Dr. Samuel Baharestani, MD

Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryMaleAge 42

Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Samuel Baharestani, MD is an Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Garden City, NY and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from NEW YORK UNIV SCH OF MED|New York University School of Medicine in 2007. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Lenox Hill Hospital and North Shore University Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Samuel Baharestani, MD

SightMD

520 Franklin Ave Ste 251 Garden City, NY 11530
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Dr. Baharestani's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Eyelid Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baharestani treats Eyelid Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Baharestani treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Visual Field Defects
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baharestani treats Visual Field Defects more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Baharestani treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Scotoma
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baharestani treats Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Baharestani treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Baharestani's conditions and procedures:

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Botox® for Blepharospasm
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Inflammation
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Tumor
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvéderm Ultra
  • Juvederm Ultra Plus 
  • Juvéderm Volbella
  • Keratoconus
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Oculoplastics
  • Orbital Diseases
  • Orbital Surgical Procedures
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Restylane Defyne
  • Restylane Lyft
  • Restylane Refyne
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Tear Duct Probing
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Wrinkles
  • Xeomin® for Blepharospasm

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(516) 742-3937

Dr. Baharestani accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Commercial Insurance Company
Fidelis Care
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Healthfirst
Humana
Choice Care PPO
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Medicaid
Medicare
MultiPlan
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SelectHealth
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Baharestani's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Baharestani

4.6

Based on 119 ratings

5 Star
88%
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4 Star
2%
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3 Star
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2 Star
1%
1%
1 Star
9%
9%
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It was good
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
7 people found this helpful
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Monica M. – Oct 04, 2022
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Seek Treatment Elsewhere
I went to SightMD to have multiple styes removed from my eye that persisted for about a month after having trouble getting in quickly with other doctors. The procedure was beyond painful. Never having this done before, I did not know what to expect, but I was so beyond bruised, I looked like I was punched in the face. After 2.5 weeks, my stye was still visible on my top eyelid. Dr. B injected a steroid claiming I had scar tissue and that was why the bump was there. As the days progressed, my eye got worse! I sought treatment from another ophthalmologist not associated with SightMD, and he said that the stye was not fully drained and that Dr. B was wrong to inject the steroid so prematurely. When I showed this doctor how bruised I was, he said that's not normal. I had to have this procedure done AGAIN with this other doctor (who was great). The procedure with the other doctor was barely painful either. MORAL OF THE STORY: Don't go to SightMD!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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The BEST
He literally changed my life. I’m so grateful for Dr. B’s skill and expertise. Thank you!
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
14 people found this helpful
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Hector B – Jul 16, 2022
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The experience was just pleasant
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
16 people found this helpful
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Gus H. – Jul 14, 2022
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Go in with one problem, leave with another one
I am very upset with my procedure. I went for my last follow up and told him that there was some excess skin hanging at the corner of my eye that I believe is from bad stitching. As my "before" pictures show that that skin wasnt there before. He told me its still healing to, to "press on it" every once in a while to help it along quicker" and to see him in 6 months. I went 6 months later and its still this hanging, protruding skin on the outside corner, he told he cant do anything else. My option is a facelift or bo tox. All he had to do was just make a small cut and re-stitch it to fix what he did. I went to fix a problem and came out with another one.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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N Mig – Jul 11, 2022
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I’ve been seeing Dr.Baharestani for several years. He is professional and caring.
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
16 people found this helpful
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Elaine D. – Jul 03, 2022
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Dr.Baharestani is always pleasant and professional also AnnMary always helpful and friendly
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
14 people found this helpful
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Gladys E. R. – Jun 29, 2022
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Very pleased
Dr Baharestani is very thorough. I am very happy. His office is very professional and staff is amazing.
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
12 people found this helpful
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Jun 28, 2022
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He was pleasant and helpful
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
5 people found this helpful
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Clifford K. – Jun 20, 2022
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The doctor was caring and professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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
4 people found this helpful
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Ron Goldman – Jun 08, 2022
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Outstanding
Not quick to rush to surgery for a cyst in the corner of an eyelid, but after tracking it for six months, we agreed it would be best to remove it even though not at all likely to be malignant. Whole process took less than 10 minutes…good aftercare notes and I was able to reach a nurse/technician for a problem I had because I had inadvertently scratched the wound during the first night. Almost painless, except for initial injection which is to be expected. Liked that I didn’t have to wait once we decided to remove it..set up and done immediately so little “worry time” Highly recommend Dr. Baharestani. Kind, caring, very professional and knowledgeable.
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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Terri B – Jun 07, 2022
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Extremely satisfied
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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Lisa H. – Jun 07, 2022
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Great foctor
My husband had tear duct surgery and it went very well from beginning thru to follow up appointments. I had upper eye lid surgery which I was very nervous about the outcome. Dr Baharestani explained everything and answered all my questions. I was put at ease. I am very pleased with the results and have received many compliments.
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
5 people found this helpful
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C. Dunn – May 21, 2022
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Dr. Baharestani is very forthcoming. Thank you.
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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Anonymous – May 14, 2022
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Excellent trust worthy
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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James D. – May 14, 2022
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Terrific
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
3 people found this helpful
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Jeanette S. – May 11, 2022
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He is professional while at same time being kind. I’ve had other procedures done by Dr. Baharestani, all with excellent results. I’m very pleased with the staff as well and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him/office to friends & family!
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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A M. – Apr 27, 2022
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Was my first time at the Garden City office. Dr. Baharestani was wonderful & the staff was excellent. My appointment exceeded my expectations & I will highly recommend them. Thank you sight MD of garden city.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Ann M. G. – Apr 26, 2022
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I’m Very satisfied with my surgery.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Lorraine L. – Apr 24, 2022
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Excellent
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
3 people found this helpful
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Jeanette S. – Apr 20, 2022
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Biography

Dr. Samuel Baharestani specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery at our Smithtown, Garden City, Huntington, and Babylon offices.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

Cincinnati Eye Inst-U Cincinnati
Fellowship Hospital
Manhattan EET Hosp/NYU
Residency Hospital
Lenox Hill Hospital
Internship Hospital
2007
NEW YORK UNIV SCH OF MED|New York University School of Medicine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Persian
  • Spanish

Awards

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Does Dr. Samuel Baharestani, MD accept new patients?

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What conditions does Dr. Samuel Baharestani, MD treat?

Dr. Baharestani frequently treats the following conditions: Eyelid Disorders, Visual Field Defects, and Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis). See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Samuel Baharestani, MD's office address?

Dr. Baharestani's office is located at 520 Franklin Ave Ste 251, Garden City, NY 11530. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Samuel Baharestani, MD fluent in?

Dr. Baharestani is able to speak Spanish, Farsi, and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Samuel Baharestani, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Samuel Baharestani, MD is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and North Shore University Hospital.

Is Dr. Samuel Baharestani, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Samuel Baharestani, MD holds board certifications in Ophthalmology.

How much experience does Dr. Samuel Baharestani, MD have?

Dr. Baharestani has over 15 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Samuel Baharestani, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.6/5 for Dr. Samuel Baharestani, MD. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

SightMD

SightMD NY Garden City Franklin Avenue520 Franklin Ave Ste 251 Garden City, NY 11530
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Practice

SightMD NY Huntington700 New York Ave Lowr Level Huntington, NY 11743
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SightMD

SightMD NY Manhasset133 Plandome Rd Manhasset, NY 11030
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SightMD NY Smithtown 109260 E Main St Ste 109 Smithtown, NY 11787
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SightMD NY Plainview100 Manetto Hill Rd Ste 202 Plainview, NY 11803
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Lenox Hill Hospital

New York, NY

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

27 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

North Shore University Hospital

Manhasset, NY

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

North Shore University Hospital Syosset

Syosset, NY

22 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

St. Catherine of Siena Hospital

Smithtown, NY

56% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% lower than the national average

1 Award Received