Dr. Niraj Patel, MD
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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

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Dr. Niraj Patel, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Tacoma, WA. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Patel is affiliated with MultiCare Allenmore Hospital, MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center - First Hill Campus.

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Dr. Patel's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
Tacoma, WA |
I am a nurse practitioner myself and did a lot of research before deciding upon Visian lens surgery as I was not a candidate for less invasive procedures. After the experience I can truly saw I was impressed from my initial consult all the way through surgery and after. Dr Patel does fantastic work, is great at communicating, has a wonderful bedside manner and an amazing team of support staff. I wake up daily amazed that I can now read the clock across the room without glasses or contacts!
Tacoma, WA |
Dr Patel and his staff have spent extra time and effort to get the correct prescription so I can read without headaches after my cataract surgeries and YAG procedure. Dr Patel also follows me for a couple of medical conditions that can affect my eyes. They have always been patient and friendly. I have recommended him to my family members.
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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

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
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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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  • 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

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

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

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

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