Dr. Arun Patel, MD

Ophthalmology •  Male • Age 62
  
Dr. Patel

Vitreo Retinal Medical Group Inc

3939 J St Ste 106 Sacramento, CA 95819

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Dr. Arun Patel, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Sacramento, CA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with Mercy General Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Patel to book an appointment.


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$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
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Dr. Patel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Retina Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Retina Diseases more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Eye Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel performs Eye Surgery more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Patel performs this procedure more than 78% of his peers

Migraine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Migraine more than 65% of his peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 65% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
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Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Melanoma
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lattice Degeneration
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Migraine
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Panretinal Photocoagulation
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pars Planitis
  • Photocoagulation
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Spider Veins
  • Thyroid Disease
  • TrueBeam™ Radiosurgery
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Degeneration
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patel

4.9

Based on 92 ratings

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Dr Arun Patel is a Very Knowledgeable, Calm, Kind Physician! Excellent Dr. So VERY THANKFUL FOR ALL HIS SKILLS!
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Nov 20, 2019
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I was referred to Dr. Patel in June, 2011, because of a detached retina. It was so serious that Dr. Patel performed the surgery two days later and saved my eyesight. I've had frequent checks and annually since 2012. The staff is great and efficient. Dr. Patel informed me today that I will not have to continue the annual checks. He performed a miracle! If the surgery had been delayed I would be blind!
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Al French – Nov 15, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr. Patel's for several years. He performed one operation on me with wonderful results. My husband has also been his patient and we are very happy with the results. I highly recommend him!
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Jan Voy – Oct 04, 2019
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Dr. Patel repaired a complicated macular hole in my left eye. Because I also had macular degeneration in that eye, the surgery was more difficult to achieve a 99% success rate. Dr. Patel's surgery was a complete success due to his expertise in his field. I'm forever grateful for his care.
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Nancy Stembridge – Aug 30, 2019
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Ten years ago I had a severely detached retina. Dr Patel surgically repaired the eye. I see Dr Patel for annual eye exams. He is friendly, courteous and very thorough in the examination of the eye. The condition of the retina remains very good. The sight in the eye continues to be better than average for people at my age - 70. In the years under Dr Patel's care, his name often appears in Sacramento Magazine's annual list of Best Doctors in Sacramento.
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John N. in Sacramento, CA – Jun 17, 2019
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I have been seeing doctor Patel for about 6 years now and he has been completely professional and amazing through the entire process. In fact I had to see a colleague one time and I told him I only wanted to see Dr Patel exclusively because I was not happy with him.
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Chris Pierce in M, WY – May 31, 2019
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I'm sure he's competent, but he has a very brusque manner. I've been examined by him twice and both times have been unpleasant. He hammered me with questions and didn't give me a chance to respond before asking the same question again. I don't think he's a good listener. I would give him an F in bedside manner, especially when you're frightened about your eye Imagine if a TSA agent was your opthamalogist, you'll get the idea.
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May 25, 2019
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I've been seeing Dr. Patel for ten years for wet Macular Degeneration. He is highly professional and very competent. He makes the time to answer my questions and explain my treatments.
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Beverly Winchell in Rocklin, CA – May 24, 2019
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Dr. Patel is professional, highly skilled, and a great communicator. He surrounds himself with competent and efficient staff.
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Earnie Carman in Orangevale, CA – May 12, 2019
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Dr Patel is an outstanding physician and excellent surgeon. He was very honest and forthright about my retinal detachment surgery and did an outstanding job with confidence and true professionalism.
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Dan Ramos in West Sacramento, CA – May 09, 2019
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Dr. Patel is an excellent professional. I am 48 years old; I had a retinal detachment in Feb 2019 that suddenly appeared. Almost 90% of my vision went lost. Dr. Pater used all the necessary treatments in order to stop the detachment; my vision is getting back progressively. I want to thank him for give a second chance. I strongly recommend him.
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Carlos Quispe in Sacramento, CA – May 07, 2019
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Dr. Patel is a very caring doctor. He has his patients concern in mind at all times. He is extremely patient, and is a knowledgeable surgeon. Would recommend him to anybody.
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Larry Waddle in Woodbridge, CA – Apr 22, 2019
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Dr Arun Patel has saved my vision. I’m a 24 year old guy who had a macular pucker and massive floaters and fluid build up in my eye and he has done a successful surgery to remove it and fix my eye sight. I will forever be thankful of him. Thank you Dr Arun Patel for giving me my vision back.
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Ali in Antelope, CA – Aug 02, 2018
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Excellent surgeon, everything went exactly as planned with outstanding results. I highly recommend Dr. Arun Patel to anyone dealing with Age Related Macular Degineration (AMD) symptoms.
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TR in Grass Valley – Jun 29, 2018
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I almost lost my eyesight in both eyes in 2014 at age 32 from being Type 1 diabetic for 28 years. It all happen so sudden. Thank goodness for Dr. Patel. Other doctors suggested I prepare for blindness. Dr. Patel is simply the best and I am so fortunate to have him in my life. I am able to still work, drive, and experience life with him saving my eyes. I look forward to appointments and the whole staff is brilliant at what they do for patients.
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Christina P. in Sacramento, CA – Mar 26, 2018
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Kind, compassionate & amazingly skilled professional. Saved my vision with urgent laser surgery. thank you Dr.Patel!
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Vera – Mar 23, 2018
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Dr. Patel repaired a macular hole in my right eye. He was thoughtful and patient answering my questions and explaining the procedure. I appreciated his honesty in telling me my eye would probably not be able to return to 100% normal, once it was healed. I trust his abilities and like him as a doctor.
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Debbie in Grass Valley – Feb 23, 2018
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Dr. Patel is extremely kind, warm and caring, and is an outstanding, knowledgeable, up to date physician that has provided my best possible eye care for about 12 years. I used to be very squeamish about some procedures and once, early on in my treatment, I could not tolerate the pre-procedure preparations, so Dr. Patel took over from his very well qualified support staff to prep me himself! I will never forget that simple act that spoke volumes about how much he really cares about his patients.
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Mark A in Sacramento, Ca – Jan 25, 2018
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Dr. Patel repaired a detached retina in 2007. I made a full recovery with no vision impairment. Dr. Patel provided excellent follow up care over the last 10 years. I would definitely use Dr. Patel's services in the future (which I hope I won't need).
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Gayle in Lodi CA – Jan 17, 2018
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I have been seeing Dr.Patel for several years for Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion treatment (BRVO). Dr. Patel tried to make me very comfortable as he gave me the injection in my eye. Dr. Patel is not only an excellent doctor but he is one of the kindest most caring individuals you will ever meet. Thanks Dr.Patel for taking care of my eye! ??????
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Care Philosophy

We provide exceptional care and compassionate service to optimize the vision of patients with retinal disease.  He provides excellent care to patients.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1982
Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Hindi
  • English

Awards

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Vitreo Retinal Medical Group Inc

Sacramento3939 J St Ste 106 Sacramento, CA 95819
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Mercy General Hospital

Sacramento, CA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average