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Dr. Jeremiah Tao, MD

Ophthalmology ·  Male · Age 44

Dr. Tao

UC Irvine Dept. of Ophthalmology

GAVIN HERBERT EYE INSTITUTE Irvine, CA 92697

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Dr. Jeremiah Tao, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Irvine, CA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from University Of South Carolina At Columbia in 2001 and specializes in ophthalmology, orbital surgery, and more.


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Thank you for all that you done for me for the exceptional SURGERY. I am grateful to you for my surgery turning out as well, look great! but more important, it made me feel better about myself, you are kind, smart doctor... for your follow-ups calls you are a remarkable doctor and professional that was respect and trust. Thank you very much for your excellent care and exceptional professional abilities!
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Highly Recommended!! Dr. Tao performed Blepharoplasty on me the results were amazing!! The procedure did improve my eyesight, everything is brighter and clear.. Dr. Tao and he's staff at UCI are very professional and carring.. I'am very pleased with my results!! Thank you Dr. Tao!!
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Patients love him. However I am a treating oncologist and I can not even get hold of him through his office staff to talk to him about a mutual patient with cancer. Horrible staff
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In 1990 I had a left eye operation to repair an orbital socket fracture. Due to increasing double vision, I was measured with a prism off set of 15, in December of 2015 Dr.Tao inserted a mesh to support my left eye. I was told I would have a couple of days of discomfort then everything would return to normal. This has not proved to be the case. The situation is considerably worse than before the mesh was inserted. My left eye waters and stings, I can no longer wear contact lenses due to the irritation. I have numbness around my left eye, left cheek and the left half of my nose and the double vision has not improved. Over the years since the mesh operation I have been to numerous doctors, the consensus is that there is nothing to be done and unfortunately I will have to live with the situation. I would caution anyone considering this type of operation to be aware that things may not go as expected and only proceed if absolutely necessary.
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Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). Dr. Tao appears to be a skilled Ophthamologist, HOWEVER, his skills performing eyelid surgery are lacking. His cuts were asymmetrical and uneven (noticeable on one eye); Long, long, long wait times for every appointment; Zero beside manner with appointments before, during, and after surgery; Incorrect billing and no interest in rectifying error. Very poor experience overall.
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Dr. Tao and the UCI outpatient surgery team were wonderful. Dr. Tao has great bedside manners, took the time to sit down and listen. The surgical team of nurses were caring, attentive and took the time to address my pain at every stage of my procedure. I am very pleased with my upper eyelid surgery. I have recommended him to several of my friends who are now scheduled to see him. Thank You, Dr. Tao and the UCI surgical team.
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He is absolutely amazing! He fixed a notch in my upper left eyelid and he also placed an implant in my cheek. The surgery went great and the recovery was nothing like I was expecting. I am extremely satisfied with the before and after! He is outstanding and helped me change my life. I would definitely recommend him first to anyone when it comes to eye and facial problems!
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Dr. Jeremiah Tao performed corrective orbital and ocular facial surgery on both my eyes, and I could not be more thrilled at the results. I am 70 years old, and was apprehensive before seeing Dr. Tao, but his obvious expertise, experience, and "bed side manner" was very reassuring. Dr. Jeremiah Tao is a brilliant ophthalmologist and gifted surgeon!
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It was clear from the first moment I met Dr. Tao that he is interested in performing surgery rather than talking to me. He didn't really get to the bottom of why I was referred. He left the room for some reason and one of his other doctors had to come and talk to me like an adult. I forget his name but he was willing to listen to me, actually examined me and walked me through some drops that actually worked. No surgery. Thank you whoever you were. I wish Dr. Tao would have listened.
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Another Ophthalmologist recommended. I had no difficulty in getting an appointment. When I arrived, he was on time and enthusiastic. Communicated very well after I explained my problem, he told me what he thought and what he thought needed to be done. All other appointments were all on time and very professional. Surgery went well with no issues. The problem with my eye was totally resolved and it has healed very nicely. I have already recommended him to a friend and my wife.
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Care Philosophy

We provide personalized and customized oculofacial plastic and orbital surgery specialty care. The eye institute and academic environment ensures cutting edge treatments and sound recommendations from leaders in the field.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orbital Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2007
American Society Of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Indiana University / School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2005
University Of South Carolina At Columbia
Residency Hospital
2002
St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2001
University Of South Carolina At Columbia
Medical School
1997
Duke University
Undergraduate School
2007
2007
2005
2002
2001
1997

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(949) 824-2020

Dr. Tao accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Blue & Gold HMO
Health Net PPO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Optima Health
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Tao's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Wound Repair
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tao performs Wound Repair more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Tao performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tao performs Excision of Benign Skin Lesion more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Tao performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Eyelid Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tao treats Eyelid Disorders more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Tao treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Tao's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anophthalmos
  • Asian Eyelid Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brow Lift
  • Cancer
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Dermal Filler
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Exophthalmos
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graves' Disease
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Laser Surgery
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Lymphangioma
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Myocutaneous Flaps
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbit Tumor
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Orbital Diseases
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • Orbital Surgical Procedures
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stye
  • Tear Drainage Surgery
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Wound Repair

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75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average