Dr. Ralph Chu, MD

Dr. Ralph Chu, MD

Cataract Surgery  |  
Male  |  
49 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Ralph Chu, MD is a cataract surgery specialist in Bloomington, MN and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med in 1992 and specializes in cataract surgery, ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

Chu Vision Institute

9117 Lyndale Ave S

Bloomington, MN 55420
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana

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Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
more than 86% of peers
more than 72% of peers

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Dr. Chu's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chu "Founder and medical director of Chu Vision Institute and Chu Surgery Center, Dr. Chu is recognized as an international leader in cataract and refractive surgery. He is a fellowship-trained corneal specialist whose practice focuses on cataract, refractive and corneal surgery. Dr. Chu received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed an internship at Evanston Hospital and an ophthalmology residency at Duke University Eye Center. Dr. Chu then completed a one-year fellowship in cornea and external disease, refractive surgery, cataract and lens implant surgery and glaucoma in Minneapolis. He has participated in over 50 clinical evaluations or FDA clinical trials dealing with cataract and intraocular lens implantations, phakic lens implantations, laser vision correction technologies and ocular therapeutic treatments. Dr. Chu is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, along with 21 other professional memberships. He has been honored by selection to the editorial boards of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, Review of Ophthalmology, EyeWorld and Refractive Eye Care. ?? Dr. Chu has lectured and taught physicians on nearly every continent including Asia, Australia and Europe, and is a much sought after speaker, both nationally and internationally, regarding cataract and refractive surgery."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chu "To help you see better, we first take the time to look at life from you perspective. Only then can we connect you to those leading-edge technologies and procedures that best fir your world today and where you see yourself tomorrow. Sound like an experience worth looking forward to? We think so, too."


  • Cataract Surgery
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract
  • Dry Eyes
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Nearsightedness
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis


Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

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.


  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Evanston Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Phillips Eye Inst
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chu has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Member
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery, Member
  • Refractive Surgery Alliance, Member

Dr. Chu's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chu to family and friends
based on 561 total reviews (16 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (562)

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Dr. Chu's Performance

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Answers Questions
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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
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Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (16)

in Excelsior, MN
I am very impressed with the professionalism and organization of Chu Vision. All the staff were very welcoming and more than accommodating if I had any questions before and after my procedure. Dr. Chu impressed me with his expertise and warm demeanor. I would definitely recommend Chu Vision to...more
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in Cottage Grove, MN
My local clinic referred me to the Chu Institute and from start to finish I was very pleased with the referral. My initial consult, full panel of tests and ultimate lasik procedure were top notch. I look forward to recommending Dr Chu to anyone and everyone looking to get lasik.
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in Eden Prairie, MN
Dr Chu and his entire staff were very informative about the surgery, provided and excellent experience the day of the operation and again for post surgery. I have worn glasses since the 3rd grade and can now type this on my computer without glasses! THAT SAYS IT ALL!
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in Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Chu performed two LASIK surgeries for me, one as part of a study. I've continued with the clinic for my eye care for more than 15 years because the entire staff of docs, nurses, techs and front office is caring and professional. Just this week, I was able to get a same day appointment to be...more
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in Burnsville, MN
Dr. Chu's clinic is amazing. The staff, the efficiency, the care, the timeliness and Dr. Chu himself are all exceptional. My vision is now clear and sharp! Thank you Dr. Chu!
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