Dr. Rafael Trespalacios, MD

Dr. Rafael Trespalacios, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 41
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Dr. Rafael Trespalacios, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Melbourne, FL and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment surgery, and more.

665 S Apollo Blvd

Melbourne, FL 32901

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Trespalacios performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Glaucoma Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Trespalacios "Dr Tres is owner and medical director of the Brevard Eye Center that has been serving East Central Florida for more than 26 years. It is East Central Florida's Largest Group of Board Certified Eye Surgeons and Physicians. With eight convenient locations providing comprehensive eye exams, LASIK surgery, cataract surgery and state of the art procedures for all of your eye care needs. We're "Your trusted team of caring eye professionals.""

4  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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29  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 10/1/2014
    Amount or Range: $650,000.00
    Nature of Complaint: BREVARD COUNTY
    State: Florida
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

  • University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Price Vision Group
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Trespalacios has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Trespalacios' Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Trespalacios to family and friends
24 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
    (18)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Trespalacios' 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 (5)

Dr. Trespalacios is an excellent physician and a very likable person. He performed my cataract surgery as well as another procedure to decrease my eye pressure. Both were very successful. My eye pressure is lower than it's been since I was diagnosed with glaucoma and my vision is much improved. ...more
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Definitely not a people person! Made statements about what I could expect from cataract surgery and it didn't happen. Had to go in for stitches two days after original surgery to "repair a leak". Extremely bad floaters showed up shortly after surgery. Referred me to his "associate" who had a worse...more
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Just turned 78 and for the past twenty plus years I had to wear a pair of reading glasses around my neck because I couldn't read small print. A couple of months ago Dr. Tres put new lenses in both eyes and I've put away all my glasses. Things are brighter and clearer then ever. Thanks Doc!
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Start with his staff - excellent team that shows caring and good inter-actions for the benefit of patient. Dr Trespalacios is always courteous and takes time with patient to explain diagnosis and prognosis - very clear and simple terms. Go visit him fist - I guarantee you will stay for...more
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Cataract operation performed over a half year ago was a complete success. My vision is perfect after Dr. Tres implanted my premium lenses. He and his entire team made the experience a pleasure.
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