Dr. James Twist, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

Dr. James Twist, MD
Dr. James Twist, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Buffalo, NY. He is 62 years old. Dr. Twist is affiliated with Kenmore Mercy Hospital.

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Dr. Twist's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Hamburg, NY |
Being an Optician that has filled eyeglass prescriptions for post cataract patients for over 40 years, I chose Dr Twist to perform my own personal cataract surgery. I have witnessed the proficiency of Dr. Twist's surgical skills and trust him 110% when it comes to my own eyes. His results have been the best that I have seen in W.N.Y. His staff is very caring and courteous. They didn't make me feel rushed.
in Buffalo, NY |
I've seen Dr. Twist for almost thirty years and he has advised me well. I have an artificial left eye, so he has always monitored my health and was the first to approve contacts for me in the 80s. He did my cataract surgery and has never left the room until all my concerns were addressed. I don't understand the one star review that said "never" with no explanation; that doesn't help anyone.
in amherst ny |
Just had eyelid surgery by Dr Twist more than happy with the results. DR twist is very meticulous and has an excellent and courteous staff.
Buffalo, NY |
I was told by the women at the desk my insurance wasn't going to be covered anymore, that was fine. I found a new doctor and when I called to inform the office of this the SAME women answered and yelled 'Why? Why are you leaving? Who told you your insurance wasn't covered? Let me speak to them!' I then answered that it was she who told me that and she became louder and yelled at me that I was lying!! I was so shocked I hung up! What kind of doctors office is this? Monitor your employees!
Buffalo, NY |
in Tonawanda, NY |
Visits can take time because he gives each person the time to ask questions and understand the answers. Same quality of care is given to every patient. Next time you are waiting remember that to get truly personal care sometimes takes a little more time and be thankful he cares enough to spend the time needed to give that kind of care. Or do you want a Dr that is in and out of the room without explaining anything but is fast and you leave with no questions or concerns addressed?
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Dr. Twist's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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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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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Migraine
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


  • Medical School
    SUNY At Buffalo School Of Internal Med
  • Internship Hospital
    University At Buffalo State University Of New York

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    University At Buffalo State University Of New York

    Completed in 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion