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About Dr. Neel R Desai

Dr. Neel R Desai, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Largo, FL. He has 15 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Desai has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

76 Ratings with 22 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Neel R Desai is Great. Dr. Neel R Desai has been rated by 76 patients. From those 76 patients 22 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Neel R Desai is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Eye Institute Of West Florida

148 13th St SW
Largo, FL 33770
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Specialties

Dr. Neel R Desai 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Neel R Desai has the following 9 expertise

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

Dr. Neel R Desai has 0 board certified specialties

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Reviews

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Cataract replacement

Losing my general cataract doctor/surgeon (due to insurance), I was hesitant to pick a new one. Because of insurance problems I have not been able to see a specialist for a year. Which resulted in a corneal rejection and corneal ulcer. Many surgeons would look at my trauma file and look away ( I am one with quite a history of procedures). Which only caused me too worry more and to find the best experienced doctor. Reading these good reviews, I decided to make the step to call and it was the best choice I have made. I called on a Friday to find out he was booked 10 weeks out, though with my situation he made room to see that following Monday. Dr.Desai was gentle (which believe me, not all doctors are) and informative. He does not sugar coat facts and will tell you the chances of success. Even though he is just replacing the cornea, he is going that extra mile to tune up the lens, iris and shunt. I have full trust in him and his abilities and I would recommend anyone to him.

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This office makes you wait quite a while and Dr. Desai seemed rushed and not very personable.

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Five Stars

The best eye surgeon ever!

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Look no further!!

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!!

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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.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2015, 2016)

    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

    Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2015, 2016)

    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

    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.

  • Education

    15 Years Experience

  • Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2003

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Neel R Desai accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
    • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida
    • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
    • Florida Blue BlueOptions
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry FL Employer Group HMO Open Access
    • Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana HMO Select
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred PPO
    • Humana Tampa Bay CoreNet
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • UHC of the River Valley
    • Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Eye Institute Of West Florida, 148 13th St SW, Largo, FL

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