Dr. Avtar Ghuman, MD

Dr. Avtar Ghuman, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
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Dr. Avtar Ghuman, MD is a vitreoretinal disease specialist in Fort Myers, FL and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston in 1995 and specializes in vitreoretinal disease & surgery.Read his story

6901 International Center Blvd

Fort Myers, FL 33912

Contact Information

(239) 939-4323

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • 11 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retinal Vein Occlusion
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Ghuman'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.

Dr. Ghuman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ghuman "Dr. Ghuman completed his retina and vitreous medical and surgical training at West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. He has been the principal investigator in dozens of pivotal clinical trials that have led to FDA approval of new therapies to fight retina or vitreous diseases. He is currently principal investigator for multiple National Health Institute/National Eye Institute studies. He has served as an instructor at University of Texas Medical Branch and West Virginia University and has served as an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Scientist for the Schepens Eye Research Institute affiliated with Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He has received the honor of Best Doctor and Castle Connolly Top Doctor. He has authored numerous articles and abstracts that have been presented at regional, national, and international conventions and has been published in respected medical journals such as Ophthalmology, the Annals of Ophthalmology, and the American Journal of Ophthalmology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is currently a member of the multiple organizations including the American Society of Retina Specialists, the American Diabetes Association, the American Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association, the Lee County Medical Society, the Collier County Medical Society, the Charlotte County Medical Society, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. "

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1  Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

35  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Floaters
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Night Blindness
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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7  Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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.

Education

  • Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Christus St Joseph Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Tx Med School At Houston
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • West Virginia University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ghuman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalamology, Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Diabetes Association, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • American Society of Retina Specialists, Member
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Member
  • Charlotte County Medical Society, Member
  • Collier County Medical Society, Member
  • Florida Medical Association, Member
  • Lee County Medical Society, Member

Dr. Ghuman's Reviews

3.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ghuman to family and friends
7 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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

Dr. Ghuman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I was treated very poorly by Dr. Avtar (Tom ) Ghuman during a laser procedure. As a result, I left upset & concerned regarding the health of my eye. Tracy, the Director of Insurance, contacted me to discuss my concerns. She did her best to rectify the situation, and I appreciate her efforts.
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