Dr. Sai Chavala, MD

Dr. Sai Chavala, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 41
Dr. Sai Chavala, MD is a vitreoretinal disease specialist in Dallas, TX and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med in 2001 and specializes in vitreoretinal disease & surgery and ophthalmology.Read his story

5494 Glen Lakes Dr

Dallas, TX 75231

Contact Information

(214) 692-6220

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Retinal Telangiectasia
more than 84% of peers
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Dr. Chavala's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chavala "Sai Chavala, M.D., is a fellowship-trained retina specialist and serves as the Director of Retina Services. As a board-certified retina surgeon, Dr. Chavala is passionate about combining his retinal experience with the latest technology and innovative treatment options to help patients with retinal disease and vision loss. Dr. Chavala specializes in retina and vitreous surgery, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusion. Dr. Sai Chavala graduated from the University of Missouri in an accelerated program with his bachelor's and medical degrees. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Cole Eye Institute Cleveland Clinic Foundation and a research fellowship in stem cells and regenerative medicine at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Chavala then completed a fellowship in surgical retina at Duke University. He later served as an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, where he taught the latest techniques in retinal surgery to ophthalmologists in training. Dr. Chavala currently serves as a tenured, full Professor at the North Texas Eye Research Institute at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. There he leads an NIH-funded research laboratory focused on stem cell approaches to repair and regenerate the retina. He has led or participated in more than 75 scholarly presentations, research publications and patents, and is heavily dedicated to several philanthropic activities. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Texas Medical Association, American Society of Retina Specialists, Tarrant County Medical Association, Retinal Society, and Macula Society, among others."
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2  Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

41  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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6  Procedures

  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Missouri
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Cole Eye Inst, Cleveland Clin Foundation
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Duke University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chavala has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Patient Comments (1)

I have already recommended Dr. Chavala to three people. He was absolutely wonderful for my retinal hole. He exceeded my expectations.
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