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Dr. Nicholas J Volpe has the following 2 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.
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
Dr. Nicholas J Volpe has the following 29 expertise
- Eye Surgery (Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures)
- Vision Issues
- Lazy Eye (Strabismus)
- Eye Injuries
- Cranial Nerve Diseases
- Lasik Surgery
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Pseudotumor Cerebri
- Brain Cancer
- Vision Disorders
- Eye Movement Disorders (Ocular Motility)
- Optic Nerve Cancer
- Optic Nerve Diseases
- Optic Nerve inflammation (Optic Neuritis)
- Eye Diseases
- Oculomotor Nerve Diseases
- Macular Degeneration
- Eye Pain
- Orbital Diseases
- Eye Exam
- Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
- Intracranial Hypertension
- Headache Disorders
Dr. Nicholas J Volpe has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Nicholas J Volpe is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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After having grown up with strabismus (a crossed, "lazy" eye) and being told by numerous "Top Docs" around the country either that nothing could be done about it or that surgery was too risky (my dad was a hot-shot surgeon himself, and so got me in to see lots of big-time ophthalmologists in NYC, Chicago, and Philly), I was finally referred to Dr. Volpe in my late thirties (by another great eye doctor, Dr. Madeleine Ewing at Pennsy). He took one look, performed a couple tests, and told me he could fix it, which he did a few days later.The procedure has changed my life for the better, by allowing me to look others in the eye with the confidence that they'll know I'm looking at them. I write this review as a kind of thank you to him; my only wish is that I'd met him twenty years earlier.Alas, as the title to this post states, Dr. Volpe has left the Philadelphia area and become the chief at Northwestern, near Chicago. Still, no matter where you are, if you are living with the shame/embarrassment of of strabismus, it's worth the trip(s) to Chicago to have Dr. Volpe change your life (or at least give him a call to see if he can refer you to someone doing the same surgery elsewhere). Your insurance will likely cover the surgery, since the procedure is corrective, not merely cosmetic, and as such is considered medically necessary.
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2017)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 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.
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
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Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
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31 Years Experience
State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1987
Beth Israel Medical Center
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