Dr. Rajiv Rathod, MD

Dr. Rajiv Rathod, MD

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Dr. Rajiv Rathod, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Fullerton, CA and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

Orange County Retina - Fullerton

333 W Bastanchury Rd Ste 200

Fullerton, CA 92835
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
very high
more than 95% of peers
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
very high
more than 95% of peers
Eye Cancer
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Rathod'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.

Dr. Rathod's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rathod "Dr. Raj Rathod is a native of Orange County, having grown up in the Anaheim Hills area. He completed his undergraduate education at Stanford University, receiving a B.S. in Biology. He then worked for a medical internet startup in Los Angeles, before moving on to attend medical school and business school at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He returned to California for a year, completing an internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose. His residency was completed at Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes Jewish Medical Center, where he received several awards for teaching and patient care. Following residency, Dr. Rathod served as the Chief Resident at Washington University. His next stop was Chicago, where he completed a two year fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery and ocular tumors at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He was voted by the department as "Fellow of the Year." Dr. Rathod's clinic interests include diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, retinopathy of prematurity, macular hole, and epiretinal membrane. He also has specific training in management of intraocular tumors, including uveal melanoma. His research interests include novel applications of minimally invasive surgery, outcomes of newer surgical techniques, and understanding the use of ocular therapeutics. Dr. Rathod is a member of several medical societies and is actively involved in national meetings and organizations. Dr. Rathod and his fiancé live in south Orange County. They enjoy staying active and traveling. Dr. Rathod enjoys photography, music, computer technology, and cooking."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rathod "We offer some of the most comprehensive and cutting-edge diagnostics, therapeutics, and clinical trials in Southern California to provide our patients with the benefits of the latest medical advances. Our five convenient locations are backed by extensive hospital and surgery center affiliations throughout Orange County.

Orange County Retina was the first retina practice established in Orange County. As a private practice, our physicians work closely with an extensive network of over 500 referring local, national and international entities and our stellar reputation comes from handling complex and demanding cases.

We specialize in the care of: Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Vascular Disease,Retinal Tear and Retinal Detachment, Vitreoretinal Interface Disorders (Macular Hole, Macular Pucker), Retinopathy of Prematurity, Ocular Tumors, Uveitis & Intraocular Inflammation, Ocular Trauma, Hereditary Retinal Dystrophies"

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

87  Conditions Treated

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chemical Burn - Eyes
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Color Blindness
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilatation
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Strain
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Headache
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Dystrophy
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ophthalmoplegia
  • Optic Nerve Disorder
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Poor Color Vision
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Refractive Error
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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18  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Testing
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • VANDERBILT UNIV SCH OF MED
    Medical School | Graduated 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rathod has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rathod's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rathod to family and friends
37 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (37)

  • 5
    (33)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Rathod's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (1)

Very thorough, very concerned that all my questions were answered.
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