Dr. Stephen Desouza, MD

Dr. Stephen Desouza, MD

Ophthalmic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
Dr. Stephen Desouza, MD is an ophthalmic surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of Ottawa Faculty Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in ophthalmic surgery.

1750 E Glendale Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85020

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Alta Health Network
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Banner Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retinal Vein Occlusion
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Desouza's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

52  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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9  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Ottawa Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Ottawa
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Toronto Western Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • St Michael'S Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Desouza has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Desouza's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Desouza to family and friends
22 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Desouza's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Recommended surgery when not needed at the time. A doctor of few words.
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This office is overbooked for 1 doctor. Approximately 20 patients appointments are scheduled within 1hr so you'll expected to wait 2-3hrs. Dr only spent about 5mins face time with the patient. Making patient comes in for unnecessary exam when dr. order test but have no record of what was being...more
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Appears to be capable and friendly. Front desk staff kind and very helpful with the older clientle. Nice to see in action. Personnel doing the testing was efficient but passive aggressive. Next time I would stop and ask for another person (in hindsight). The only reason this would be important for...more
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