Dr. Athanasios Papakostas, MD

Dr. Athanasios Papakostas, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 39

Accepting new patients

Dr. Athanasios Papakostas, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in New York, NY. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Papakostas to book an appointment.

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Weill Cornell Eye Associates

New Patient?
(212) 235-1519
Weill Cornell Eye Associates1305 York Ave New York, NY 10021
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Weill Cornell Eye Associates

New Patient?
(212) 235-1519
Weill Cornell Eye Associates36 Worth St New York, NY 10013
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    • Wed: 11:00am - 6:00pm
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    • Fri: 7:30am - 3:30pm
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Weill Cornell Eye Associates, New York, NY

New Patient?
(212) 235-1519
Weill Cornell Eye at Lower Manhattan156 William St New York, NY 10038
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Norman Brachfeld MD212 E 69th St New York, NY 10021
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Papakostas' Reviews

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Excellent surgeon! He has operated on both eyes for retinal detachments and saved my vision.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Feb 04, 2021
I see Dr Papakostas for monthly injections. Very clear communication, good bedside manners and very knowledgable. I am extremely happy he is my doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mary S. – Feb 04, 2021
excellent and caring physician! He takes care of my 80 year old mother with macular degeneration with great care and compassion.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Feb 03, 2021
great doc! has been treating me with injections for long time and saved my vision!! great bedside manner and good sense of humor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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M.B. – Feb 03, 2021
Terrible, Uncaring Doctor! Words alone cannot describe the horrible treatment received from Dr. Papakostas. He has absolutely no patience, and becomes irritated and nasty without provocation, once, while jabbing a needle into my eye! Could you imagine getting an eye injection before the numbing meds kicked in, or without sufficient numbing? Papakostas was so rushed and reckless that I felt the full impact of the needle, causing my eyeball to jump, swell and turn blood red, followed by excruciating pain, trauma and excessive hemorrhaging for over 2 weeks! He does not believe it's his job to perform the vital pressure test or any topical eye exam, leaving this to technicians--which is not why you see a retina specialist. After 3 injections, including the botched one, he considered my treatment over(!), even though my serious visual obstruction conditions had not gotten better. Very simply, this doctor showed me no respect, and had zero regard for my care or well-being.
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Mistreated NYC Patient – Jan 18, 2021
Communication is outstanding. Explains everything extremely well and truly cares about his patients. Very intelligent. A top surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Schwarzwalder Daniel in New York, NY – Dec 17, 2018

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Background

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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Papakostas' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Eye Examination
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Papakostas performs Eye Examination more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Papakostas performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

B-Scan Ultrasound
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Papakostas performs B-Scan Ultrasound more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Papakostas performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Vision Screening
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Papakostas performs Vision Screening more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Papakostas performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Papakostas' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration Treatment
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Hole Surgery
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Vision Screening
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Degeneration
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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(212) 235-1519

Dr. Papakostas accepts the following insurance:

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About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and...Read more

Biography

Dr. Papakostas is a board-certified retina specialist and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Papakostas specializes...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

2014
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Residency Hospital
2011
MetroWest Medical Center Framingham Union Hospital
Internship Hospital
2010
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Greek

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Athanasios Papakostas, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (646) 962-2020 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Athanasios Papakostas, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Papakostas has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Athanasios Papakostas, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Athanasios Papakostas, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Papakostas frequently treats Eye Examination, B-Scan Ultrasound, and Vision Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Papakostas treats.

Where is Dr. Athanasios Papakostas, MD's office located?

Dr. Papakostas' office is located at 1305 York Ave, New York, NY 10021. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Athanasios Papakostas, MD speak?

Dr. Papakostas speaks Greek and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received