Dr. Rakesh Patel, MD

Dr. Rakesh Patel, MD

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Dr. Rakesh Patel, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Columbia, SC and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from Medical University Of South Carolina in 2008 and specializes in ophthalmology and plastic surgery.

9 Richland Medical Park Dr

Columbia, SC 29203

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Eyelid Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers
Blepharoplasty
very high
more than 92% of peers
Ectropion of Eyelid
very high
more than 90% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Plastic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Patel does not have any board certifications listed.

48  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graves' Disease
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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27  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

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

  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Medical University Of South Carolina
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Maimondes Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Montefiore / Albert Einstein Coll Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • University Of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Patel has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Patel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Patel to family and friends
12 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Patel'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)

I had initially seen a Plastic Surgeon to fix my eyelid that was droopy. Although he tried his best be didn't give me the result I was hoping for. After researching a fix I realized that I should have seen an Oculoplastic Surgeon who specializes in this type of surgery. Enter Dr Patel. He was so...more
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Dr. Patel is wonderful. He listens and makes you feel very comfortable. His nurse Holly is top notch. She makes you feel like you are the only patient that she has. She goes out of her way for you1
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We've lived in the Carolinas our entire lives and have seen many excellent physicians leave for bigger and better opportunities so it can be hard to find good care. Dr. Patel is a talented young man who I can see him becoming a known name in his field. He provided my wife and I extensive support...more
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Dr. Patel examined the wound left by the previous Moh's procedure above my eyelid, and made a plan of action to close the wound and regain the functionality of my eyelid and the aesthetics for postoperative plastic surgery. Once all the sutures were removed, in stages over several weeks, the...more
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You will not find a better doctor.
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