Dr. Joel Kopelman, MD

Dr. Joel Kopelman, MD

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. Joel Kopelman, MD is a facial plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in Ridgewood, NJ and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School in 1977 and specializes in facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, facial plastic surgery, and more.

1200 E Ridgewood Ave Ste 104

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Contact Information

(201) 444-4499

Insurance Accepted

  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
more than 61% of peers
Eyelid Surgery
more than 33% of peers
more than 29% of peers

Dr. Kopelman's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

3  Specialties

  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

61  Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Essential Blepharospasm
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharo Facio Skeletal Syndrome
  • Blepharochalasis
  • Blepharophimosis - Large Cylindrical Nose - Severe Intrauterine Growth Retardation
  • Blepharophimosis - Nasal Groove - Growth Delay
  • Blepharophimosis - Ptosis - Epicanthus Inversus Syndrome
  • Blepharophimosis - Ptosis - Epicanthus Inversus Syndrome, Type 1
  • Blepharophimosis - Ptosis - Epicanthus Inversus Syndrome, Type 2
  • Blepharophimosis - Ptosis - Esotropia - Syndactyly - Short Stature
  • Blepharophimosis - Ptosis - Polythelia and Brachydactyly
  • Blepharophimosis - Ptosis - Syndactyly - Mental Retardation
  • Blepharophimosis - Telecanthus - Ear Anomalies - Microstomia
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Blepharoptosis - Aortic Anomaly
  • Blepharoptosis - Cleft Palate - Ectrodactyly - Dental Anomalies
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Irregularities
  • Facial Laceration
  • Facial Lesions
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Palsy
  • Facial Paresis, Hereditary, Congenital
  • Facial Paresthesia
  • Facial Trauma
  • Facies Unusual Arthrogryposis Advanced Skeletal Malformations
  • Glaucoma
  • Gorlin Syndrome
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Keratitis
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Ohdo Syndrome
  • Orbit Tumor
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Orbital Lymphangioma
  • Orbital Lymphoma
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tumor
  • Vascular Disease


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37  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cosmetic Facial Implant Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dermabrasion
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Neck Liposuction
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Oculoplastics
  • Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Tear Duct Surgery


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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.


  • UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Baltimore City Hospital Johns H
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • AFIP
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Jules Stein Eye Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kopelman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kopelman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kopelman to family and friends
27 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kopelman'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 (6)

I have been a patient of Dr Kopelman for over 20 years. And needless to say he is talented, compassionate,and professional. I trust him implicitly.
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Terrible, two days after I visit him he cancels United Healthcare insurance. I cannot use him and I get stuck with a $280.00 bill. He should refund my $40 copay. It was easy to get an appt because no one is there.
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This doctor is crazily overpriced. Doesn't care to minimize discomfort during procedure. Pushes services on you without discussing benefit or cost in much detail.
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Dr. Kopelman is very thorough, has a truly excellent and respectful bedside manner and asks a lot of questions to get to understand the lifestyle and needs of each patient. I've been seeing him for a couple of years and highly recommend him.
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Dr.Joel Kopelman is a skilled surgeon and a very caring physician. I had 2 experiences with Dr. Kopelman. The first was for eyelid surgery and the 2nd was due to an accident. I needed plastic surgery to close a wound above my eye and a wound on my left hand. The outcomes were excellent. the office...more
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