DR. ROBERT G. FANTE
Board Certified 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 spends time with each patient and currently has a waiting list for appointments. Please be patient if you cannot get an appointment quickly, as Dr. Fante takes time to customize each individual’s appointment and surgery. Call 303-839-1616 or click here to schedule your consultation with Dr. Fante today!
DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED FACIAL COSMETIC SURGEON
Dr. Fante is double 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 WITH HIS SECOND BOARD CERTIFICATION
Dr. Fante’s affiliations also include:
- Fellow and current President 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.
PUBLISHED IN AAO JOURNAL
Dr. Fante was recently published in the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology discussing Medical Professional Liability Claims: Experience in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery. To read Dr. Fante’s article, click here.
PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is dedicated to the health and beauty of the eyes and face. Founded in 1969, ASOPRS now has over 800 US and 100 international members in over 30 countries around the world dedicated to facial rejuvenation and disorders of the eyelids, eye socket and tear drainage system. ASOPRS accredits and oversees over 60 fellowship training programs throughout the US and Canada and administers the written and oral board examinations that are given upon completion of these highly competitive, 2-year training programs. Surgeons must have completed extensive clinical and surgical training, published scholarly research and passed rigorous written and oral examinations in order to become members of ASOPRS.
Dr. Fante has been an active member of ASOPRS for 22 years and is honored to be taking the lead in 2021! He will spearhead multiple initiatives to raise health awareness and bring the best possible medical care to Americans with oculofacial problems including cancers, trauma, thyroid eye disease, and age-related disorders.