Dr. Michael Gilbert, MD

Dr. Michael Gilbert, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Michael Gilbert, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Bellevue, WA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1983 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.Read his story

12301 NE 10th Pl Ste 200

Bellevue, WA 98005

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
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more than 99% of peers
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more than 99% of peers
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more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Gilbert's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gilbert "Dr. Gilbert is a nationally recognized, board certified leader in the ophthalmic community. He is a trustee of the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, as well as a leader on medical, ophthalmic and quality improvement committees at both state and national level. He is committed to advancing technology and patient education to unique levels.A noted instructor of refractive surgical techniques, he has represented our specialty on numerous occasions to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the World Health Organization, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the International Society of Refractive Surgeons and Eye care Technology. He has performed thousands of laser-eye surgeries over the past decade for LASIK and PRK, as well as cataracts, corneal transplants and other advanced refractive surgical care.Dr. Gilbert has been recognized in several national publications, including Seattle Magazine Top Docs 2016, 2014, 2012, 2011 and 2009."


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3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

66  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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11  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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.


  • University of Washington
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Baylor
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Tulane University of Louisiana
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Baylor College
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Johns Hopkins
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gilbert has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gilbert's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gilbert to family and friends
20 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

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Dr. Gilbert's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

I trust Dr. Gilbert for all my eye issues. He has corrected cataracts in both my eyes. I would not go anywhere else. I am thankful that he was recommended to me when I first moved to Washington state.
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My experience was very poor. I would not recommend him, from my perspective my vision is poorer after the cataract surgery than before. I expressed my concerns in a letter to him, and he didn't even have the courtesy to reply. He is abrupt in how he deals with his patients, he does a quick...more
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Dr. Gilbert and his staff are excellent. I had both cataracts removed/lens replaced within 14 days of one another and the care, service, and follow up were 5 star.
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Had cataract surgery on both eyes and am extremely happy with the results as both eyes are close to 20/20 and feel like I'm seeing everything in high definition for the first time. . Dr, Gilbert is very professional and knowledgable. He even took the time to call me after office hours the night...more
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Mr. Gilbert is unprofessional, rude, condescending, demeaning and has no interest in his patients are experiences. He boasts about how he can "cure" your eye problems and how a simple surgery could leave you never having cataracts or needing glasses again in only 7 minutes vs. cost / options...more
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