Dr. Zvetan Zakov, MD

Dr. Zvetan Zakov, MD

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Dr. Zvetan Zakov, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Middleburg Heights, OH and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons in 1970 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

15299 Bagley Rd # 200

Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
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Top Care Areas

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

Retinal Hemorrhage
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retinal Neovascularization
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retinal Vein Occlusion
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Zakov's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zakov "Dr. Zakov received his BA degree from Kenyon College and his MD degree from Columbia University. He completed his ophthalmology training at the Cleveland Clinic and did his retinal training at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard University. Dr. Zakov has been recognized in Cleveland Magazine as a Top Doctor, and every year since 1998 he has been named to the Best Doctors in America list for his specialty of treating retinal diseases. Dr. Zakov is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is also the founding president of the American Society of Ocular Trauma and the past president of the American Society of Retinal Specialists, the largest vitreo-retinal organization in the world; the American Retina Foundation; and the Cleveland Ophthalmological Society. He speaks often at retinal meetings in the U.S. and overseas. His principal areas of interest are vitreous and retinal diseases, intraocular tumors, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration."

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

32  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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8  Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Surgery
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Injection Therapy
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Kenyon College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1966
  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • Columbia P&S
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zakov has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Bulgarian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zakov's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zakov to family and friends
7 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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Dr. Zakov'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 (5)

My mother was diagnosed with macular degeneration and has been seeing Dr. Zakov for treatment for the past few years. I cannot recommend him highly enough. His courteous manner, his genuine interest in the "whole" patient, his willingness to take time to listen and his expertise in his field are...more
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I was referred to Retinal Associates of Cleveland,by my local eye doctor.I saw Dr Zakov, I couldn't have ask for better treatment, care and expertise from Dr Zakov and the staff in the Warren office. Thanks to all if you
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Dr. Zakov and his staff are a model of efficiency, precision and thoroughness. The staff is professional in all aspects of the word. I have visited his practice on two occasions and both times I have marveled at the patient flow, the detail and the confident care offered by Dr. Zakov and his...more
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I've been going to Dr. Zakov for about three years. It is obvious from his bio that he is in the top of his field, but more important to me is his knowledge shown during appointments. I have two conditions with my eyes, which Dr. Zakov explained in detail. My initial visits were for...more
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Terrible bedside manner. Wouldn't answer my questions. Very abrupt. When I asked why something happened he told me" you are not 20 anymore" when I asked if I should limit my activities he said" I wouldn't go bungy jumping". Asked a second time and was told the same thing. Scratched my eye with...more
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