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Cataract surgery was not successful. Every office visit resulted in measurements done by young and seemingly inexperienced staff. Never met with the same technician twice and felt my "measurements" were different each time. Needed YAG surgery and laser surgery which made condition worse. Upshot - now need to wear hard contact lenses to see. Very disappointed in the rush rush, get it done and on to the next patient. Be careful!!!!!!!
This office makes you wait quite a while and Dr. Desai seemed rushed and not very personable.
The best eye surgeon ever!
Awesome personality. Genuine. Kind. Caring. Knows your name. Just had my cataracts done. Simple procedure. No discomfort. Back to 20/20! He's the best!!
I just recently had Lasik surgery with Dr. Desai and I would recommend him to everyone I know. He had wonderful bedside manner, he took time to explain things and made the surgery extremely easy and calm. He talked me through the whole procedure while it was being done. He went over all the follow up instructions and even saw me on a Saturday after the procedure was completed. I have wanted Lasik for the longest time and I am so please with the outcome and with Dr. Desai.
Dr. Desai has been the only physician to correctly diagnose and correct the vision problem that I had for more than two years - I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a highly skilled, compassionate and caring physician to treat their vision issues.
He is a very intelligent doctor with an awesome bedside manner. I researched several clinics and doctors in the Pinellas area before making The Eye Institute of West Florida and Dr. Desai my choice for cataract and laser surgery. They are very thorough with obtaining background medical information and interviewing a patient like me with an acute disease. This was a priority for me. I have referred half a dozen new patients to him already.
I met with Dr. Desai as a referral from my glaucoma specialist, Dr. William Layden ( who by the way is also excellent.). Dr. Desai was not only thorough in his test procedures and examination, but he was courteous, compassionate, and comprehensive in his consultation with me. His communication skills concerning my specific case were excellent and I did not feel rushed when he was conferring personally with me. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking his particular expertise and although I have not had a surgery performed by him, I feel comfortable in stating that if his geographic proximity to me was closer, I would consult him for the particular surgical procedure..I appreciate all that he did for me.
Dr. Desai is a kind, patient and extremely caring doctor!
Dr. Desai was thorough and patient with all my concerns. I could have not asked for a better experience!
As soon as I walked into Dr. Desai's office, I felt taken care of by each staff member. After seeing and speaking with Dr. Desai many of my worries were put to rest. He is not only highly qualified and intelligent but his caring and compassionate attitude made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Desai is a truly talented professional. I will be recommending him to all of my friends and family!
I recently had clear lense replacement surgery and astigmatism correction performed by Dr. Neel Desai at the Eye Institute of West Florida in Largo. Dr. Desai gave me complete confidence that I would be satisfied with the result of this surgery and he backed up the multi-focal lense with a life-time guarantee. You are greeted at the door when you walk in, the front desk personnel greet you when you get in line no matter how long the line is, someone offers you refreshments in the waiting room, someone guides you to the checkout desk on your way out, and the door greeter greets you again as you go out the door. I felt like I was at a luxury medical resort. I highly recommend the Eye Institute of West Florida and Dr. Desai. If I need any more treatment for my eyes I will go to Dr. Desai.
Diagnosed with Fuch's Dystrophy. Had Corneal Transplant done by Dr. Desai. Trusting him was easy because he explained everything, took time to answer questions, compassionate with the pain that was necessary for healing. I do recommend him without any reservation and I am so grateful to be able to see clearly for the first time in my life. The healing process took 3 months with check-ups every thirty days. The office staff is professional; appointments are easy and have convenient locations.
Great doctor, surgeon. Removed my cataracts. I can see clearly. I cannot thank him enough.
He is the only doctor in our area who can remove a pterygium without stitches. He did a wonderful job in removing my pterygium and the cataracts in both eyes. I can see very well without glasses. Thank you, Doctor Desai.
I first saw Dr. Desai for dry eye this past year. He went the extra mile to diagnose the probable causes for my condition and the treatment has given me great relief. Most recently Dr. Desai performed cataract surgery on both eyes. He is an extremely skilled surgeon with an excellent bedside manor. He put me at ease and recommended a lens that would give me excellent vision and freedom to do all my activities and sports that I truly love. He also patiently answered all my follow up questions. Dr. Desai's office and surgical team are caring, warm, and extremely competent. I feel that they all give me the best care possible. I would recommend Dr. Desai to anyone!
Very good experience and successful outcome Vision is better than when I was 20. Entire staff ie. licensed professionals, clinical and admin personnel made me feel as an old friend. All facilities were clean, rooms organized with attention to comforts such as coffee and fresh baked cookies. Dr. Desai's academic and clinical expertise are evident from initial meeting throughout all phases of patient care. As a scientist and physician all questions were answered with ample time for interaction. I never once felt as I was a number. Community is fortunate to have this caliber of physician in private practice.
Dr. Desai is a fine physician - well trained and super smart - but his office so overbooks or otherwise mismanages the schedule that you may well be be there an hour and a half before he sees you.
I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Desai to family and friends. My vision improved immediately without complications. I no longer need trifocals. Only on occasions do I need a light pair of reading glasses. Thank you Dr Desai.
Here is a "shout out" for Dr. Neel Desai who is the closest thing I've seen to Dr. Welby. Dr. Desai operated on my cataracts and provided me with some terrific crystal lenses which restored my vision to 20-20. On the tennis courts my bad line calls are now a matter of integrity rather than eyesight. I had some vision issues with the left eye and Dr. Desai made a slight adjustment and it was fine. That night, my eye really hurt and my wife called the Eye Institute not really expecting much. To our surprise, Dr. Desai drove over from Tampa with his girlfriend and met us at his office at 9 PM!!! Evidently I scratched my eye during my afternoon nap and he capably solved the problem. He has also helped solve a serious rosacea problem with his new laser treatments and has been in direct contact via email checking on my progress and giving me extra coaching. The bottom line is he cares about his patients which is so refreshing in this day and age. He is my eye doctor but he has also earned my friendship.
just had cataract surgery with Dr. Desai. he corrected my astigmatism at the same time. I am 20/20 in both eyes and dont need glasses anymore! things havent been this clear since i was a teenager!
I have a serious cornea disease that other doctors had not diagnosed or had said they couldn't treat. I was referred to Dr. Neel Desai. To say that I was worried about the prospect of losing my vision is an understatment -- I was terrified. But I have to say that Dr. Desai has a way about him that is rare. I was put immediately at ease as he took his time explaining my condition in a way that I could understand. He is really good at explaining things that is easy to understand but not watered down or insulting to one's intelligence. He went so far as to give me some written literature on my condition that he had written himself for patients, and took the time to ask all my questions. He even asked my husband if he had any questions too -- a nice touch. I did wait to see the doctor for about 30 minutes for my first consultation with him, but he spent alot of time with me. and subsequent visits were very efficient, equally informative and without an excessive wait (maybe 15 minutes). Bottomline, he was worth the wait, and if patients are waiting it is becuase he probably spends alot of time with all his patients. I found out after my initial visit that Dr. Desai was actually trained at some of the best places in the world (John Hopkins) and has experience that far exceeds any of the other doctors I've seen in the area, even though he looks really young! I've now had a cornea transplant in each eye using a technique that Dr. Desai is one of a few inthe world who can do it. my vision now is 20/20 in one eye and 20/30 in the other eye WITHOUT GLASSES!!! Before I could hardly see my hand in front of my face. This humble young doctor is my God-send, and I am so very grateful. He has a blessing and a gift.