Dr. Milan Patel, MD

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Age 42
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Dr. Milan Patel, MD
Dr. Milan Patel is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who is also fellowship-trained corneal, cataract, and LASIK refractive surgery specialist practicing in North Atlanta. At Milan Eye Center, Dr. Patel has dedicated his practice to refractive surgery, corneal diseases and topical, no-stitch cataract surgery. Dr. Patel began his undergraduate education at Emory University and subsequently graduated with honors from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. A Georgia native, Dr. Patel returned home and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. During medical school, Dr. Patel had the opportunity to work with Dr. Howard Gimbel – one of the founding fathers of modern ophthalmology and the first person in Canada to perform the most advanced form of cataract removal, phacoemulsification. Dr. Patel completed his internship at Northwestern University, followed by an ophthalmology residency at the Medical College of Georgia, where he published numerous articles on corneal and retinal diseases. Following residency training, Dr. Patel was selected to pursue a Cornea and Refractive Surgery fellowship at the prestigious Shiley Eye Center of the University of California – San Diego. There, under the direction of Dr. David Schanzlin, past president of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, Dr. Patel gained immense experience in LASIK, cataract, and corneal surgery. During his fellowship, Dr. Patel continued to publish extensively on groundbreaking technology and surgical techniques. In recognition of his outstanding work, Dr. Patel was selected from among his 16 colleagues as Fellow of the Year. Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr. Patel decided to dedicate the next six months to serving underprivileged patients in the developing world. By volunteering his clinical and surgical skills at five community hospitals in India, Dr. Patel gave the gift of sight to many people who would otherwise not have access to modern eye care. Dr. Patel continues to freely give of his time and talent by lecturing globally, including a recent presentation at the largest eye hospital in the world, the Aravind Eye Hospital. No stranger to technology, Dr. Patel produces educational videos, the most recent of which was recognized as the Best Refractive Surgery Video at the 2006 AAO international meeting of ophthalmologists. Additionally, Dr. Patel has created a mobile application which Milan Eye Center patients can benefit from when undergoing Cataract, LASIK and Corneal surgeries. The Easy Drops app is the only available app which reminds patients when they should use their post-operative eyedrops. Dr. Patel was also selected by Castel Connolly as "Top Doctor" in the field of Ophthalmology. The doctors selected for this recognition were selected after peer nomination, extensive research and careful review and screening by Castle Connolly's doctor-directed research team. In his spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with his wife, Snehal and his two sons, Saajan & Dylan.

Johns Creek / Duluth / Alpharetta

6300 Hospital Pkwy Ste 325

Johns Creek, GA 30097

Contact Information

(678) 381-2020

Dr. Milan Patel, MD

Dr. Milan Patel, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • NovaNet
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • USA Managed Care Organization

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Care Philosophy

Our objective is simple... to create the most safe, educational, and pleasant surgical experience possible. We realize that you value your vision tremendously, and in return, we value your trust in our abilities.
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Dr. Patel's Experience

Dr. Patel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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 1994
  • Marshall University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Northwestern University/Evanston Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Med College Of Ga School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Shiley Eye Ctr-Uc San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Patel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Patel to family and friends
based on 44 total reviews (16 with comments)
Dr. Patel'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 (16)
in Cumming, GA |
Milan Eye Center doesn't do a good job- they do a GREAT JOB on EVERYTHING! I want to tell ALL my friends about them!!
in Cumming, GA |
Throughout all my interactions, I felt very reassured and safe. Dr. Patel and Dr. Ficco are extremely nice people, and their care is portrayed throughout the service they provide. Overall, I had a very professional experience from the beginning to end with Milan Eye Center.
in Cumming, GA |
I was referred by my husband who has cataract surgery with Dr. Patel 6 years ago, and when I couldn't see anymore just recently, I knew I wanted to see Dr. Patel and nobody else. It's been an excellent experience as I had expected.
Cumming, GA |
Overall my experience with Milan Eye Center was excellent. It was simple and everyone held my hand throughout the process. Everybody was so pleasant, and one technician, Ashton Thomas even helped me with sending a text to my son, when I couldn't yet see very well. Our surgical coordinator, Elizabeth Fratu explained everything so well, I couldn't have asked for more. Also, Dr. Patel ALWAYS carries a smile on his face! Just overall a lovely experience.
in Cumming, GA |
Going into my procedure with Milan Eye Center, I was worried about having my eyes operated on. However, Dr. Patel and Dr. Ficco put me at ease and took their time explaining every detail of my procedure, completely putting me at ease. We were extremely impressed overall and are happy to have found these Physicians at Milan Eye Center. Lastly, our Surgical Coordinator Elizabeth Fratu was excellent, along with our Technicians and Carlyn at the Front Desk at the Cumming location.
Cumming, GA |
I have been referring family and friends to Dr. Patel and Dr. Ficco! Some doctors make you feel inferior but at Milan Eye Center they make you feel like you're talking to a friend. Waiting times are longer but only because each doctor takes a lot of time for each patient. I would highly recommend them! My husband even says "I wish I had cataracts!" because the treatment is so superb!
Cumming, GA |
Every office has been fabulous. Our experience is an absolute 10 with everyone! That's why we come here.
Cumming, GA |
Dr. Patel was extremely professional, pleasant and made me feel comfortable. After an experience with doctors who would have destroyed my central vision, Dr. Patel has put me at ease and I am so happy to have found MEC. Before procedures I had no questions, and he calmed my nervous tendencies after a prior procedure with another practice. Overall, it's an EXTREMELY well run facility- everyone is curteous!
Cumming, GA |
It was all professional from the beginning to end. I am one day post cataract surgery and my results are outstanding. At 80 years old I have never seen better! I wouldn't mind traveling over an hour every single time. Dr. Patel takes time to even discuss business as we are business owners ourselves- he was so personable.
in Cumming, GA |
Dr. Patel is very thorough- I would recommend him to everyone. He explains everything very well, he is patient and compassionate. He listens to all concerns. My husband and I both had cataract and LASIK surgery with Dr. Milan Patel. We would do it again in a heartbeat- but there won't be any need as he is so great! I absolutely loved my experience with Milan Eye Center!
Cumming, GA |
I felt appreciated, cared for and heard for under Dr. Patel's care. I would recommend Milan Eye Center to anyone and am so happy to have found this phenomenal practice.
in Cumming, GA |
Two years ago I was diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes by my optomotrist who recommended Dr. Patel for corrective treatment. Following extensive testing, the cataracts were removed from both eyes (two weeks apart). I experienced absolutely no pain or any other post-operative sequelae. I have since recommended friends to Dr. Patel and each one who sought him out was completely satisfied. Dr. Patel has my utmost confidence and respect.
Conyers, GA |
He was very gentle and respectful. He was very kind and not scary. And felt very professional and was in good hands.
in Cumming, GA |
Dr. Milan Patel and entire staff [medical,surgical and administrative] provided me with exceptional, client focused care and service. This medical provider is a breath of sunshine in the challenging medical profession. They are sensitive, calm, caring and consistently effective in achieving positive results in my behalf, their patient. Thank you all and best wishes for continued success!
in Cumming, GA |
My first appointment assured me that Dr. Patel is a caring, knowledgeable eye specialist. He listened to my dry eye problem, suggested BioHeat compress (which I immediately purchased and use daily), and demonstrated how to manipulate under eye to encourage oil into the eye socket. Dr. Patel performed cataract surgery on both my eyes, and the experience was painless and the results are clearer vision and brighter colors. I have complete trust in Dr. Patel.
in Alpharetta, GA |
From the moment I stepped into Dr. Patel's office in John's Creek, the staff could not have been more pleasant or receptive. The professionalism, concern and structure of the appointment, left no doubt that I had come to the right Ophthalmology practice for my diagnosis and treatment. The cataract surgery which I needed, proceeded like clockwork and left no doubt, that everyone involved in my operation performed their duties faultlessly. This is a credit to Dr. Patel for his expertise & caring.
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Hospitals where Dr. Patel has admitting privileges

Emory Johns Creek Hospital
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Johns Creek, GA 30097
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Northside Hospital
1000 Johnson Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342
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Northside Hospital - Forsyth
1200 Northside Forsyth Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
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Northside Hospital Cherokee
450 Northside Cherokee Blvd
Canton, GA 30115
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