Dr. Christopher DeBacker, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 57

Dr. Christopher DeBacker, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in San Antonio, TX and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Medical Center and Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. DeBacker to book an appointment.

Dr. DeBacker

Eyeplastx

1314 E Sonterra Blvd Ste 5104 San Antonio, TX 78258
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Dr. DeBacker's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. DeBacker treats Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. DeBacker treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Eyelid Surgery
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Dr. DeBacker performs Eyelid Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. DeBacker performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Blocked Tear Duct
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. DeBacker treats Blocked Tear Duct more than 99% of his peers

Dr. DeBacker treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. DeBacker's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Essential Blepharospasm
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Inflammation
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Lazy Eye
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Orbital Diseases
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • Orbital Surgical Procedures
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Drainage Surgery
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Vision Screening
  • Wound Repair

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(210) 495-2367

Dr. DeBacker accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross
Power Select HMO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Blue & Gold HMO
Employer Group HMO
Health Net PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medico
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
Universal American

Dr. DeBacker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. DeBacker

4.6

Based on 51 ratings

5 Stars
88.23529411764706%
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. DeBacker reconstructed tissue on my lower eyelid through some complex microsurgical procedures for which he is known to perform with delicacy and precision. In pre- and post-operative examinations and on the day of the procedure, I found Dr. DeBacker to be a precise and clear communicator. I dreaded the surgery itself, yet I was very confident in Dr. DeBacker's training and specialization. I feel he is exceptional, a highly skilled, composed, articulate and compassionate 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
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DJM – Dec 02, 2021
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Dr DeBaker did my eye surgery on St. Patricks Day. Oh My! what a difference. I wish I could upload a side by side.. I recommend him highly. He's great! Professional and kind.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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So Glad I had THIS Dr. do my surgery. – Apr 19, 2021
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My droopy eyelids were interfering with my vision. Dr DeBacker did surgery on them.... 28 minutes of IV sedation at a free standing, very clean surgical center. They made a return appointment at the time they made my surgery appointment and the stitches were removed. Very little bruising, just some swelling of my eyelids. Can’t imagine an easier or more life changing surgery. My vision is greatly improved and I felt very safe during the entire process. Only had a couple of “down days” after surgery. Very nice and competent office staff as well. Highly recommend Dr DeBacker.
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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Beck – Jan 19, 2021
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The Doctor is the most through and knowledgeable Doctors I know. He has doe work on both my husband and me. I have had some serious eye issues and he has been able to take care of everything, always at a pace as not to stress me out.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
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DED – Nov 12, 2020
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Dr. DeBacker is a very nice caring physician. He is very prompt and respectful of your appointment time. He called after ours and left his cell to check on my pain etc. after surgery. I highly recommend him.
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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Nov 02, 2020
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I have seen Dr. four times and each time I find him comforting and knowledgeable. He reconstructed a small area under eyes were I had a basal cell carcinoma removed. I would highly recommend him and his staff. Normally you are in the procedure area fast and have very little waiting time back there. 3 months after there reconstruction there is barely any evidence of any surgery.
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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Oct 29, 2020
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Dr. DeBacker was recommended to me by another physician and he is highly regarded as an expert in his field. I found him to be very reassuring and personable. He took the time to answer my questions and fully explain the issues I was experiencing with my tear ducts. I found his office staff and medical assistants to be very helpful and my surgery and follow-up office visits have been great.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Maggie G. – Oct 09, 2020
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I have been treated by Dr. DeBacker for several years now. I experience chronic eyelid spasms (benign essential blepharospasms - BEB) and require frequent, medically necessary injections of botulinum toxin. Dr. DeBacker is always personable and concerned for my well-being. He has encouraged me to ask for him to apply the numbing cream to increase my comfort level – shots in your eyelids are not the most comfortable thing to experience, believe me. I will continue to return to Dr. DeBacker for these treatments as long as I am able.
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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TLK – Aug 20, 2020
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I went in to see Dr. DeBacker for my drooping eyelids. He did a wonderful job! He recommended a few additional things I didn't even know would make a difference. Never felt pressured, glad I went thru with it. Great bedside manner. He called the night of surgery to make sure everything was going well after surgery. I would highly recommend this surgeon.
What went well
  • 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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Garcia, Maria – Aug 20, 2020
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About 3 years ago I was referred to Dr. Debacker by my sister to have my upper and lower lids done to appear younger. I had the surgery and paid out of pocket over $7000. I had to have it redone by him and it still looks bad. I know that my sister and a friend of ours that had eye surgery performed by him had to have theirs redone as well. Dr. Debacker is good about offering to redo the surgery for the 3rd time but I have lost confidence in him. I do not recommend his services.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sabra – Jun 24, 2020
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My visit and surgery with Dr. DeBacker went fantastic. He was very straight forward about the procedure and when it actually happened on Tuesday 3/26 it went smooth and I feel great. I have not had any complications all week and I was very happy to hear from Dr. DeBacker that same day to check up on me. I would highly recommend Dr. DeBacker and his staff was great too, Pearl helped me out tremendously.
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Mar 29, 2019
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This gentleman is a “stellar example” for of his profession! In every catagory of interaction with this doctor my experience could not have been better! And the results of my surgery were far better than I could have reasonably expected. The end result is perfectly natural... and folks cannot easily believe the before versus after pictures! Without fail... consult with Dr. DeBacker “before” you have any eye procedure performed. You'll be tracking me down to buy me a steak dinner.
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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Ric Hopmann in SA, TX – Mar 01, 2019
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Dr DeBacker gave full explanation and expected results of procedure. His manner gives one confidence in his abilities. Would definitely recommend to those needing blepharoplasty.
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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Jan 30, 2019
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At my consultation with Dr DeBacker for eyelid surgery, he explained what he could also do with a brow lift. I am age 49 and happy I had both procedures done! It seems he was also able to correct some asymmetry in my face, giving me a more youthful and balanced appearance. The recovery period went quickly and smoothly. He and his assistant were always helpful and available when I had questions.
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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Dec 27, 2018
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Excellent result - could not be more pleased!
What went well
  • 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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Elsa Molitor in TX – Dec 07, 2018
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Dr. DeBacker is very friendly, kind, compassionate person and his work is amazing! My husband and I are very pleased with the work we had done.
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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Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Huff in Helotes , TX – Nov 22, 2018
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I am 73 years old and had heavy, sagging eyelids. My eyelashes were going into my eyes, and the lids affected my vision. I was referred to Dr DeBacker. He performed my eyelid surgery, both eyes, back in Aug 2018. I couldn't had been referred to a more Professional, Percisioned Eyeplastx Surgeon. I never had any pain or discomfort, very faint scarring, and the healing process was great. Dr DeBacker is an Excellent Blepharoplasty Surgeon, and I Highly Recommend him. He is the Best!
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Beverly Ferreira in SAN ANTONIO, TX – Nov 09, 2018
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In this day and age of diminishing “pride in workmanship” on a general basis, it’s extremely refreshing and reassuring to encounter someone of Dr. DeBacker's caliber. His demeanor exhibited superb professionalism, utmost in courtesy, and a Sincere desire to assist. Thus, the end result of my surgery was superb !!!
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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Jerry Talmadge in San Antonio, TX – Oct 18, 2018
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Dr. DeBacker was very kind and efficient. His staff treated me with respect.
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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Oct 08, 2018
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This practice is like a breath of fresh air. The facility and warm, friendly staff compliment Dr. Debacker's experience and skill. On the day of my surgery, he personally called me in the evening to see how I was doing and to answer any questions. If you are a medicare patient, you can rely on his charges because he is an in-network provider. He also gives you a written guarantee of the maximum charges should Medicare not cover your procedure. Everything considered, excellent choice.
What went well
  • 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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SAN ANTONIO, TX – Oct 05, 2018
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Care Philosophy

Dr. DeBacker is committed to providing professional, safe, compassionate and expert care. He believes that a kind, gentle approach creates an ideal environment...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Kaiser Permanente
Internship Hospital
2000
University of Arizona
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Duke University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1995
IL Eye Ear Infirm
Residency Hospital
1991
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Medical School
University Of California
Undergraduate School
University Of Arizona-General Cosmetic Surgery
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Christopher DeBacker, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. DeBacker frequently treats Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis), Eyelid Surgery, and Blocked Tear Duct. See all procedures and conditions Dr. DeBacker treats.

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Dr. DeBacker's office is located at 1314 E Sonterra Blvd Ste 5104, San Antonio, TX 78258. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Eyeplastx1314 E Sonterra Blvd Ste 5104 San Antonio, TX 78258
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Berkeley Eye Center5350 S Staples St Ste 318 Corpus Christi, TX 78411
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. DeBacker is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Baptist Medical Center

San Antonio, TX

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

3 Awards Received

Methodist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Methodist Hospital Stone Oak

San Antonio, TX

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)