Dr. Gil Epstein, MD

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Dr. Gil Epstein, MD

Ophthalmology | Male

FORT LAUDERDALE EYE INSTITUTE 850 S Pine Island Rd Ste A-100, Plantation, FL 33324 Get Directions
(954) 741-5555

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Dr. Epstein specializes in Ophthalmology and practices in Plantation, FL. He practices at 1 location.

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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (37)
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in Pompano Beach, FL |
Dr. Epstein did an outstanding surgery on ptsosis of my right eye. I had no pain, the people at the surgery center were professional and helpful and I am so pleased with the result of the surgery. Dr. Epstein was skillful and I have complete confidence in him in all respects. I highly recommend him.
in Hollywood, FL |
He did my upper and lower lids. Result was dry eyes which I went to another surgeon to repair. My upper lids do not match either. I am going for a second surgery to repair those next month. His office seemed more concerned that I get the surgery done since it is not covered by insurance for the most part and is a personal payment. I believed he also owns or has a financial interest in the facility where he does his surgery. He has a nice demeanor but very unhappy with the results.
in Fort Lauderdale, FL |
Dr. Epstein corrected ptosis in my eye last week and I am so pleased so far with the results. Swelling is minimal and I already notice such as improvement and I am looking forward to what the end result will be. I visited many surgeons to possibly use and I am so very happy that I chose Dr. Epstein. He is extremely knowledgable, sincere, honest and made me feel at ease during this process. I highly recommend him and his wonderful staff to anyone that needs an eye surgery.
in Weston, FL |
Very competent. Wonderful plastic surgeon.
in Miami, FL |
Dr. Epstein has a medical assistant (I think her name is Rebecca) who is extremely rude and impatient. She has no human skills and needs more training. Her rudeness is incredible. Dr. Epstein was not there on my follow up appointment and I needed to see him so interested another doctor. He does not spend enough time with patients and is not very patient either. He is one more doctor who thinks that he is above the patient. Being a doctor is a sacred mission. Compassion is needed!
in Hollywood, FL |
Extremely kind, informative, tremendous attention to detail, which is crucial when choosing a surgeon. Also, honest! I felt I was in good hands with Dr. Epstein!
in Lauderhill, FL |
I am sure you have heard the expression, the proof is in the pudding. Well you would never have known that I had surgery.on a delicate part of my eye. He is a fantastic surgeon..I could not get over when I looked in the mirror and saw the results.. .My first meeting with Dr. Epstein, he did not rush me and sat and explained everything that was going to be done..And answered all of my questions. He put me totally at ease and would highly recommend him with total confidence. M. Keller
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
Dr. Gil Epstein is an amazing, terrific eye Doctor and I can highly highly recommend him for eye surgery. I had my eye lids done 10 days ago and I have No black and blue, and there was no pain, He has an outstanding bedside manner, and great support staff and best of all, no one can tell that I have had eye lid surgery
in Hollywood, FL |
Excellent. He explained things clearly, was thorough in examinations, phoned twice to keep me informed, good bedside manner. Thank you Dr. Epstein.
in Pompano Beach, FL |
Dr. Epstein performed an eye lid lift on my upper lids. Before, my lids were saggy and tired looking. The surgery and follow-up went exactly as he had explained, and the results are GREAT. I look years younger and I keep getting compliments from friends; they can't figure out what is different.
in Coconut Creek, FL |
Dr. Epstein performed upper and lower eye lift surgery, and I couldn't be happier with the results. I would recommend Dr. Epstein and his team if you're considering the same type of surgery. The healing was quick and the outcome remarkable.
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
Very difficult to schedule an appointment within any reasonable amount of time. And when my surgery was decided upon it had to be booked several more months in advance so that the total time elapsed from initial visit to the date of the operation was about 4 months- way too long. In addition, the time waiting to see the doctor was several hours each time beyond the scheduled appointment time. One time I had to actually cancel the appointment after waiting several hours.
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
I had a 9:20 appointment. I left at 11:00 after being told there was another patient ahead of me. They told me the usual wait was 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Worse than ridiculous.
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

Procedures Performed

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Tufts University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1975

  • Internship Hospital
    Michael Reese

    Completed in 1976

  • Residency Hospital
    Michael Reese

    Completed in 1980

    University Ill Eye Ear

    Completed in 1980

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Michael Reese Hospital and Med Center

    Completed in 1980

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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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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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients