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Dr. Milan Patel, MD

Refractive Surgeon, Ophthalmologist, Cornea & External Diseases Specialist

Professional statement

*******PLEASE NOTE - WE DO NOT SELL GLASSES OR CONTACT LENSE AT ANY OF OUR LOCATIONS**** Dr. Milan Patel is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who is also fellowship-trained corneal, cataract, and LASIK refractive surgery specialist practicing in North Atlanta. At Milan Eye Center, Dr. Patel has dedicated his practice to topical, no-stitch cataract surgery, corneal diseases and LASIK surgery. Most notably, Dr. Patel was the first surgeon in the United States to perform Blade-Free cataract surgery with the Ziemer femtosecond laser. Dr. Patel began his undergraduate education at Emory University and subsequently graduated with honors from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. A Georgia native, Dr. Patel returned home and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. During medical school, Dr. Patel had the opportunity to work with Dr. Howard Gimbel – one of the founding fathers of modern ophthalmology and the first person in Canada to perform the most advanced form of cataract removal, phacoemulsification. Dr. Patel completed his internship at Northwestern University and his ophthalmology residency at the Medical College of Georgia. Following residency training, Dr. Patel was selected to pursue a Cornea and Refractive Surgery fellowship at the prestigious Shiley Eye Center of the University of California – San Diego. There, under the direction of Dr. David Schanzlin, past president of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, Dr. Patel gained immense experience in LASIK, cataract, and corneal surgery. During his fellowship, Dr. Patel continued to publish extensively on groundbreaking technology and surgical techniques. In recognition of his outstanding work, Dr. Patel was selected from among his 16 colleagues as Fellow of the Year. Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr. Patel decided to dedicate the next six months to serving underprivileged patients in the developing world. By volunteering his clinical and surgical skills at five community hospitals in India, Dr. Patel gave the gift of sight to many people who would otherwise not have access to modern eye care. Dr. Patel continues to freely give of his time and talent by lecturing globally, including a recent presentation at the largest eye hospital in the world, the Aravind Eye Hospital. No stranger to technology, Dr. Patel produces educational videos, the most recent of which was recognized as the Best Refractive Surgery Video at the 2006 AAO international meeting of ophthalmologists. In January, 2011, Dr. Patel was appointed to serve as Chief of the Ophthalmology Division at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. This community hospital is known for its state –of-the-art technology and advancement in surgical procedures for the eye. Dr. Patel was also selected by US News & World Report as “Top Doctor” in the field of Ophthalmology. The doctors selected for this recognition were selected after peer nomination. In his spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with his wife, Snehal and his two sons, Saajan & Dylan.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • AIG
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Cornea & External Diseases Specialist
  • Refractive Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Northside Hospital
  • Northside Hospital - Cherokee
  • Northside Hospital - Forsyth

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Augusta University, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of California, San Diego, Shiley Eye Center, Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery
  • Augusta University, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Northwestern University (Internship)

Awards and publications

  • US News & World Report ranked Top Cataract Surgeon
  • First Surgeon in the US to perform Blade-Free Cataract Surgery using the Ziemer laser
  • Fellow of the Year (UCSD Shiley Eye Center - La Jolla, CA)

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1396789079

Office locations

Milan Eye Center

6300 Hospital Pkwy, Suite 325

Johns Creek, GA 30097

Milan Eye Center

970 Sanders Rd, Suite 100

Cumming, GA 30041

Milan Eye Center

2555 Westside Pkwy

Alpharetta, GA 30004

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Very thorough and professional
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Friendly office staff, Dr. Patel answered my questions completely and in terms I understood.
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Great consultation and gave me details I needed to make my decision.
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I think he was awesome! He talked on my level and he didn't pressure me into making a decision right away. His prices are 300.00 less per eye for multifunctional lenses than another doctor I saw. I am looking forward to getting my eyes fixed once and for all.
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What an excellent experience, from the initial intake online of patient paperwork, to the office staff, examination and meeting with Dr. Milan Patel. He explained everything, took his time and provided additional information on next steps.My 93 year old mother also used this Doctor and we are both very satisfied.
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Today I underwent a first-rate eye exam with Dr. Patel and his assistant. All of my questions and concerns were addressed thoroughly and professionally. The front desk ladies were very kind, friendly, and helpful. I would recommend Dr. Patel to anyone who needs an opthamologist.
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Staff very cordial & efficient. Tech who did preliminary check up was very good & entire staff was informative & caring in their attitude. Highly recommended!
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it is nice.
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Very positive, informative
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The Doctor was personable, professional and informative. All the personnel were friendly and helpful. As a new patient this was a very nice experience and I feel comfortable with my choice.
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There is no one better. Dr. Patel functions at the highest level of knowledge, ability and caring-a rare combination in the medical profession.
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The wait time was in excess of two hours. It was completely unacceptable. The staff were all very nice and professional.
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An excellent experience. Very friendly staff and a great doctor. They take time to listen and do a very thorough job. I feel happy and confident that I was examined very well.
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Excelent! Great professional and nice and frienly staff, i would highly recommend them to my family and friends.
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I was able to get in to see Dr. Milan Patel on short notice recently. His staff was very thorough and did not rush me in spite of the patient load in the office that day. Likewise, as I have seenin the past, Dr. Patel was patient, calm, not in a hurry, and he explained his findings and answered all of my questions.
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It was reassuring because my first visit to an ophthalmologist was a disappointment Dr. Patel was very professional and answered all my questions to my satisfaction. I left the clinic satisfied s if i have been cured. It was a wonderful experience.
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Dr. Patel was excellent. He was very thorough, professional, personable & efficient. He acted as if I was the only patient that he was seeing that day.
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Very rushing.. Didn't pay enough attension.. Never recommended.
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I highly recommend Dr. Milan and the staff at Milan Eye Center. My results were amazing. He even called the same day after my surgery to see how I was doing. I would recommend them to anyone. The office is nota stiff, formal place. Just low key and the doctors are highly trained.
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It was a pleasant visit. I felt at ease when asking questions abut my prospective surgery. Dr. Patel respects patients' rights, and he does not rush his answers. A professional physician with a big heart.
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The office is very high tech and the staff friendly and caring. Dr. Patel is very personable and takes the time to be sure you understand your situation.
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In my 91 years of living, I have never had such a thorough check of my eyes. Dr. Patel was very clear on what he was doing, why he was doing it and what the next steps would be. I amdelighted and extremely appreciative of what he did for me. I would not go anywhere else. Thank you Dr. Asghar for the recommendation!
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EXCELLENT.
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When I arrived, the staff suggested that perhaps I didn't need to see the doctor, and could just go home. I insisted. When I finally got to see the nurse, she spotted some confusion on the paperwork that the staff hadme fill out. So perhaps the staff was trying to save the doctor's time by dissuading me. However, I knew that I needed his professional opinion, and appreciate the fact that I finally got it. Unfortunately, the staff followed up by calling me 5 minutes after I had checked out to ask me if I had paid my co-payment (which I had.) I liked the doctor, but I'm not very confident in his staff. And I was a new patient, too!
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The staff and Dr Patel are very friendly. I would definitely recommend Milan eye care center to my friends
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The visit itself was fine and informative.
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Candid, through, complete, great communicator, professional, very good listening skills, efficient, That applies to the hold team!!!
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I was very grateful that the office was able to squeeze me in even though I was late for my original appointment.
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Excellent. He took enough time to explain everything and he asked several times if I had any questions/
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He is very helpful docter
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The visit was very good. He was very thorough and easy to ask questions of.
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great choice
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He is very courteous and in no hurry. He gives us space to say our concerns and is extremely patient and helpful. He also gives out explains everything very neatly.
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Very efficient and professional.
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Very personable, listened to my issues, past medical history and was genuinely concerned with eye issues.
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