Dr. Baljeet Purewal, MD

Dr. Baljeet Purewal, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 40
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Dr. Baljeet Purewal, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Short Hills, NJ and has been practicing for 16 years. She graduated from SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med in 2002 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read her story

1046 S Orange Ave

Short Hills, NJ 07078

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
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more than 97% of peers
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more than 94% of peers
Blocked Tear Duct
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Purewal's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Purewal "Baljeet K. Purewal, MD is a trained specialist in oculoplastic surgery, Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Born and raised in New York City, she attended the seven year combined BA/MD program with SUNY Downstate Medical School and completed her ophthalmology residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. After having completed her cosmetic fellowship in oculofacial surgery under the supervision of Stephan Bosniak, MD, she completed an advanced fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic & Constructive Surgery at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. In addition to private practice, Dr. Purewal has authored several textbook chapters and numerous scientific articles in the field of oculofacial surgery. She was awarded the prestigious Castle Connolly award in Oculoplastic Surgery. She is featured in New Beauty Magazine for her oculofacial expertise and special interest in facial and skin rejuvenation. Her sound perspective and techniques enable her to deliver natural-looking results using a variety of modalities."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Purewal "Dr. Baljeet K. Purewal places a strong emphasis on the doctor-patient relationship to yield greater patient satisfaction. Her sound perspective and techniques enable her to deliver natural-looking results using multiple modalities. She is known for her kindness, integrity and commitment to patient care and safety.

Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of eyelids along with minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedures comprise a large portion of Dr. Purewal's practice. She has authored numerous publications on reconstructive and cosmetic oculofacial surgery in peer reviewed journals. She is also known for her written chapters in several cosmetic and plastic surgery textbooks."



  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Keratitis
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wrinkles


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  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Botox® for Blepharospasm
  • Botox® Injection
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dacryocystostomy or Dacryocystotomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC Injection
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Ultherapy®

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.


  • SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • New York Flushing Hospital Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Purewal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Purewal's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Purewal to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (13 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Purewal's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Purewal Says:

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Patient Comments (13)

Great overall experience! So happy with my results!!
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If you like to have a full explanation to your diagnosis and feel that you are in capable hands than Dr. Purewal is for you. I was educated on my condition and she explained in detail the how, why and when it could be corrected. I feel that she cared for me, not only as my doctor, but as my...more
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I had surgery to correct a drooping eyelid. Dr. Purewell is an excellent and meticulous surgeon, with an aesthetic eye. She and her assistant, Tanys, are caring, listen to your concerns and are extremely pleasant.
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Dr Purewal is an expert in her field. She's a perfectionist and has a good aesthetic eye, a true understanding of beauty. As her patient I was guided with care, honesty and patience, I felt understood, safe and confident I chose the right doctor. The treatment I received fit my personal needs and...more
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Dr Purewall and staff are professional, knowledgeable and highly skilled. They are friendly and take the time to answer any questions in regard to the procedure. They exclude confidance and make the experience and results the best that anyone could hope for.
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