Dr. James Gills Jr, MD

Dr. James Gills Jr, MD

Cataract Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 83
Dr. James Gills Jr, MD is a cataract surgery specialist in Tarpon Springs, FL and has been practicing for 59 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1959 and specializes in cataract surgery.

43309 US Highway 19 N

Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida

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Top Care Areas

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Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Senile Cataracts
more than 96% of peers
more than 92% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Cataract Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Gills Jr does not have any board certifications listed.

28  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Keratitis
  • Nearsightedness
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

17  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Iridectomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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.


  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1959
  • Duke University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Received the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award, 2007
  • Recipient of the Visionary Award - Foundation Fighting Blindness, 2009
Media & Publications
  • Cataract Surgery - State of the Art,
  • A Complete Surgical Guide for Correcting Astigmatism (Second Edition),

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gills Jr' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gills Jr to family and friends
23 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gills Jr' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Excellent care with excellent results. I've never been to a medical facility that took such great care of me and showed such personal concern. I recommend Dr. Gills to everyone who is in need of his type medical care.
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He told me to throw away my glasses as I would be able to see perfectly after surgery. I asked him to clarify something and he said talk to my assistant and left the room. That is when I should have gotten up and walked out. Several weeks after surgery I could not see as well as I did before. I...more
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