Dr. Christopher Pelzek, MD

Dr. Christopher Pelzek, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
(6)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Christopher Pelzek, MD is a vitreoretinal disease & surgery doctor who practices in Joliet, IL. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.

963 N 129th Infantry Dr Ste 130

Joliet, IL 60435

Contact Information

(815) 744-1812

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 12 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 98% of peers
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Melanoma
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Indocyanine Green Angiography
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pneumatic Retinopexy
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Ultrasound
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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

  • University of Wisconsin / Madison
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Wisconsin Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Johns Hopkins University-Wilmer Eye Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University of Southern California-Doheny Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pelzek has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pelzek's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pelzek to family and friends
3.0
based on 6 total reviews
Dr. Pelzek's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Pelzek accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Sagamore Health Network
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO
  • WellPoint

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Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center
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Franciscan Health Hammond
5454 Hohman Ave
Hammond, IN 46320
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Palos Community Hospital
12251 S 80th Ave
Palos Heights, IL 60463
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Silver Cross Hospital
1900 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox, IL 60451
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