Dr. Robert Fintelmann, MD

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Dr. Robert Fintelmann, MD
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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Biltmore Eye Physicians4400 N 32nd St Ste 280
Phoenix, AZ 85018
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based on 12 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Fintelmann's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in AZ |
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.
in Surprise, AZ |
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 or from one of the staff in a post op exam. I have now just completed my 4th surgery in 8 months (a cornea transplant) in my left eye. I have never had an apology. Just more bills.
in Surprise, AZ |
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. We both recommend him to anyone wanting a great eye doctor.
in Cottonwood, AZ |
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 health professonals who gave me a wide variety of tests and explained to me how the surgery would work. The surgery and follow-up were outstanding!
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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.

Dr. Fintelmann's Care Philosophy

We are dedicated to providing you with the personalized care you deserve, using only the latest, most innovative technology in eye care.

Dr. Fintelmann says...

Corneal Edema

Corneal Transplants

Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy

Pterygium

Keratoconus

Dr. Fintelmann says...

Cataract Surgery

Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK)

Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK)

Corneal Transplants

Refractive Surgery

Pterygium Surgery

Dr. Fintelmann's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • 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
  • Dry Eyes
  • Keratoconus
  • Nearsightedness
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia

Education

  • Medical School
    Universitaet Ulm, Medizinische Fakultat

    Graduated in 2005

  • Internship Hospital
    Berkshire Med Ctr

    Completed in 2006

  • Residency Hospital
    Wills Eye Institute

    Completed in 2009

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Proctor Eye Fdn-Ucsf
    University Of California San Francisco

    Completed in 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal