Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD

Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Hitesh Patel, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Edison, NJ and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University in 1993 and specializes in ophthalmology.

228 Plainfield Ave

Edison, NJ 08817

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • HealthFirst
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 94% of peers
Eye Infections
very high
more than 92% of peers
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Patel "I care fully for each and every patient, and treat each as if they were my relative. I treat each and every aspect of eye disease, and also personally perform routine eye exams. I believe it is critical to bring the latest advances to practice, and learn them regularly by attending multiple national meetings a year."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

72  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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24  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Argon Laser Surgery
  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Sclera
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Laser Surgery
  • Macugen® Injection
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Photocoagulation
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Steroid Injection
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.


  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Crozer Chester Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top third of class in medical school, 1993
Media & Publications

Dr. Patel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Patel to family and friends
106 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (106)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Patel'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 (4)

They gave appointment at route 27 office and none of them at office when we went there for consulting. No response for telephone calls, voice message and no sorry for not meeting the clients. Very unprofessional way of working and no recommendations.
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This office has a policy that "An appointment gets cancelled if you are 15 min late". They do not tell you this on the phone, even if you call for the 1st time. They make no exceptions whatsoever, and the girl Myra, assistant manager, took great enjoyment in telling me that the doctor cannot see...more
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I submitted a detailed review of my disastrous experience at this doctors office and it has mysteriously been deleted. This is probably one of the worst medical offices I have ever been to in my whole life. The doctor does not respect their patients time - makes you wait for an hour and barely...more
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I had extreme dry eye issue over a year. With Patel eye clinic I received right treatment. Thank you!
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