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Dr. Michael Savetsky, MD

Refractive Surgeon, Ophthalmologist, Cornea & External Diseases Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. Savetsky is a board-certified Cornea/External Disease and Refractive Surgeon, specializing in LASIK, PRK, corneal transplants, cataract surgery, Pterygium, dry eye, and general ophthalmology. He offers premium Intraocular Lens technology and Femtosecond Laser-assisted cataract surgery. These new techniques offer patients a greater range of vision without glasses in comparison to conventional cataract results. Dr. Savetsky also specializes in the treatment of Keratoconus and Fuchs Dystrophy. He provides the option of advanced corneal surgery in these patients including: DALK, DSEK, and DMEK. These procedures allow for post-surgical benefits such as: lower rejection rates, less trauma to the cornea, and a faster recovery of vision. In addition to treating ocular surface diseases, he also works closely with many other common ophthalmic disorders such as: macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. He takes pride in offering his patients the best and latest technology for optimal results. Prior to joining the team of doctors at North Shore Eye Care, Dr. Savetsky practiced ophthalmic care in Los Angeles, CA. He received ophthalmology training at Tulane University Hospital in New Orleans, LA, where he then went on to acquire further training in cornea and refractive surgery at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, OH. Thereafter, Dr. Savetsky has remained involved with various research studies and clinical trials for new drugs and treatments for the eye. He has also presented his work at The American Academy of Ophthalmology and The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery medical education meetings.

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Cornea & External Diseases Specialist
  • Refractive Surgeon

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Tulane University, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Cleveland Clinic, Fellowship in Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery
  • Richmond University Medical Center (Internal Medicine)
  • City University of New York, Queens College (Bachelor’s)
  • Medical School - Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1255598819

Office locations

SightMD (formerly North Shore Eye Care)

Smithtown

260 Middle Country Road

Smithtown, NY 11787

SightMD (formerly North Shore Eye Care)

Manhattan-NYC

114 East 27th Street

New York, NY 10016

SightMD (formerly North Shore Eye Care)

700 New York Avenue, Lower Level

Huntington, NY 11743

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Helpful doc, nice good humored staff
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Avoid at all costs. Office was cramped and dingy. They overbook the place. it was a zoo with one doctor. He performed the mosst basic of eye tests (like "can you read the top line?" Then waited for nearly 2 hours.There are so many good eye docs in NYC avoid this one.
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The office is really nice, and I was seen right away! The staff was really kind! And the exam was straight to the point, in & out! Would recommend!
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. and staff all exceeded expectations - from the front desk to the technicians, service is courteous, efficient, and professional. Any questions or concerns I had were answered thoroughly.
Less than 3 months ago
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All of the staff are super friendly and professional. Doc Michael is awesome man. And my rare eye issue was resolved. Absolutely recommend!
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Straight to the point and very clear about prognosis and treatment. In first 5 minutes he gave a clear and concise explanation of my eye problem and told me the cause in plain English and suggested ways to treat it. Excellent doctor, cordial and knowledgeable staff.
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Great bedside manner, very thorough and professional.
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Dr. Savetsky is my kind of doctor: down-to-earth, straightforward, knowledgeable, and kind. And the office staff were exceptionally nice and kept things moving.
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The Staff and Dr Savetsky were excellent.
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Very thorough examination, focused on my concerns. Great front office staff.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Savetsky immediately knew my condition and the proper treatment options. After struggling with several doctors who did not know how to treat my recurring eye infection, t was such a relief to find a professional with experience. I was immediately relieved from the pain I had been experiencing.
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My regular ophthalmologist was on vacation and I needed to see a doctor asap. I was fortunate to find this doctor and was able to make an appointment on Zocdoc . He was very gentle , skillful and patient . Hetook the time to explain in detail , what he found to be my condition . I also want to compliment him on having Dana, the technician and Michelle , at the front desK , on his staff . Dana , did a great, great job! Michelle greeted me warmly when I came in , She is very efficient . Thank you all !
Less than 6 months ago
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The staff was super friendly and Dr Savetsky was great. I went in after having Lasik by another doctor 4.5 months prior, and was still experiencing super dry eyes, and not seeing clearly. He was patient with me and addressed allof my concerns. I didn't feel rushed at all. I feel confident that Dr Savetsky knows what he's doing and will be able to help me be able to see the way I want to with no dryness very soon. I'm so grateful!
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Very professional and discussed his findings in details.
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Great doctor, highly recommend him.
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That was a pleasant visit. Dr. Savetsky was very knowledgeable and helpful! Worth the slightly longer than normal wait time...since it’s clear you’re waiting for quality care.
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Efficient office, very busy but they keep things moving. Dr. had great bedside manner, explained conditions and options clearly and thoroughly.
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Excellent.
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Great staff, and knowledgable Doctor.
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Both Dr Savetsky and his team are highly professional and thorough during my visit. The whole process was smooth and on-time. Highly recommended!
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr Savetsky seems a cool dr, however the wait 70 minutes was very very uncool..
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I went to see this doctor with a reoccurring corneal erosion. He told me I needed surgery and would get back to me with a date. They never got back to me nor returned my calls and because of this Ihad another coreneal erosion and had to go to a different doctor for surgery. It is now December and this was in August and they just called me back! Because of their lack of communication, I went through a lot of pain and unnecessary suffering
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Not my first time here. Wait time is consistently horrendous. Calling ahead won't help. Dr. Savetsky is good, but overall the experience is terrible. Likely will not return.
Less than 1 year ago
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He was awesome. Patient, personable and knowledgable. Highly, highly recommend him!!!
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Outstanding service, prompt check in.
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His friendly.
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Very kind, friendly and efficient staff. MD was very personable, professional and answered all of my questions.
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Knowledgeable, pleasant and very easy to talk with. Answered any questions I had.
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Professional and courteous staff. Dr. Stavetsky saw me right away and did a thorough examination.
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very professional and very helpful also referred me to a specialist right away
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Really great Dr. Very short wait. Highly recommend
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Awesome.
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We went to this specific doctor because it showed he was in-network with our insurance ... a few weeks later we receive a bill from our insurance saying he's been out-of-network since January 2017 which his office chose not to sharethat with us the day of the visit, and now we have to pay an unreasonable amount for a routine eye exam. Make sure they give u a written notice or something confirming what they're saying because they WILL NOT be responsible for any case such as this one.
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Great doctor very informative
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Very professional.
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Was very professional and on time.
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My wait was very short. Dr. Savetsky and staff were effiecient and answered all of my questions/concerns.
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Very informative. This was my first time visit for an eye exam, and it was a good visit.
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