Dr. Niraj P. Patel, MD

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Dr. Niraj P. Patel, MD

Ophthalmology | Male

Pacific Northwest Eye Associates 3602 S 19th St, Tacoma, WA 98405 Get Directions
(253) 759-5555

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Dr. Niraj Patel is a fellowship trained corneal and vision correction surgery specialist who has been in private practice at...
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Refractive Error
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Michigan Medical School-Ann Arbor

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    William Beaumont Hospital-Internship

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Wills Eye Hospital-Residency In Ophthalmology

    Completed in 1998

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Utah, Moran Eye Center-Cataract, Cornea, and Vision Correction Surgery

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Graduated in 1990

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Top Doctors, Seattle Magazine, 2006
    • Top Doctors, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2012
    • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 1990
    • Top Doctors, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2008
    • Top Doctors, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2010
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (Medical School), 1993
    • Top Doctors, Seattle Magazine, 2008
    • Top Doctors, Seattle Magazine, 2005
    • Top Doctors, Seattle Magazine, 2007
    • Top Doctors, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2009
    • Top Doctors, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Patel's Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Dr. Patel's Care Philosophy

Dr. Niraj Patel is a fellowship trained corneal and vision correction surgery specialist who has been in private practice at since 2001. He currently works at Pacific Northwest Eye Associates and has dedicated his practice to vision correction surgery, cataract, and corneal diseases in addition to his work in general ophthalmology. Involved with refractive surgery since 1996, Dr. Patel has extensive experience with Laser Vision Correction (LASIK and PRK) involving thousands of cases. He was the first surgeon in Western Washington to be certified for the Visian Implantable Contact Lens (ICL). He has lectured and taught residents and physicians from across the nation and has been involved in numerous research projects in the fields of cornea and refractive surgery. Dr. Patel is board certified in ophthalmology. More information available on his website at www.pateleye.com