Dr. Raymond Gailitis, MD

Dr. Raymond Gailitis, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Raymond Gailitis, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Margate, FL and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med in 1985 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment surgery, and more.Read his story

5800 Colonial Dr Ste 100

Margate, FL 33063

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
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Top Care Areas

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Conjunctival Hemorrhage
very high
more than 94% of peers
very high
more than 94% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Gailitis' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gailitis "Dr. Gailitis has a passion for helping patients with the desire for vision correction surgery. Since 1991, Dr. Gailitis has helped thousands of people see and perform better after having their vision corrected. Always interested in the latest research and technology, Dr. Gailitis brings the latest techniques available to his practice. "My role model was my father who practiced as a physician for nearly 50 years. He also had the passion to help people and was always available to them. He was always reading and learning to stay on the forefront of medicine. Every day he has inspired me to do my best." Raymond P. Gailitis MD FACS"

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gailitis "Dr. Gailitis takes the time to understand patients visual needs prior to recommending any specific treatment. Based on a comprehensive examination and years of experience, he formulates the best treatment plan. Because he performs multiple different vision correction procedures, he is able to customize and choose the best approach for an individual patient."

6  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

72  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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20  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK)
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Visian Impantable Collamer Lens (ICL)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Of Minnesota
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gailitis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Latvian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gailitis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gailitis to family and friends
35 total reviews (26 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gailitis' 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 (26)

Dr. Gailitis provides a very complete examine, has many people in his support staff, and can run late because he takes a lot of time in discussion with you - very clean and comfortable office
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I have never had a day of clear vision in my entire life until I came to Dr. Gailitis. When I came to him, I could barely see 2 ft in front of me. Dr Gailitis & his staff are all so kind and professional! He performed my cataract removal surgery and fixed my astigmatism yesterday in 20 minutes. ...more
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Dr. Gailitis performed a chalazion removal (both eyes) which I'm very satisfied with. He and his assistants were talking me through the procedure which helped with my nervousness. Both Dr. Gailitis and staff were clear about after-surgery instructions, and answered all my questions about my...more
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Dr. Gailitis and his staff were some of the friendliest and professional I have encountered. I would gladly recommend him.
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The entire staff is the best. Everyone is very pleasant, very curious, very professional, and extremely knowledgeable. They all spend as much time with you as you feel you need and answer every question with no feeling of being rushed. The procedure was almost painless with very, very little...more
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