Dr. Santosh Patel, MD

Dr. Santosh Patel, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Santosh Patel, MD is a vitreoretinal disease & surgery doctor who practices in Plano, TX. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.

1706 Preston Park Blvd

Plano, TX 75093

Contact Information

(972) 599-9098

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 11 More

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Top Care Areas


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Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Vitreoretinal Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers
Vitreous Hemorrhage
very high
more than 97% of peers

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  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior 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.


  • Lehigh University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Med Coll Of Pa
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • St. Mary's Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Grater Baltimore Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Wilmer Eye Inst Johns Hopkins
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Univ Of California
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Patel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Patel to family and friends
based on 13 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Patel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Allen, TX |
Terrific doctor, 2 1/2 years as patient, nothing but excellent
in Dallas, Texas |
After several surgeries with Dr. Patel, I was showing clear tell-tale signs of glaucoma which he failed to diagnose. He did not refer me to a glaucoma specialist. He led me to believe that my issues were resolved and I found out later that was not the case. Another doctor from a different office finally diagnosed me when it was too late. Because of the failure to diagnose for glaucoma, I have now been diagnosed as legally blind.
in Dallas, TX |
Dr. Santosh Patel did my emergency retina surgery on a weekend. He saved my sight. His skill, expertise and calm manner in my crisis was truly a godsend. He is a stellar surgeon with outstanding abilities to help guide patients though the surgery process. Thank you so much.
in Mckinney, TX |
Dr. gave us hope, after 1 yr I can't see and blind.
in Plano, TX |
I would highly recommend Dr Santosh Patel for any retina or eye concerns you many have. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field, very thorough, professional and friendly to all his patients. My family and I have been going to him for routine check-ups, retina issues and surgeries and we have been pleased every time. I trust Dr Patel wholeheartedly with my eyes.
in Forney, TX |
I consider Dr. Patel one of the finest medical professionals I’ve ever known, both for his skill and his personal interaction; an opinion enthusiastically shared by my family members that accompany me to see him. My recurring eye injections are intimidating events but Dr. Patel always puts me at ease, showing genuine concern for my anxiety and patiently reassuring me I am strong and he will always do his very best to keep me seeing. I know Dr. Patel means it because I also know he truly cares.
in Plano, TX |
Hi, My likelihood of recommending Dr. Patel is a high as it get's for me. I have 40 years of an Engineering, Business Consulting and Teaching under my belt. So, when I SEE excellence in action (what I taught for 20 years) I am not afraid to state it, promote it and back it with both actions and deeds. I prefer Lifetime Relationships and Commitments. I have had the same General Practitioner for 30 years. I can be contacted at 214-697-9774 if you would personally like to know my experience.
in Plano, TX |
Horrible experience with whole office. I was having complications after my retina surgery with Dr. Patel and the was blown off by Dr. Patel and Dr. Torti in this practice. Ended up having to have additional surgery and in office procedure to correct the issues from my surgery with Dr. Patel.
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Dr. Patel accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Pyramid Life
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Patel has admitting privileges

Baylor Scott & White - Plano
4700 Alliance Blvd
Plano, TX 75093
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Methodist Charlton Medical Center
3500 W Wheatland Rd
Dallas, TX 75237
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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
8200 Walnut Hill Ln
Dallas, TX 75231
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