Dr. Michael L Stanko, MD - Reviews

Ophthalmology Reno, NV

About Dr. Michael L Stanko MD

Dr. Michael L Stanko, MD is a doctor primarily located in Reno, NV. Their specialties include Ophthalmology.

Dr. Stanko has received 3 awards.


Get Directions Sierra Eye Associates 950 Ryland St Reno, NV 89502


Dr. Michael L Stanko has the following 1 SPECIALTIES

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.

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Michael L Stanko has the following 9 expertise

  • Cataract
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Eye Pain
  • Blindness
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Eye Exam
  • Vision Issues
  • Macular Degeneration


3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2018)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2016, 2018)

    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.


Ca Pacific Medical Center


University Of Nevada School Of Medicine

Graduated in 1988

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More about Dr. Michael L Stanko

Dr Michael Stanko, born in South Dakota, spent most of his childhood in White Pine County Nevada. He graduated from White Pine County High School, (Ely, NV) in 1973. He graduated from the University of Nevada Reno in 1978 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. From 1978 to 1982 he served in the United States Army with the 101st Airborne Air Assault Division stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He received an Honorable Discharge in 1982 at the rank of Captain. From 1982 to 1984 he worked as a chemical engineer at Hercules Aerospace in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr Stanko returned from Utah to attend the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine from 1984 to 1988, graduating 4th in his class and elected into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society for his academic excellence. Following an internal medicine internship at Reno Veterans Administration Hospital and Washoe Medical Center, Dr Stanko attended the University of Arizona for his Ophthalmology Residency. He then completed a one year glaucoma fellowship at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California in 1993. Dr Stanko joined Sierra Eye Associates in 1993. Since then he has practiced as Northern Nevada's only fellowship trained glaucoma specialist. He has completed over 3,000 complex glaucoma surgeries and 10,000 cataract surgeries while practicing in Reno. He has also completed over 5,000 in office glaucoma and after cataract laser procedures. Dr Stanko also served for four years as the Chairman of the ophthalmology departments at both Renown Regional Medical Center and Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. Dr Stanko and his wife Paula have two children. He enjoys multiple outdoor activities that the great state of Nevada offers.

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