Dr. Christopher D. Pelzek, MD

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery • Male • Age 46

8679 Connecticut St Ste A
Merrillville, IN 46410
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Palos Community Hospital
12251 S 80th Ave
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center
4440 W 95th St
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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Retina Associates
Merrillville
8679 Connecticut St Ste A
Merrillville, IN 46410
Retina Associates
Retina Associates
4930 W 95th St
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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    Dr. Pelzek's Experience

    Specialties

    • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
    • Ophthalmology
    • Retinal Diseases

    Board Certifications

    • Ophthalmology
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    • Anterior Vitrectomy
    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
    • Eye Surgery
    • Fluorscein Angiography
    • Indocyanine Green Angiography
    • Laser Surgery
    • Ocular Prosthetics
    • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
    • Pneumatic Retinopexy
    • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
    • Retinal Laser Surgery
    • Scleral Buckling
    • Ultrasound
    • Vitrectomy
    • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
    • Vitreoretinal Surgery
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    • Acute Endophthalmitis
    • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
    • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
    • Benign Tumor
    • Blindness
    • Cataract
    • Chorioretinal Scars
    • Chorioretinitis
    • Choroidal Melanoma
    • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
    • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
    • Contusion of the Eyeball
    • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
    • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Drusen
    • Endophthalmitis
    • Eye Cancer
    • Eye Infections
    • Floaters
    • Glaucoma
    • Headache
    • Hyphema
    • Macular Degeneration
    • Macular Edema
    • Macular Hole
    • Macular Pucker
    • Optic Neuritis
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    • Progressive High Myopia
    • Purulent Endophthalmitis
    • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
    • Retina Diseases
    • Retinal Detachment
    • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Dystrophy
    • Retinal Edema
    • Retinal Hemorrhage
    • Retinal Ischemia
    • Retinal Neovascularization
    • Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Vein Occlusion
    • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
    • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
    • Temporal Arteritis
    • Uveitis
    • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Indiana.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of Wisconsin Medical School
    Graduated in 1996

    Residency Hospital

    Johns Hopkins University-Wilmer Eye Institute
    Complete in 2000

    Fellowship Hospital

    University Of Southern California-Doheny Eye Institute
    Complete in 2002

    Undergraduate Schools

    University Of Wisconsin / Madison
    Graduated in 1991
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Pelzek & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    Dr. Pelzek's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center

    • Franciscan St. Margaret Health - Hammond

    • Palos Community Hospital

    • Silver Cross Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    3.0
    • 6 responses

    3 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pelzek to family and friends

    3 out of 5

    6 responses

    Dr. Pelzek's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4 out of 5

    6 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.2 out of 5

    6 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    3.7 out of 5

    6 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    5 responses

    Experience with Dr. Pelzek

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    3.3 out of 5

    6 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    3.2 out of 5

    6 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    3 out of 5

    6 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    3.2 out of 5

    6 responses

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    Is Dr. Pelzek accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?*

    • Aetna
    • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Assurant Health
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    • Cigna
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • CoreSource
    • Coventry Health Care
    • Golden Rule
    • HealthLink
    • Humana
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • MultiPlan
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    Office Locations

    A
    Retina Associates
    Merrillville
    8679 Connecticut St Ste A
    Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 769-9022 (Office)
    (219) 769-1918 (Fax)
    B
    Retina Associates
    4930 W 95th St
    Oak Lawn, IL 60453
    (708) 424-8855 (Office)
    C
    Retina Vitreous Associates
    7440 W College Dr
    Palos Heights, IL 60463
    (708) 448-3000 (Office)
    D
    Retina Vitreous Associates
    963 N 129th Infantry Dr Ste 130
    Joliet, IL 60435
    (815) 744-1812 (Office)
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