Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 36

Ophthalmology

Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Wilmington, NC and has over 11 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 2011. He is affiliated with medical facilities Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Novant Health Pender Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD

Wilmington Eye

1729 NEW HANOVER MEDICAL PARK DR Wilmington, NC 28403
Accepting new patients

Accepting new patients

Healthgrades Provider Compare™

Quickly compare more Ophthalmology Specialists in your area

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Recent Reviews
    Reviews made in the last 30 days. See reviews
  • Quiet Hospital
    Patients said the hospital this doctor practices at is quiet. See hospitals

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Van Der Vaart's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Van Der Vaart's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Presbyopia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Van Der Vaart treats Presbyopia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Van Der Vaart treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Cataract
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Van Der Vaart treats Cataract more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Van Der Vaart treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Senile Cataracts
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Van Der Vaart treats Senile Cataracts more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Van Der Vaart treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Van Der Vaart's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, B
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, C
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, D
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, E
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, F
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, G
  • Glaucoma Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Van Der Vaart accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(910) 763-3601

Dr. Van Der Vaart accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Van Der Vaart's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Van Der Vaart

4.9

Based on 98 ratings

5 Stars
94.89795918367346%
(93)
4 Stars
5.1020408163265305%
(5)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
0%
(0)
What went well
No reviews yet
What could be improved
No reviews yet

Your trust is our top concern.

We strive to keep the reviews trustworthy, honest & fair.

We monitor all reviews to ensure they comply with our guidelines and don’t include personal information, profanity, libel, defamation, harassment, obscenity or fraud.

All reviews are confirmed and audited before publication, and community members have the ability to flag inappropriate content for further review by our team.

Doctors can not pay for good reviews, nor can they pay to have negative reviews removed.

Any reviews that are deemed fraudulent or violate our guidelines will be removed immediately.

RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
Excellent doctor
Very caring and knowledgeable
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Madeline Sprow – Sep 17, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD?
Reply
Excellent Doctor
I am very happy with Dr. Van Der Vaart, he explains everything thoroughly which I appreciate.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Very happy – Aug 23, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD?
Reply
Excellent
Competent, friendly, patient, thorough explanations.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
RICHARD BEARDSWORTH – Aug 19, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD?
Reply
Excellent Doctor
Dr. Van der vaart is excellent, listens, asks questions and gave me the opportunity to ask questions about cataract surgery. He was very patient and was thorough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Carolyn Spangler – Aug 18, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD?
Reply
Yearly eye exam
Yearly eye exam to check vision changes and health of eyes.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Jerry L Parchman – Aug 11, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD?
Reply
Excellent care
Excellent results from cataract surgery and follow up care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Aug 05, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD?
Reply
Dr. Van der Vaart
Very professional, knowledgeable, and helpful. I am very grateful that Dr. van der Vaart was able to work me in, recently moved to this area from Wilmington, I have been a patient of Wilmington Eye associates in Wilmington for over 15 years and I love the group. Glad they have an office in Calabash.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Glenda Browning – Aug 04, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD?
Reply
Nice easy Appointment
Dr explained what he was seeing in my eyes. He explained what the best medicine was for dry eyes. He was thorough and easy to speak with. The office runs smoothly. I would recommend this Dr. Van der Vaart to anyone looking for a good physician.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Roberta Salett – Jul 30, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD?
Reply
Great Job
The staff was excellent, as was Dr. van der Vart. He explained my situation in a way that was easy to underdtand. He provided options for what treatment I should try next. He was very nice and down to earth !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
David Brown – Jul 20, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD?
Reply
To the rescue
Got poked in the eyeball with a branch while doing yard cleanup over the weekend. Dr van der Vaart was on call for weekend emergencies and saw me same day. Very relieved to be seen so quickly. Very thorough with examination and all my questions were answered. Great experience
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
R B – Jul 18, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD?
Reply
Cataract surgery
Existing patient I knew this was coming, process went very well. Procedure was explained clearly and I was comfortable throughout the ordeal. Follow up has gone well. Highly recommend. ENTIRE STAFF VERY PROFESSIONAL.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Mike Dombroski – Jul 12, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD?
Reply
Responsive and professional
Dr. van der Vaart focused (no pun intended) on my immediate issue and resolved it on my first visit. The office was well-run and I had very little wait time for both the technician and the procedure I needed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
S. C. – Jul 08, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD?
Reply
Great!!! The whole staff was wonderful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Daisy Arnold – Jul 06, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD?
Reply
Outstanding ophthalmologist
Dr Van der Vaart is thorough and answers any questions I have. He is extremely competent, and I feel at ease with him as my doctor and surgeon. I have been very pleased in his care of me. Highly recommended!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
AbeyD – Jun 28, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD?
Reply
Quick,easy and completely relaxed
Helpful
Helene F Edelstein – Jun 23, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD?
Reply
Very through
Very intensive and through exam
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Great eye doctor – Jun 18, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD?
Reply
Young and Seasoned
Dr. Van der Vaart is an attentive, courteous and knowledgeable specialist in ophthalmology. Regardless of what my outcome may be after a recent surgery I know he'll continue to have my interest at heart. He's an attentive listener and makes a complex subject understandable. He succinctly gives the pros and cons of various modalities and why he individualizing a particular option of treatment for me. His staff is friendly and proficient at what they do and makes his job easier. He and his staff are highly recommended.
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Mr Albert Green – Jun 15, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD?
Reply
Kind and understanding
I’ve seen him for 4 years. Fabulous eye doctor & surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Jun 01, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD?
Reply
Great Doctor
Always professional and understanding great office staff, highly recommended
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Mike McCutchen – May 28, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD?
Reply
Dr is prompt, personable, listens, spends time to answer any questions and explains in detail. He creates a relaxed environment for the visit. Highly recommend Dr. van der Vaart.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Mary Alpin – May 25, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Van Der Vaart?

Is this your profile?

Respond to reviews, add information, and reach more patients. Claiming is free and only takes a minute.

Claim your profile

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. van der Vaart believes in using medicine and, when necessary, surgical procedures to improve the quality of life of his patients so that they can enjoy the beautiful community we live in.

Biography

Dr. van der Vaart is an ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract and glaucoma surgery. Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, he performs...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of North Carolina At Chapell Hill
Residency Hospital
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2011
Wake Forest University
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Van Der Vaart's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD accept my insurance?

Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Van Der Vaart accepts your insurance.

What are Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Van Der Vaart frequently treats Presbyopia, Cataract, and Senile Cataracts. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Van Der Vaart treats.

Where is Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD's office located?

Dr. Van Der Vaart's office is located at 1729 NEW HANOVER MEDICAL PARK DR, Wilmington, NC 28403. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Van Der Vaart has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Robert Van Der Vaart, MD?

Find contact information here to make an appointment.

Locations

Wilmington Eye

Main Location1729 NEW HANOVER MEDICAL PARK DR Wilmington, NC 28403
1
Medical Center1120 Medical Center Dr Wilmington, NC 28401
2
Southport5211 Eason St Ste 1 Southport, NC 28461
3
Scotts Hill9020 Senca Dr Wilmington, NC 28411
4

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Van Der Vaart is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Wilmington, NC

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Novant Health Pender Medical Center

Burgaw, NC