Dr. Rajen Desai, MD

Dr. Rajen Desai, MD

Cataract Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 37
Dr. Rajen Desai, MD is a cataract surgery specialist in East Brunswick, NJ and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from Stanford Med Sch in 2008 and specializes in cataract surgery, ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

557 Cranbury Rd Ste 15

East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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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."

5  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

10  Conditions Treated

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

14  Procedures

  • 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
18 total reviews (15 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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 (15)

Dr. Desai is the consummate professional. He spends a lot of time discussing the procedure. (cataracts) He truly cares and treats you like family. Both cataract procedures were successful and I complement him on his skillfulness and expertise.
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I needed cataract surgery following retina surgery. Dr Desai carried out the surgery with precision and thoroughly professionally. He has a wonderful manner and great after care which includes giving you his personal phone number with instructions to call him anytime you need to. At some point I...more
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Dr. Desai did a total of four procedures on my 85 year old mother. Drains in each eye to relieve pressure and cataract removal in each eye. We were referred to him by my mom's cousin who was very pleased with his work. He is professional, caring, patient, and treated my mother with respect and...more
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Dr. Desai's team scheduled me quickly and he ran tests, he very patiently shared with my with and I all the options that were available to me. He answered all of our many questions with patience and professionalism. He explained things in a way that we could both easily understand. On the day of he...more
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Dr. Desai did my 85 year old Mother's Cataract surgery. She was very satisfied with the results. She is ecstatic that her vision is much clearer. In Mom's words he is wonderful and a great Doctor. He was very kind and gentle with her and she trusted him from the very beginning.
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