Dr. Tongalp Tezel, MD

Dr. Tongalp Tezel, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
56 y/o
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Dr. Tongalp Tezel, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

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

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Care Philosophy

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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

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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 6 total reviews (2 with comments)
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 (2)
in New York, NY |
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.
New York, NY |
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.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Tezel accepts 37 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Bronze Direct CACA IN HIX
    Pathway X Ind Direct Access KY
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • 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
  • 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

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