Dr. Robert Wendel, MD

Ophthalmology •  Male • Age 67
  
Dr. Wendel
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Retinal Consultants Medical Group Inc

3939 J St Ste 106 Sacramento, CA 95819

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Dr. Robert Wendel, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Sacramento, CA and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Michigan / Ann Arbor medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with Mercy General Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wendel to book an appointment.


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Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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MultiPlan PPO
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Western Health Advantage

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Dr. Wendel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Retina Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wendel treats Retina Diseases more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Wendel treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Eye Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wendel treats Eye Cancer more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Wendel treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Retinal Cancer
Vitreoretinal Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wendel performs Vitreoretinal Surgery more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Wendel performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Wendel's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • 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
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Melanoma
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cyclocryotherapy
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Harada's Disease
  • Hyphema
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Migraine
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pars Planitis
  • Photocoagulation
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • 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
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • TrueBeam™ Radiosurgery
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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As a retired critical care nurse when I met Dr. Wendell I was immediately put at ease. Dr. Wendell and his staff are professional, pleasant, informative, gentle, and very thorough. The office is very accommodating on times and dates for appointments. His medical staff helping in preparation of procedures and in conducting tests were very experienced and explained everything that was happening. I would greatly recommend Dr. Wendell and his staff at the Chico Retinal consultant office. They get an A+ plus from me. (PS I have not been paid for this)
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Jane Harper – Jul 16, 2020
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Great doctor. Resolved my retinal tears and explained everything he did and answered every question. I would recommend him to family and to anyone. I could not be more pleased with the care, the result, and the doctor!
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Jack D. Ward – Jun 08, 2020
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Dr Wendell and his staff in Chico,Ca. are amazing. Very informing and helpful. Very caring!! Also the surgery center in Sacramento, was wonderful too. Nurses and staff very caring. Made me feel relaxed, also facility was extremely clean. both offices have checked up with me, to see my progress. I would highly recommend them for any eye procedures!!!
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S L Sampson – May 09, 2020
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I happy with Dr Wendel successful treatment of my WMD over three plus year period . He is a highly skilled professional and I enjoy my visits with him. Furthermore I grateful that he commutes from Sacramento to Chico to see me.
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Michael N. – May 08, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr. Robert Wendels for 28 years. I came to see Dr. Wendel for my eye injection for my Wet Macular Degeneration. With everything happening with the Covid-19, I was so happy to be able to come in and get my eye injection . Dr. Wendels staff is very professional. So when anyone asks me who my Ophthalmologist is I tell them Dr. Robert Wendel. Thank you Dr. Wendel and your staff for everything you do for me. Everyone be safe and healthy.
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Julie Stone – Apr 21, 2020
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Still seine patients and allowed for adequate social distancing.
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Apr 21, 2020
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Great doctor and wonderful human being. Perfect in diagnosis, explain the condition, prognosis and future course of the treatment plan with great details and patience.
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Vikas Khanna in ELK GROVE, CA – Dec 05, 2019
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Dr Wendel has taken care of my elderly friend for 6 years. He is always pleasant, kind and never in a rush. He always explains his procedure. I would recommend him highly Margaret Fay in Chico CA Sept 27,2019
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Alla DuVall in Chico, CA – Sep 27, 2019
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Dr. Wendel is a caring and VERY qualified doctor! He is taking care of both my husband and my mother for treatment for Macula Degeneration (MD) and is always easy to contact for any questions that need to be answered along with superlative treatment. The office staff is very caring and knowledgeable. Would I recommend him? Absolutely!
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Sacramento, CA – Sep 12, 2019
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Nice guy. Explains his assessment and future approach. Always willing to see emergency patients.
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Peter in Roseville, CA – Jun 06, 2019
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Excellent care and surgery very satisfied
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chico, CA – Mar 24, 2019
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Dr. Wendel and his staff at Retinal Consultants in Roseville are top-notch. Everyone - from the front office staff, to the technician who dilated her eyes, to Dr. Wendel and his assistant - were kind, efficient and knowledgeable.
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Dec 08, 2018
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I had macular hole surgery, which Dr. Wendel developed. My surgery was beyond successful. I never experienced any pain or discomfort from the surgery. Dr. Wendel and the staff at both the Surgery Center and his office were very caring and helpful. It was a very good experience all around. I would highly recommend Dr. Wendel and the Retinal Consultants to my family and friends in a heartbeat!! Thank you Dr. Wendel for performing my surgery!
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Ann Pudoff in Fair Oaks, – Nov 29, 2018
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Without a doubt, Dr. Wendel is one of the best doctors I have seen in 30 years. I had a serious macular hole and with only one eye (lost one due to cancer), it was imperative I keep my eyesight. I see perfectly now. Don't hesitate. The customer service throughout his office is proficient and friendly and you will enjoy Dr. Wendel's professionalism.
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CARMICHAEL, CA – Oct 26, 2018
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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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Marsha in Lincoln, Ca – Mar 19, 2018
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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. thanks for your professionalism.
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Feb 15, 2018
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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 only explained my test results but showed me what was happening with pictures. I highly recommend Dr. Wendel.
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Feb 02, 2018
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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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Maria in Roseville, Ca – Dec 27, 2017
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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 recommend!
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Bill Condrashoff in jackson – Oct 17, 2017
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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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Keith Hopkins in Paradise, CA – Aug 25, 2017
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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.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1984
Washington U-Barnes Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1983
U Calif Davis
Residency Hospital
1980
St Josephs Mercy Hosp-U Mic
Internship Hospital
1979
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Retinal Consultants Medical Group Inc

Retinal Consultants Medical Group Inc3939 J St Ste 106 Sacramento, CA 95819
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Mercy General Hospital

Sacramento, CA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average