Dr. Mathew Sapp, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 46

Dr. Mathew Sapp, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Birmingham, AL. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension St. Vincent's Birmingham and Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sapp to book an appointment.

Dr. Sapp

Retina Specialists of Alabama, LLC - Birmingham

2208 University Blvd Ste 101 Birmingham, AL 35233
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Sapp's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sapp performs Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Sapp performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Iridocyclitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sapp treats Iridocyclitis more than 94% of his peers

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

Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sapp treats Uveitis and Iridocyclitis more than 94% of his peers

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

Dr. Sapp's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(205) 933-2625

Dr. Sapp accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
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HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Sapp's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sapp

4.1

Based on 19 ratings

5 Stars
73.6842105263158%
(14)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
2 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
1 Star
15.789473684210526%
(3)
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Dr. Mathew Sapp, MD is one of the finest professionals I have ever known - truly deserves more than a 5 star rating. He first starting treating me more than 10 years ago for age related macular degeneration - at the time I had no idea what that disease entailed. Dr. Sapp fully explained to me that there was no cure, but there was a treatment. I have received injections over that period of time and my vision has been stable at 20/20. Well done Dr. Sapp - well done. You are the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Robert C. Campbell – Apr 06, 2021
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Dr Sapp is the best! I am a nurse that used to work at the hospital where ALL THE RETINA SURGERY in Birmingham is done. Dr Sapp is always so kind and attentive to his patients and his patients always did very well. I noticed something while working there: all the physicians, nurses, parents of the doctors had surgery with one doctor--Dr Sapp. Whether surgery was for retinal detachment or macular hole or even floaters, all the folks "in the know" would trust their vision to him. Recently, I developed a macular pucker which requires surgery to correct--I thought this stuff was only supposed to happen to other people! When it came to my eyes, I did the same thing all those other healthcare professionals did--I got an appointment with Dr Sapp! I thought it would be awkward to be on the receiving end of healthcare, but Dr. Sapp and his staff are so professional that it wasn't at all. I had surgery and guess what? I made a full recovery to 20/20! Thank you Dr Sapp! You are my hero!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Aug 09, 2020
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Dr. Sap has been treating my 93 year old mother for 6+ years. She is completely comfortable with him and has even commented how he treats her like a real person. We have had some experiences where doctors talk "around" her -- because of her age. Dr. Sap always gives her a big hug and they talk and cut up which makes her very comfortable. His expertise has saved her vision which we feel very blessed. I would highly recommend Dr. Sap to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Suzanne – Jul 04, 2020
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Dr. Sapp is GOAT (greatest of all time) of Retina doctors. I go every 6 months. He always remembers me and asks about my husband. The staff is amazing. I never ever have to wait long. He makes sure I understand what's going on. When I had tobhave some emergency laser in the office. He made sure my husband was there before he did my procedure. He is absolutely the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Denise Smith – Jun 04, 2020
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Having a retina detachment is a serious and scary situation that needs immediate attention. Dr. Sapp and his staff are fabulous in their attention to detail during and after the surgery. Also he and his entire group have an excellent bedside manner that surely helps in achieving excellent outcomes. This group is world class for sure!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Tom Richardson – Jun 01, 2020
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My experience with Dr. Sapp could not have been better. He performed a retina surgery on my left eye three months ago, I now see 20/20 in that eye. I have found him to be patient, kind and easy to communicate with. After using other doctors, I thank God that I was sent to Dr. Sapp. From my personal experience, I highly recommend Dr. Matthew Sapp.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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Donna Jackson – May 09, 2020
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Dr. Sapp has been treating my mother for years and is ALWAYS incredibly knowledgable, kind, and caring. My mother can't hear and has some cognitive difficulties and Dr. Sapp always makes her feel so comfortable and well-cared for. He always makes her laugh and she actually looks forward to seeing him. Our visit today was no different. He is absolutely the BEST!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Carole Michael Mazer – May 09, 2020
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I found Dr. Sapp to be patronizing and it was impossible to communicate my concerns to him; he was only concerned with his own agenda. Additionally, he was not truthful to me in person or to my referring doctor in writing about his willingness to perform my surgery; after two encounters (one in person, one on the phone), I realized there was no way I could work with him and found another surgeon in the area with whom I was very pleased. I would not have given any stars, but had to in order to write a review. I have never written a negative review of a physician before; but the potential is there for this physician to be dismissive and quite unpleasant.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nell – Mar 14, 2020
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Biography

Dr. Mathew Sapp, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Birmingham, AL. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension St. Vincent's Birmingham...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

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What are Dr. Mathew Sapp, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sapp frequently treats Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair), Iridocyclitis, and Uveitis and Iridocyclitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sapp treats.

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Dr. Sapp's office is located at 2208 University Blvd Ste 101, Birmingham, AL 35233. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Retina Specialists of Alabama, LLC - Birmingham2208 University Blvd Ste 101 Birmingham, AL 35233
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Retina Specialists of Alabama, Grandview Physicians' Plaza3686 Grandview Pkwy Ste 100 Birmingham, AL 35243
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Sapp is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Ascension St. Vincent's Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Brookwood Baptist Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

Children's of Alabama

Birmingham, AL

Grandview Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

Princeton Baptist Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

UAB Hospital

Birmingham, AL

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)