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 doctor who practices in Sacramento, CA. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 34 years.

Retinal Consultants Medical Group Inc

3939 J St Ste 106

Sacramento, CA 95819
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Accepted insurance

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

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Top Care Areas

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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

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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."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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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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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wendel to family and friends
4.5
based on 51 total reviews (35 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (51)

  • 5
    (44)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 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 (35)

in Roseville, Ca |
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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in jackson |
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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in Paradise, CA |
He is the best I've had in the Ophthalmology/Retinal Specialist field. I have seen 7 or 8 in the last 15 years. He obviously knows his field of science plus he communicates very well and gives good explanations to the patient (me, and my wife). He is very relaxing to be around!!
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in Auburn, CA |
I would highly recommend Dr. Wendel at Retinal Consultants in N. California. I was diagnosed with Eales Disease and was losing my sight. He initially gave me two laser treatments in each eye for Retinopathy (bleeding in the retina). Then one eye developed Macular Puckering (a membrane covering...more
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in Sacramento, CA |
Dr. Wendel is both extremely professional and caring. He is direct in a supportive way when answering questions about the medical interventions he provides. His treatments are based on current, accurate data prepared by knowledgeable staff during every visit. My mother is 94 and suffers from...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Wendel accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Anthem Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • Health Net
    Health Net HMO
    Health Net PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare PPO
  • Western Health Advantage

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Hospitals where Dr. Wendel has admitting privileges

Mercy General Hospital
4001 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819
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Mercy San Juan Medical Center
6501 Coyle Ave
Carmichael, CA 95608
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