Dr. Rajen Desai, MD

Dr. Rajen Desai, MD

Cataract Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 37
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Dr. Rajen Desai, MD is a cataract surgery doctor who practices in East Brunswick, NJ. He is 37 years old and has been practicing for 9 years. Read his story

557 Cranbury Rd Ste 15

East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Contact Information

(732) 698-9300

Insurance Accepted

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

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more than 69% of peers
Glaucoma Surgery
more than 45% of peers
Ocular Hypertension
more than 38% of peers

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Dr. Desai's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Desai "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."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Desai "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."


  • Cataract Surgery
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Eye Infections
  • Glaucoma
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Scotoma
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Extracapsular Cataract Extraction
  • Eye Surgery
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Medical Therapy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Humphrey Visual Field Test for Glaucoma
  • Incisional Glaucoma Surgery
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • LenSx Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • 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.


  • 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
  • Gujarati

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Desai's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Desai to family and friends
based on 13 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Desai's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Runnemede, NJ |
Professional and friendly Dr. and i would highly recommend him to anyone. This was my first experience with Dr. Desai, and it could not have gone any smoother. He is patient, kind and very attentive. I had two cataract procedures, if I had a third eye I wouldn't change a thing. Excellent!
Dr. Desai was caring, concerned and friendly while maintaining professional and efficient standards of service. His warm demeanor makes you feel like a family member. I was so very thankful for the excellent care I received from him at The Witlin Center. I highly recommend Dr. Desai if you want a thorough examination and explanation of results from a very knowledgeable doctor.
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!
Brooklyn, NY |
I have NOT had enough experience with the doctor's time to express an in depth opinion.
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Dr. Desai accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthPlus
    HealthPlus PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare

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