Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko, MD

Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Schulich School Of Medicine and Dentistry and specializes in ophthalmology, plastic surgery, and more.Read his story

311 S Macdill Ave

Tampa, FL 33609

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  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas

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Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Skin Grafts
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Kwitko's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kwitko "Geoffrey M. Kwitko, M.D. completed his undergraduate work in biology at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, where he was on the Dean's Honor List each year, and was accepted into their medical school after only two years of a four year Bachelor of Science degree. Upon completing his medical degree he spent a year at McGill University in Montreal where he did his internship. Dr. Kwitko spent the next three years completing an ophthalmology residency at the Kresge Eye Institute-Wayne State University, as well as an additional year completing a Fellowship in oculoplastic, orbital, lacrimal, and neuro-ophthalmology, also at the Kresge Eye Institute-Wayne State University in Detroit. In Detroit, Dr. Kwitko ran the ocular trauma service at the Detroit Receiving Hospital. Dr. Kwitko has been in practice in Tampa since 1991 limiting his practice to cosmetic and reconstructive oculoplastic, orbital, lacrimal, and neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Kwitko is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology (Board Certified), Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.), International College of Surgeons (F.I.C.S.), American Academy of Ophthalmology (F.A.A.O.), International Society of Orbital Disorders (F.I.S.O.D.) and is a founding fellow of the Neuro-Ophthalmic Surgical Society (F.N.O.S.S.). Dr. Kwitko is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida where he teaches young surgeons the art and science of his specialties. He is a past President of the Tampa Bay Ophthalmologic Society, elected by his peers. Dr. Kwitko has published numerous articles in his area of expertise in peer review journals and medical textbooks as well as being an international lecturer in these areas. He routinely teaches courses at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting. He also founded, and is the Editor-in-Chief, of the Electronic Journal of the Neuro-Ophthalmic Surgical Society. Dr. Kwitko has also been voted as a "Best Doctor" every year since 2003 and has been awarded the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kwitko "More than 22 years ago, Dr Geoffrey M. Kwitko came to South Tampa with one goal: to create the most comprehensive eyelid surgery center the area had ever seen. The board certified and fellowship-trained Oculoplastic and Neuro-ophthalmic surgeon did just that when he opened the world-class surgery center in the heart of our community. A world-renowned expert on cosmetic eyelid surgery, Dr. Kwitko specializes in thyroid eye diseases, orbital diseases, orbital cancers, tearing problems and dry eye"

4  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

79  Conditions Treated

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Orbital Diseases
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
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40  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryoadenectomy
  • Dacryocystectomy
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Orbital Surgical Procedures
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • University Western Ontario
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Schulich School Of Medicine and Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Western Ontario
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • McGill University / Faculty Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Kresge Eye Institute / Wayne State University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kwitko has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kwitko's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kwitko to family and friends
158 total reviews (64 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (158)

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Dr. Kwitko's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (64)

My first visit to this off was a joy. They really have their act together. Dr. Kwitko is quick and courteous and he gets to the point. His staff was on top of everything and never kept me waiting. I have several follow-up visits scheduled plus a few minor surgeries and I'm sure it will go as...more
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Dr. Kwitko and staff were personable and professional. They answered all my questions. I am happy with the results.
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De kwitko is very knowledgeable in what he does very experienced in Graves’ disease very hands on highly recommend him.
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Great doctor. Fast efficient and knowledgeable. Great surgeon. Would recommend to anyone.
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I had eye lid surgery with Dr Kwitko. He is a very caring professional who will do what he needs to do to make his patience happy. If you happen to call his office after hours..... he is the one who answers the phone. Most Doctors would have a service..... Dr Kwitko is special.....
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