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Dr. Joseph Gira, MD

Ophthalmology •  Male • Age 48

  37 Reviews
Dr. Gira

Ophthalmology Consultants

12990 Manchester Rd Ste 201 Des Peres, MO 63131

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(314) 909-0633

Dr. Joseph Gira, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Des Peres, MO and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Missouri / Kansas City Campus in 1995 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.


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Dr. Gira accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Gira's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Eye Infections
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gira treats Eye Infections more than 94% of his peers

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

Corneal Diseases
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gira treats Corneal Diseases more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Gira treats this condition more than 69% of his peers

Chorioretinal Scars
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gira treats Chorioretinal Scars more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Gira treats this condition more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Gira's conditions and procedures:

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Headache
  • Keratitis
  • Nearsightedness
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gira

4.3

Based on 37 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Gira may be a very good doctor, but I only spoke to him for a few minutes. when I called back with questions before my cataract surgery, the staff was very rude. Dr. Gira does not speak to you during surgery and the appointments afterwards are very brief with another doctor. Also, be sure to check and see if the Anesthesia is in network, because it is billed separately and is usually out-of-network so you will pay full price
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He is both knowledgeable and an expert in his field. He is gentle and answers questions throughly. He is a busy man but well worth the wait.
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As a patient of Dr Gira for almost 20 years I have found that he is an excellent doctor with a friendly demeanor. Recent cataract surgery improved my vision immensely. Thank you Dr Gira and your staff.
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Dr. Gira takes the time to listen to his patients. He explains the diagnosis/situation so that it is easy to understand and he asks if we have questions. Both Dr. Gira and his staff are kind and helpful.
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Dr. Gira performed my cataract surgerys last March. He is an outstanding surgeon. Very personable and caring. I highly recommend Dr. Gira for cataract surgery.
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?Years ago I had detached retinas in the right eye (29 years ago), then the left (27 years). I had Sclera Buckle procedures done at that time. Years of treatments, contacts and glasses and glaucoma drops (10 years) and cataracts. My vision sucked! Dr. Gira cleared it all up in 2 surgeries in 2 days . With the cataract and lens replacement, with a Cypass stint (glaucoma) and some incisions to fix the astigmatism, I can now see better than I ever have. It's a miracle. Thank you Dr Gira!
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Dr. Gira is very friendly, explains what he is looking at, answers all my questions . Very nice staff ! I would highly recommend him to my family and friends.
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I went into the office not knowing what to expect and when I left I was IMPRESSED. The whole experience was wonderful. This office runs like a fine tuned machine. All of the staff was polite and happy to address all of my questions. When I met with Dr. Gira he was kind, reassuring and patient. I'm so glad I came to him for my surgery consult. I was able to schedule my surgery the same day I was there. He also has a Research Department you can look into and see if you qualify for a trial.
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some one who takes very good care and explains every thing to you any question he will answer i have been going to him 15 years i would recommend without a doubt he took care of my cataracts and now i can see great i do not know more than i can say
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Not only is Dr. Gira very professional and competent but he is also friendly and warm putting his patients at ease. I would feel confident to recommend him to others with the same trust that I have placed in his excellent care to me.
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About Me

Biography

I strive to provide the best surgical outcomes possible.  My volume of surgery and cumulative experience in the operating room provides a major advantage in treating difficult cases successfully, avoiding all complications, and ensuring excellent visual outcomes. I treat every patient like they are family and always shoot straight.     

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1999
Hermann Eye Ctr, Univ Of Tx Hlth Science Ctr
Residency Hospital
1996
St. John's Mercy Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1995
University Of Missouri / Kansas City Campus
Medical School
1995
Umkc Sch Med
Undergraduate School
1999
1996
1995
1995

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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Christian Hospital

Saint Louis, MO

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)