Dr. Harry Engel, MD

Retina & Vitreous Surgeon

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40 West 72nd Street, New York, NY, 10023
3725 Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale, NY, 10463

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Dr. Engel, a nationally respected leader in ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery for twenty-five years, has excelled in measurable domains of scientific investigation, clinical activity and teaching. His expertise spans medical and surgical retina, ophthalmic pathology and oncology, and the rehabilitation of traumatized eyes. An author of over 30 papers and manuscripts, Dr. Engel has been a pioneer in the use of bioadhesives to repair ocular injures, the cytological analysis of vitreo-retinal disorders, and the investigation of macular holes and retinal degeneration.

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Dr. Engel is a no-nonsense, straight-to-business professional who works quickly and efficiently with multiple patients. That said, he's also a little gruff and somewhat cold and impersonal in comparison with other ophthalmologists I've seen.

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Smart, thorough, friendly with a professional team who treat you like a human being.

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I found Dr. Engel through Zocdoc when I thought it would be a good idea to establish a relationship with an eye doctor as my body and eyes began to age. Up to this point, I visit only for my annual checkup (knock wood). The office is comfortable and serine. The doctor always sees me on time (disclaimer, I typically book an early appt). While I don't know much about the profession, I sense that Dr. Engel is very through as he goes through examination. Bedside manner is a subjective thing, but I do find him to be concise and clear in his direction during the exam and has always answered questions to my satisfaction. If there is the need for me to ever receive more extensive treatment, I would stick with Dr. Engel.

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Great doctor, to the point and very professional in every way. Found things my regular doc did not.

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Very thorough, personable, and professional. Assessed the issue, explained it in clear terms, and told me how to treat it.

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I've been going to Dr. Harry for the past six years and he's always a true proffessional. Wait time is short and the office is allways clean.

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Dr. Harry is fantastic. I had a tiny plastic inside my eye and he was able to quicly find it and remove it in a very smooth way. I did not feel anything, it was great. He also was very patient to clarify my questions while he performed a full checkup of my eyes. Highly recommend him.

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He seemed decently knowledgeable, but bedside manner was very poor and didn't bother explaining anything he was doing

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All good, he knows what he is doing & make me feel comfortable.

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Dr. Engel is great - very thorough, but practical. His assistant Alice is wonderful!

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Dr. Engel was extremely knowledgeable and professional. He was also caring and made me feel at ease. I would highly recommend him to all my friends.

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Great doctor, very friendly and patient. Did a thorough check up. Short wait.

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He was very friendly and very thorough. I definetly recommend him

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Dr. Engel was very thorough and very direct about things which I like. He made me feel very comfortable and explained everything he was doing. I had not been to an eye doctor in 8 year and he made it easy to be there. I would go back to him.

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Dr. Engel is thoroughly professional and was willing to explain andwers to questions i had.

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The office was very clean and we'll managed. The staff was friendly and Dr. Engle was very professional and helpful.

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He is good and care about paitiant

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Good experience. Took his time. Didn't jump to recommending surgery .

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I was taken very close to my scheduled visit time. Dr. Engel's staff is incredibly nice and personable. Dr. Engel gave a thorough exam. and explained what he was looking at on the photographs in a way that made it understandable. I definitely recommend Dr. Engel.

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There was a bit of a long wait, but I have no complaints about Dr. Engel himself, who was great.

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The best ever. He was very good.

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Dr. Engel is an excellent physician and I would highly recommend him to anyone.

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He was professional , caring and took an interest to get to know to me as a new patient.

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Excellent. Both Dr Engel and his support staff are quick, friendly and efficient.

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Very thorough exam. Very courteous and knowledgeable doctor.

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I chose him because of all the good reviews but for the issues that I had with my eyes I wasn't impressed with the feedback he provided

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Dr. Engel was patient and knowledgeable; he addressed all of my concerns calmly and didn't make me feel rushed (as some doctors can do). I will certainly recommend him to friends and family.

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Very professional and provided accurate , helpful information. Dr. Engel will be my eye doc.

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He was concise, pleasant, but friendly. I felt comfortable with him and he spoke to me in a way to ensure I understood the issue at hand.

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Dr. Engel seems to know his stuff. He was professional and thorough. The front desk and the doctor's assistant were helpful and pleasant. After examining me (my first eye exam in 8 years!) Dr. Engel referred me to another specialist for a vision problem I've been having. I'm hoping to get it resolved quickly.

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Dr Engel was the best he heard my complaints and was able to really and thoroughly check my eyesight. I am very happy and satisfied with my visit. I recommend him anytime. The only thing is that the office was way too hot that is my only comment.

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This was my first time at his office. He was very professional and I will definitely come back.

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Very clean and friendly office. Professional and knowledgeable Doctor.

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Dr Engel is knowledgeable, prompt and thorough - everything you want from a doctor. I highly recommend him.

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Very good experience. Answered all my questions. Thank you!

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The doctor is always very approachable, knowledgeable and willing to listen.

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great! quick and efficient, personable and helpful

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Expertise and patience comes to mind when treated by Dr. Harry Engel. He took the necessary measures and tests to address and identify the root cause of any, and was articulate and detailed when translating his findings and diagnosis. As well, addressing any preventative and symptomatic cause & effect. Dr. Engel gets a 5-Star in my books.

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You might find this review a bit unusual, and non traditional, but to me it is to the point. This is my first visit with Dr. Harry Engel. I have looked over at least 15 other Doctors in his field, and to me personally, it said: this is a real Doctor, not a wannabe, or still practicing one. That I gathered from his resume & picture. (not so much the reviews which i find a lot to be focused on nonsense rather than the essence of it). I was not disappointed, and found what I have expected: Dr. Engel is a detailed knowledgeable professional in his field . I think you will find and experience the same, when you see him. Thanks. Daniel

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I've seen Dr. Engel for several years. He has always been an exceptional physician and I am going to miss being his patient after I move. It will be hard to find another ophthalmologist as great as him.

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