Dr. Rajen Desai, MD

Cataract Surgery  |  
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Age 37
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Dr. Rajen Desai, MD
Rajen Desai MD is a board certified cataract and glaucoma surgeon with the Witlin Center for Advanced Eye Care. Dr. Desai graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.S. from Stanford University, followed by a M.D. from the Stanford School of Medicine. He completed residency, chief residency, and glaucoma fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. With over 14 years of experience in vision research, Dr. Desai has produced over 40 peer-reviewed publications and presentations across the country, earning the 2013 Society of Heed Fellows Award, one of only 5 honorees in the nation. Dr. Desai brings the latest advances of vision research to the operating room, including laser-assisted cataract surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. Passionate about producing excellent surgical outcomes and explaining surgical decisions, he received both the "Patients' Choice Award" and the "Best Teacher of Medical Students Award." Other physicians, optometrists, and nurses have trusted Dr. Desai to perform cataract and glaucoma surgery on their own parents' eyes. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the American Glaucoma Society.

Witlin Center for Advanced Eye Care

557 Cranbury Rd Ste 15

East Brunswick, NJ 08816

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Dr. Rajen Desai, MD

Dr. Rajen Desai, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthPlus
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Care Philosophy

My goal is to provide compassionate, state-of-the-art ophthalmic care which starts with listening to my patient, patient education, and treating each patient as I would my own family.
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Dr. Desai's Experience

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Dr. Desai's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cataract Surgery
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
2

Specialties

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
5

Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Visual Field Defects
6

Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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

  • Stanford Univ
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Stanford Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Maimonides Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Northwestern U-Northwestern Meml Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Northwestern U-Northwestern Meml Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Desai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Desai's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Desai to family and friends
4.8
based on 12 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Desai'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
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
New York, NY |
Dr. Dessie is amazing! He was able to see me last minute for my itchy, swollen eyes and he knew what the problem was right away. He is extremely friendly and patient (I had my one year old with me and she wasn't a happy camper) but he was very patient with her and I. I will definitely be seeing him again for any eye issues. Highly recommend.
Hampton Bays, NY |
Wonderful, kind, patient eye doctor. He performed two cataract surgeries on my mom and her vision has never been better. He explains everything clearly and made each post ob visit a pleasure. He treated my 86 year old mom with such a supportive, gentle approach that she was quickly ready to attend her doctor appointments. He is a wonderful person and is an exemplar for all health care professionals...all doctors should be like him.
in Far Rockaway |
I have met Dr. Desai about 3-4 years ago and my experience with him has been excellent. Dr.Desai is a doctor anyone with an eye problem should see, he's kind, friendly,manerly,and very knowledgeable, he's the kind of doctor that answers your questions and make you feel comfortable he explains the procedure so that you can understand. He has done two surgeries for me of which I was very comfortable and they were very successful I had no problems during nor after I would highly recommend him.
in Brooklyn, NY |
Dr. Desai is phenomenal! He is what doctors are supposed to be - considerate, helpful, caring, concerned, and of course, brilliant.
Brooklyn, NY |
Dr. Desai possessed good bed-side manners. Explanation of what is expected before and after Surgery During and after the procedure there was no pain. Postop was excellent It was very gratifying to have Dr Desai to perform my Cataract surgery.
in Brooklyn, NY |
I am a patient of Dr. Desai, Hear are some of the qualities I find with Dr. Desai's treatment: Professional, courteous, diagnostic confidence that lead to successful results from his treatment, empathy.
in New York, NY |
I met with Dr. Desai for an emergency eye visit today. I was so impressed with his knowledge and bedside manner. He personally made sure I was ok as I walked in and immediately made me feel at ease. His knowledge of my issue was outstanding. i did not know kind people like this still exist. I am truly thankful that I met him today! I will be sending all my friends and family to him, he is outstanding! I highly highly recommend if you need a great, knoweledgable and kind hearted doctor!
in New York, NY |
I met with Dr. Desai for an emergency eye visit today. I was so impressed with his knowledge and bedside manner. He personally made sure I was ok as I walked in and immediately made me feel at ease. His knowledge of my issue was outstanding. i did not know kind people like this still exist. I am truly thankful that I met him today! I will be sending all my friends and family to him, he is outstanding! I highly highly recommend if you need a great, knoweledgable and kind hearted doctor!
Brooklyn, NY |
I have NOT had enough experience with the doctor's time to express an in depth opinion.
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  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthPlus
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  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
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  • Oxford Health Plans
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