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Dr. Komal Desai, MD

Ophthalmology ·  Female · Age 46

Dr. Desai

Sabates Eye Centers

4320 Wornall Rd Kansas City, MO 64111

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Dr. Komal Desai, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Kansas City, MO and has been practicing for 23 years. She graduated from University Of Missouri--Kansas City School Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in ophthalmology and ocular oncology.


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I have a high degree of confidence in Dr Desai's expertise based on outpatient surgery she has done, annual medical check-ups, and time and attention she devotes to medical appointments. She's highly knowledgeable, but also practical and realistic. Her staff has been efficient and professional.
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I really like Dr. Desai. She is very thorough with her exams and will double check results of technicians testing. She knows your physical history of course from your first appointment information. My first visit sold me on her as my eye care physician. I have never had any Doctor look so long with that bright white light after my eyes were dilated. I said that to her. Her response was, "You've had Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Lymphoma can also go to your eyes. I specialize with Cancers of the eye." I was totally impressed and will never go to anyone else, and I live in st. Joseph!
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Dr. Desai is awesome! She is always pleasant and takes the time not only to explain what she is doing and going over my history - but also listening to me with any questions or concerns I may have
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everything went well.
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I have seen Dr. Desai for regular exams for nearly 10 years. She's an excellent physician.
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Have visited Dr Desai on a number of occasions over several years in conjunction with a pre-cancerous retina ocular neva which in fact has now developed into a melanoma which Dr Desai is treating. Dr Desai is without a doubt one of the nicest and most competent physicians in the country and most certainly the best in KC, Mo and KC, Kan. I'm a male 74 years of age and was referred to Dr Desai by another ophtalmologist as being the best there is in dealing with eye cancer, which she is indeed.
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My visit with Dr. Desai was outstanding. She knows my medical history and works with other Sabates professionals, who are working together with her to provide me with complete professional eye care. If you are looking for highly technical and professional eye care, I am sure that Sabates Eye Center, will have the technical capability and the most up to date equipment to satisift your needs.
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After meeting and talking Dr. Desai, my wife and I like her very much. She and her associate spent time with us to talk about the tumor in my right eye and explain our options to eliminate the tumor. We asked for a few minutes to talk over the options and gave Dr. Desai our decision. She was very helpful and understanding with us and I would definitely recommend her to anyone with a similar situation.
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Competent, personable, professional. Great experience with this excellent doctor. Highly recommended.
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Dr. Desai is very caring. I was referred to her for an issue in one eye. I trust her completely.
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Biography

Dr. Komal Desai, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Kansas City, MO and has been practicing for 23 years. She graduated from University Of Missouri--Kansas City School Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in ophthalmology and ocular oncology.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ocular Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

Med College Of Ohio
Residency Hospital
University Mo Ks City School Of Med
Residency Hospital
University Of Ks School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1996
University Of Missouri--Kansas City School Of Medicine
Medical School
Umkc Sch Med
Undergraduate School
1996

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Dr. Desai accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
American Enterprise Group
American Republic
Assurant Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
CHAMPVA
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Care Network
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Advantra
Davis Vision
EyeMed Vision Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Freedom Health
Freedom Network
Galaxy Health Network
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Guardian
Health Payors Organization
HealthChoice
HealthLink
Humana
Medicaid
Medico
Meritain Health
Molina Healthcare
Molina
National Preferred Provider Network
National Provider Network
Planvista
Preferred Health Professionals
Private HealthCare Systems
Pyramid Life
Sterling Life Insurance Company
Sterling
The Great-West Life Assurance Company
Thrivent Financial
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Vision Service Plan (VSP)
WellCare

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Dr. Desai's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Eye Infections
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Eye Infections more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Eye Cancer
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Eye Cancer more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 87% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Retinal Cancer

Dr. Desai's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

Locations

Sabates Eye Centers

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

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

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average