Dr. Ankit Desai, MD

Dr. Ankit Desai, MD

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Dr. Ankit Desai, MD is a vitreoretinal disease specialist in Joliet, IL. He graduated from R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci and specializes in vitreoretinal disease & surgery and ophthalmology.

963 N 129th Infantry Dr Ste 110

Joliet, IL 60435

Contact Information

(815) 729-3777

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Desai performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Retinal Dystrophy
very high
more than 98% of peers
Retinal Hemorrhage
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Desai's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Desai "I treat my patients like family"

2  Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

41  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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8  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Intravitreal Injection
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal 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.

Education

  • R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci
    Medical School | Graduated
  • North Shore U Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Saint Louis University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Henry Ford Hlth System
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Desai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Desai's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Desai to family and friends
4 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Desai's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Great doctor, he took the time to answer all my questions and is very knowledgeable
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I think Dr. Desai is a capable doctor, but I was very disappointed in the lack of communication is discussing treatment options. I think that may be due in part to the office being so busy.
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