Dr. Joseph Gira, MD

Dr. Joseph Gira, MD


Ophthalmology | Male | 46 years old

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I strive to provide the best surgical outcomes possible. My volume of surgery and cumulative experience in the operating...Read more

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in Valley park mo |
I had both of my eye surgeries a year ago. I had cataracts removed and multi focal lenses put in. I too paid $7000. I have had a terrible time. My eyes burn and are red all the time. I went back in and they checked my eyes and said they are fine. It is allergies. I did not have this problem before surgery so why now. I was charged $250 each time I went back. I can't afford this and really wish I would have not had this done.
Lake Saint Louis, MO |
I was given eye numbing drops prior to cataract surgery but then was put in a bed and wheeled into a corner and left there for hours. My eyes were no longer numb when Dr. Gira performed the surgery. It was extremely painful and traumatic. When seeing a partner doctor the next day for a follow up and telling him about it, he said, "Maybe you just like to complain." I would NEVER let friends or family use this group of doctors!!
I am so very sorry to hear you had a negative experience with us. The surgery center is a separate entity but both the nurses and anesthesia group should have been more attentive to your needs and I can reach out to the administrator to address these issues. I would also like to address the bedside manner of the physician that saw you post-operatively. Please contact me at 314-686-4412 as I would like to discuss your experience further.
in Defiance MO |
My experience with Dr. Gira and the staff at Ophthalmology Consultants was excellent. Dr. Gira performed a thorough examination of my eyes and cataracts prior to surgery. He fully explained the procedure for removing cataracts and answered all questions I had. The staff at Ophthalmology Consultants was caring, courteous and operated in a very professional manner. I would recommend Dr. Gira and Ophthalmology Consultants for anyone in need of cataract removal.
Eureka, MO |
Was told I was a perfect candidate for upgraded lenses - out of pocket $7,000.00. Would only need readers for very tiny print. Never saw the surgeon at any visit after surgeries. Although I kept saying I couldn't see clearly, went undiagnosed with a serious complication for six months afterwards until I went to another dr. My end result is that I am out $7,000 and wearing tri-focal glasses to be able to see.
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Dr. Gira says...

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.     

Dr. Gira's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Keratitis
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Medical School
    University Of Missouri / Kansas City Campus

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    St. John's Mercy Med Ctr

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Hermann Eye Ctr, Univ Of Tx Hlth Science Ctr

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    Umkc Sch Med

    Graduated in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Refractive Lens Exchange