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About Dr. Arkady B Kagan

Dr. Arkady B Kagan, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Los Angeles, CA. He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Kagan is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Kagan has received 8 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

83 Ratings with 68 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Arkady B Kagan is Excellent. Dr. Arkady B Kagan has been rated by 83 patients. From those 83 patients 68 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Arkady B Kagan is 4.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Kagan & Kagan Mds

5455 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1714
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Specialties

Dr. Arkady B Kagan has the following 1 specialty

  • Ophthalmology

    An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
    Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

  • Expertise

    13 Expertise

  • Laser Corneal Surgery
  • Eye Exam
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Vision Issues
  • LASIK (Laser In Situ Keratomileusis)
  • Plastic Surgery (Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery)
  • Dry Eye Syndromes
  • Cataract
  • Blindness
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Eye Pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Lasik Surgery

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Conductive Keratoplasty

After 38 years of wearing reading glasses, bifocals or progressive lenses, I had the conductive keratoplasty procedure performed by Dr. Kagan. For the next 4 years I had no need to wear glasses, even though my work requires a lot of reading. I knew the procedure's effects would not be permanent and I look forward to having the quick, painless procedure performed again. Dr. Kagan and his entire staff are very professional and pleasant.

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My PRK experience

I’ve dreamt about getting lasik eye surgery for many years. I’ve had to wear glasses and contacts for most of my life and I finally got to a point where I didn’t want to depend on either of those things for simple things like driving or watching tv. On top of that the contacts began to really strain my eyes. Dr. Kagan was referred to me by a trusted friend who herself had a lasik procedure done, so I felt more comfortable with him. Depending on your prescription, there are different types of lasik options. When I initially went in for the consultation Dr. Kagan gave me 2 options, PRK and regular lasik. He explained to me that PRK held less risk but definitely had a little more downtown vs getting that top layer of your flap lifted which frankly freaked me out a little in general. The actual procedure itself did not hurt at all. They give you xanex to calm your nerves before the procedure and I would highly recommend a Tylenol or something a little strong to take right after because you will feel some discomfort. The actual procedure pretty much consists of you looking at a flashing light for like 15 minutes. You don’t feel anything. It’s important to take at least 4 days off and make sure there is someone there with you at home. Stay on top of taking the pain medication every 4 hours, putting in the Eye drops provided and icing your eyes and you will be fine. I was blurry eyed for about 4-5 days. Sleep will be your best friend during that time. After that I could see perfectly. It really is amazing and so so convenient. To wake up in the morning and not think about your contacts or where your glasses are is truly a blessing. The staff at the office were extremely nice and very professional. I had to reschedule the procedure a few times and they really worked with my schedule. Also Dr. Kagan made sure to call me personally to see how I was doing. Overall I’m very happy with my decision and the doctor that I chose. I’ve had my 3rd follow up appointment and my vision is 15/20 right now. Things to purchase before procedure: small Eye friendly ice packs, Tylenol or something a little stronger for the first 2 days, a good pair or sunglasses and sleeping mask! Thank you Dr. Kagan!

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I am very pleased with Dr. Arkady Kagan. They exceeded my high expectations. My results are super and he does a great job on his follow up visits.

I am very pleased with Dr. Arkady Kagan. They exceeded my high expectations. The work was done with out pain and with LOCAL anesthetics. It was similar to a dentist where you do NOT feel pain just the idea in your head that you are being worked on. Dr K gave me a pill to help me relax. That helped ! My results are super and he does a great job on his follow up visits.

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Perfect!!

20 years ago at the Soviet Union did surgery on my eyes and it was -3 and as time went by I started to see worse I couldn't see much. He made my eyes see better with my eye surgery, I have 20/20 vision now. No one wanted to do surgery on my eyes except Dr. Kagan and I am thankful for that. The staff and him were very caring and helpful. Anyone who has any eye problems should definitely go to this place. Thank you to everyone who helped!

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From the worst astigmatism to no glasses!

Before I knew about Dr. Kagan I went to another ophthalmologist to have a cataract removed and a lens inserted which would hopefully handle my extreme astigmatism in my left eye. (Three doctors told me it was the worst astigmatism they have ever seen). The doctor I went to had a shabby old office and old equipment. He only did 3 tests. I had to pry information out of him as he was not communicative. He said he had done thousands of these operations and was good. He did the operation and afterwards said that was as good as it was going to get and i would have to wear glasses to correct my vision for the rest of my life. Needless to say I was not happy so I went online and searched for a better eye doctor to handle the cataract in my other eye. I found Dr. Kagan’s website that had lots of positive reviews. I called to make an appointment. The first thing I noticed was how friendly and helpful the receptionist was. I made the appointment and went in. Dr. Kagan;s office is the exact opposite of my other doctor’s office. It was large, nice modern design and clean. His staff were all in nice matching uniforms. They were extremely friendly and helpful. All the work was done on computers and tablets - I never touched a piece of paper. The interview rooms were state of the art. Instead of 3 old test machines he has an entire room full of modern test machines to find out every possible detail concerning my eyes. And he had an award wall which included an award saying he was one of the top 10 ophthalmologists in the State of California. Talking to Dr. Kagan was wonderful. He was open, friendly, very knowledgeable, took lots of time, answered all my questions in detail ensuring i understood what he was saying. He did some testing on my left eye that the other doctor had not even done. I told him the other doctor said i would have to wear glasses. He said that was because the other doctor did an okay job up to a point but didn’t have the technical knowhow to finish the job. He said he did and would. And he did a simple, fast, painless procedure that resulted in my getting a non-prescription lens for my left eye - my eyesight was that good! Then he said he would do the best he could for my right eye. He said he would remove the cataract, insert a corrective lens and hopefully, but no guarantees, have me out of glasses. He was pretty sure he could do it. We went ahead and did the procedure which was also fast and painless. The operation was yesterday. Today, for the first time in 50 years, I am not wearing glasses. I cannot begin to tell you what it is like. I still have a few weeks for it to fully heal up and improve even more. But based on my tests today I am able to legally drive with out glasses and I did so. I don’t think I have to tell you any more as to how i feel about Dr. Kagan and his staff.

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  • Awards

    8 Awards

  • Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2011)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2015, 2016)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2016, 2015)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2015, 2016)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Kagan is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    27 Years Experience

  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1991

  • Ohio State University Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Arkady B Kagan accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Kagan & Kagan Mds, 5455 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1714, Los Angeles, CA

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