Dr. Robert Wendel, MD

Dr. Robert Wendel, MD

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65 y/o
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Dr. Robert Wendel, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.

Retinal Consultants Medical Group Inc

3939 J St Ste 106

Sacramento, CA 95819
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Wendel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Wendel's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wendel "We provide exceptional care and compassionate service to optimize the vision of patients with retinal disease.  He participates in trials to treat macular degeneration (Miravant and Visudyne), and the use of Vitrase to clear vitreous hemorrhage. Dr. Wendel strives to provide expert retinal care."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

77  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Melanoma
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Harada's Disease
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Spider Veins
  • Strabismus
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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17  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cyclocryotherapy
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Iridectomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Photocoagulation
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • TrueBeam™ Radiosurgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.

Education

  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • St Josephs Mercy Hospital, University of Michigan
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • UC Davis Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Washington University Barnes Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wendel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wendel's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wendel to family and friends
53 total reviews (37 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (53)

  • 5
    (45)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Wendel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (37)

I have been going to Dr Wendel for 5 years. I appreciate the time he spends with me each time I have an appointment and how he explains everything to me. I would highly recommend him.
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I appreciated Dr. Wendel's attention to my eye issue. He was very careful at explaining my problem and did a great job or demostrating the issue about my eye to me. I did not have to wait long and everyone was very nice in the office. He answered all my questions and gave me details of the issue....more
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I experienced a sudden change in my vision (excessive floaters and shooting lights) and the office was able to schedule an immediate appointment. The entire staff was professional and friendly. Dr Wendel in particular was very reassuring that my condition was age-related and not critical. He not...more
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I am very grateful to Dr. Wendel for taking care of my eyes. I feel very blessed to have the doctor that pioneered this surgery to treat my macular hole. Knowing that he was the one who developed this technique, I felt very confident with him as my doctor.
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Dr. Wendel was quick to diagnose my eye problem and got it right the first time. He treated it over 3 or 4 visits and now I can see 20/20 again! He is professional with experience that gave me the info I needed to understand the problem and how to reduce the chances of it recurring. I highly...more
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