Dr. Jonathan Ellant, MD

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114 East 27th St, Between Park & Lex, New York, NY, 10016

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Jonathan P. Ellant, MD creates a comfortable and easy experience for his patients. He believes that understanding his patients' visual needs and matching them with the most advanced technologies is essential to having healthy, happy and satisfied patients. Dr. Ellant is chief of the Division of Ophthalmology at Terrence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center. He also serves as a clinical assistant professor of Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, he is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and is an attending on the trauma service at The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. Dr. Ellant has been voted "One of America's Top Eye Surgeons" by the Research Council of America every year since 2002. He is a member of the board of directors and medical advisory committee of the National Association for Visually Handicapped. After graduating college at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Dr. Ellant earned his medical degree in 1990 from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, where he also completed his internship. He then completed his ophthalmology residency at Lenox Hill Hospital - New York University School of Medicine and went on to complete a fellowship in cataract and refractive surgery with the world renown eye surgeon, Dr. Howard Gimbel at the Gimbel Eye Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Ellant speaks English and Spanish. A former intercollegiate tennis and squash player, his interests include painting, drawing, travel, skiing and physical fitness. He is married and has two young children with whom he now spends most of his free time.

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I came for a general eye exam and to get a new prescription for my contact lenses. I had a positive experience here. Dr. Ellant is very knowledgable and pleasant. I liked the medical assistants and receptionist staff very much. Everyone was patient and friendly.

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Very nice Doctor and staff I will definitely recommend them

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Loved his explanations and thorough procedure

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Dr. Ellant is fantastic and I've gone to him for years and years (and I'll continue to go back), but I've never had an appointment run on time, ever, no matter what time of day I go. My most recent appointment was scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Knowing he always runs late, I asked the receptionist if he was backed up/running behind. She said he wasn't. My hopes were high! They were soon dashed. After waiting and waiting, I was finally brought back for the initial intake by the physician's assistant around 7:00 p.m., put into an exam room at 7:10 p.m., saw the doctor and had the eye dilation drops put in around 7:15 p.m., had to wait 20+ minutes for my eyes to dilate, was brought back into the room for the exam, and didn't leave the office until 8:05 p.m., more than two hours after I showed up on time for my appointment. He's great, a pro, takes great care of my eyes, but the wait time... Prepare yourself.

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Dr. Ellant seemed very professional and responsive to questions during the visit. He spotted a condition which we were unaware of: an eyelid irritation, for which he prescribed corrective measures. All-in-all, he came across as a very good ophthalmologist, and we would not hesitate to recommend him.

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Highly recommend! The doctor was informative and caring, and the staff was extremely sweet! I felt very comfortable and cared for.

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So thorough! And very friendly staff.

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pleasant and professional

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The guy is rude. It's shocking when he is actually doing it. This is the era of the internet after all. Avoid him, there are tons of better eye doctors than him.

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Wait time total was about 45 minutes, which was a little disappointing. However dr. Ellant was fantastic! Extremely helpful.

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Dr. Ellant was very informative and helpful. His staff was very professional.

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The staff is so nice and friendly. Everyone was really sweet. The practice just seems over booked so it was a really long visit. But luckily I wasn’t in a hurry. Really nice practice.

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I loved the doctor and his staff, everyone was so humble and nice. My only issue was the wait time. I had an appointment at 3pm and left the office at 4:45.

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Friendly staff and beautifully decorated. Dr. Ellant was extremely helpful and explained everything perfectly. Great experience. Thank you!

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Jonathan was super professional, nice, patient and informative - I had a great experience and will definitely come back.

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Pleasantly conversational but no-nonsense. Provided clear, concise answers to medical and financial questions alike.

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Dr. Ellant was kind, patient and thorough in his explanations, tests, and overall visit. His staff were all very friendly, efficient, and warm. Overall a lovely visit! Will definitely be back in the future.

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This is what all healthcare visits should feel like. The doctor and all of the nurses were phenomenal and put up with my stupid jokes. Even got a laugh or two out of them. The bedside manner was incredible and it’s clear they are here to help. I don’t often write reviews of my healthcare professionals, but for this, I decided it a necessity.

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This was the first time I’d been to an eye doctor in quite a long time. The exam seemed very thorough and the doctor was very attentive.

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In my opinion, the perfect doctor: knowledgable, professional, organized, friendly and efficient

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Dr. Ellant was awesome - he took the time to describe my eye condition and various treatment options.

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His staff was nice. He is very frank and if you can handle that , then he is for you. He is very To the point. His wait time is HORRIBLE.

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He is amazing, professional and nobody else would I trust my eyesight to.

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Worth the wait! It wasn’t a terribly long wait since I did get there a bit early. I went there for an irritated eye that to me felt like there was something in it. He listened attentively and took a look. He was very gentle and found the source of my anguish quick and painlessly. I was so relieved. I’m going back for a full eye check up in a few weeks and looking forward to what I’m sure will be a thorough and pleasant experience based on my recent appointment.

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He was thorough and helpful. He returned a phone call later in the day after the appointment when I had questions about a prescription he sent to the pharmacy.

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Doctor and staffs were very friendly but had to wait long. Total duration for the visit was 2 hours.

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Not a retina specialist as described. I had to pay my copay for basically a referral to another doctor. It was a waste of both his and my time.

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Dr. Ellant makes genuine connection with his patients and takes wholesome approach to treating your eyes.

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One of the best eye check ups I ever had...

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excellent!

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Very nice and thorough doctor!

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Entire staff very friendly and efficient. Took care of basic routine eye screening exams so that all results were available to Dr before he saw me.

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I've been twice to this doctor and waited over 45 minutes both times!! They overbook their patients and it's really an awful experience.

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Dr. Ellant was very thorough and nice. I waited a little over a half hour, but I guess that is to be expected with any doctor. This was my first visit, and I will definitely return.

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He is very good and thorough.. I could've used a little more explanation on things .. but all in I'd strongly recommend

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Really impressed with how quickly I got through the exam but it was a quiet afternoon so next time might be different. Doctor and staff were really friendly and professional with me and to their other patients. Will definitely go back.

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great doctor and staff

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He and his staff were both incredibly welcoming and professional. They listened to my issues/concerns with what was going on with my eye, were not judgmental that my first visit was for an issue vs. a healthy visit (something many offices are) and recommended new solutions and medicines for me to try. So far I've used the drops they recommend once and am feeling better already! Hopefully my issue goes away quickly and all will be well for my follow up in a few weeks. Would definitely recommend him!

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Great Doctor, easy visit

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Very professional all around. I was seen right away and I felt that the service was very thorough. Dr. Ellant took the time to explain everything and was very clear--great bedside manner. I would highly recommend!

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