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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Dr. Stavis' Care Philosophy
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.
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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Stavis to family and friends is 4.3 out of 5