Dr. Rakesh Patel, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

Palmetto Health Ophthalmology 9 Richland Medical Park Dr Columbia, SC 29203 Get Directions
Dr. Rakesh Patel, MD
Dr. Rakesh Patel, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Columbia, SC. He has been practicing for 9 years. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Palmetto Health - Palmetto Health Richland.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Columbia, SC |
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 and care and was there every step of the way. His big city training is impressive which is why I wouldnt have trusted anyone else for my wives surgery. God bless him.
in Lexington, SC |
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 results were amazing! Even my Dermatologist would know that I had a Moh's procedure, had she not done it herself. Dr. Patel is very personable and is a gifted ophthalmic plastic surgeon.
in Chapin, SC |
You will not find a better doctor.
in Blackville,S.C. |
I can't say enough good about the skill he has.The office staff has areas that need attention from office management.There seems to be a lack of communication and procedures,within the office staff.The lack of understanding.After me contacting them several times.Has created unneeded,unexpected hardship to me.And I continues without relief.
He took all worry out of my procedure and was eager to answer all my questions!
Columbia, SC |
Dr. Patel is very calm and caring. He explained the procedure fully and answered all of my questions and concerns with patience.
He was very genuine and caring
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Dr. Patel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Graves' Disease
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Retina Diseases
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


  • Medical School
    Medical University of South Carolina

    Graduated in 2008

  • Internship Hospital
    Maimondes Med Ctr

    Completed in 2009

  • Residency Hospital
    Montefiore / Albert Einstein Coll of Med

    Completed in 2012

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary

    Completed in 2014

  • Undergraduate School
    Duke University

    Graduated in 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Plastic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid 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