Dr. Michael Patipa, MD
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Dr. Michael Patipa, MD


Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery | Male


Dr. Michael Patipa, MD is an ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery doctor who practices in West Palm Beach, FL. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Dr. Patipa is affiliated with Good Samaritan Medical Center and St. Mary's Medical Center.

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Patient Reviews (6)
Sebastian, FL |
I assume he is as competent medically as he says he is, but my experience with him was quite unpleasant. I was nervous. I have a cancer that's in a bad spot. He needed to do a biopsy and he basically warned me in no uncertain terms that he wouldn't do it if I moved. He snarled at me through two visits. I was in tears both visits. He was demeaning, and arrogant to the point that his assistant apologized and said his comments were unwarranted. I will not be treated like that by anyone.
in Palm Beach Gardens, FL |
My internist highly recommended Dr. Patipa and I was very pleased with my experience. The office staff was extremely pleasant and very professional.
in Wellington, FL |
I consider Dr Patipa to be one of the best surgeons I've had the pleasure of dealing with. I had a very bad fall and shattered the orbit of my eye. Dr Patipa was kind, considerate and had such compassion for my plight. His staff is as nice as he is. The icing on cake, is that no one can even tell I had surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Patipa. It's not often that one meets a specialist , a surgeon with hands and a heart of gold.
in Lake Worth, florida |
I had my upper and lower lids done by Dr.Patipa. I am so unhappy. My lower lids are STILL SAGGING! Dr. Patipa continuously tells me to rub the corners and its been over a year. I wish I never had them done. I have so many problems now and can't even tell I had an eye job. What a waste and my sagging bottem lids make me cry.
in Hobe Sound, FL |
He fixed a drooping lower eyelid and also a clogged tear duct that was making my eye tear constantly. He is conscientious, caring and most attentive
in Lake worth, Fl. |
Dr.Patipa was very welcoming and made me feel confident about my procedure.
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Dr. Patipa's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Enophthalmos
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Graves' Disease
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis


  • Medical School
    Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1976

  • Internship Hospital
    Jackson Meml Hospital

    Completed in 1977

  • Residency Hospital
    Med College Ga

    Completed in 1980

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Tex

    Completed in 1981

  • Undergraduate School
    Emory University

    Graduated in 1971

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Tear Duct Surgery