Dr. Chad Zatezalo, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 42

Dr. Chad Zatezalo, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in North Bethesda, MD and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from MT SINAI SCH OF MED OF NY UNIV medical school in 2006. He is affiliated with Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Zatezalo to book an appointment.

Dr. Zatezalo

The Zatezalo Group

6110 Executive Blvd Ste 615 North Bethesda, MD 20852
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Zatezalo's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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

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

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

Farnsworth Lantern Test
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zatezalo performs Farnsworth Lantern Test more than 80% of his peers

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

Dr. Zatezalo's conditions and procedures:

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects

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(301) 304-6600

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Worker's Compensation
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Dr. Zatezalo's Reviews

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4.8

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He is wonderful! he saved me from a very likely eyestroke with a occular pressre of 43. He is candid, funny and knowledgeable.
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Linda Lou L. Major – Sep 19, 2019
Dr. Z. came strongly recommended to me by my dermatologist and the recommendation is completely deserved and I cannot say enough good about him. He was exceedingly patient with me, ensuring that I had all the information I needed to make the right decisions about my surgery. He was both respectful and confident when I challenged a course of action that he recommended (and I ended up following his recommendation - and glad that I did so) and he did terrific work. (I had saggy eyelids and bags under my eyes). The follow-up from the surgery was both solicitous and excellent - and I felt comfortable asking him questions - big and small. He has an engaging and relaxed personality - but don't be fooled by his laid-back nature; he knows what he's doing and takes his work seriously. I appreciated his warmth and humor. Shout out to his excellent colleague - Meg - his surgical coordinator for managing all the moving parts and doing so with grace.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Martha K. DeSilva in DC – Jun 10, 2019
I was referred to Dr Zatezalo by my opthamologist for upper and lower lid blepharoplasty, which I had been considering for several years. Dr Zatezalo thoroughly explained the procedure, my individual needs, and always made time to answer my numerous questions/concerns. He did a wonderful job, my eyes look much less tired - and years younger! I am very happy with the results and with the care I received from both Dr Zatezalo and Megan, the surgical coordinator and office manager.
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Mar 15, 2019
Several months ago I made an appointment to see what options I had for reducing puffiness under my eyes. Dr. Zatezalo was great and the results are amazing! I went in for a consultation and walked out with results. Megan was great and I love the texting option for flexibility in making appointments and communication.
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Mar 14, 2019
Making an appointment with Dr. Z is the best thing I've ever done for my face & eyes! I've struggled with dry eyes and complications stemming from treatments gone wrong performed by "top specialists" in the area and Dr. Z is an American treasure. He saved my dry eyes and took 10 years off my face! He performed IPL to help with dry eye and it erased MAJOR sun damage from my face. His line of sunscreen and moisturizer rid my face and life of adult acne - do yourself a favor and see Dr. Z!
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Beth – Feb 26, 2019
Superb technical skills, exceptional interpersonal skills, beautiful results - an outstanding doctor and lovely person! Who knew that going to the doctor could be so enjoyable!
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Barbara in Bethesda, MD – Oct 16, 2018
A great doctor! He educates you as well as treats you. An office visit is like visiting a friend. It's like having a family member providing care. Dr Zatezello opened my eyes (literally), and it changed my world; probably because I could see more of it (ha). Any recommendation is an understatement. Bob Young
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
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Bob Young in Fairfax , VA – Oct 06, 2018
I had a devastating orbital fracture spanning from the sides to the floor of my socket, which a big university hospital and their surgeons could not fix. I looked everywhere for an ophthalmologist who would even consider taking my case. I had been denied and re-referred many times, but none were confident or competent. Thankfully, I came across Dr. Z who made me feel like myself again. He fixed my double vision as well as my sunken eye. I would recommend Dr. Z to anyone who has eye trauma.
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
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Sung in Washington, DC – May 01, 2018
Dr. Z was so amazing! My fat graft procedure went so smoothly and his bedside manner was so soothing. 100% YES! I will come back in the future! Thank you, Dr. Z!!
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
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Cassie K. in Washington, DC – Mar 25, 2018
Hands down Dr. Z is the bets oculoplast in the country. I've had multiple surgeries to correct cut tendons from a poor unnecessary surgery 6 years ago. Dr. Z was the ONLY doctor who listened to me, recognized immediately,& knew how to correct it. Prior to Dr. Z, I had multiple surgeries with incorrect procedures pushed on me that caused more damage. I flew across the US & saw over 25 doctors (many high names) who wouldn't touch me. Dr. Z. saved my eyes. He's gifted, smart & a great guy.
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
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Teddy in Chicago – Jan 17, 2018
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Zatezelo. Not only does he listen and take his time, but he's extremely talented and makes you feel at ease. His office is beautiful and conveniently located. I went in for fine line and wrinkle treatment and couldn't be more thrilled with the results. I will be going back.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Alexandra in Pulzone – Oct 31, 2017
Did a fantastic job reconstructing my eyelid after cancer removal surgery... looks normal, and I am so pleased!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sue in Washington, DC – Aug 12, 2017
I have been going to Dr. Zatezalo for several years. His is extremely knowledgeable, personable, positive, attentive, and accommodating. His staff are also wonderful, especially his assistant Megan. I have received exceptional care for several different issues. I would highly recommend him.
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
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Rockville, MD – Jul 06, 2017
I had an excellent experience with Dr. Zatezalo. He took as much time as I needed to answer my questions and to explain his recommendation. He is very kind and patient and made me feel like I was the most important patient he was seeing that day. I am thrilled with the result of the surgery. He performed an upper and lower blepharoplasty and endobrowplasty on me. I highly recommend him!
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
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Bethesda, MD – Jul 05, 2017
Dr Zatezalo is a brilliant reconstructive surgeon and doctor. He has impeccable standards and his knowledge is extensive. His professional yet personable demeanor make for a great experience. You couldn't ask for more in a 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
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Carol K – Jun 30, 2017
I had eye socket reconstruction surgery done by Dr Zatezalo. The procedure is very complicated and very few doctors are capable of performing this delicate and complex procedure. Dr. Zatezalo did an excellent job, and he did it in a very professional manner, taking care to explain each step in the procedure and with great care for my well being. I highly recommend Dr Zatezalo
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
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Tomas in New Orleans, LA – Jun 29, 2017
It was recommended that I see a plastic surgeon who specialized in eyelid problems because the opthalmolgist I saw thought my issue w/ dry eyes was due to eyelids not blinking fully. Dr Z saw that wasnt the problem at all. He suggested doing many different & newer things to help the eye problem. He was easy to talk to and aware of the latest literature. Also did a GREAT job w/ lower face Restylyne injections that 2 other plastic surgeons couldn't get done to my satisfaction.
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
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Carole Sherman in Bethesda, MD – Jun 24, 2017
Delightful and honest doctor. Very accomodating scheduling with Megan at the front desk. He has always been on time and very thorough.
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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Washington, DC – Jun 23, 2017
I can't recommend Dr. Zatezalo highly enough. He did my Ptosis repair in June 2017 after having been recommended to me independently by two other eye doctors (as I've had multiple eye issues in the past). Dr. Zatezalo took a lot of time to talk me through the procedure. He was extremely knowledgeable, competent, personable, friendly and accessible. I hope I don't ever need eyelid surgery again, but if I ever do, I will certainly go to Dr. Zatezalo. He is absolutely outstanding.
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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Sam Ryan in Washington, DC – Jun 12, 2017
Dr. Zatezalo was very upfront about what to expect and has a great bedside manner. Was very thorough and took his time to make sure everything was perfect. Highly skilled doctor and his results prove that he is one of the best.
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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washington, dc – Jun 07, 2017

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Zatezalo is committed to customizing results to achieve a natural youthful appearance for each patient. 

Biography

 Dr. Chad Zatezalo relocated to the Washington area in 2012 from the renowned Bascom Palmer Eye institute in Miami Florida, ranked #1 by US News...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2012
Bascom Palmer Eye Inst U Miami
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Mount Sinai Hospital
Residency Hospital
2006
MT SINAI SCH OF MED OF NY UNIV
Medical School
University of Virginia
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Dr. Zatezalo frequently treats Vision Screening, Eye Examination, and Farnsworth Lantern Test. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Zatezalo treats.

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Dr. Zatezalo's office is located at 6110 Executive Blvd Ste 615, North Bethesda, MD 20852. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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The Zatezalo Group6110 Executive Blvd Ste 615 North Bethesda, MD 20852
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Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

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71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average