Dr. Norman Saffra, MD

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Age 54
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Dr. Norman Saffra, MD
Dr. Norman Saffra, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Hewlett, NY. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Saffra is affiliated with New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, NYU Langone Medical Center , Mercy Medical Center, Saint John's Episcopal Hospital at South Shore, Maimonides Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital and South Nassau Communities Hospital.

Hewlett

1420 Broadway

Hewlett, NY 11557

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Dr. Norman Saffra, MD

Dr. Norman Saffra, MD

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Care Philosophy

As a patient, I desire that my physicians provide me with personalized,compassionate, quality care. It is that type of care that I like to deliver to my patients.
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Dr. Saffra's Experience

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Dr. Saffra'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
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
94

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Intraocular Hemorrhage
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Cyclocryotherapy
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Intravitreal Injection
  • Iridectomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.

Education

  • Yeshiva College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Maimonides Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Kingsbrook Jewish
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • multiple community service awards, 1993-2010
  • New York Magazine Best Doctors NY and Tri State Area 12 times, 2010
  • Castle and Connelly Guide To The Best Doctors, 1993-2010
  • NY Super Doctors, 2009,2011
Media & Publications
  • multiple articles,
  • Post operative Endophthalmitis caused by Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus, 2005
  • Pediatric Vision Screening Results in an Orthodox Jewish Cohort, 2005
  • Fibrosarcoma, 2005
  • Peripheral Ulcerative Keratitis in Sarcoidosis: A Case Report, 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Yiddish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Saffra's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Saffra to family and friends
4.5
based on 47 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Saffra's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
Far Rockaway, NY |
had bad flashes and floaters-my eye doc was worried about a torn retina sent me to Dr saffra who squeezed me in the same day! He found the tear and treated it, right away. Hew was fantastic
New York, NY |
Saved my life
Far Rockaway, NY |
helped my macular degeneration
in Valley Stream, NY |
great dianostician
in Valley stream |
I was very satisfied he is kind knowledgeable met all my expectations
Far Rockaway, NY |
top notch retina specialist
Brooklyn, NY |
very good medical care. a professional doctor
Far Rockaway, NY |
wonderful eye doctor. very friendly.
in Rockville Center, NY |
One of the best diagnostician honest and freindly doesn't rush you and listens to you
in Hewlett, NY |
the best diagnostician
in Valley Stream, NY |
very caring doesnt rush you is very smart
in Brooklyn, NY |
Love him terrific Doctor
Brooklyn, NY |
The staff is very friendly.
in New York, NY |
amazing diagnostician. kind. really cares.
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Hospitals where Dr. Saffra has admitting privileges

Lenox Hill Hospital
100 E 77th St
New York, NY 10075
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Maimonides Medical Center
4802 10th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11219
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Mercy Medical Center
1000 N Village Ave
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
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New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn
2525 Kings Hwy
Brooklyn, NY 11229
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NYU Langone Medical Center
550 1st Ave
New York, NY 10016
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Saint John's Episcopal Hospital at South Shore
327 Beach 19th St
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
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South Nassau Communities Hospital
One Healthy Way
Oceanside, NY 11572
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