Dr. Malena Amato, MD

Dr. Malena Amato, MD

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Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
48 y/o
(13)

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Dr. Malena Amato, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 22 years. She specializes in ophthalmology, facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, and more.Read her story

Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgery Associates

12201 Renfert Way Ste 100

Austin, TX 78758
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Amato performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Eyelid Surgery
very high
more than 95% of peers
Ectropion of Eyelid
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Amato's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Amato's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Amato "Dr. Amato completed her undergraduate degree with Honors at Boston College and rowed competitively at Oxford University. She earned her medical degree at Georgetown University, then went on to pursue General Surgery at Stanford University in Palo Alto. She returned to Georgetown for Ophthalmology Residency and obtained board certification, then further specialized in Oculoplastic and Facial Surgery with a 2-year accredited ASOPRS fellowship in Austin, TX and at MD Anderson. She while practiced in Annapolis, MD while serving as adjunct faculty at Georgetown, in Washington, DC, then returned to the Bay Area where she practiced at Kaiser Permanente while continuing to teach as adjunct faculty at Stanford University. She has contributed to research and authored several book chapters and peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Amato has earned the respect of her patients and peers in her community, serving as president of the Austin Ophthalmology Society and selected as a Top Doctor and Super Doctor for 4 consecutive years. She is currently an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Dell Medical School. She has also enjoyed the privilege as an international speaker, educator and surgeon with a special interest in medical missions. In 2017, she founded Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgery Associates. Last summer, she and her family had the opportunity of giving back with a medical mission trip to Cambodia and contributing their services to the Hurricane Harvey Relief. Currently, Dr. Amato is treating patients in the underserved community in El Paso, Texas. Please stay tuned for other satellite office locations expected to come soon."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Amato "Dr. Amato has performed thousands of eyelid and facial surgeries, she has been practicing Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery since 1996."

8  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

35  Conditions Treated

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20  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brow Lift
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Orbital Surgical Procedures
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Boston College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Stanford University School Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Georgetown University School Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Texas Oculoplastic Consultants
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Amato has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Amato's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Amato to family and friends
13 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Amato's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (13)

Dr. Amato, her staff, and North Austin Surgery Center were all so professional and caring. I am so glad that I found Dr. Amato and had it done!
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Dr Amato took over where my MOHS surgeon left off. She was in communication with with Dr Dozier and collaborated with her. I was very pleased with the cooperation between everyone involved.
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I never realized how much my vision and my appearance was affected by my eyelids being droopy until I had this surgery. Everyone has noticed the difference in my appearance and comments on it but the true benefit is how much better I see. I didn't realize i wasn't seeing "the full picture" until...more
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Dr Amato is very thorough and has a great bedside manner. She was very available for any concerns post-operatively. Her office is very nice and clean and her office staff is accommodating and friendly. I am so glad she is back in practice in Austin.
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All aspects of my experience were exceptional. Her staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Highly recommend Dr. Amato!
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