Dr. Todd Watanabe, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

Dr. Todd Watanabe, MD
Dr. Todd Watanabe, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Saint Paul, MN. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Watanabe is affiliated with AllinaHealth - United Hospital, HealthEast Care System - Saint John's Hospital and Saint Joseph's Hospital.

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Dr. Watanabe's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Prosper, TX |
We saw 5 other eye doctors (optometrists) before finally finding Dr. Watanabe. He was wonderful with my daughter. He always made it fun and painless, even when we had to give drops for dialation. We have since moved to Texas (Dr. Wantanabe was our Dr for 4 years before we moved) and cannot find a doctor that even comes close to Dr Wantanabe here. I will still search but I am very tempted to make an appointment and head to MN just to see him again.
St Paul, MN |
Dr. Watanabe knows kids, understands how best to examine them, and makes the visit fun. My sons look forward to their eye appointments with him. Most important, the boys had their vision managed with glasses and later contacts, in a timely and appropriate manner as they grew older. We think he's great!
in Woodbury, MN |
waited a month for apt and then had to take vac time for apt at 2 which was fine, get there and they say oh, we tried calling you to say the dr is not in today, funny, my home,cell and work phone shows no calls ?? been a patient for almost 40 yrs with this clinic and I am done
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Dr. Watanabe'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 in Minnesota not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract
  • Diplopia
  • Esotropia
  • Headache
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Presbyopia
  • Senile Cataracts


  • Medical School
    David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    Kaiser Permanente

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    University Ariz

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus

    Completed in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology

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