Denver Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Robert G. Fante is a warm and caring person who enjoys getting to know his patients. He is also an extraordinarily knowledgeable and accomplished physician, and is the editor-in-chief of the most comprehensive textbook ever created for the specialty of oculofacial plastic surgery. He loves working with people to help solve their problems and is undaunted by complex diseases. He combines his expertise in surgery with an artistic sensibility and genuine compassion. Extensively trained in both facial surgery and oculoplastic (eye area) surgery, he’s a specialist in laser eyelid surgery, orbital diseases, and facial cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Fante is a pioneer in minimally invasive surgery and introduced cosmetic procedures such as the endoscopic cheek lift to Colorado. He’s also the author of medical texts and research papers on facial reconstruction after skin cancer surgery, on endoscopic tear drainage surgery, on cosmetic eyelid surgery, and on thyroid eye disease (Graves Disease), among many others.
Dr. Fante is board certified and a member of many state, national and international medical societies. He is a clinical associate professor in the University of Colorado Medical School. He has received national achievement awards and has been recognized as one of the nation’s “Best Doctors” by several national organizations including Who’s Who, and by local organizations that have named him the “Best Facial Cosmetic Surgeon” in the Denver metro area.
Dr. Fante is an ardent believer in teamwork and particularly recognizes the truth in Nelson Mandela’s philosophy of Ubuntu, which means, “I am because we are”. He works hard to be an effective team member with his patients, other physicians, surgery personnel, and his staff. You will feel a difference at our office, where we strive to treat everyone as if they were our own family.
Dr. Fante sees patients from Colorado and the Rocky Mountain and High Plains regions at his main office in central Denver, and at satellite offices in Boulder and Broomfield. He also runs outreach clinics in Goodland, Kansas, and in Piura, Peru.
Dr. Fante’s affiliations also include:
- Fellow and current Secretary of Education for the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Editorial reviewer for many scholarly journals
- Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company committee member
- Board member of the Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, the Harvard Park Surgery Center, and Boys Hope Girls Hope
Dr. Fante graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Arizona. He completed his training in oculofacial plastic surgery at the University of Michigan, one of the premier institutions in the country. After serving for 4 years as a physician in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps, he moved to Denver, his wife’s hometown, in 1998. He is married and has three sons. He enjoys skiing, bicycling, fly-fishing, and reading fiction and non-fiction.
For over two decades, Dr. Fante has been teaching the art and science of cosmetic and reconstructive oculofacial plastic surgery to doctors from the U.S., Europe, Asia, and South America. Dr. Fante also regularly serves on mission trips to bring free reconstructive surgery to impoverished areas in Latin America, most frequently to Peru, and also to Honduras and Colombia. In Denver, he volunteers as a specialty reconstructive surgeon at Denver Health Medical Center. Our practice also hosts physicians training in oculoplastic and facial surgery at the University of Colorado and elsewhere who come study with Dr. Fante. Our practice is a proud sponsor of Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado, and also Seeds of Hope Charitable Trust, National Jewish Medical Research Center, The Gathering Place, LIM359, and many others.
If you’re interested in learning more about eyelid surgery, cosmetic surgery, eyelid lift, facelift, eyelid tuck, necklift, puffy eyelid, brow lift, plastic surgery, blepharoplasty, or any other cosmetic surgery, in Denver or Boulder, Colorado, contact Dr. Fante for an initial consultation.
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