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Dr. Michael Savetsky, MD

Refractive Surgeon, Ophthalmologist, Cornea & External Diseases Specialist

Huntington, NY

About Dr. Michael Savetsky

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.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Cornea & External Diseases Specialist
  • Refractive Surgeon

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

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

Professional memberships

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

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1255598819

Dr. Michael Savetsky's office locations

SightMD (formerly North Shore Eye Care)

700 New York Avenue, Lower Level

Huntington, NY 11743

SightMD (formerly North Shore Eye Care)

Manhattan-NYC

114 East 27th Street

New York, NY 10016

SightMD (formerly North Shore Eye Care)

Smithtown

260 Middle Country Road

Smithtown, NY 11787

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Great doctor!
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Saw this doctor today about some discomfort and pain in my eye. He's one of the most chill doctors out there. I'd recommend him to others.
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Very professional and welcoming new patient. Will re-visit in the future.
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Very profesional and nice doctor. He addresses all of my questions clearly and took the time to explain everything to me.
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Dr. Savetsky was thorough and when speaking to you he gets right to the point. He’s very professional. I highly recommend h and his team!
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I think this was my worst doctor's visit that I can remember. First of all the wait time was 2,5 hours and according to nurses they had an emergency, but if that's what happened, they should have just called and rescheduled.They kept lying to everyone how they will have to wait just few more minutes, but then minutes just became hours. When I eventually met the doctor, he was absolutely not interested in me as a patience in any way. He just started doing the exam without making any kind of conversation with me. He did it so fast, and rush me to tell him what I see, that I already new that chances for him to get it right are extremely slim. He didn't tell me what is my prescriptions and when I asked him the question he seemed so annoyed I did that. He talked only to his assistant and spend more time helping her how to fix the software and put the info in. They behaved like I was not even there. When I asked if he will order my contacts he was in shock I even asked that telling me I should go online and order them. Then I asked him if he can recommend where I can actually go and buy them, he googled something and gave me the paper and that was it. When I went out I saw my prescription went a lot up and I was in shock that he didn't even acknowledge that. After that I tried to find where I can order contacts but it turned out that his prescription was missing a lot of information for me to do so and thank god that was the case because I went to another doctor and had the best experience! Turned out that my prescription is only 0.5 bigger and they ordered my lenses that same second and they came to my home address in 3 days. This doctor almost ruined my eyes and no one should ever go there!!!!!! Nurses were very nice though. All of them.
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Everyone was very nice but I had to wait an hour and a half with my eyes dilated, sitting alone with zero updates. Will not come here again.
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Professional, knowledgeable and very warm. Great interaction with his patients and his technician was great as well. Highly recommend using Dr Savetsky and his office for your ophthalmology needs
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Smart doctor.
Less than 3 months ago
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Very good. Solved a big problem for me.
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Front desk staff was wonderful. Efficient, professional and friendly. Dr Savetsky has a great bedside manner. He gave me a detailed exam and precise diagnosis. An excellent doctor! I would highly recommend him!
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Doctor Savetsky and staff are kind and professional. This was my first visit and I was very comfortable communicating with the doctor and left feeling connected and confident that I had made the right choice! Great experience, overall!
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Very professional office. I was promptly seen, all tests done before I saw the doctor. Highly recommended.
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Fine , front desk needs work
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Despite coming here for the first time the paper work and wait time was very short. The staff was friendly and professional. My eye check up went very well and the doctor was polite and was willing to answer any questionsI had. Overall my experience here was very good and this will definitely be my go to place in the future!
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Great Dr he answered all my questions... The office staff are amazing.
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I'm glad I was able to see him as soon as I did. He was very helpful and wanted to make sure I understood what I was getting into.
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Excellent. My first visit I barely had a wait time and the doctor's assistants were professional as well. The doctor himself is pleasant and knowledgeable with a good bedside manner. He doesn't rush and answered all my questions.
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Great doctor.
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Excellent!!
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Smooth quick visit, came out of pocket because I needed a referral from my primary care doctor, but would highly recommend Dr. Savetsky.
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He and his was patient and really took the time to listen to all my concerns. I highly recommend him!
Less than 1 year ago
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I definitely recommend this clinic to anyone. They are all so courteous and professional.
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Great service. Great Staff.
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Great doctor, was very thorough! Would definitely reccomend and will be returning.
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The staff were so pleasant and friendly. No wait time. The physicians assistant was knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Savetsky himself, took all my insecurities away and helped me understand what was going on with my eye after a month of no relief. I would definitely recommend him.
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Dr. Savetsky is a great doctor. He’s very patient and thorough. His assistant was really helpful too. I was given a pamphlet explaining my eye condition and a detailed care regimen. I hope when I come back for my 3 month follow up I’ll have my condition under control
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Amazing doctor! I had all tests I've needed, perfect consultation and help.
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I was seen right away, no wait time at all. The office is clean and modern. Dr. Savetsky patiently listened to all my concerns and answered the million questions I had. He was clear, honest, reassuring.
Less than 1 year ago
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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 1 year 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 1 year 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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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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Very thorough examination, focused on my concerns. Great front office staff.
More than 1 year ago
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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 !
More than 1 year 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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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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Great doctor, highly recommend him.
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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!
More 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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