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Dr. Stephen Desouza, MD

Ophthalmic Surgery ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Desouza

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1750 E Glendale Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020

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Dr. Stephen Desouza, MD is an ophthalmic surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Ottawa Faculty Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in ophthalmic surgery.


Likelihood to recommend Dr. Desouza

3.8

Based on 25 reviews

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I got a swelling in my retina after five surgeries in my right eye trying to correct various problems. He has been trying to reduce my macular edema for two years now, patiently finding alternative treatments when none works. He arranged for me to get help with the cost of my current eye injections, which have the swelling way down. He never hurts me. I have confidence he knows what he is doing and is up on every latest treatment in the journals for my condition, and he is personable.
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Has looked after my father for 5 years. Kept him seeing and driving. I love Dr De souza.
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Fixed my child’s retina when no one else could. Thank you Dr DeSouza!!!
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the doctor (Dr. Desouza) conducted a retina detachment surgery and all I remember was him talking about his weekend and what everybody did and how much fun they had. very little talk on my retina detachment and of course the surgery he did cused my to lose peripheral vision and i no longer see straight lines on my left eye. after the 3nd visits I went to another doctor.
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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 ordered. Test results not available yet and still scheduled patient to come which cost more out of pocket cost for unnecessary visits. Overall, definitely needed better scheduling process
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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 the doctor is that in order to get good information from the patient one needs to not alienate the customer. It might be better to find a job more suitable.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Stephen Desouza, MD is an ophthalmic surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Ottawa Faculty Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in ophthalmic surgery.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

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(602) 242-4928

Dr. Desouza accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Alta Health Network
American Republic
Assurant Health
Bankers Life and Casualty
Banner Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Care 1st Health Plan
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Premier Group Insurance
Prime Health Services

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No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Desouza's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Retina Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desouza treats Retina Diseases more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Desouza treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Eye Surgery
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desouza performs Eye Surgery more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Desouza performs this procedure more than 63% of his peers

Vitreoretinal Surgery
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desouza performs Vitreoretinal Surgery more than 48% of his peers

Dr. Desouza performs this procedure more than 48% of his peers

Dr. Desouza's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diplopia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Migraine
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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