Dr. Allen Putterman, MD

Dr. Allen Putterman, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 79
Dr. Allen Putterman, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 55 years. He graduated from University Of Wisconsin Medical School in 1963 and specializes in ophthalmology.

111 N Wabash Ave Ste 1722

Chicago, IL 60602

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Top Care Areas

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Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
more than 85% of peers
Ectropion of Eyelid
more than 84% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

47  Conditions Treated


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14  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • University Of Wisconsin Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1963
  • Cook Co Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1964
  • Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital - Lenox Hill Hospital, New York
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Putterman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Putterman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Putterman to family and friends
8 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Putterman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

If you want a competent surgeon keep looking. Dr Putterman caused me irreparable damage to my eyelids after cosmetic blepharoplasty. Did not warn me of the risks and ended up with problems I wouldn't have ever thought of having. Beware positive reviews if you see them within several days of this...more
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I had a large melanoma removed from my face which took almost all the flesh off my cheek. Reconstruction surgery by another plastic surgeon involved a flap and a graft. The graft took but the flap didn’t and what resulted was a large scar that pulled the corner of my lower eyelid down severely. I...more
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