Dr. Rona Silkiss, MD

Dr. Rona Silkiss, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 61
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Dr. Rona Silkiss, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Oakland, CA and has been practicing for 32 years. She graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in ophthalmology, pediatrics, and more.Read her story

400 29th St Ste 315

Oakland, CA 94609

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Brown & Toland Physicians
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Silkiss' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Bell's Palsy
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Silkiss treats Bell's Palsy more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Silkiss treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Eyelid Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Silkiss treats Eyelid Disorders more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Silkiss treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Graves' Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Silkiss treats Graves' Disease more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Silkiss treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Silkiss' conditions and procedures:

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Asian Eyelid Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Belotero® Injection
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharophimosis - Ptosis - Epicanthus Inversus Syndrome
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brow Lift
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dacryoadenectomy
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Dacryocystectomy
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dacryocystostomy or Dacryocystotomy
  • Decompression Surgery
  • Dermal Filler
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dysport Injection
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Entropion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Fracture
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Lacrimal Surgery
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nasal Lacrimal Duct Surgery
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbit Reconstruction
  • Orbit Tumor
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Orbital Diseases
  • Orbital Exenteration 
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Orbital Lymphangioma
  • Orbital Nerve Tumor
  • Orbital Surgical Procedures
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Perlane® Injection
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Drainage Surgery
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Dr. Rona Silkiss and staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality oculofacial plastic services. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Silkiss provides expert diagnosis and management skills with technologically advanced and highly skillful surgical interventions. Dr. Silkiss is caring, knowledgeable and professional.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

Education

1987
Jules Stein Eye Institute-UCLA
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Jules Stein Eye Institute/UCLA
Residency Hospital
1983
New York Hospital
Residency Hospital
1980
Los Angeles Chldns Hosp
Internship Hospital
1980
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
1976
Northwestern U
Undergraduate School
1987
1986
1983
1980
1980
1976

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Silkiss' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Silkiss

3.5

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
58.8235294117647%
(10)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
2 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
1 Star
29.41176470588235%
(5)

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Took our 2 year old in to evaluate her eyelid.Dr. Silkiss told her not to scream because her ears hurt? (She was 2!)When it came time to evaluate, she didn't even come close to my daughter, she looked from her chair and said almost indifferently "I don't see anything in her eye." We paid $200 for the visit, didn't even get checked, and baby's eye still in pain.Dr. Silkiss, an ophthalmologist saw her a few days later and removed an eye lash growing inwardly. You should have seen that! Heartless!!
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Excellent doctor. Highly recommend she and her staff
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I have never had a worse experience with a Dr.!!! My consultation was scheduled weeks in advance; yet I waited almost 2 hours to see this lady. She came in, no explanation for my wait, asked why I was there, pulled down on my eyelid and said I needed surgery. There was no explanation about the procedure or clarification if both eyes needed to be done. I asked for examples of the procedure and was told to check on line (this would be generic photos - not her work). Very rude. Only 15 min.
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After 2 months of wait, I had a 5 pm appointment at her WC office on Friday Sept 1st. They charged my credit card $225 upfront fee. I waited until 6:30 in the waiting room before I was admitted and only to be seen by two others who did unrelated eye exams and recorded everything wrong in the computer as I was watching them type. I left at 6:40 still not seen by her. I have not received an email or call explaining this very unprofessional treatment or refund of my fee. Very disappointing.
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Dr Silkiss is the best, my eyelids look great, virtually no scarring 4 months later. Her professionalism, expertise, and artistry are unparalleled.
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Dr. Silkiss is very expert. I haven't meet another specialist as skilled and knowledgeable. She was recommended to me years ago by another extraordinary eye doctor. A family member sees her also.
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Brown & Toland Physicians
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
Health Net
Medicaid
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
HealthPlus
Medicaid
Hill Physicians Medical Group
Humana
Choice Care PPO
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Options PPO
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
WellPoint