Dr. Stella Chou, MD

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Dr. Stella Chou, MD
Dr. Stella Chou has a B.S. and M.D. from Indiana University and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, School of Medicine. She performed an ophthalmology externship at Johns Hopkins and an ophthalmology internship and residency at the John Moran Eye Center, part of the University Of Utah School Of Medicine. Dr. Chou also has vast training and experience in plastic and aesthetics. She was trained by world renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Mulholland on facial aesthetic procedures. Dr. Chou has multiple publications in medical journals and textbooks. Dr. Chou is a well trained and experienced surgeon. She is specialized in Ophthalmology and Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine of the eye and face. She is the On Call ophthalmologist for multiple local hospital emergency departments and InstaCare facilities. Dr. Chou is a board-certified ophthalmologist by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, as well as a member of American Academy of Ophthalmology. She regularly attends national and international conferences, conventions, exhibitions, and workshops and keep her abreast of the latest and best in ophthalmology, as well as Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine. Dr. Chou has been a pioneer in many new treatments of her field. As a caring physician and experienced surgeon, she is well liked by her patients and well respected by her peers in the community. Dr. Chou is also an active medical staff member at Alta View Hospital, Salt Lake Regional Hospital, and Riverton Hospital. In her free time, Dr. Chou enjoys golf, skiing, tennis, climbing, biking and spending time with her family and two adorable dogs.

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Dr. Chou's Care Philosophy

Dr. Chou is not only a very well educated and trained physician and surgeon; she is also a very personable and caring doctor. She takes care of patients with all of her heart. She listens to patients, exams patients thoroughly, sharply analyzes test results, and executes treatment efficiently and effectively. Dr. Chou also takes time to explain and educate patients, even during a very busy schedule. She explains to her patients regarding what have happened, what are the options and what are the pros and cons of each option. She also answers all the questions in a lay language. She is very thorough and meticulous. She will ask the test to be repeated if she feels the data are inconsistent. She will even sometimes perform tests herself to make sure it is accurate. She regularly review patients' charts and call patients after visit to update patients on the findings. She is conservative on surgeries, although she is very good at it. Sincere, caring, skillful, honest, and personable are the characteristics of Dr. Chou and her office staff.

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AVEC Eye Center8789 S Highland Dr Ste 100
Sandy, UT 84093
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Dr. Chou's Performance
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    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Salt Lake City, UT |
Disorganized/unprofessional. Have had to wait over an hour each time for appointments and then she repeats tests/exams from previous appointment because her & staff cannot find records. She answers personal phone calls while with patients. Does not give clear indication of what is the next steps as she/staff loses notes from exams/tests. Told to buy reading glasses from her office - were cheap plastic ones that broke w/i 2 days. Refuse to provide invoices/statements of service too. Horrible
in Sandy, UT |
Not hygienic.Contact removal=screaming pain.Told it was blepharitis.Paid f/up visits for something CHRONIC?permanent.Questioned Chou; she became angry.Went elsewhere & learned NOT blepharitis!Pain from tearing tissue off eye!Told I should return wrong contacts for refund.Chou would not return calls.Went in person & told ?been too long? to return unopened boxes that expire 3 yrs from now! $$$ & INANE visits for blepharitis, not returning calls is why ?too long? Pd $500+ for unnecessary trauma.
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Dr. Chou says...

Dr. Stella Chou has a B.S. and M.D. from Indiana University and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, School of Medicine. She performed an ophthalmology externship at Johns Hopkins and an ophthalmology internship and residency at the John Moran Eye Center, part of the University Of Utah School Of Medicine. Dr. Chou also has vast training and experience in plastic and aesthetics. She was trained by world renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Mulholland on facial aesthetic procedures. Dr. Chou has multiple publications in medical journals and textbooks.

Dr. Chou is a well trained and experienced surgeon. She is specialized in Ophthalmology and Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine of the eye and face. She is the On Call ophthalmologist for multiple local hospital emergency departments and InstaCare facilities. Dr. Chou is a board-certified ophthalmologist by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, as well as a member of American Academy of Ophthalmology.  She regularly attends national and international conferences, conventions, exhibitions, and workshops and keep her abreast of the latest and best in ophthalmology, as well as Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine.  Dr. Chou has been a pioneer in many new treatments of her field.

As a caring physician and experienced surgeon, she is well liked by her patients and well respected by her peers in the community. Dr. Chou is also an active medical staff member at Alta View Hospital, Salt Lake Regional Hospital, and Riverton Hospital. In her free time, Dr. Chou enjoys golf, skiing, tennis, climbing, biking and spending time with her family and two adorable dogs.

Dr. Chou's Care Philosophy

Dr. Chou is not only a very well educated and trained physician and surgeon; she is also a very personable and caring doctor. She takes care of patients with all of her heart. She listens to patients, exams patients thoroughly, sharply analyzes test results, and executes treatment efficiently and effectively.  Dr. Chou also takes time to explain and educate patients, even during a very busy schedule. She explains to her patients regarding what have happened, what are the options and what are the pros and cons of each option. She also answers all the questions in a lay language. She is very thorough and meticulous. She will ask the test to be repeated if she feels the data are inconsistent. She will even sometimes perform tests herself to make sure it is accurate. She regularly review patients' charts and call patients after visit to update patients on the findings.  She is conservative on surgeries, although she is very good at it. Sincere, caring, skillful, honest, and personable are the characteristics of Dr. Chou and her office staff.

Dr. Chou says...

Dr. Chou has been practice medicine for over 20 years with vast experience in all aspect of eye diseases and condition.  She also has a Ph.D. in Physiology, which studies how body works and functioning.  By knowing how body normally works has given Dr. Chou a great advantage in correctly diagnose malfunction of the body and customize an effectively treatment on case to case bases.

Dr. Chou has done over 20,000 of Lasik surgeries; treated many eye trauma; and performed thousands of eye lid surgeries, either medically and cosmetically.  She started to do Botox injection in 1997, years before it became popular for facial wrinkle treatment.  Dr. Chou is also a pioneer in facial filler injection. She has using filler to improve facial

Dr. Chou says...

Dr. Chou has done over 20,000 of Lasik surgeries; treated many eye trauma; and performed thousands of eye lid surgeries, either medically and cosmetically.  She started to do Botox injection early in 1997, years before Botox became popular for facial wrinkle treatment.  Dr. Chou is also a pioneer in facial filler injection to rejuvenate and improve facial appearance.

With her intimate knowledge of ocular and upper facial anatomy, Dr. Chou has an instinctive appreciation of facial aesthetics and advantage in doing facial injection especially around the eyes.

As a physiologist, Dr. Chou understands how a normal body, organ or tissue development, growth and aging, which has given her a big advantage to design and customize rejuvenation therapies to her clients. She has an impressive array of procedures and products to correct or improve eye and facial asymmetries, address functional issues such as ptosis (droopy or hanging eye lids) and restore a youthful appearance to an aging face.

Dr. Chou's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors

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  • Media & Publications
    • Evidence that the activation by Insulin of a Phospholipase C in ob/ob mouse adipocytes in G protein-dependent, 1990
    • Evidence that the anti-insulin action of GH on Phospholipase C in adipose tissue involves G proteins, 1990
    • Pertussis toxin inhibits the activation of Phospholipase C by insulin in ob/ob mouse adipose tissue, 1989
    • GH inhibits the activation of Phospholipase C (PLC) by insulin in ob/ob mouse adipose tissue, 1988

Background Check

  • 5
    Malpractice Claims

    Dr. Chou has 5 malpractice claims

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    • Settlement (7/27/2012)
    • Amount or Range: $12,000.00
    • Nature of Complaint: Patient alleged to have dry eye syndrome and corneal fold causing decreased vision. Practitioner's care was supposrted by well reputed expert. Case settled to avoid uncertainty of trial
    • State: Nevada
    • Settlement (7/27/2012)
    • Amount or Range: $166,667.00
    • Nature of Complaint: Patient alleged he was not an appropriate candidate for lasik because his corneas were too thin. As a result, he has lost best corrected vision and needs corneal transplants.
    • State: Nevada
    • Settlement (7/27/2012)
    • Amount or Range: $25,000.00
    • Nature of Complaint: Patient claimed that he was not an appropriate candidate for lasik. He developed known post-operative complications. Pracititioner's care was supported by a well reputed expert. Case settled to avoid uncertainty of trial.
    • State: Nevada
    • Settlement (7/27/2012)
    • Amount or Range: $41,667.00
    • Nature of Complaint: Patient alleged to have dry eye syndrome and decrease in best corrected vision. Practitioner's care was supported by a well reputed expert. Case settled to avoid uncertainty of trial.
    • State: Nevada
    • Judgment (7/27/2012)
    • Amount or Range: $75,000.00
    • Nature of Complaint: Patient alleged blurred vision following surgery. Practitioner's care was supported by a well reputed expert. Case settled to avoid uncertainty of trial.
    • State: Nevada
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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Astigmatism
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Cataract
  • Diabetes-Like Blepharitis
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Migraine
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Watering Eyes

Education

  • Medical School
    Indiana University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Utah Hospital

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Utah Hospital

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    Indiana University

    Graduated in 1986

  • Other Education
    Univ. Of Michigan, School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cosmetic Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • LASIK
  • Lash Enhancer
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • Prism Lenses
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Tear Duct Surgery