Dr. William Chen, MD

OphthalmologyAge 61

Ophthalmology

Dr. William Chen, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Irvine, CA and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. They graduated from Saint Louis University / School of Medicine|St Louis Univ Sch Of Med in 1976. They are affiliated with medical facilities such as Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Their office accepts new patients.

Dr. William Chen, MD

William Chen, MD

18 Endeavor Ste 305 Irvine, CA 92618
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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Chen's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Trichiasis
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Dr. Chen treats Trichiasis more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Chen treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen treats Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis) more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Chen treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Eyelid Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen treats Eyelid Disorders more than 71% of their peers

Dr. Chen treats this condition more than 71% of their peers

Dr. Chen's conditions and procedures:

  • Trichiasis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graves' Disease
  • Keratitis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Asian Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

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Dr. Chen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chen

4.5

Based on 45 ratings

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Amazing experience
I had the best experience with Doctor Chen. He has great bedside manners and is very honest and straightforward. The surgery was quick and the aftercare was minimal. I was shocked when he texted me the next day to check in. He is a great doctor and his staff is very friendly. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
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Taylor – Jan 28, 2022
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He was rude and didnt care about the patient
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
5 people found this helpful
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Jul 31, 2020
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My double eyelid surgery results are excellent. I knew he was the surgeon for me when I first met him because he answered all my questions with technical details. Also, this is his specialty and I liked that he did not do anything except work with the eyes. After my surgery, he was responsive to all my inquiries and worry. I've been very pleased with Dr. Chen from the first consult to the last follow-up appointment. My eyes look natural - the exact results I was looking for.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 14, 2019
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He is a very detailed Surgeon and I loved the results of my double eyelid Asian surgery??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Christine Babarovich in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – Oct 04, 2018
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I learned how to perform double eyelid surgery reading articles but mostly from reading Dr Chen's book on double eyelid surgery. I n my opinion, he is considered one of the experts in this surgery. So when I needed upper eyelid surgery, my only choice was Dr Chen. I have done many cases of double eyelid surgery and consider myself quite proficient. But his level of expertise is on a completely different level. Since I knew he was the expert, I just let him know what I wanted and left the rest
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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J Chun in NEWPORT BEACH, CA – Aug 18, 2018
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Dr. Chen did a fantastic job on my eyelid surgery. Being a physician myself I was very impressed with the way he explained the procedure to me and was very pleased with the outcome. He contacted me during the days after the procedure to make sure I was doing well and to answer any questions I had. I would recommend him without reservation to anyone who desires to have surgery on their eyes.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kenneth Rich MD in Huntington Beach, CA – May 30, 2018
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Dr. Chen was recommended to me by another doctor. At that point, I had already consulted with a couple of other doctors and was discouraged that I would ever find the right doctor. For me, the right doctor is someone who knows what he is doing, is doing it to help me out, and doesn't oversell. However, I was pleasantly surprised and I am glad that I took the time to travel to his office. I ultimately chose Dr. Chen for my revision surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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San Jose, CA – Oct 22, 2017
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I had 3 prior double eyelid surgeries by 2 different surgeons and they were never able to give me a double eyelid on the left eye, and did a terrible job on my right. Dr. Chen was kind, caring, and took his time to discuss realistic results. Not only did he fix the mistakes from the previous surgeries, he made my eyes look AMAZING! Now i cant stop smiling when I look in the mirror knowing I got the lids I've always wanted. He is the go to for first time & especially if you need a revision!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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A GRATEFUL PT in Silver Spring, MD – Oct 05, 2017
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He is a very well respected physician in this field...he's been doing this so long he actually wrote many of the first authoritative articles/textbooks on blepharoplasty. Even when I visited another eye surgeon for a second opinion consultation, he told me he actually trained under Dr. Chen. Bottom line, I'm very happy with my surgery and would 100% recommend Dr. Chen. I can speak with the perspective of someone who works in health care: he is VERY honest, careful, kind, and good at what he does
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Irvine, CA – Oct 05, 2017
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Find another surgeon to do eyes. He had decent bedside manner but I had a bad outcome. Loads of complications and scarring.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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CR – Sep 09, 2017
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If you are thinking of double eyelid surgery, please reconsider! I saw Dr. Chen several years ago and asked for low, tapered creases, and ended up with a high parallel crease on one eye and a lower tapered crease on the other. My results are asymmetrical and unnatural (obviously surgical). I regret it every day and it's impossible to revise, so I'm permanently stuck with a ruined face and a ruined life. In my case, Dr. Chen's "expert" knowledge did not translate into surgical results.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
  • Long wait times
10 people found this helpful
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Los Angeles, CA – Aug 20, 2017
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I contacted Dr Chen 4 yrs ago and was uncertain about surgery. He never pushed or was impatient with me because I needed time. He always answered questions and listened well. I contacted surgeons and ophthalmologists. None put me at ease like Dr. Chen. His specialization in the eye and expert understanding of asian eyes made him the only choice for me. This month I had the procedure and am happy with my results. Dr. Chen listened to what I wanted & expertly carried out what we discussed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
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Kew, VIC – Apr 23, 2017
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The best doctor for Asian eyelids. He makes it so natural and the recovery is quick. He is aways available to answer questions. I was so impressed I flew from out of state to use him for the second time. The first time was 20 years ago.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Apr 15, 2017
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I had double eyelid surgery with Dr. Chen in February and traveled from the east coast to do so. Dr. Chen made me feel very comfortable and understood my vision. He was very gentle during surgery and I did not feel any pain afterwards. I had a little bruising and swelling on my eyes, which is normal, but they healed rather quickly. I know I still have some healing left to do since it's only been about a month, but I love the results so far. My coworkers keep commenting on how natural it looks!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ny – Mar 13, 2017
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Dr. Chen did a revision on one of my droopy eyelid. The ptosis occurred after I had an upper blepharoplasty performed by another doctor (well known in the media and "realself") in Beverly Hills. I'm almost 3 month post-op and I couldn't be any happier with my results. My only regret is not going to him first. I was fortunate enough to hear about him on an online forum. My whole experience from the free consultation to the post op has been wonderful. I will be forever grateful to Dr. Chen!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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CA – Mar 08, 2017
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Dr. Chen is the best of the best. Surgery around the eye is measured in millimeters. He is a true master!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
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Los Angeles – Nov 29, 2016
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Dr. Chen is a truly AMAZING doctor. He is genuine, caring, confident, assertive and precise. Through the whole process, from the consultation to the operation and the post op followup, I was never afraid. I had total confidence in Dr. Chen as he did himself. I am more than happy with the results. I admire Dr. Chen his commitment to himself , his patients make him the best at what he does. I absolutely and enthusiastically recommend him. He "CARES"!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
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C. McClarin in DALLAS, TX – Oct 23, 2016
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Dr Cben is worth flying across the the US for. He did my surgery 22 years ago and again this year. I wouldn't go anywhere else. He will guarantee you a very natural look. If your afraid to look contrived and artificial than he is the person to see. He listens and has the best bed side manner. The surgery was painless and done under local. I didn't even need Tylenol after surgery. I'm in plastic surgery and flew to Dr Chen because I wanted the best and would never compromise on my face. He is #1
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Artistry in Miami, FL – Jul 10, 2016
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Dr. Chen is a wonderful doctor who is not only a specialist in performing eyelid surgeries, but also a caring doctor. I had two previous eyelid surgeries that failed and Dr. Chen were able to fix my problem. He also checked up frequently after the surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Jun 04, 2016
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Dr. Chen is an extremely talented surgeon. His surgical skills is precise and amazing. Not only that, Dr. Chen is patient and attentive to all your concerns and questions. I have consulted various doctors for the blepharoplasty. Dr. Chen made me feel very comfortable with going forth with this procedure I have been wanting for years. I also flew from the East coast to have this procedure done by Dr. Chen. Dr C and his staff made this whole experience a very smooth one. Definitely worth the trip!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Hackensack, NJ – May 31, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Do good work, lead, and teach.

As an eye plastic surgeon, the safety and care of your eyes are my utmost concern. I aim for a pleasant experience...
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Biography

U.C.Berkeley A.B.* (Distinction in General Scholarship, Graduated within Honors program majoring in Biochemistry, double majored in Zoology)
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

EMORY UNIVERSITY
Fellowship Hospital
University of California-Los Angeles
Residency Hospital
1977
LAC-USC Medical Center|Los Angeles County - U S C Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1976
Saint Louis University / School of Medicine|St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese

Awards

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What conditions does Dr. William Chen, MD treat?

Dr. William Chen, MD frequently treats the following conditions: Trichiasis, Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis), and Eyelid Disorders. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. William Chen, MD's office address?

Dr. Chen's office is located at 18 Endeavor Ste 305, Irvine, CA 92618. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. William Chen, MD is able to speak English and Chinese. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. William Chen, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. William Chen, MD is affiliated with Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

How much experience does Dr. William Chen, MD have?

Dr. William Chen, MD has over 46 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. William Chen, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.5/5 for Dr. William Chen, MD. Patients say that the appointment wasn't rushed and they trusted the provider's decisions. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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William Chen, MD

William Chen, MD18 Endeavor Ste 305 Irvine, CA 92618
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA

85% Patients that would definitely recommend, 15% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2023)

Providence St. Joseph Hospital Orange

Orange, CA

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Long Beach, CA

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received