MD?
Reply
Very gifted surgeon who cares a lot about the patient and their family. He spent countless hours with me before and after surgery, explaining a complicated surgery in ways that I could easily understand. I traveled from Arizona to come to Trenton, NJ in the winter in order to have surgery by Dr. Poston. Several of my neighbors in Arizona had surgery by him when he was at the University of Arizona. They all said - if you need heart surgery, go see Dr. Poston. Their advice was correct.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Tom in Terrance – Feb 14, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Poston, MD?
Reply
Minimally invasive surgery was something that I was not aware of being available in this area. I thought it was only offered in places like NYCity or Philadelphia. I met Dr. Poston and underwent a less invasive valve surgery. As he suggested, I recovered quickly with 3 days in the hospital and was back to work in 3 weeks. There was almost no blood loss, which I am told a very important advantage of this method. It was nice to avoid a prolonged anemia like my mother had after open heart.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Feb 01, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Poston, MD?
Reply
I really liked doctor Poston but I also got a sense that there was a whole team of people behind him that contributed to my excellent outcome. From the first day that I saw him in the clinic for my assessment for surgery, it was apparent that the entire team was working hard together with a very high morale. Clearly, they recognize that they are involved in something special. They have the only robotic heart surgery program in New Jersey.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Jan 05, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Poston, MD?
Reply
I have been in the nursing profession for over 30 years and have never met a surgeon like Dr. Poston. From beginning to the end, Dr. Poston was kind, compassionate, and visible. He made rounds daily himself, not sending an assistant or another surgeon. On the post op visit, he also was there to conduct the post op exam. He went above and beyond, by giving my friend his personal cell phone number and answering it. Thank you for renewing my faith in surgeons.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Linda Gustenhoven Patterson in Allentown, NJ – Dec 29, 2015
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Poston, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Poston?

Is this your profile?

Respond to reviews, add information, and reach more patients. Claiming is free and only takes a minute.

Claim your profile

About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

From 2011 until 2014, Dr. Poston was the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Arizona.  In this role, he developed into the type of...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

University Of California @ San
Residency Hospital
University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Residency Hospital
University Of California @ San
Internship Hospital
1997
Stanford University School Of Medici
Fellowship Hospital
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Robert Poston, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Robert Poston, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Poston's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Robert Poston, MD accept my insurance?

Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Poston accepts your insurance.

What are Dr. Robert Poston, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Poston frequently treats Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery, Thoracentesis, and Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Poston treats.

Where is Dr. Robert Poston, MD's office located?

Dr. Poston's office is located at 601 Hamilton Ave, Trenton, NJ 08629. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Robert Poston, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Poston has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Robert Poston, MD?

Find contact information here to make an appointment.

Locations

Saint Francis Medical Center

Trenton Office601 Hamilton Ave Trenton, NJ 08629
1

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Poston is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mountain View Regional Medical Center

Las Cruces, NM

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

Saint Francis Medical Center

Trenton, NJ

58% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% lower than the national average