Dr. Roberto Pineda, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 58

Dr. Roberto Pineda, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Boston, MA. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pineda to book an appointment.

Dr. Pineda

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

243 Charles St Boston, MA 02114
Accepting new patients

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Dr. Pineda's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cornea Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pineda performs Cornea Surgery more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Pineda performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pineda treats Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Pineda treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Keratoconus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pineda treats Keratoconus more than 97% of his peers

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

Dr. Pineda's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Tattooing
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridectomy
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening

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(617) 573-4393

Dr. Pineda accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Fallon Community Health Plan
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Pineda's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pineda

5.0

Based on 26 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions (25)
  • Listened & answered questions (24)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (4)
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I had cataract surgery by another provider. Was supposed to be super easy. Woke up and was blind in that eye. After a few post op visits, I was referred to Dr Pineda. He explained to me that I had a corneal disease that was undiagnosed by my dr and my cornea was ruined. He did many tests and scheduled me for a corneal transplant. He literally saved my vision. The surgery went smoothly. My vision was restored. He is gentle, soft spoken and takes as much time with you as you need. Highly recommend!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Shari Goldin – Jun 08, 2021
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If I could rate him higher than 5 stars, I would! Dr. Pineda is nothing short of Miraculous! He is a Genius at solving complex problems! His surgical abilities are Amazing! He is the kindest, most caring doctor I've encountered. He has corrected my problems created by other specialists I saw before I found him. Whether it is a problem with your cornea, you need an artificial iris, you need a cataract or some miraculous surgery required that other specialists don't dare or can't do well, please see him first and save yourself from unnecessary surgeries, if not, see him afterwards to make it all better. The wait in the office is worth it! He takes his time to resolve your problems, he listens to you and discusses it all to your satisfaction. You leave happy. I only hope the residence doctors working for him not only learn his genius techniques but that they see how he interacts with his patients, like they are friends and he is happy to see them, and assume his personality.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Vicki – May 29, 2021
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Dr. Pineda is a kind, sympathetic and knowledgeable specialist. Dr. Pineda is always thinking, computing and calculating during my visits. I know he is figuring the BEST way to proceed. I was blinded from a ptsosis surgery by Frank Sutula who sent me to MEEI.Dr Pineda constantly offers new procedures that will help my vision. I am grateful that I am able to see him knowing how busy he is.Dr. Pineds and his team are exceptional in every way!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Diane Mary Bilis – May 11, 2021
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After cataract surgery from another provider I was left with discomfort and blurred vision. Dr. Pineda listened carefully to my story, called for appropriate testing. and has come up with a plan to correct both of my issues. I’m so happy that I found him!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Gram – May 07, 2021
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Dr. Roberto Pineda is not only an excellent physician but an exceptional person. I always look forward to seeing him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Brenda – Apr 20, 2021
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Xvery simply...he sis the Best!!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Bob C – Mar 30, 2021
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Dr. Pineda is the consummate professional and likely the finest surgeon in his field on the planet.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Marc Katz – Mar 17, 2021
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Dr. Pineda is amazing! I had an iris melanoma removed and complications arose during after the surgery at Wills Eye, then more complications after an artificial iris and lens of not the right prescription, both placed in a lens capsule that was unstable and came out (Cleveland Clinic) making me basically blind. Dr. Pineda thinks outside the box and fixes everything! The wait to see him is worth it! He has done tattooing around the artificial iris to block sunlight from affecting my vision, he has reduced my astigmatism, he reattached both the iris and the lens to my sclera after they came lose from the torn and folded lens capsule and replaced my lens with one that would give me vision. He is so very nice and caring. It is a pleasure to have such as talented and vital doctor taking care of my vision! He's a genius!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Dec 11, 2020
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Dr. Pineda has the reputation among the other doctors of being the best there is. I have every confidence in him. If there is a wait to see him it is well worth it. I am grateful to him for helping me to maintain my eyesight.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Judith Sands – Dec 05, 2020
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Dr. Pineda is such an exceptional, caring, and knowledgeable Doctor! He performed both of my cataract surgeries. He is one of the only doctors that I have had that was willing and ready to help me get cataracts removed. Both surgeries were successful. I go to him every year for a check up. He really changed my life for the better! Thank you to Dr. Pineda!
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Kelley – Nov 21, 2020
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Dr Pineda performed a Vario PRK procedure and changed the shape of a very distorted cornea. I now look forward to removal of my cataract and implantation of an IOL.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 17, 2020
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I was happy with Dr. Pineda, however, very disappointed and very concerned because if he does my catarac surgery I fear I will not be able to contact his office. they do not answer their phones, and rarely return phone calls. this is unacceptable.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Marie A O'Leary – Nov 11, 2020
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Dr. Pineda is a terrific doctor... patient, kind, skillful. After surgery, I developed an unusual problem that has proved to be particularly complex; Dr. Pineda has respected my observations, opinions, and experiences and has been very tenacious in helping me find solutions, even taking me back on as a patient years after my surgery when the problem popped up again. Working together, we've found solutions that have kept me symptom free for over a year. He's a skilled and compassionate cornea specialist.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Marie P – Nov 08, 2020
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Dr. Pineda is amazingly knowledgeable, painstakingly thorough, and direct and clear in his assessments and explanations.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Fran (Frances C) Volkmann – Aug 22, 2020
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Dr. Pineda not only is an expert's expert, but also he is a caring physician who treats his patients with respect. Between patients, he rushes around, directing his residents and fellows, but once he enters the room, I know he is focussed 100% on me, whether reading the chart, asking and answering questions, etc. In his teaching role, it is a pleasure to observe his interactions with his trainees, from med students to fellows. They are very professional and supportive interactions, guiding his trainees to compare their observations with his. From various conversations, I know they hold him in high esteem, and they have been helpful to me in expanding my understanding. I have sent a co-worker to Dr. Pineda for attention to a long existing cornea injury and he can hardly speak more highly of the treatment he received and the progress that was made. The results of my own surgeries have been excellent. His staff has been a great help in resolving scheduling and other issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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SH – Aug 17, 2020
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Dr. Pineda is a highly skilled surgeon who accepts extremely complex and challenging cases and achieves excellent results. He is kind and respectful and carefully follows up with his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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susan wayne – Jul 28, 2020
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Had cateract surgury done in wester ma which left me with worse vision then before I had surgury had two different opinions as to how to correct the situation, was recommended that I consult Dr. Pineda who performed a completely different procedure that restored my vision. I cannot say enough about how thrilled I am and based on my experience would highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tony Parrelli in Agawam, MA – Apr 14, 2018
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Had cateract surgery 10 months ago that left me blurred vision. Went to Dr Pineda and very pleased with Results.
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Coventry, CT – Mar 17, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Roberto Pineda is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist at Mass. Eye and Ear. He specializes in refractive surgery as well as corneal and external disease.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1996
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Mass EE Infirm
Residency Hospital
1991
Hennepin County Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese

Awards

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What are Dr. Roberto Pineda, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pineda frequently treats Cornea Surgery, Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens, and Keratoconus. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pineda treats.

Where is Dr. Roberto Pineda, MD's office located?

Dr. Pineda's office is located at 243 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Roberto Pineda, MD speak?

Dr. Pineda speaks Chinese and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Main Campus243 Charles St Boston, MA 02114
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Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

27 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)