Dr. Bhupendra Patel, MD

Dr. Bhupendra Patel, MD

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
62 y/o

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Dr. Bhupendra Patel, MD is a facial plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in Salt Lake City, UT and has been practicing for 38 years. He specializes in facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

Moran Eye Center


Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • MagnaCare
  • Medico

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Top Care Areas

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Bell's Palsy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eyelid Spasm
very high
more than 99% of peers
Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Patel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Patel "Internationally renowned physician and surgeon who has developed numerous cosmetic and reconstructive surgical techniques and taught surgeons from all over the world. Our philosophy is to accept nothing but perfection: no compromise, when it comes to caring for our patients. University of Utah, Moran Eye Center, 65 Mario Capecchi Drive, Salt Lake City 84132 Patient Appointments: (801) 585-6641In-State: (800) 662-0052 Out-of-State: (800) 453-0122 Fax: (801) 581-3357 Medical School:University of LiverpoolUniversity of London Residency:General & Plastic SurgeryUniversity of LiverpoolOphthalmologyMoorfields Eye HospitalUniversity of London Fellowships:Ophthalmic Plastic, Orbital, Lacrimal and Reconstructive SurgeryMoorfields Eye Hospital, London, EnglandFacial Cosmetic & Reconstructive, Orbital, Lacrimal and Socket SurgeryUniversity of Utah, USA Examinations & Postgraduate Degrees: L.R.C.P (London), M.R.C.S (London) M.B.Ch.B (Liverpool) D.O.R.C.S (England) F.R.C.S (Edinburgh - General & Plastic Surgery) F.R.C.S (Glasgow - General & Plastic Surgery) F.R.C.S (Glasgow - Ophthalmology)F.R.C.Ophth (England) FEMGEMFLEXA.S.O.P.R.S (USA) Academic Appointment:Professor and Chief, Div. of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryFellowship Director for Overseas and Local Fellows Overview of Expertise, Research & Medical Interests: -Prof. Patel did extended postgraduate fellowships in Europe and in the United States and trained with some of the best surgeons in the world. -Prof. Patel's expertise is in the management of disorders involving eyelids, periorbital tissues, lacrimal system and facial bones including fractures and in all cosmetic procedures of the face. He has designed and refined several surgical procedures and instruments. His clinical research interests include thyroid disease, optic nerve disorders, orbital and eyelid tumors, blepharospasm, lacrimal surgery and facial cosmetic surgery. -He has developed and published many cosmetic facial surgical procedures, including procedures for the brows, upper and lower eyelids, cheeks and the lower face and neck. -The division has been a pioneer in research and development of techniques for the management of ocular and facial disorders, orbital malpositions, thyroid eye disease, optic nerve surgery, lacrimal problems and tearing, eyelid and orbital tumors, and the treatment of orbital and facial fractures. -The division developed the use of Botulinum toxin which is also used in the treatment of facial wrinkles and frown lines. -Many of the cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures utilized have been developed by the division including ptosis repair, upper blephs, endoscopic brow elevation, transconjunctival lower blephs, modified face and neck lifts and fat grafts to the face for cosmetic and reconstructive purposes. -Small incision endoscopic brow elevation and midface lifts allow aesthetic improvement in many patients who previously would not have been candidates for surgery. -Procedures including chin and cheek augmentation and facial liposculpture are directed at restoring, and enhancing the architecture and support of the face and eyelids; procedures that remove supportive structures are avoided. -Laser resurfacing techniques for aging changes are utilized by the division and give less postoperative redness and faster healing. Many other lasers are used to treat everything from wrinkles to pigment spots to abnormal vessels and to tighten facial and neck skin and underlying structures. -Management of some complex disorders and injuries require collaboration with specialists from throughout the Health Sciences Center. -Prof. Patel sees patients from all over the United States and overseas. -A substantial portion of our practice is the correction of complications of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Prof. Patel is available for second (and third!) opinion to patients and surgeons alike. -For medico-legal review and opinions, and for Worker's Compensation case review, please contact us to arrange an appointment. -For patients from afar, virtual consultations can be arranged. Please contact us for details. -Prof. Patel has published over a hundred peer-reviewed scholarly articles, designed surgical instruments, developed surgical techniques, lectured and performed demonstration and/or charitable surgery in over 48 countries, written more than 20 books and book chapters and trained over one hundred fellows from all five continents in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face. He strives to teach the next generation of surgeons to aim not only to be better, but be at least as compassionate to our patients as our teachers. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Patel "We strive for nothing but perfection: no compromise. Come see us for a considered and compassionate assessment with a clear explanation of findings, options and, most important of all, advice on when NOT to have surgery."

4  Specialties

  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Patel does not have any board certifications listed.

96  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anophthalmos
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birth Defects
  • Birthmark
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Infections
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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21  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Liverpool
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of London
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Liverpool
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • University Liverpool
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Liverpool
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of London
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of London
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Utah
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Welcome Scholarship (Distinction 2nd. M.B. Ch.B.), 1990
  • Taylor Fellowship (Distinction 2nd. M.B.Ch.B.), 1993
  • American Society of Ocularists Distinguished Award for services to the Society, 2006
  • Best original research by an ASOPRS Fellow, 1995
  • Distinguished Surgeon Award, Israeli Oculoplastic Surgery Society, 2007
  • International Humanitarian Award, Awarded by the Government of India, 2001
  • Elected to “Best Doctors in America” (1999-2010), 2010
  • The All India Surgical Award, Indian Plastic Surgery Society, 2016
  • The Norman Galloway Lectureship Award, presented by the Nottingham Eye Symposium, 2015
  • Frost Award (Distinction 2nd. M.B.Ch.B.), 1992
  • The Peter Rogers Gold Medal Lecture. Presented by The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, 2013
Media & Publications
  • Malignant Orbital Tumors - Clinical Ophthalmic Oncology, 2014
  • Malignant Orbital Tumors in Clinical Ophthalmic Oncology, 2014
  • Aesthetic Surgery of the Aging Neck in Simplified Facial Rejuvenation, 2007
  • Surgical Management of Blepharospasm in Facial Plastic Surgery, 2005
  • Benign Orbital Tumors in Clinical Ophthalmic Oncology, 2007
  • Malignant Orbital Tumors in Clinical Ophthalmic Oncology, 2007
  • Benign Orbital Tumors in Clinical Ophthalmic Oncology, 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Patel to family and friends
176 total reviews (150 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (176)

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Dr. Patel's Performance

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  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Patel Says:

You will see that we have one of the highest ratings on patient survey scores earned through hard work and with an incredible team which includes Jill, Dena, Mike, Patricia, Todd, Megan, Stacy, the incomparable Diana and many others. Not least is the team of experts we surround ourselves with so that, if needed, we have knowledge of the best surgeons and physicians-who happen to be part of our extended team!

We always take


Patient Comments (150)

I was worried about lifting my lids as I didn't want to look like Kenny Rodgers. I hesitated for a long time. Some of my friends were told they also needed their brows lifting and they look like they are surprised now. I am happy I got my lids done by Dr. Patel: he explained to me that only some...more
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I had seen several doctors and they did not diagnose me. I was finally sent to Dr. Patel who not only made the correct diagnosis but worked out the best dose of injections to allow me to see better. I am so glad I found him!
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I thought I needed a facelift but Dr. Patel showed me that my jawline and neck were actually doing quite well! I am amazed at the results of the browlifts, combined with the upper and lower blepharoplasty. He calls it the Hammock Lift as it lifts and fills out all the different areas with fat...more
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I couldn't see because of my droopy upper eyelids. But I also didn't like my baggy eyelids. My Eastern skin cannot take aggressive treatments so I wanted to make sure I got natural tears. My primary care doctor had cosmetic surgery with Dr. Patel and she suggested I see him. I have beautiful...more
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Other than get rid of my very big lower lid bags and upper lid bags. I was afraid I would look different in a bad way. I researched a lot of surgeons. I found Dr. Patel through my friend. My lids look so much better but I still look like myself! My relatives all ask me if I have lost weight (I...more
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