Dr. Tongalp Tezel, MD

Dr. Tongalp Tezel, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
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56 y/o
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Dr. Tongalp Tezel, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Hacettepe University Medical School in 1984 and specializes in ophthalmology.

Columbia Doctors Ophthalmology

635 W 165th St

New York, NY 10032
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Connecticare
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Tezel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Herpetic Keratitis
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more than 85% of peers
Drusen
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more than 73% of peers
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
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more than 71% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tezel "At University of Louisville Physicians, we are committed to the delivering the very finest health care to our patients and their families and serving them with personalized care and compassion. As professors and researchers at the UofL School of Medicine, we offer our patients innovative technologies, state of the art treatments and the opportunity to be a part of world-renowned health care advancements."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Pars Planitis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Eye Surgery
  • Iridotomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.

Education

  • Hacettepe University Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Saint Mary's Health Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Washington University School Of Medicine, St. Louis
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tezel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Turkish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tezel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tezel to family and friends
4.7
based on 7 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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  • 3
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Dr. Tezel's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Very efficient and professional office.Easy to make appt.No waiting.Dr.Tezel and technicians were thorough and candid.
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My first visit today with Dr. Tezel; Highly recommend for retinal concerns. Columbia Medical is the best hospital in NY with wonderful physicians; no surprise to meet another great physician. . Dr. Tezel was empathetic, brilliant, made me feel at ease and very trustworthy. . Have already...more
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The opthalmologist called in Dr. Tezel to examine a retinal tear. He decided right away to operate. It felt right. He is authoritative and effective. His English is excellent. He was almost a little too efficient in explaining the condition; he seemed a little bit impatient when I did not...more
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