Dr. Andrew Shatz, MD

Dr. Andrew Shatz, MD

Cataract Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
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Dr. Andrew Shatz, MD is a cataract surgery specialist in Sunrise, FL and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in cataract surgery and ophthalmology.Read his story

1601 Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy # 430

Sunrise, FL 33323

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
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Top Care Areas


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Dry Eyes
more than 86% of peers
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
more than 85% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
more than 68% of peers

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Dr. Shatz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shatz "A highly-respected, board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Shatz is the Medical Director of SightTrust Eye Institute. Dr. Shatz has advanced training in topical, laser-assisted cataract and refractive lens exchange surgery, clear-corneal ("no-stitch") cataract surgery, multifocal and accommodating implants, and phakic intraocular lens implant surgery. With more than 15,000 intraocular procedures performed over the past 16 years, he is believed to be the Southeast's leading implanter of the ReSTOR multifocal and Artisan phakic premium intraocular lenses. A national lecturer to both optometrists and ophthalmologists, Dr. Shatz is an assistant clinical professor at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also sits on several clinical advisory panels and has developed various surgical instruments to aid in cataract surgery. Dr. Shatz has operated on leaders in the entertainment, sports, and business world, and has developed techniques and instruments for use in lens surgery. Dr. Shatz often teaches his surgical techniques to other ophthalmologists in the country, and is frequently called upon by his colleagues to treat their most difficult cases. Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Dr. Shatz received a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors from the prestigious McGill University and he attended the Medical College of Georgia, where he graduated cum laude. Following medical school, Dr. Shatz completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Cornell/North Shore University Hospital and his residency in ophthalmology at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, where he was Chief Resident. Dr. Shatz provides consultative and surgical services to his colleagues in ophthalmology, optometry and various medical specialties, and has a patent pending on a surgical instrument to aid in cataract surgery. He is an assistant clinical professor at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, has been published in the Millennium edition of the Who's Who in Medicine, and has been recognized as one of the nation's top ophthalmologists by the Consumer's Research Council of America. Dr. Shatz is married and the proud father of three young boys."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shatz "Cataract and lens exchange surgery are no longer only for those who have lost significant vision. Today, your vision can not only be improved, but you can also enjoy life without reading and driving glasses! At SightTrust Eye Institute, we strive to provide you with a warm, caring, and individualized experience. We will spend as much time as you require to discuss your visual and lifestyle needs, and will provide you with an result tailored specifically for you. Let us help you see young again!"


  • Cataract Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Cataract - Aberrant Oral Frenula - Growth Delay
  • Cataract - Alopecia - Sclerodactyly
  • Cataract - Ataxia - Deafness
  • Cataract - Cardiomyopathy
  • Cataract - Congenital Ichthyosis
  • Cataract - Microcornea Syndrome
  • Cataract Congenital Dominant Non Nuclear
  • Cataract Dental Syndrome
  • Cataract Hutterite Type
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Cataract, Anterior Polar, Dominant
  • Cataract, Autosomal Recessive, Congenital 2
  • Cataract, Congenital Nuclear, Autosomal Recessive 1
  • Cataract, Congenital Nuclear, Autosomal Recessive 2
  • Cataract, Congenital, Autosomal Dominant
  • Cataract, Congenital, Cerulean, Type 1
  • Cataract, Congenital, Volkmann Type
  • Cataract, Congenital, With Microcornea or Slight Microphthalmia
  • Cataract, Crystalline Aculeiform or Frosted
  • Cataract, Crystalline Coralliform
  • Cataract, Juvenile, With Microcornea and Glucosuria
  • Cataract, Microphthalmia - Nystagmus
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 1
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 2
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 3
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 4
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 5
  • Cataract, Total Congenital
  • Cataract, Zonular
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Keratitis
  • Myopia, Infantile Severe
  • Myopia, Type 6
  • Nearsightedness
  • Presbyopia
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Severe Myopia
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Nearsighted Surgery
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • McGill University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • N Shore University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Hahnemann University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shatz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shatz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shatz to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

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Dr. Shatz's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in Aventura, Fl
My entire experience with Dr. Shatz and his team was excellent. Each staff member was very professional and informed me what was taking place at each step of the surgical process. My cataract surgery was a success. My vision is great and I don’t wear eyeglasses anymore. My wife appreciated being...more
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in Plantation, FL
Dr. Shatz and his staff were amazing. From the very 1st visit they made me feel comfortable. It took me a year to listen to my doctor and finally go to Sight Trust but I am glad I did. I wore glasses for years the surgery was fast and I had no discomfort. I am at 20/15 a week later. No glasses...more
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in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Dr. Shatz runs a high-end lens-replacement factory operation. The run-up to the replacement is all about assessing your needs and telling you how good your life wil be with no more cataracts and new "premium" lenses circa $5,000.00 per eye. I see much better than before, but almost a year...more
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Thank you for your comment. I apologize that you were unable to reach my practice by phone or email; we take pride in getting in touch with our patients within 1-2 days. I am glad that your vision has improved since surgery and look forward to discussing the next steps to get you seeing to the best of your abilities! Please contact me on my personal email so that we can schedule a meeting. I look forward to seeing you! ashatz@sighttrust.com

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in Hallandale Beach, FL
Extremely professional office all around! I couldn't be happier with the results of my surgery. I had three office visits for the full procedure: 1) Initial consultation 2) Day of surgery 3) Day after surgery
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