Robert A. Harvey MD, FACS

Robert A. Harvey MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

The single most important factor in the success of aesthetic surgery is the surgeon you select. This decision should be based on his surgical expertise, the level of quality medical care for the patients he serves, an outstanding reputation in the medical community and impeccable credentials signifying achievement and professional recognition.

Dr. Harvey believes that a consultation should be a two-way communication. Listening carefully to the goals you have allows him to develop a plan that addresses your specific needs. Dr. Harvey’s goal is to create the most natural appearing cosmetic results possible. His desire is that you become the best possible version of yourself.

Practice Specialization

Dr. Harvey's reputation in San Francisco is built on more than 25 years of excellence in his field. He is Chief of Staff at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital after having served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Chairman of Plastic Surgery. His warm manner and ability to work in tandem with his patients forges long standing relationships based on trust. Listed below are many of the procedures that Dr. Harvey provides.

• Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
• Neck Lift
• Cheek Lift
• Brow Lift (Endoscopic Forehead Lift)
• Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)
• Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping)
• Cheek and Chin Implants
• Facial Implants
• Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
• Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
• Mommy Makeover
• Breast Augmentation
• Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
• Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty)
• Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
• Liposuction (and Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction)
• Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
• Chemical Peels
• Dermabrasion
• Botox®
• Dysport®
• Xeomin®
• Soft Tissue Fillers (Juvederm®, Restylane®, Radiesse®,Belotero®)
• Fat Injections (Fat Grafting)
• Laser Skin Resurfacing
• Microdermabrasion
• Medical Skin Care
• Latisse® Eyelash Treatment
• Minimally Invasive Facial Cosmetic Surgery (Endoscopic)

Background & Certification

Board Certification

Diplomate, Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Background

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, Bachelor of Arts
University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, Doctor of Medicine, including study at The London Hospital, University of London, London, England
Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI, Straight Surgery Internship and Residency in General Surgery
The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center, New York, NY, Resident and Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Master of Business Administration

Teaching Appointments

Instructor in Surgery, The Michigan State University School of Medicine
Instructor in Surgery, Cornell University Medical Center

Publications and Presentations

"Post-traumatic Sympathetic Dystrophy", Kleinert, Cole, Wayne, Harvey, Kutz, Atasoy, in Orthopedic Clinics of North America, October 1973

"Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin in Adolescence", Harvey, Chaglassian, Knapper, Goulian; in Journal of the American Medical Association, August 1977

"Breast Reconstruction Following Mastectomy", Robert A. Harvey, M.D., in Body Image, Self Esteem, and Sexuality in Cancer Patients, Frontiers of Radiation Therapy and Oncology, Volume 14,1980

"Breast Reconstruction Following Mastectomy", in The Karger Gazette, Number 40, April 1980

"A Plastic Surgeons Casebook", in Good Housekeeping Magazine, pages 45-48, Volume 206, Number 1, January 1988

"Dermabrasion: Its Uses and Alternatives", Chapter 2, in Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Instructional Courses, Volume 2, Pages 20-43, C.V. Mosby and Company, Publishers

Awards & Honors

Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Physicians Recognition Awards, American Medical Association

Deans Honor List, University of Notre Dame

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco, CA
California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

Society Memberships

Memberships spanning a 25 year period:
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
California Society of Plastic Surgeons
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Pan Pacific Surgical Association
American Medical Association
California Medical Association
San Francisco Medical Association

Offices Held

Co-Chair, Local Host Committee, California Society of Plastic Surgeons
Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, Lipoplasty Society of North America, 1989 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California
Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
International Relations Committee, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Chair, Time and Place Committee, California Society of Plastic Surgeons
Chair, Time and Place Committee, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Nominating Committee, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, The Lipoplasty Society
Chair, Awards Committee, The Aesthetic Society Education and Research Foundation
Judicial Council, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Your Consultation

During your initial consultation, Dr. Harvey will take your medical history, take clinical photographs as needed, and recommend and discuss the procedures that are appropriate for you. You are welcome to look through a file of Before and After Photos. Financial information will be discussed including the many payment options available to you.

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

All surgical procedures are performed at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital or at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Dr. Harvey has been on the staff of both institutions for more than 20 years and serves as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at St. Francis Hospital. Our staff will make all necessary arrangements for your admission and care while in the hospital. We are also happy to make arrangements for comfortable local accommodations for those patients who are coming from a distance.

Skin Care Products

Our In-Office Skin Care Clinic is administered by Anne Elterman, a registered nurse with many years of experience in the aesthetic field.
We provide a range of top Skin Care and Sunscreen Products.
A skin care program might typically consist of in-office exfoliation treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion and dermaplaning. Home Care Products specific to an individual’s therapeutic needs are then incorporated into a daily routine. A simple regimen can greatly benefit any number of issues including aging skin, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, acne and rosacea. In addition, makeup application tips can often make a difference.

Payment Options

For those patients desiring alternative methods of payment, credit cards are accepted and financing is available, including a NO INTEREST Payment Plan .

Robert A. Harvey MD, FACS

1199 Bush Street, Suite 690,
San Francisco, CA, 94109, US

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