Dr. Christopher Thiagarajah, MD

Oculoplastic SurgeryMaleAge 47

Dr. Christopher Thiagarajah, MD is a Oculoplastic Surgery Specialist in Denver, CO and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Howard University medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Thiagarajah to book an appointment.

Dr. Thiagarajah

Blepharoplasty Specialist - Denver

1800 N Emerson St Ste 200 Denver, CO 80218
Accepting new patients

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No malpractice claims found for Colorado
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Dr. Thiagarajah's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Eyelid Surgery
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thiagarajah performs Eyelid Surgery more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Thiagarajah performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thiagarajah performs Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Thiagarajah performs this procedure more than 78% of his peers

Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thiagarajah performs Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Thiagarajah performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Thiagarajah's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wound Repair

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(303) 468-8844

Dr. Thiagarajah accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Whole Health Colorado Front Range
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
Balanced-CO PPO
Blue Priority-CO PPO
Bronze Colorado PPO
Catastrophic (Individual)-CO PPO
Colorado College-CO
Colorado HMO
Colorado POS
Colorado PPO
CSU Fort Collins-CO
CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
Gold Colorado PPO
Healthy Support 1-CO PPO
Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
Lumenos plans-CO
Lumenos-CO PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-CO
Platinum-CO PPO
Silver-CO PPO
Traditional Network-CO
University of Colorado Extended PPO
University of Colorado High Deductible PPO
University of Colorado Medicare-CO
WellChoice - C (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - C-CO
WellChoice - H (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - H-CO
WellChoice - U (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - U-CO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Choice Network POS
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Kaiser Permanente
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
One Net
One Net PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

Dr. Thiagarajah's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Thiagarajah

4.8

Based on 120 ratings

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Dr. Thiagarajah performed a Ptosis and Blepharoplasty on both eyes. When I went in I had no idea what to expect. After the procedures healed I asked him to tweak one little area and he did it without reservation. I love the results. He is very easy to talk to. He and his staff make you feel very comfortable. When ever I told people who did my eyes they all said that is who they were planning on using. He's an artist and a true professional. I'm so happy I had the procedures done. I was surprised how much my vision improved. Thank you Dr. T.!
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
4 people found this helpful
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Deb Y – May 03, 2021
Dr T is both a talented surgeon and a caring professional. I enjoyed the whole process. He rechecked that my surgery was satisfactory with me in 3 follow up visits.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Tracy J Saraduke – Apr 07, 2021
Dr. T did a fantastic job on my eyes. I feel like I look much better. He explained what to expect from the surgery and it went just as he said it would. Also everyone in the office was extremely friendly and helpful.
4 people found this helpful
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Dave R – Apr 07, 2021
Dr. Thiagarajah performed ptosis surgery on one eye and blepharoplasty on both. I chose to work with him because of his reviews and due to my impressions after our first visit. Also, I felt comfortable with the fact that he was well equipt to handle any of the rare problems that could arise. He was extremely thorough in his medical evaluation and clearly explained what I could expect. He also authored a book for patients to detail the procedure, etc and this was very helpful. I had a good deal of postop swelling and inflammation that first week, not unexpectedly, and he wisely suggested I do a course of steroid to address this. It helped considerably. The best piece of advice he gave me was to just let things heal and , sure enough, things settled out beautifully over time. He is truly excellent at his job and his art and I would use him again in a heart beat and recommend him to those I care about in my life.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Andrea M. Cohen, MD – Feb 27, 2021
He performed an eyelid lift and eyebag removal. Took a while to heal but the compliments are great now. Two friends also had surgery with him with similar results. Friendly, Professional and Good work. Thanks Dr T!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Christa L – Jan 28, 2021
Upper eyelid surgery. Awesome results
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Newsmanfoxnews – Dec 01, 2020
Dr. T did a fantastic job. I would highly recommend him. I have had nothing but compliments on how great my eyes look since the surgery.
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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Deb Robinson – Nov 21, 2020
Dr. Thiagarajah spent a quite a bit of time with me trying to get me over being so anxious over a growth on my eyelid that was thought to be skin cancer. Part of my anxiety was due to wanting to know the steps that would be involved as I had dealt with previous skin cancer on my face and was shocked afterwards (It all healed fine but my perception based on what I as told prior simply did not align). In this case, he merely snipped the growth and the biopsy came back that all was fine. I appreciate his compassion and the time he spent. Thank you
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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Pam F. – Nov 15, 2020
Dr Thiagarajah and his office are all incredibly efficient and professional. He was recommended by my local eye doctor, and I am so pleased with the results of my eyelid surgery with Dr T!!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Jen C – Oct 05, 2020
Bilateral Eyelid surgery
What went well
  • 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
2 people found this helpful
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Rochelle Venckus – Jul 17, 2020
Unbelievably the best doctors visit over ever had, Seriously! I had a cyst cut out if my eyelid and I was nervous that it was going to be painful because of my previous experience at Denver health. Denver health jacked me up! So I had to go elsewhere with a doctor that knew what they were doing and luckily I found Dr.T. thank God for doctor T. Believe be it or not but having a cyst cut out if my eye lid by Dr. T was not painful at all zero pain. Quick and fast. Very gentle. So thankful. Thank you doctor T! Keep up the good work!
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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Jul 06, 2020
Did a great job fixing a botched surgery by another doctor. He was kind and explained everything.
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Geraldine Hayes – Apr 26, 2020
He did eyelid surgery on me in 2018 and he ruined my face! He graphed skin from my upper lid to attach to the lower lid (rt eye), but it wasn’t necessary so...this extra skin sits below my lower lid looking like a little worm, about 2/3 of an inch long. Vertical wrinkles now appear below the worm. He supposedly did the left eye (stitches in the outer corner) but within weeks the lower lid returned to it’s original state (i.e. turned out). I then had to have it redone by another oculosurgeon. I saw him at 6 weeks and upon seeing the left eye, he said in a very lackadaisical manner “well maybe I could put more stitches around that eye”. I was so angry I screamed at him and he backed out of the room. Everything he did (graph) or didn’t do (left eye) was for the money. Unless I want to live with a worm on my face I will have to have more surgery...at my expense.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Helpful
Mar 29, 2020
He saved my life! Went for a cosmetic eyelid consultation and he discovered that I had a tumor in my eye socket about to enter my brain. After surgery and radiation I am cancer free! He saved my life! Cannot thank him enough. Saw 5 doctors before him who missed it. Thank you so much. My family thanks you. My husband thanks you. God bless you Dr T.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Wendy Kaiser – Feb 07, 2020
Personally, I would not return to this office. I was concerned with sterility techniques surrounding the operating site. We had disagreements on what constituted infection prevention, and maybe he was correct; he cited a multi-paged study to back him up. I've not had the opportunity to review the study.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Helpful
Jan 31, 2020
Polite and professional. He did an excellent job.
4 people found this helpful
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R Ott – Jan 28, 2020
One Word FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!
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
4 people found this helpful
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RODNEY NETH – Jan 24, 2020
Very competent, very professional and just a really nice person.
2 people found this helpful
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Jan 18, 2020
Awesome experience from start to finish, so thankful for Dr. T and his staff.
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
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Jan 16, 2020
I am favorably impressed with Dr. Thiagarajah's demeanor - professional and trustworthy.
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
Helpful
Jan 14, 2020

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr Thiagarajah spends time explaining the complexity of his procedures to patients in Denver, Colorado and educating them on expectations before and after surgery.

Biography

Dr Thiagarajah is an oculoplastic surgeon specializing in eyelid, tear duct and eye socket surgery. His specialty is blepharoplasty and eyelid lifting....Read more

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Park Avenue Oculoplastcs - ASOPRS
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Cincinnati Coll of Med & Surg
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Howard University
Residency Hospital
2003
Beth Israel Med Ctr-Albert Einstein
Internship Hospital
2002
Howard University
Medical School
1995
New York University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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

Dr. Thiagarajah frequently treats Eyelid Surgery, Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery, and Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Thiagarajah treats.

Where is Dr. Christopher Thiagarajah, MD's office located?

Dr. Thiagarajah's office is located at 1800 N Emerson St Ste 200, Denver, CO 80218. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Thiagarajah speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Blepharoplasty Specialist - Denver

Park Ave. Oculoplastic Surgeons1800 N Emerson St Ste 200 Denver, CO 80218
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Omni Eye Specialists

Cherry Creek55 Madison St Ste 355 Denver, CO 80206
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Thiagarajah is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center

Denver, CO

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)