Dr. Derek Hess, MD

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Dr. Derek Hess, MD
Dr. Derek Hess, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Hess is affiliated with Bayfront Medical Center.

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Dr. Hess' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Spring Hill, FL |
I'm 61 year old women, I've had a lazy eye for 61 years. I had 2 other surgeries in New Jersey. Nothing ever worked, I was giving up till my eve doctor said he knew a Doctor in St. Pete...Dr. Derek Hess. who specialized in lazy eye. I went to a consultation he said he could help me. Two weeks later, (April 24th) he did my surgery. Low and behold my eye is straight. I'm ellated...he was a miracle to me!!! Never been so happy! Thank you Dr. Hess Jackie Boewe
in Tampa, FL |
I am an adult with 6th nerve palsy that made my right eye crossed. Dr. Hess performed surgery yesterday, and my eye is straight, and the double vision is gone. I am thrilled.
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Dr. Hess' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Anisocoria
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med

    Graduated in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Duke University Hospital

    Completed in 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Iridectomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • 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
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery