DepartmentsSurgeryEndocrine SurgeryLocationRochester, MinnesotaLanguagesEnglishExisting patientsSend a secure message via patient portal Biographical summaryTrenton R. Foster, M.D., is an endocrine surgeon, with specialty interest in surgical management of diseases of the endocrine system. His clinical focus is: Surgical management of the thyroid (thyroidectomy, thyroid lobectomy, lateral neck dissection) such as multinodular goiter, hyperthyroidism, MEN1, MEN2, goiter, hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, pediatric thyroid disorder, thyroid nodule, Graves disease Surgical management of diseases of the parathyroid glands (parathyroidectomy, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy): primary hyperparathyroidism, secondary hyperparathyroidism, tertiary hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid cancer Surgical management of diseases of the adrenal gland (adrenalectomy, laparoscopic adrenalectomy): Cushing syndrome, hypercortisolism, pediatric adrenal disorders, primary aldosteronism, aldosteronoma, pheochromocytoma, adrenal cancer Surgical management of diseases of the endocrine pancreas (enucleation, pancreatectomy): insulinoma, islet cell tumors, Zollinger Ellison syndrome, neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas, noninsulinoma pancreatogenous hypoglycemia syndrome In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Foster is active in research and education, providing mentorship to residents and fellows. Conditions treatedAdrenal cancerBenign adrenal tumorCushing syndromeGoiterGraves' diseaseHyperparathyroidismHyperthyroidismInsulinomaMEN 1MEN 2BMultinodular goiterMultiple endocrine neoplasia type 2PheochromocytomaPrimary aldosteronismThyroid cancerThyroid noduleZollinger Ellison Syndrome Procedures performedAdrenalectomyLaparoscopic surgeryLateral neck dissectionMinimally invasive adrenal surgeryMinimally invasive parathyroidectomyPancreatectomyPancreatic enucleationParathyroidectomyRobotic surgeryThyroid surgeryThyroidectomy InterestsSurgical management of diseases of the endocrine system Mayo Clinic locations Rochester, Minnesota Driving directions More info Billing & insurance Accessibility services Education2020FellowEndocrine Surgery, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2019ResidencyYale University School of Medicine2012MDUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health2008BSUniversity of WisconsinShow more education Activities and honorsCertifications2020General SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgeryAwards and honors2019The Dennis Wasson, M.D. Award for Outstanding Graduating Chief Resident, Department of SurgeryYale University2016SVS Foundation Resident Research PrizeSociety for Vascular Surgery Foundation2016Department of Surgery Best Basic Science Research AwardYale University2016Resident Research Forum Basic Science AwardYale Surgical Society2016Best Basic Science AwardVirginia Surgeons2015Resident Travel ScholarshipSociety for Vascular Surgery2007Golden Key National Honor SocietyUniversity of Wisconsin2004Dean's ListUniversity of WisconsinShow more awards and honorsProfessional memberships2023 - presentMemberSociety of Surgical Oncology2022AdvisorMCASOM Career Advisory Program2021 - presentMemberAmerican Association of Endocrine Surgeons2020 - presentMemberAmerican Association of Clinical Endocrinologists2019 - presentMemberYale Surgical Society2019 - presentMemberMayo Fellows Association2018 - presentMemberAmerican Association of Endocrine Surgeons2017 - presentMemberNew England Surgical Society2015 - 2017RepresentativeYale University Graduate Medical Education Committee2015 - 2016Resident Grant ReviewerYale University OHSE Research Committee2015 - 2016MemberYale University Section of Surgical Education - Resident Research Committee2014 - presentMemberAssociation for Academic Surgery2011 - presentFellowAmerican College of SurgeonsShow more professional membershipsPublicationsSee my publicationsResearch activitiesSee a description of research activities. Biographical summaryConditions treatedProcedures performedInterestsMayo Clinic locationsEducationActivities and honors Request an appointment PST-20502257 Doctors & Medical Staff Foster, Trenton R. M.D.