Dr. Michael Gilbert, MD

Refractive Surgeon

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12301 NE 10th Place, 2nd Floor, Bellevue, WA, 98005
11800 N.E. 128th St, Suite 110, Kirkland, WA, 98034

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Dr. Gilbert is a nationally recognized, board certified leader in the ophthalmic community. He is a trustee of the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, as well as a leader on medical, ophthalmic and quality improvement committees at both state and national level. He is committed to advancing technology and patient education to unique levels. A noted instructor of refractive surgical techniques, he has represented our specialty on numerous occasions to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the World Health Organization, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the International Society of Refractive Surgeons and Eye care Technology. He has performed thousands of laser-eye surgeries over the past decade for LASIK and PRK, as well as cataracts, corneal transplants and other advanced refractive surgical care.

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He took the time to explain my options and I didn't feel rushed.

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Im always impressed with his knowledge and skill.

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Dr. Gilbert is the best! The entire experience of my two cataract surgeries, and the excellent pre and post op care I received from Dr. Gilbert, the Northwest Vision staff, and the surgical staff exceeded my expectations in every way. The surgery was very quick, totally painless, and anxiety free for me. My post surgery vision is awesome! I would highly recommend Dr. Gilbert and Northwest Vision to anyone without reservation!

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It seemed like the person behind the reception desk was new and when they finally took me The assistant was also showing someone the ropes that was new. Overall a good experience, but would have preferred to be taken on time instead of arriving 15 minutes early and waiting 45 minutes before I walked up to reception again to ask if I had been forgotten.

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Listened well to my response to questions and gave a thorough explanation of what he had seen and suggested. Staff who did initial screenings were very professional and timely

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I am making great progress already after my cataract surgery the day before this appointment. It is so reassuring to know your surgery is being done by the best, and Dr. Gilbert is the best. The post op visit was thorough, and it was great to learn that my post op vision is already considerably better that what was estimated. All of Dr. Gilbert's nurses and staff are outstanding, as are all of the caregivers who assist with the surgery and post op. I am looking to having my other eye done in a couple of weeks!

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Wonderful corporate culture. All aides are professional and caring. My wife and I have both had excellent experiences.

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Dr, Gilbert is outstanding and I have total confidence in his care. His explanation of my vision options as well as those provided by Stella,regarding the range of vision options and their implications (near, middle, far, and in between with the single vision Medicare covered lens I opted for) were very helpful In making my decision and in preparation for my cataract surgery I also received outstanding help and care from Stella, Trevor, Paula, and Diana.

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I only want to see Dr. Gilbert. He makes me feel that the care of my eyes is very important to him. I have no desire to see anyone else. He has,great bedside manner!!

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He's the best opthomologist in Washington. I wouldnt let anyone else treat my eyes - they are too precious.

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I would. Highly recommend Dr. Gilbert to anyone. He is a true professional and in excellent surgeon. His bedside manner is outstanding and his phone follow up to my home after the operation is refreshing and The way all doctors should treat their patients. Dr. Gilbert is truly one of the very best.

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The professional staff was outstanding. They were very caring and explained everything in great detail. They kept making sure I was fine and checked to see if i needed everything. Dr. Gilbert could not have been better. He called my house that night to see how I was which is a refreshing change in this day and age. Outstanding team. I would high recommend Dr. Gilbert to all.

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Very pleased! He answered all my questions and I didn’t feel rushed. Thank you

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Annual exam went very quickly Then waited 35 minutes to see Dr Gilbert

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Highly professional and a great eye surgeon. Cataracts taken care of in a pain free and easy manner.

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Dr Gilbert was polite, attentive and knowledgeable.

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Dr Gilbert is very pleasant and easy to talk to. He was informative and answered my questions with good advice. I would highly recommend him. My cataract surgery was very successful and I am pleased with the results. The staff are all are very friendly and helpful.

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Rigidly structured appointments. Results of eye tests given to Dr. who dictates information to a scribe. Conversational interaction with patient not encouraged. Appointments feel rushed once the patient actually meets with the doctor.

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As always, Dr. Gilbert was respectful, professional, and informative. He explained why I was experiencing the symptoms I had and the options for treating them, including remediation and long-term care. He showed me photos of my eyes illustrating the problem as well as of eyes as they should appear. In addition, his staff were all quite professional and handled their portions of my exam competently and expeditiously.

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Everything went right from check in to pre exam and exam. Right on time with all. Wish other doctors did as well.

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Had cataract surgery on both eyes and am extremely satisfied with my enhanced vision. Dr Gilbert was very professional and knowledgeable and explained what was happening during the procedure. He also took the time to call the early evening after the surgeries to see if I was comfortable and was nice to take the time to answer my questions.

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It was fine. Got taken back right away but had to wait awhile for dialation BUT there were 4 other patients waiting ahead of me. Short time with doctor. Felt a little like s herd of cattle being rushed through.

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Very professional. Very comforting before, during and post surgery.

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The total appointment was extremely efficient, the laser treatment went as smoothly as predicted, so I scheduled an appointment to have the other eye done soon.

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Answered my concerns about my eye's healing rate/

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The eye exam before seeing Dr. Gilbert went well. The wait time for him was longer than I expected.

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We were very satisfied with our experience and the attention we had. Thanks!

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I had a detached Retina when I was away and was so glad to get reassurance from Dr. Gilbert. He was kind, knowledgeable, and gave expert advice!

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The office is beautiful & all of the staff who I dealt with were beyond friendly & professional. This was my 1st visit & When I saw Dr. Gilbert he was sweet & explained everything. I would definitely recommend this office to anyone looking for an eye doctor.

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Everyone was very professional and thorough. I just recommended Dr. Gilbert to my co-worker!

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I've been seeing Dr. Gilbert for years and like his chairside manner, his knowledge, and his volunteerism...

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It was quick with the doctor but I have confidence in him. Everyone was very professional.

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I saw Dr. Gilbert for a general eye consultation. While he had a very friendly staff and comfortable office, he was absolutely the worst doctor I have ever encountered. The eye exam was performed by the technician. Early on in the appointment there were a good deal of question regarding dry eyes, itchiness, pain, etc. I answered no to all of these questions, but when I was passed off to a second technician/scribe, she said that I had scored high on 'dry eyes' answers at my check-in. I had her read me my answers back; they had all been recorded as 'yes' despite my saying 'no' to the first technician. After waiting 30 minutes for Dr. Gilbert, he came in, shook my hand, explained dry eyes to me (I had already been forced to sit through a video) and said I would need an imaging test to check the health of my meibomian glands. When asked whether the imaging was necessary in someone as young (26) and as healthy (I had reported no symptoms) as me, especially since if might not be fully covered by insurance, he became very upset, yelling about 'establishing a baseline' and told me I was 'too young to be losing body parts' (the glands). He was dramatic, unprofessional and a complete narcissist. In the end, I told the second technician I did not wish to have the imaging test done. Not sure who is writing all of these positive reviews, but I would highly recommend looking for an eye doctor elsewhere if you value care and professionalism.

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Very pleased.

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He is awesome. Gets right to the point and explains everything very well.

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Dr. Gilbert is very professional and takes the time to explain anything you don't understand about your diagnosis.

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Dr. Gilbert is very knowledgeable about eyes and the various things that can affect our vision, and what our options are when things impact vision.

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Dr. Gilbert is VERY knowledgable, articulate, succinct, and approachable. In addition, he has surrounded himself with a very professional staff that makes this clinic the picture of perfection for me.

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The professional staff doing the preliminary work before my seeing Dr Gilbert did their usual high-quality work. Dr Gilbert impresses me as highly skilled and having empathy with patients (like me).

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Good visit