Dr. Paul Svitra, MD

Dr. Paul Svitra, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Paul Svitra, MD is a vitreoretinal disease specialist in New Hyde Park, NY and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University in 1984 and specializes in vitreoretinal disease & surgery and ophthalmology.

3003 New Hyde Park Rd Ste 203

New Hyde Park, NY 11042

Contact Information

(516) 327-0505

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Retinal Ischemia
very high
more than 93% of peers
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
very high
more than 92% of peers
Retinal Hemorrhage
very high
more than 90% of peers

Dr. Svitra's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Svitra "Comprehensive eye care and treatment in office, at the time of each visit, minimizing transportation inconvienieces for fragmented diagnosticx=s and treatment. Please allow ample time for all necessary testing to be performed at the time of visit."

2  Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

29  Conditions Treated

5  Procedures

  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Laser Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitreoretinal 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.


  • New York University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Nyuigraduate School-Neurophysiology
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Winthrop-University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Duke Eye Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Harvard Medical College/massachusetts Institute Of Technology
    Other Education | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • National Foundation to Prevent Blindness Reseaarch Award, 1986
  • Fight for Sight Research Grand and Award, 1985
  • Castle and Connolly cited Top Ophthalmologist NYC Area, 1998, 1999
  • Castle and Connolly rated Top Ophthalmologist NYC area, 2000-2006
  • Heed Ophthalmic Fellowship Research Award and Grant, 1989
  • National Eye Institute Research Fellowship Award, 1986
  • Mercy Medical Center Ten Year Excellence of Care Award, 2006
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Svitra's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Svitra to family and friends
13 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Svitra's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
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