Dr. Ahmad Tarabishy, MD

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Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery | Male

Retina Specialists of Tampa 26851 Tanic Dr Ste 102 Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 Get Directions
Dr. Ahmad Tarabishy, MD
Ahmad Tarabishy received his medical degree from the University of Jordan Medical College. He then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. After residency, Dr. Tarabishy worked as a researcher at Case Western Reserve University where his results helped describe important inflammatory pathways in ocular disease. Dr. Tarabishy then trained at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, as a clinical and research fellow in Rheumatology, developing an interest in uveitis and systemic inflammatory disease. Dr. Tarabishy completed his ophthalmology residency at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, learning from some of the most prominent figures in ophthalmology. After his ophthalmology residency, Dr. Tarabishy completed a 2 year fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at The Ohio State University Medical Center, learning from several leading experts the many facets of medical retina, retinal surgery, uveitis, and ocular oncology. Dr. Tarabishy's clinical interests include uveitis and systemic inflammatory diseases, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and surgical treatments of various retinal diseases including complex retinal detachment repair. He is passionate about retina surgery and employs the latest cutting-edge surgical techniques. His surgical videos have been selected as featured video of the month on the American Society of Retina Specialists website as part of the "Innovative Surgical Video Forum". He has published over 15 articles in major, peer-review scientific journals and is a co-author for 2 book chapters in major ophthalmology textbooks. He has been a peer reviewer for Ophthalmology and JAMA Ophthalmology and a contributor to Encyclopedia of the Eye.

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My goal is to provide the highest levels of patient satisfaction combined with the highest quality of retina care.

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Dr. Tarabishy's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (29)
Wesley Chapel, FL |
A highly professional office but with a smile and courtesy. I am delighted to find a Dr. who can give a shot so pain free.
in Zephyrhills,fl |
I was scared when I arrived at office to see about my eye.everyone was super friendly and soothing.i really like the doctor.he cares as do his other helpers.i am very thankful .i don't want eye surgery,but because I do,I feel I couldn't be in better hands AW
in Tampa, FL |
Very pleased with Doctor and his Staff.
Tampa, FL |
The entire staff was incredibly helpful and made me feel at home! Dr. Tarabishy is extremely knowledge and comforting.
Orlando, FL |
The staff was very friendly and approachable. Dr Tarabishy was informative and very nice. He put me at ease as to what he wa doing during my procedure. I
in Zephyrhills, FL |
The officw staff is very pleasant and the doctor is very thorough in his ecamination and very nice. I would highly recommend Dr Tarabishy
in Tampa, FL |
Dr. Tarabishy and his staff combine professionalism and efficiency with care and compassion. They are so helpful with insurance issues and so accommodating with scheduling. Dr. Tarabishy is warm and caring and explains each procedure so you have a clear understanding of what is involved. I would, and have, recommended them to friends.
Orlando, FL |
I went to dr tarabishy after 2.5 years of not seeing right he pinpointed the issue which was very rare and took action right away my vision is now improving and I will recommend him to anyone that needs a retina specialist I'm very happy with the results he and his staff are very helpful and knowledgeable I am so happy I went there
Land O Lakes, FL |
Outstanding Doctor and wonderful staff
in Tampa, FL |
Dr Ahmed saved my eye! My retina was seperating by the hour. Barbara, his assistant, arranged the appointment right away. Dr Ahmed drove down from Lakeland, 40 miles away. Diagnozed the problem in minutes and did the procedure right away. He makes it all seem so easy. Impressive and full of gratitude for him and his staff!
in Seffner. FL |
Good experience. The best crew. Thanks a lot.
in Largo, FL |
Fantastic doctor. Would recommend to anyone who is in need of an eye doctor. His service was excellent.
in Zephyrhills |
Had an issue with both eyes, took care of the problem immediately, after working all day arranged for emergency surgery in the hospital right after office hours, fantastic man. Also called with the problem, and told us to get to the office as soon as possible, worked us in. Wonderful people working there, really care about people !!!
in San Antonio, FL |
Dr. T is nothing short of miraculous. Very detailed and supported by a first class staff. All my insecurities were put to rest once the team took over and tended to my needs. I highly recommend Dr. Tarabishy for all your vision concerns.
in New Port Richey, FL |
Good support staff. Dr is thorough with exams.
in Land O Lakes, FL |
From my first visit in Aug. 2016 to my surgery in Jan. 2017, I felt very relaxed and confident I was in the right doctors office. Dr. Tarabishy himself greets you by coming to the 2nd waiting room to escort you to his office. After looking at my eyes, he calmly and confidently explains everything to you, without alarming you. In Dec. it was decided that I needed surgery. I was awake and aware in the operating room. He is very professional in his job. His bedside manner is wonderful.
in Panama City Beach, FL |
I recomend Dr Tarabishy and staff.
in Tampa, FL |
Nice human being with an impressive expertise.
in Zephyrhills, FL |
Dr. Tarabishy is amazing. He is kind and caring to everyone. He is truthful and does what is best for his patients. I had a detached retina, he and his office staff were quick to get me the surgery I needed.
in Wesley Chapel, FL |
Very professional and genuinely caring physician and staff. From the moment I was called in I felt very comfortable and in good hands. I even remarked this to staff, because I was truly surprised that I was feeling this way. Rare is a physician's office or other medical provider that I feel that comfortable and trusting. It wasn't just social pleasantries, it was more, and honestly I cannot explain it. I felt the staff and Dr Tarabishy genuinely cared. I wish all medical providers were like this
in Tampa, FL |
Friendly, confident and knowledgeable. Great support staff.
in Tampa,Florida |
It's a wonderful professional! A real doctor who cares about his patients. His expertise is unique. His staff is the best, you feel in family. Merry Christmas to all of you! If you need a retina specialist ,Dr. TARABISHI IS # 1
in Wesley Chapel, FL |
Very caring, professional and great person to talk to.
in Tampa, FL |
Both the doctor and his l office staff are very friendly and professional and very helpful to a Canadian senior unfamiliar with local system
in Land O Lakes, FL |
Dr. Tarabishy is professional, very knowledgable, diagnosis accurately, informs patient of his/her condition without undue alarm...states the condition accurately and gives concise options for treatment.
in Zephyrhills Fl |
Dr TARABISHY AND HIS STAFF are through, professional and personable . You can relax and have confidence that your procedure and you are in competent hands .You are treated as #1 by Dr Tarabishy and his Staff, and that feel good, I get tired of Offices that treat you as a Number or heard you in like cattle. You feel good because you are treated like a person not a number by Dr Tarabishy and his STAFF. Thank You for excellent service ,_&????
in Tampa, FL |
It all begins with Jamie, the charming, knowledgeable and helpful First Impressions Administrator. Then thru the door (I never had to sit in the lobby! That's a first!) to be welcomed by Barbara, yet another knowledgeable, experienced medical/technical with a calming, friendly manner that put me at ease for the forthcoming (painless, but I don't know that yet) first evaluation. Then, Da Boss, da Head Honcho, Dr. TARABICHY himself does more detailed testing and fact-finding. Grateful, thats me.
in Thonotosassa, FL |
Friendly, professional, gives directions clearly. Exudes confidence.
Springhill, FL |
Dr. Tarabushy was kind enough to see me on a Sunday when I noticed a vision issue I think that goes why beyond what most doctors would have done. I had to have a laser procedure which he made sure I got in for that Monday after. I would highly recommend him and his wonderful staff. Thanks so much.
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Ahmad Tarabishy received his medical degree from the University of Jordan Medical College. He then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. After residency, Dr. Tarabishy worked as a researcher at Case Western Reserve University where his results helped describe important inflammatory pathways in ocular disease. Dr. Tarabishy then trained at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, as a clinical and research fellow in Rheumatology, developing an interest in uveitis and systemic inflammatory disease.

Dr. Tarabishy completed his ophthalmology residency at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, learning from some of the most prominent figures in ophthalmology. After his ophthalmology residency, Dr. Tarabishy completed a 2 year fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at The Ohio State University Medical Center, learning from several leading experts the many facets of medical retina, retinal surgery, uveitis, and ocular oncology.

Dr. Tarabishy's clinical interests include uveitis and systemic inflammatory diseases, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and surgical treatments of various retinal diseases including complex retinal detachment repair. He is passionate about retina surgery and employs the latest cutting-edge surgical techniques. His surgical videos have been selected as featured video of the month on the American Society of Retina Specialists website as part of the "Innovative Surgical Video Forum". He has published over 15 articles in major, peer-review scientific journals and is a co-author for 2 book chapters in major ophthalmology textbooks. He has been a peer reviewer for Ophthalmology and JAMA Ophthalmology and a contributor to Encyclopedia of the Eye.

Dr. Tarabishy's Care Philosophy

My goal is to provide the highest levels of patient satisfaction combined with the highest quality of retina care.

Dr. Tarabishy says...

Your comments and feedback are extremely valuable to us. We constantly strive to improve our patients' experience.

Dr. Tarabishy's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Floaters
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Jordan / Faculty of Medicine

    Graduated in 2003

  • Internship Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    Completed in 2004

  • Residency Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    Completed in 2006

    Cole Eye Inst, Cleveland Clin Foundation

    Completed in 2011

  • Fellowship Hospital
    The Ohio State University Medical Center

    Completed in 2013

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Jordan / Faculty of Medicine

    Graduated in 2003

  • Other Education
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

    Completed in 2007

    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Completed in 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Eye Surgery
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery