Dr. Tongalp Tezel, MD

Dr. Tongalp Tezel, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 60

Accepting new patients

Dr. Tongalp Tezel, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in New York, NY. He is affiliated with medical facilities NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tezel to book an appointment.

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(212) 235-1519
CUMC/Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute635 West 165th Street New York, NY 10032
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ColumbiaDoctors Third Avenue880 Third Avenue Floor 2, Suite F New York, NY 10022
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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Tezel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tezel

4.4

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Awesome, he saved my eye due to a very Trumatic incident.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Michael – Jul 23, 2021
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Dr. Tezel (actually also Professor) is the Director of the Retina Division at Columbia Presbyterian, one of the leading Ophthalmologist centers in the US. Based on my own experience, Dr. Tezel is the most caring, knowledgeable and talented ophthalmologist surgeon I ever went to. He fixed my macular pucker and hole to perfection as I now have 20/20 for the eye he operated on. I would recommend him to anyone having any sort of retina issue, and as a bonus, he has a fantastic sense of humor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Roger S. in New York – Oct 21, 2018
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Very efficient and professional office.Easy to make appt.No waiting.Dr.Tezel and technicians were thorough and candid.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Dennis Bunder in New York,NY – Feb 21, 2018
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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 recommended him to friends. His office is in mid-town East; also impressed with the Columbia Eye center staff-very affable and eager to assist. Overall a great team and top retina specialist in New York.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
9 people found this helpful
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Elena B. in New York, NY – Jun 21, 2017
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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 understand. That is a minor quibble. I recommend him without reservation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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New York, NY – May 06, 2017
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Background

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No malpractice claims found for New York
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. Tezel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Retinoschisis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tezel treats Retinoschisis more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Tezel treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Retinal Cysts
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tezel treats Retinal Cysts more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Tezel treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Macular Hole
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tezel treats Macular Hole more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Tezel treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Tezel's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Dr. Tezel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
Anthem Essential-KY
Balanced Blue Access-KY PPO
Balanced Pathway-KY HMO
Balanced Pathway-KY PPO
Baptist HCA-KY
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Access - UL1 Tiered Network-KY PPO
Blue Access-KY
Blue Access-KY PPO
Blue Preferred-KY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Blue Traditional-KY
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-KY PPO
Bronze Blue Access-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway for HSA-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA - SG-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway X for HSA-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway X-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway- SG-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Catastrophic Pathway X-KY HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-KY HMO
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
Gold Blue Access-KY PPO
Gold Pathway - SG-KY HMO
Gold Pathway X-KY HMO
Gold Pathway-KY HMO
Gold Pathway-KY PPO
Gold Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Kentucky Employees Health Plan (KEHP)
KentuckyOne-KY
Lumenos Plans-KY
Methodist Hospital-KY
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Norton Healthcare Blue Access Tiered-KY PPO
Pathway X Bronze Direct CACA IN HIX
Pathway X Ind Direct Access KY
Pathway X-KY HMO
Pathway-KY
Pathway-KY HMO
Platinum Blue Access-KY PPO
Platinum Pathway - SG-KY HMO
Platinum Pathway-KY PPO
Platinum Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-KY PPO
Silver Blue Access-KY PPO
Silver Pathway for HSA-KY HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA - SG-KY HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA-KY PPO
Silver Pathway X for HSA-KY HMO
Silver Pathway X-KY HMO
Silver Pathway- SG-KY HMO
Silver Pathway-KY HMO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO Plus
St. Joseph's-KY
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-KY
UK RHP-Regional Health Plan-KY
UK-Indemnity-KY
UK-KY EPO
UK-KY PPO
UK-Medicare Carve-Out-KY
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Bluegrass Family Health
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Connecticare
Connecticare HMO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Pathway Enhanced Guided Access
Prism Blue Priority EPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPartners
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Meritain Health
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

Tongalp H. Tezel, MD leads the retina service at the Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Tezel is an internationally known clinician-scientist and a leader...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Washington University School Of Medicine, St. Louis
Residency Hospital
1999
SSM St Mary's Hlth Ctr
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Turkish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Tongalp Tezel, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 305-5415 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Tongalp Tezel, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Tezel has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Tongalp Tezel, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Tongalp Tezel, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Tezel's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Tongalp Tezel, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Tongalp Tezel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tezel frequently treats Retinoschisis, Retinal Cysts, and Macular Hole. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Tezel treats.

Where is Dr. Tongalp Tezel, MD's office located?

Dr. Tezel's office is located at 635 West 165th Street, New York, NY 10032. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Tongalp Tezel, MD speak?

Dr. Tezel speaks Turkish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Tezel is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

New York, NY

7 Awards Received

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received