Dr. Arun Patel, MD

Dr. Arun Patel, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Arun Patel, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 36 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.

Vitreo Retinal Medical Group Inc

3939 J St Ste 106

Sacramento, CA 95819
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Top Care Areas

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Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
very high
more than 96% of peers

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

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

72  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Melanoma
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lattice Degeneration
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • 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
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Degeneration
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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20  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cyclocryotherapy
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Surgery
  • Focal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Panretinal Photocoagulation
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Photocoagulation
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • TrueBeam™ Radiosurgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • The Wilmer Institute, John Hopkins University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Retina Associates Of Cleveland
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Sourthern California; Retinal Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Patel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Patel to family and friends
79 total reviews (48 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (79)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Patel'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 (48)

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...more
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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...more
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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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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....more
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I had a detached retina and was seen quickly. Dr. Patel did the least invasive treatment to restore replacement of the retina. The professionalism and competence of the staff and Dr. Patel were the best I've encountered at a medical facility I am so grateful that the procedure was so successful...more
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