Dr. Gareth Lema, MD

Dr. Gareth Lema, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 41
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Dr. Gareth Lema, MD is a vitreoretinal disease specialist in Buffalo, NY and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from U OF BUFFALO SUNY SCH OF MED & BIOMEDICAL SCI in 2007 and specializes in vitreoretinal disease & surgery, ophthalmology, and more.

1176 Main St

Buffalo, NY 14209

Contact Information

(716) 881-7900

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 96% of peers
Eye Surgery
very high
more than 95% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Lema'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.

3  Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

61  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cancer
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Strabismus
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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18  Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Intravitreal Injection
  • Optomap® Retinal Exam
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Freezing (Cryopexy)
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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

  • U OF BUFFALO SUNY SCH OF MED & BIOMEDICAL SCI
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences SUNY at Buffalo
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lema has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lema's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lema to family and friends
3 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Lema's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Very kind and caring doctor.....very knowledgeable too...treating me for diabetes complications that is affecting my vision.
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