Dr. Kevin Kovach, MD

Dr. Kevin Kovach, MD

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52 y/o
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Dr. Kevin Kovach, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Elmhurst, IL and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.

Kovach Eye Institute

152 N Addison Ave

Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

Background Check

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. Kovach's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Eyelid Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kovach treats Eyelid Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kovach treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kovach treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kovach treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Allergic Conjunctivitis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kovach treats Allergic Conjunctivitis more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Kovach treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Kovach's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

About Me

Care Philosophy

I strive to provide the finest eye care in the Chicago area with an approach that demonstrates respect for patients' needs and dignity as individuals. We believe patients' needs come first and foremost.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

Loyola University Med Center
Residency Hospital
Macneal Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1992
Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
Medical School
1992

Languages

  • Polish
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Kovach's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kovach

2.4

Based on 36 reviews

5 Stars
30.555555555555557%
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4 Stars
5.555555555555555%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(2)
1 Star
58.333333333333336%
(21)

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Average Wait Time
  • 31 – 45 minutes
Dr. Kovach's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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I was referred to Dr Kovach many years ago and have always found him kind and compassionate. He performed surgery on me that exceeded my wildest imagination regarding the quality of vision I could have ever hoped for. His staff is the most professional and considerate of patients compared to any other doctor’s office in which I have ever been a patient. He uses only the finest quality equipment and I would never think to see any other eye doctor besides Dr Kovach. I hope he practices forever!
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If I can give this guy 0 stars I would! He is a liar.Unnecessary surgeries done to the eyes. Said I have glaucoma , turns out I don’t have it! Said I had cataract , don’t have it enough to have a procedure done! He just wants $. He doesn’t have time for your concerns. Rolls his eyes and is very unprofessional. He doesn’t have time to sit and explain anything! He just wants your money! What a shame! RUN from this doctor!! You will be doing yourself a BIG favor!
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I’ve been with Dr. K for 20 years. He’s very professional and despite what other reviews have said he always takes his time, answers my questions and what are the risks for different procedures. I’d highly recommend Kovach Institute.
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To those complaining about wait, you may be that patient, someday, with a medical emergency requiring extra time for complex exam/diagnosis. I was referred by my optometrist due to sudden vision loss in 1 eye. Dr. K used every piece of equipment in office to confirm my eye was NOT the issue; a serious neurological medical condition was diagnosed at my next stop - the hospital ER. I was an uninsured CASH patient and I know Dr. K performed MANY tests at no charge to me that day. Forever grateful!
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I waited for 6 months to post this review, just to be fair and take all the needed time for my eye lids to heal completely. RUN, do not walk, away from this provider. Nerve damage in my eyelids, left eye doesn't close properly, lumps in my eyelid from the lack of skill and care of this doctor. This is an eye mill that is in it soley for the purpose of making money. Concerns fell on deaf ears, as he had other patients waiting on the table and couldn't answer ??'s. Find a skilled surgeon.
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Although Dr. Kovach is excellent and has great equipment, he does not allow enough time for scheduling and is always behind. Make sure to bring magazines and expect to be in waiting room for an hour or so
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I went to see Dr. Kovach for a routine diabetic eye exam.. Office disorganized and staff non welcoming. Dr. Kovach hurried thru appointment. had no time for my questions and concerns. Didn't even close the exam room door before my exam, never washed his hands before greeting me. I am a nurse and patient and this is NOT the care anyone should receive.
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Poor bedside manner. Continually brushes off my concerns and vision remains at zero improvement,
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I have seen Dr. Kovach for the last 2 years. I had both eyes cataracts removed. I later developed secondary cataracts for which Dr. Kovach removed as well. My left eye had a huge floater that was annoying to me and he removed that. The doctor is very good and personable. You can talk to him about any eye issues and get satisfying answers to your questions. Some of the visits you can be in and out within an hour. Other visits, depending on procedure, take longer, 2 to 3 hrs. Plan ahead
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I would not recommend Dr Kovach to my enemies. He had an assistant explain the various implants/prices. He scheduled my 2 cataract surgeries after talking to me for 15 min. I didn't have time to think. He was pushing the Crystalens implant. For that one I paid $4000 per eye out-of-pocket to see far, intermediate, and close. WOW - sounded great! I can't see close in either eye; have a contact in my right eye to create mono-vision; using readers; after 2 years the distance is getting better.
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He performed LASIK. He was nice but busy. 1yr follow up. Told everythings fine though I had an issue of dry eye in 1 eye. Went home and my both eyes swelled up and itching. Called for help and they wanted my health ins. info. I could barely see so I said no. My appt fee was covered in initial LASIK cost. Told I will be called back. The next day I had to call again. Main concern my ins. info. Then I get ins bill? I am told due to my diagnosis?! I'm told scary news ask him to call 2 months nothing
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Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO

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