Dr. Michael Patipa, MD

Dr. Michael Patipa, MD

Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
Dr. Michael Patipa, MD is an ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in West Palm Beach, FL and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med in 1976 and specializes in ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery.

4461 Medical Center Way Ste A

West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Care District of Palm Beach County
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Eyelid Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers
Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
very high
more than 98% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

30  Conditions Treated

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

21  Procedures

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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Emory University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1971
  • Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Jackson Meml Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Med College Ga
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Tex
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Patipa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Patipa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Patipa to family and friends
20 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Patipa's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

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...more
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My internist highly recommended Dr. Patipa and I was very pleased with my experience. The office staff was extremely pleasant and very professional.
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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...more
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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...more
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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
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