Dr. Joseph Civantos, MD

Dr. Joseph Civantos, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 57

Accepting new patients

Dr. Joseph Civantos, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Hinsdale, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Rush University Medical Center and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Civantos to book an appointment.

Office Hours

12 Salt Creek Ln Ste 110 Hinsdale, IL 60521

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4:30 pm

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8 am
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Locations

Illinois Retina Associates

Hinsdale Office12 Salt Creek Ln Ste 110 Hinsdale, IL 60521
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
New Patient?
(312) 620-1297
Harvey Office71 W 156th St Ste 400 Harvey, IL 60426
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
New Patient?
(312) 620-1297
Joliet Office300 Barney Dr Ste D Joliet, IL 60435
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
New Patient?
(312) 620-1297

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Dr. Civantos' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Civantos

4.9

Based on 141 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Dr. Civantos is a dedicated, caring physician. He is truly an expert in his field and I trust him implictly with the care and treatment of my macular degeneration. Office staff are always pleasant , efficient and helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Civantos to others.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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ELAINE S. 1/13/22 – Jan 14, 2022
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Dr. Civantos puts patient at ease and fully explains Eye condition and treatment, All Staff friendly
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Renee Zigrossi – Jan 12, 2022
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Efficient but thorough. Staff was friendly at the two offices where I met with Dr. Civantos.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Dec 30, 2021
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Very personable. Tells you the full story and you decide. One doctor I like seeing if you need to see ont
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John Gudac – Dec 28, 2021
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Dr Civantos explain everything clearly, what is going on with the eyes and what to do if I’ve noticed any changes with my eyes. When I should have surgery done if any required. The Dr made me feel comfortable and at ease. I have no stress in regards to my eyes.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 17, 2021
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Dr. Civantos is a very caring doctor who explains things in understandable terms. I've been seeing him for twenty years and am always impressed by his professionalism.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dave Gerdes – Dec 07, 2021
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Dr Civantos is a very good Doctor. However office staff in Joliet is not warm and friendly. I had an appointment but had to wait 1 1/2 hour to see Doctor for 5 minutes. They need to adjust scheduling to minimize wait times.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Lee S – Nov 23, 2021
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I was with the doctor for less than 10 minutes and it was my first time seeing him. In that brief period, I was okay with him
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Chris May – Nov 19, 2021
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Staff was efficient and friendly. A very organized office. All of the covid protocol was being utilized. Dr. Civantos did a detailed exam and his explanation was very thorough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 15, 2021
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It was very fast and efficient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 13, 2021
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— Dr. Civantos is excellent! I highly recommend him. — I was referred to him because the retina in my right eye was cracked. It was an unexpected diagnosis and it was urgent. I was referred to him by another good Ophthalmologist for a laser procedure the day before. — And guess what? The very next day @ 8:30 a.m. he had an opening. If it wasn't God's touch of miracle, I don't know what it was. Dr. Civantos is a well-known eye specialist, highly respected and recommended by his peers. —After Dr. Civantos examined my eye, he told me exactly the same thing as the other Ophthalmologist told me the day before. He told me I needed a procedure ASAP to fix the problem before it is too late and before I lose the sight of my right eye. —And guess what? I was happily surprised that he said he could do the laser procedure that very same day. As a matter of fact, right then and there. — Needless to say, I was happy as could be. Immediately, I was prepared for the procedure. Happy patient!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lulu J. – Oct 26, 2021
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I was into see Dr. Civantos 10/18 for my annual AMD monitoring and as always Dr. Civantos was the constant professional and very thorough with my needs as he has been over several years I would recommend his services to anyone.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Joseph J Carroll 10/22/21 – Oct 22, 2021
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Dr. Civantos was thorough, and he offered good advice. This was my first visit to this retina specialist, having moved here from another state, and he had already reviewed my previous eye care file, and he outlined his proposal for ensuring that my vision remain stable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Very good, reassuring visit w/ Dr. Civantos and his staff today when I brought my mother in on an emergency visit. Excellent medical care by a caring group of professionals:Dr. Civantos, Terri, and Ann. They took the time to explain everything completely and clearly every step of the way.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Karen A. – Oct 20, 2021
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We loved how every one treated us with so much courtesy. Specially the doctor he took the time to explained everything to us we’d like that.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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HORACIO Garza – Oct 09, 2021
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Extremely friendly and professional doctor and staff!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sue – Oct 09, 2021
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Dr. Civantos is great, he’s direct and too the point and doesn’t mess around. All the techs are great, they know how to get you in and out with no messing around.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Charlene Malek – Oct 05, 2021
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Very professional, passionate about his specialty. Patient.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Romonica Dunn – Sep 30, 2021
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Amazing staff and physician!! Prompt , professional , kind and knowledgeable!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marlene Abi-Mansour – Sep 30, 2021
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Dr is excellent , his knowledge is substantial . His bedside manner is very pleasant. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Teresa Berki – Sep 21, 2021
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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. Civantos' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Civantos treats Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Civantos treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Civantos treats Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Civantos treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Civantos treats Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Civantos treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Civantos' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blindness
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diagnostic Angiography
  • Drusen
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Floaters
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Iridectomy
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pneumatic Retinopexy
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Testing
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Established in 1976.  Illinois Retina Associates is committed to excellence.  We are one of the leading retina practices in the United States...Read more

Biography

Joseph M. Civantos, M.D., is a nationally recognized expert who specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the retina and vitreous,...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

Columbia University, College Of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical School
1994
Irwin Retina Ctr Ingalls Meml Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital
Residency Hospital
1990
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
Harvard University
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Joseph Civantos, MD?

Call (312) 620-1297 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (630) 789-5700 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

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What are Dr. Joseph Civantos, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Civantos frequently treats Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration, and Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Civantos treats.

Where is Dr. Joseph Civantos, MD's office located?

Dr. Civantos' office is located at 12 Salt Creek Ln Ste 110, Hinsdale, IL 60521. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Joseph Civantos, MD speak?

Dr. Civantos speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Joseph Civantos, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Civantos has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Civantos is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital

Hinsdale, IL

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet

Joliet, IL

55% Patient Experience Rating, 14% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Ingalls Memorial Hospital

Harvey, IL

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average

1 Award Received