Dr. Robert Weisenthal, MD

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Age 62
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Dr. Robert Weisenthal, MD
Dr. Robert Weisenthal, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in East Syracuse, NY. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Weisenthal is affiliated with Upstate University Hospital.

5770 Commons Park

East Syracuse, NY 13057

Contact Information

(315) 445-1577

Dr. Robert Weisenthal, MD

Dr. Robert Weisenthal, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Humana
  • MVP Health Care
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Weisenthal's Experience

Dr. Weisenthal'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
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


  • University Of Wisconsin Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Presby University Penn
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Scheie Eye Institute University Penn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Ia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Weisenthal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Weisenthal's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Weisenthal to family and friends
based on 74 total reviews (30 with comments)
Dr. Weisenthal'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 (30)
in Auburn, NY |
Dr. Weisenthal operated on my eyes over a year ago, nearsighted since 6th grade & 63 now, the whole operation everyone you come in contact with is an A++ Individual Bravo... Mike Leide
in Manlius, NY |
I was very satisfied with my experience with Dr. Weisenthal. W hen else would you find a Dr call and check on you after your surgery.
in Baldwinsville, NY |
I was given an extremely thorough examination with support staff. The doctor spent ample time reviewing results before presenting options. During the explanations of each type of lens, he gave positive and negative reasons for each choice and answered all my questions and concerns. Research and comments from several former patients show he has an exceptional success rate. I couldn't be more pleased with the results of his surgery on each of my eyes. I give an unconditional recommendation.
in Fayetteville, NY |
Dr Weisenthal has the friendliest, most helpful office staff of any medical office I have encountered. Thanks to the doctor and staff, I began both my cataract surgeries totally prepared and unworried (which considering I don't even like putting eye drops in is quite a feat).
Chaumont, NY |
Excellent care. I had cataracts in both eyes and two weeks later I have 20/20 vision in both eyes. Would recommend Dr. Weisenthal to anyone needing eye care.
in North syracuse, NY |
Dr. Weisenthal quickly diagnosed, recommended and completed cataract surgery in both eyes with a caring and professional manner that me feel Completely at ease w/the process! All within two weeks! Dr. Weisenthal's staff is both personal and welcoming as they explain each step of the process. I would like to thank Dr. Weisenthal & his staff for helping me see clearly again & recommend them highly.! James Fedele
in liverpool, ny |
Dr Wiesenthal performed cataract surgery on both eyes two week apart. The surgery and after appointments were fantastic. Everything was explained before surgery. I had no pain or problems afterward. After sixty plus years wearing glasses I feel like a kid again. The doctor and his entire staff are A-One rated.
in Manlius, NY |
Everything was great staff and Doctor.
in Fayetteville, NY |
Impolite, poor communication skills, and staff is rude. Office operates like an assembly line and patient treated as a commodity.
in Liverpool, NY |
Dr. Weisenthal exudes a air of confidence that helps you believe that your visual problem can be dealt with effectively. He also presents himself as a caring person who views his work as a vocation. I now have excellent vision thanks to his skill. His staff also has been trained to be responsive, communicative and understanding. If you have a concern about your vision, this is the man you want to "see."
in Marcellus, ny |
I certainly felt comfortable knowing I had Dr. Weisenthal working on my eyes. He is extremely competent. His beside manner made me feel at ease. His office/nursing staff are welcoming and reassuring.
in Chittenango, NY |
My experience with Dr. Weisenthal and his staff was exceptional. Staff was professional, accommodating, caring and prompt.
in Syracuse, NY |
I had cataracts in both eyes and extreme myopia. Other doctors I spoke with indicated a complete correction might not be possible. Dr Weisenthal corrected both eyes to perfect 20/20 vision. I couldn't be more satisfied. This brilliant surgeon has completely changed my life. Please, see this doctor if you are even consider cataract surgery. It will be the best decision you ever make.
in Union Springs, NY |
Totally all-around wonderful experience from the day I first walked in the office. I am so glad my family doctor recommended Dr. Weisenthal. I couldn't ask for a more professional and friendly atmosphere and believe I got the best care possible. Thank you!!
in Baldwinsville, NY |
Dr. Weisenthal has performed corneal transplants on both of my eyes (for Fuch's Disease aka Corneal Dystrophy) with excellent results. In addition he did bi-lateral cataract surgeries. My vision at 73 is better than when I was 53. In CNY he is the best in his field!
in Hammond, NY |
Dr. Weisenthal performed two cataract surgeries on me and I cannot praise enough his professionalism and expertise. It was a very positive experience from the first appointment until my release. I found him very willing to explain exactly what he was going to be doing and put me totally at ease. The surgery center was a very positive experience from the receptionist until the snack after the surgery. Overall, I would definitely recommend Dr. Weisenthal for anyone needing eye surgery.
in Syracuse Ny |
Assured me that surgery would take care of my astigmatism. It did not. Waiting room was packed most times I saw him. Some people made to wait in hallway .
in East Syracuse, NY |
My wife and I have been patients of Dr. Weisenthal for more years than I can remember. He has taken care of our eye health, including cataract surgery, and is a caring and excellect doctor. In our opinion, he is one of the best ophthalmologists in the nation.
in Auburn, NY |
Knowledgeable, caring and an excellent surgeon
New York, NY |
I have been a patient of Dr. Weisenthal since 2007. He was recommended to me by three different friends and we all travel about 65 miles for his eye care. I do this because of my confidence in him. Dr. Weisenthal and his entire staff make my appointment a positive experience.
in Baldwinsville, NY |
My experience at (CNY The Eye Doctor) with Dr. Robert Weisenthal and his staff was exceptional. My vision is incredible now! I always felt well taken care of by Dr. Wiesenthal. My questions were answered with detail and in a very timely manner. I would recommend anyone looking for permanent vision correction to visit Dr. Wiesenthal. You will not find a more outstanding and a higher rated professional. The day of the surgery, that evening I received a personal call from Dr Weisenthal. Great man.
in Bridgeport, NY |
I just recently had cataracts removed from both eyes. I have never been more relaxed and confident going into surgery as I was for this surgery. Dr. Weisenthal went over everything that was to be done and his staff was outstanding. The care after surgery was just important to them as doing the surgery, and I got calls to find out how I was doing and to make sure everything was going well. Dr. Weisenthal and his staff our the best!
in Oswego, NY |
Diane, Oswego, NY In June of 2013, Dr. Weisenthal performed my cataract surgery, along with a partial corneal transplant. I was very apprehensive about having the procedure done. He and his staff patiently explained the procedure from pre-op through the recovery process. I am happy to report that my vision now is excellent. I told him he is truly a miracle worker! I now understand why he is one of the Top 100 Docs in the country and I would recommend him, without hesitation to anyone..
in Syracuse, NY |
I would highly recommend Dr Weisenthal for cataract surgery. My nearsighted diopter measure was -10 and after two surgeries I am 20/20 in both eyes. If surgery can be made to seem simple he has accomplished it. This occurred at the age of 59 after having worn glasses/lenses since i was 7. Incredible experience made even more so by Dr Weisenthal's reliabily along with an amazing staff!
in Fayettevillacuse, NY |
I totally recommend Dr. Weisenthal! I had cataract surgery in both eyes and am thrilled with my results!! Everything was hassle free...the pre-op visits, his staff ,the surgery center, and my results. He is a great doctor. I don't know why I didn't have the surgery sooner!
in Central Square, NY |
What can i say, A doctor who knows his stuff and beyond. Great to meet a team who explains every step and who goes out of their way to exceed expectations. A team of Doctors who care about your well being even after hours when the office is closed. Thank you CNY Team.
in E Syracuse, NY |
I had lasik eye surgery on both eyes in 2005 and he did a great job. Now, 11 years later, I've developed cataracts so he removed one this past week. He told me that he couldn't guarantee perfect distance vision (due to my prior lasik), even if I had the cataract removed. I've trusted his work completely so I decided to go with it. One day later, I have perfect 20/20 vision in that eye. His calculations in inserting a stronger prescription for me WORKED GREAT. I'm completely grateful!
in Manlius, NY |
I was in the third grade when I got my first pair of glasses. It was an experience that I will never forget. Everything was so clear, I did not realize what I was missing until they put those glasses on. Fast forward about 50 years. I was just treated for cataracts eyes. The results were just as amazing as it was back then. The procedure was painless, literally. The office and surgical center staff that supports Dr. Weisenthal were professional, efficient, extremely skilled.
in Cicero, NY |
I had cataract surgery with Dr. Weisenthal and I'm one week post surgery and have excellent results. Prior to surgery I required correction for both reading and distant vision. Now I require no contacts or glasses under any circumstances. He is knowledgable, efficient and personable. I recommend him highly
in Bridgeport, NY |
I would definitely recommend Dr. Weisenthal. He is very courteous, punctual, professional and I have complete confidence in his abilities. I had two cataracts removed. He always smiles, shakes your hand, asks how you are, call s after surgery.
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Dr. Weisenthal accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Weisenthal has admitting privileges

Upstate University Hospital
750 E Adams St
Syracuse, NY 13210
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