Dr. Rona Silkiss, MD

OphthalmologyFemaleAge 63

Dr. Rona Silkiss, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Oakland, CA and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine medical school in 1980. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus and California Pacific Medical Center - Van Ness Campus. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Silkiss to book an appointment.

Dr. Silkiss

Silkiss Eye Surgery

400 29th St Ste 315 Oakland, CA 94609
Accepting new patients

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Silkiss' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Eyelid Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Silkiss performs Eyelid Surgery more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Silkiss performs this procedure more than 100% of her peers

Eyelid Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Silkiss treats Eyelid Disorders more than 98% of her peers

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

Blepharoplasty
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Silkiss performs Blepharoplasty more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Silkiss performs this procedure more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Silkiss' conditions and procedures:

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cellulitis
  • Chalazion
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Constipation
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Dacryocystectomy
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nausea
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Overweight
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Rosacea
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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(510) 763-0881

Dr. Silkiss accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Brown & Toland Physicians
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Chinese Community Health Plan (CCHP)
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
Western Health Advantage

Dr. Silkiss' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Silkiss

3.6

Based on 18 ratings

5 Stars
61.111111111111114%
(11)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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(1)
2 Stars
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1 Star
27.77777777777778%
(5)
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I had a real nasty infection near my eye caused by a visit w/t a different Doc. He tried to resolve the issue but could not. Dr. Silkiss got the job done, prescribed the correct remedy & the right meds & her Fees was reasonable. She’s also gentle and exact. Dr. Silkiss is a real professional and she conducts herself that way as opposed to some docs I’ve visited who wanted to be my BFF & sell me procedures. I’ve recommended her to my family, so yes, I hold her in high regard. She’s now my “face & Eye” Doctor for life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Catherine – Jan 14, 2020
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!!
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Walnut Creek, CA – Sep 12, 2017
Excellent doctor. Highly recommend she and her staff
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
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Roland wade – Feb 19, 2017
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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Campbell, CA – Dec 04, 2016
My apologies. We do strive to provide the best...Read More
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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Floria Hakimi in Concord, CA – Sep 05, 2016
Dear Ms. Hakimi We strive to provide the best...Read More
Dr Silkiss is the best, my eyelids look great, virtually no scarring 4 months later. Her professionalism, expertise, and artistry are unparalleled.
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
No results
3 people found this helpful
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El Cerrito, CA – Aug 19, 2016
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.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Halle in Rohnert Park, CA – Apr 14, 2016

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Rona Silkiss and staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality oculofacial plastic services. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Silkiss...Read more

Biography

Dr Silkiss is a leading Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon. She is board certified in both ophthalmology and pediatrics as well as specialty trained in Ophthalmic...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pediatrics

Education

1987
Jules Stein Eye Institute-Ucla
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Jules Stein Eye Institute/UCLA
Residency Hospital
1983
New York Hospital
Residency Hospital
1981
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Internship Hospital
1980
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
1976
Northwestern U
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Rona Silkiss, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Silkiss frequently treats Eyelid Surgery, Eyelid Disorders, and Blepharoplasty. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Silkiss treats.

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Dr. Silkiss' office is located at 400 29th St Ste 315, Oakland, CA 94609. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Silkiss Eye Surgery

Silkiss Eye Surgery400 29th St Ste 315 Oakland, CA 94609
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Silkiss Eye Surgery711 Van Ness Ave Ste 340 San Francisco, CA 94102
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Silkiss is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus

Berkeley, CA

59% Patient Experience Rating, 10% lower than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

California Pacific Medical Center - Van Ness Campus

San Francisco, CA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center

Walnut Creek, CA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Washington Hospital

Fremont, CA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received