Dr. James Kapustiak, MD

Dr. James Kapustiak, MD

Oculoplastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. James Kapustiak, MD is an oculoplastic surgery specialist in Merrionette Park, IL and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in oculoplastic surgery, ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

11600 S Kedzie Ave Ste C

Merrionette Park, IL 60803

Contact Information

(708) 388-4400

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
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more than 94% of peers
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more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Kapustiak's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kapustiak "James Kapustiak, M.D., FACS has been in the private practice of ophthalmology since 1986. Prior to becoming a partner at Arbor Centers for EyeCare, he worked with Frank Guastella, M.D. at Southwest Ophthalmology. Dr. Kapustiak has a subspecialty focus on the medical and surgical management of eyelid, tear duct and orbital disease. Over the years he has spent time on the faculty of The University of Chicago and The University of Illinois educating residents and medical school students. His mentees have honored him with multiple teaching awards for his efforts. He currently is on the voluntary staff of Stroger Hospital of Cook County educating residents on the medical and surgical treatment of eyelid, tear duct and orbital conditions. Dr. Kapustiak has been described by those he's trained as "humble, caring and brilliant". His patients appreciate his "kind demeanor", "gentle touch", and "desire to do the right thing". Dr. Kapustiak is a member of the American Medical Association and the Illinois State Medical Society. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He has been certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 1986 and is a member and past president of the Illinois Association of Ophthalmology. Dr. Kapustiak is married to his wife Beverly and they have two children, Jessica and Thaddeus."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kapustiak "I am committed to listening to my patients. I want my patients to trust me and feel at ease. Good health doesn't just happen."

3  Specialties

  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orbital Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

86  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


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17  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.


  • Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Henry Ford Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Kapustiak's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kapustiak to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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Dr. Kapustiak'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 (2)

Dr. Kapustiak listens and is genuinely concerned with getting you the best result. He is engaging and humble, a genuinely likeable doc. And post surgically I am very impressed with the outcome.
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Not a very good surgeon my eyebrow lift failed after 3 weeks and eyes started drooping again he said my eyebrow position is going to stay this way because that is the way it is I got a second opinion and the surgeon recommended getting another surgery because one of the eyes muscles is totally...more
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