Dr. Robert Fintelmann, MD

Dr. Robert Fintelmann, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 39
Dr. Robert Fintelmann, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Universitaet Ulm, Medizinische Fakultat in 2005 and specializes in ophthalmology and cornea & refractive surgery.Read his story

4400 N 32nd St Ste 280

Phoenix, AZ 85018

Contact Information

(602) 266-6888

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Cataract Removal Surgery
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more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Fintelmann's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fintelmann "Robert Fintelmann, MD grew up in Southern Germany hiking with his family of six. After completing his medical training at the University of Ulm in Germany, he traveled to the United States for his Ophthalmology residency, which he accomplished at the prestigious Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He then pursued a Corneal and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at the Francis I. Proctor Foundation at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) before moving to Phoenix. Dr. Fintelmann is a board certified Ophthalmologist by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, as well as the American College of Surgeons. He provides excellence in ophthalmic patient care as he has had extensive clinical and surgical experience with corneal disease, cataracts, and vision correction. He has performed thousands of cataract surgeries, over two thousand vision correction procedures (including LASIK, PRK, and ICL), and hundreds of corneal transplants. Dr. Fintelmann's experience includes a range of procedures: laser assisted cataract surgery, full corneal transplants, partial thickness corneal transplants (DSAEK, DMEK, DALK). He is particularly interested in minimally invasive transplants of either the anterior or posterior portions of the cornea and has taught Descemet Membrane transplants to other ophthalmologists. Dr. Fintelmann is committed to innovation and advancing the field of Ophthalmology. His research has been published in peer-review medical journals and he has presented at national and international meetings. Dr. Fintelmann is an appointed Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona. He speaks fluent German, English, Spanish, and French. In addition, Dr. Fintelmann has enjoyed using his language and ophthalmological talents in other countries to where he has traveled with Orbis, an organization which aims to provide accessible and sustainable eyecare internationally."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fintelmann "We are dedicated to providing you with the personalized care you deserve, using only the latest, most innovative technology in eye care."

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

22  Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Epithelial Basement Membrane
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Fuchs' Endothelial, 1
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Fuchs' Endothelial, 2
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Keratoconus
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia

15  Procedures

  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Universitaet Ulm, Medizinische Fakultat
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Berkshire Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Wills Eye Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Proctor Eye Fdn-Ucsf
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fintelmann has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fintelmann's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fintelmann to family and friends
12 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

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Dr. Fintelmann'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 (4)

My Mom had cataract surgery with lasik (monovision correction). I jad lasik, 3-5 years afo respectively. Dr Fintelmann was fantastic...competent our level of trust very high, and he is personable.
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After Dr. Fintelmann completed cataract surgery with cornea shaving on my left eye in June 2015, I am now blind in that eye.. After one week of the surgery I had to have emergency retina surgery to clean out a MRSA infection. In my view I either contracted this infection in the operating theatre...more
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Dr. Fintelmann is an awesome doctor and person. He eased me through my cataract surgery and scraping of my eyelids. He is genuine and has a sense of humor which is rare for doctors nowadays. I honestly look forward to my next appointment, if required. He is 5 stars in my book as well as my wife's....more
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Had a partial corneal transplant to resolve issues with Fuch's Dystrophy. Had an excellent experience in all ways. Someone sitting next to me complained that she was shoved here and there. I found the procedure time efficient and very effective. in a very short time, I had worked with 6 or 7...more
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