Dr. Monte Stavis, MD

Dr. Monte Stavis, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Monte Stavis, MD is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine in 1975 and specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and ophthalmology.Read his story

929 Gessner Rd Ste 2420

Houston, TX 77024

Contact Information

(713) 467-4448

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Memorial Hermann Physician Network
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Extraocular Muscle Surgery
more than 7% of peers

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Dr. Stavis' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Stavis " Born Brooklyn, New York. September 28th, 1949 Attended State University of New York at Stony Brook 1967-1968 Graduated from Hofstra University, BA, New York 1971 Boston University School of Medicine, MD 1971-1975 Albany Medical Center Internship, 1975-1976 University of Michigan, Residency in Ophthalmology 1976-1979 Fellowship in Strabismus and pediatric ophthalmology, Albany 1979-1980 Direrctor of Pediatric Ophthalmology of Houston, and Adults Strabismus Center, Houston, Tx. 1980-2017 (Background: Dr. Stavis was a saxophone and clarinet player and worked extensively in NYC as a youth. Directed the youngest show band in the Catskill Mountain resorts starting at age 15) Two children, both in the arts. 27 year old daughter is a Broadway and off Broadway singer and performes in NYC. Has worked at TUTS theatre here in Houston in two shows this year. Son is a film major in Boston. Wife, Deborah Stavis, is a financial planner"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Stavis "Adult Strabismus Center and Pediatric Ophthalmology of Houston is dedicated to treating patients with eye muscle disorders. their condition. At the end of the exam I sit with the patient and family and describe in simple language all the findings and offer options for treatment.  We will often start with exercises, glasses or prisms if that will alleviate some of the problem.  If none of those are going to work and surgery is necessary I will describe my thought process on which muscles on plan on operating and how findings in the operating room may modifiy my decisions.  I also treat eye muscle conditions that cause reading problems."

2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

17  Conditions Treated

  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cyclotropia
  • Diplopia
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Lazy Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Nystagmus
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Reading Disorders
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Vascular Disease

5  Procedures

  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Stavis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Stavis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Stavis to family and friends
44 total reviews (22 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (44)

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  • 3
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  • 1

Dr. Stavis' 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 (22)

Dr. Stavis has been seeing my daughter since she was 4 months old. She is now 12. He treated her strawberry hemangioma when she was a baby and just last year surgically fixed her eye twisting in both eyes. Her vision has drama improved. She still needs glasses but now she can see without them and...more
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I took my daughter to Dr. Stavis after her first specialist just kept making her glasses stronger (I mean a 3 year old in bifocals, come on!) Dr. Stavis was much more in-depth and found twisting in her eyes along with a few other problems. She had to have 2 surgeries but her vision is so much...more
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Dr. Stavis is a brilliant and caring physician, who takes the time with each patient/family to examine, explain and correct issues. My daughter, 14, had been having unexplained headaches for years; only Dr Stavis found a correlation to her eyes. She recovered from surgery quickly and her...more
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Dr stavis treated my daughter for twisting and convergence insufficiency. She was complaining of blurry vision and headaches. He tried prism glasses first which helped but did not completely alleviate the problems. He cleaned up some scarring she had on both eyes and adjusted the muscles in her...more
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After going to 2 different eye specialist over time for my son and them both telling me different things and claiming my sons eyes would fix as long as he wore glasses yet that never happened I finally came across Dr. Stavis. He was amazing and I'd highly recommend him. He was able to tell me what...more
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