Dr. Demetrios Vavvas, MD

Dr. Demetrios Vavvas, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 48
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Dr. Demetrios Vavvas, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in ophthalmology.

243 Charles St

Boston, MA 02114

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Chorioretinal Scars
very high
more than 97% of peers
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
very high
more than 93% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Vavvas's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vavvas "Dr. Demetrios Vavvas is fellowship-trained retina specialist at Mass. Eye and Ear. He offers eye care for retinal diseases such as macular degeneration."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

89  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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17  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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

  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Boston Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Harvard Ophthalmology
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Harvard Meei
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vavvas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Greek

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vavvas' Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vavvas to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Vavvas' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I I have been seeing eye doctors for retina problems for about 35 years. Dr. Vavvas is one of the top ophthalmolgists and eye surgeons in the Boston area today.. He performed a vitrectomy and retinal reattachment on me and even though there were surprise complications, he was equipped to handle...more
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Steve Gabovitch, thank you for sharing your positive experience!

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An absolutely superb doctor, however, his office makes no effort to make sure patients are seen at their schedule appointment time. A wait of 2 hours beyond your scheduled appointment time is not uncommon, and a wait of less than an hour is virtually unheard of.
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