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Rahul Seth


Facial plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgeon

Dr. Rahul Seth is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in facial aesthetics and rejuvenation of the aging face, rhinoplasty and nasal airway surgery, treatment of facial paralysis and reconstruction for facial skin malignancies. His expertise includes free tissue transfer, a technique for replacing removed body tissue with tissue from elsewhere on the patient's body.

Seth's research interests include outcomes for patients treated with advanced techniques in head and neck reconstruction.

Seth earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester. He completed a five-year surgical residency in otolaryngology (disorders of the nose, throat and other structures of the head and neck) at the Cleveland Clinic. He completed further subspecialty training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Seth has a background in engineering, and he has designed and patented new technologies used to diagnose and treat head and neck diseases. His research has won several national awards as well as laboratory grant funding, and he has published numerous medical articles in his field.

  • Education

    University of Rochester School of Medicine, 2006

  • Residencies

    Cleveland Clinic, Otolaryngology, 2012

  • Fellowships

    University of California Los Angeles, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2013

  • Board Certifications

    Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Where I see patients (3)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    143 Ratings
    About our process
    Sep 24, 2022
    I'm sad that Dr Seth is leaving UCSF for the most part
    Sep 23, 2022
    I have complicated problem that Dr. Seth has managed well.
    Sep 04, 2022
    Should be an after visit summary with instructions for moving forward
    Aug 25, 2022
    Dr. Seth is wonderful caring compassionate and skillful
    Aug 21, 2022
    Appointment was for post-surgery removal of stitches. The course of treatment at this point is to allow the nose to heal naturally.
    Aug 18, 2022
    Good Medicine !!!
    Aug 04, 2022
    Dr Seth exhibited excellent care and concern about my health problems. He is one of your best!
    Jul 23, 2022
    Dr. Seth is the best . Kind listener and a great surgeon
    Jun 09, 2022
    I am so lucky to have Dr. Seth for my care. UCSF is also lucky to have him
    May 25, 2022
    This was my first experience at your facility. I was grateful to those who took care of me. Everyone was friendly courteous and showed compassion. Thank you
    May 19, 2022
    Everything is fine
    May 18, 2022
    Very personable patient w/me complimented my questions willing to listen & explain.
    May 11, 2022
    The one thing I would say could have improved was that this was the first time I got botox in my forehead vs. Where I'd received it before between my eyes. I didn't realize that it would slightly alter the look of my eyebrows make them straighter than normal. So that would have been a good heads up to give. He did exactly what I asked for but in retrospect had I realized the impact (minor but not ideal) I might have opted for something different perhaps just doing the botox higher in the forehead only or the like.
    May 10, 2022
    The doctor did not have enough time to address all my questions.
    May 08, 2022
    Dr. Rahul Seth is the best surgeon that I ever had . He is kind knowledgeable and courteous.
    May 06, 2022
    We've had some strong struggles sometimes with spoken communication & delays in scheduling about one third to one half of the time we've been in contact since late 2018 through 2021 but all experiences since January this year have been top notch!
    May 05, 2022
    The Dr was very caring thorough and professional.
    Apr 23, 2022
    He is very responsive to my questions and worries. He answers all questions in a way that I can understand.
    Apr 12, 2022
    It was a pleasure to meet Dr. Seth. He had my medical information required to fully cover my questions and concerns. I appreciated the degree of explanations he used to make me fully aware of my medical situation and what the procedure and outcome could be. It means a lot to me feeling confident with my doctor.
    Apr 10, 2022
    Very clear instructions
    Mar 22, 2022
    Dr. Seth is a wonderful physician. He is caring very professional courteous and extremely knowledgeable. He is a skilled plastic surgeon who cares deeply about his patients and their well being!
    Mar 10, 2022
    I always enjoy my visits to this office. I know I will be treated well and I know I will be listened to.
    Mar 08, 2022
    Amazing experience with Dr. Seth. Incredible Dr. & great communication.
    Mar 01, 2022
    Eager to see where this goes
    Feb 27, 2022
    Feb 15, 2022
    Dr. Seth is a wonderful caring physician. I feel lucky to be under his care.
    Aug 20, 2021
    Dr. Seth is a wonderful Physician. I am so lucky to have him.
    Jun 30, 2021
    Dr. Seth is a skilled and communicative provider. His calm demeanor puts you at ease and he makes every effort to ensure patient comfort and excellent outcomes.
    Jun 19, 2021
    best doctor and staff at ucsf
    Jun 09, 2021
    Dr. Seth Scarlet procedure Was absolutely incredible and I can already see results in my face. I've already talk to people about it on social media and I've recommended him to several of my friends who are also transgender and looking for the same facial surgery. I think that he's one of the best in the business and cares about his patients more than 99.999% of doctors. The empathy with which he treated me and the respect that he showed with something that is nearly unparalleled in the medical field. I think that Dr. Seth is genius in the techniques that he has developed And I'm sure that in years to come he will be celebrated by my community as a pioneer of trans medicine
    Jun 08, 2021
    wonderful professional friendly helpful interactions by md and all staff
    Jun 08, 2021
    Dr Seth is great
    May 25, 2021
    Everything I needed to know was shared with me and all questions were answered to my satisfaction. I feel very comfortable with Dr Seth and his staff.
    May 04, 2021
    Dr Seth is a wonderful communicator
    Apr 22, 2021
    Always respectful and the most thorough goes out of their way to make sure you have what you need to get better

    "When I walk into the operating room, the things I’m going to do will affect this person’s life forever."