Dr. Robert T. Wendel, MD

Dr. Robert T. Wendel, MD

Ophthalmology | Male | 64 years old

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.Read more

Retinal Consultants Medical Group Inc
3939 J St Ste 106
Sacramento, CA 95819 Get Directions
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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.Read more

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based on 24 total surveys (10 with reviews)
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  • Staff
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Wendel's Office & Staff
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Sacramento, CA |
Completely unprofessional, rude and arrogant. I would never recommend this doctor to anybody.
in Carmichael, CA |
I would recommend Dr. Wendel for eye care of retinal degeneration. He is very gentle and tell you what he is going to do. he is just a great eye Dr. I hate to leave because I an being called back to Kaiser for my treatment. i want to thank Dr. Wendel for taking such good care of me. T.hank you again. Clair E Bailey
in Stockton, CA |
I began seeing Dr. Wendel for treatment of my Macular Degeneration about ten years ago when he was in the Stockton office. When his schedule changed and he was no longer coming to Stockton, I started going to the Elk Grove office. In addition to being an excellent physician, we have built a comfortable Dr-patient relationship and I have total confidence in him, and I know that I am receiving the best possible treatment and advice for the preservation my vision.
in Rocklin, CA |
This doctor has very poor bedside manners. Telling a patient "You are not special" and not allowing the patient to talk is very unprofessional. When I asked what is wrong with me he told the medical assistant to give me a handout on my way out. Arrogant and no respect to his patients at all.
in Citrus Heights, California |
Kind and considerate care of my 92 year old Father. He even walked Dad to his car after an injection. That is over and above. But that is just the beginning. His monthly treatment of Dad's only eye has done wonders. It is remarkable that his vision has improved to allow him to enjoy his rabbits and turkey's. He can differentiate colors. Thank you for your expertise and kindness. You have enabled my dad to enjoy his life in this last year and remain in his current living situation.
in Carmichael, CA |
I have been treated for WAMD by Dr. Wendel every month for over 8 years. I have total confidence in his continuing education, knowledge and experience. He is gentle, he is willing to work with me, I trust that he cares enough to do all he can to preserve my eyesight, and he has a wonderful dry sense of humor.
Sacramento, CA |
My husband's retinal tear was very sudden and Dr. Wendel took care of him quickly and saved his sight. There was a set back but that also was handled quickly.
in Sacramento, CA |
I had a 9:20 AM appointment. It took 40 minutes before I was even called to into the department. At the 2 hour point when I still had not seen the doctor I left. No one bothered to inform me if there was some unusual problem It appeared to be business as usual. Given that they were open 2 hours it is hard to understand how they could be 2 hours behind. If a physician doesn't care or can't even manage a his office +- 2 hours you have to wonder about his clinical capabilities!!!
in Galt, CA |
Very detailed in the diagnosis and used terminology that is understandable to the layman. He covered everything so well that I had no questions for him, which is quite an accomplishment, as I am always full of questions about such things.
in Roseville, CA |
His singular, consummate mission is to sustain his patients' eye sight. He is unmatched in that respect.
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Dr. Wendel's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Wendel'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

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  • Ophthalmology

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
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Harada's Disease
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • 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
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Michigan / Ann Arbor

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    St Josephs Mercy Hospital, University Of Michigan

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    UC Davis Medical Center

    Completed in 1983

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Washington University Barnes Hospital

    Completed in 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cyclocryotherapy
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • 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