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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (17)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Norman Saffra, Ophthalmologist, Surgeon is Excellent. Dr. Saffra has been reviewed by 35 patients who have provided 17 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.6
Promptness 4.5
Courteous Staff 4.6
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 5.0
Follows Up After Visit 5.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Norman Saffra, MD is board certified in Ophthalmology.

  • He has special expertise in 6 areas:
  • Neuro Ophthalmology
  • Retina Surgery
  • Retina/Vitreous
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Uveitis
  • Wounds and Injuries

Education & Awards

Dr. Saffra graduated from Yeshiva University, Bronx. He has 3 awards.

Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ (2010 - 2014)
Patients' Choice Award (2013)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012 - 2013)


Dr. Saffra has 14 hospital affiliations:

  • NYU Hospitals Center 
  • Nyu Hospital For Joint Diseases 


  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
  • Yiddish

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Additional Information
Dr. Norman A Saffra MD is a male Ophthalmologist, has 22 years of experience and practices in Ophthalmology.
Where does Dr. Norman A. Saffra practice?
Dr. Norman Saffra has 2 office locations.
Dr. Norman Saffra practices Ophthalmology near Hewlett, NY.
Additional practice locations include: Brooklyn, NY.
See Hewlett Ophthalmologists.