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Dr. Nader Iskander, MD

Refractive Surgeon, Ophthalmologist

Dr. Nader Iskander is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained refractive surgeon with extensive experience in LASIK vision correction, advanced cataract extraction procedures and anterior segment reconstruction techniques. Dr. Iskander is considered one of the expert eye surgeons in San Antonio, Texas and has personally performed more than 15,000 laser vision correction, cataract, and eyelid procedures. A third generation ophthalmologist, Dr. Iskander has helped thousands of patients see better since 1995. Dr. Iskander brings an international experience to San Antonio Eye Specialists. He attended the University of London prior to joining Alexandria University Medical School where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree and graduated with honors at the top of his medical school class. Dr. Iskander completed his residency training at the the world renowned Cleveland Clinic and the prestigious Kresge Eye Institute in Michigan. Dr. Iskander underwent further sub-specialty fellowship training in refractive surgery at the world famous Gimbel Eye Center in Calgary, Canada where he was mentored by Dr. Howard Gimbel, M.D., who is widely considered to be one of the most influential refractive and anterior segment surgeons of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This fellowship together with Dr. Iskander's extensive experience made him an expert in a wide array of vision correcting procedures and state-of-the-art technologies that he provides to his patients.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Refractive Surgeon

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine
  • Cleveland Clinic, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Wayne State University, Kresge Eye Institute, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Gimbel Eye Center, Calgary, Fellowship in Refractive Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

Zocdoc awards

Rapid registration
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Arabic

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1659369601

Office locations

San Antonio Eye Specialists

2810 North Loop 1604 W, Suite 200

San Antonio, TX 78248

Patient reviews
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I actually saw Dr. Garza, who was very thorough and professional.
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The entire staff was very caring and professional, but I was particularly impressed by the time and thoroughness given to me to address my concerns. I've seldom had a medical professional listen and explain and answer questions so attentivelyand compassionately. I feel I received very high quality care, and highly recommend Dr Iskander!
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Dr. Iskander and his staff are great!!! I was a little nervous about my appt after all were talking about surgery on my eyes. But as soon as I walked into the office I was at ease from the very momentI entered the office to the time I left. They were very informative and allowed me to ask as many questions I could think of. So next week May 26 which is my Birthday, I will be contact and glasses free!!!
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Everyone was friendly and professional
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Dr. Iskander was worth the wait. Every one in the office was kind and courteous and keep checking in with me while I waited. The office was clean and inviting. All of the patient's coming out were really happy and cheerful.It was one of the best doctor's visit I have experienced.
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Everyone was so professional and made me feel comfortable. I was so pleased with my appointment that i went ahead and scheduled for surgery .
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The doctor was nice and profesional and the staff very nice.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Iskander explained everything & was very thorough & he answered all my questions.
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Apparently making ones appointment online isn't the way to go. I waited for more than an hour - decided to reschedule for January. I truly respect and admire Dr. Iskander. He's awesome - but the wait times are just awful. :-(
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The phone call to confirm my appointment was messed up. The girl who called me said the appt was for 9:45 when in actuality it was set for 10:45. Oh, then she "fit me in" for 10:45--irritating to say the least!Dr. Iskander is very professional and doesn't just rush you out the door.
More than 1 year ago
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He's fantastic!
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Very understanding & competant. I will continue to recommend Dr. Iskander to family & friends. His staff is also friendly & ready to answer any questions.
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I was extremely pleased with my entire experience, so far, with Dr. Iskander and his staff.
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Less expensive than some less qualified Ophthalmologists. Staff was very professional and personable, not pushy or rushed. I scheduled to get LASIK only 2 days after my evaluation!
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It was good but I had done everything on line and it took the office some time to find the paperwork. I made the appointment for 10 AM and had confirmation for that but the office told me it was 10:45.They saw us at 10:50. The staff was nice and accommodating, the doctor was great.
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The staff was amazing and the doctor was awese. But I waited over an hour before they called me back which was a little frustrating with no update.
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I had a great experience with my initial consultation. I didn't have to wait too long before being examined and the staff was great very helpful and able to answer my questions. I will be going back to continue with LASIK and look forward to doing so.
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It went great. I was denied Lasik but can still do the rpk procedure which is fine with me.
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Very professional, helpful, confident, one of the best I have visited.
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Good visit. Clear explanations.
More than 1 year ago
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He was very professional and efficient. He was very friendly and made the visit comfortable. He was also very knowledgeable.
More than 1 year ago
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I did appreciate all the time Dr. Iskander spent with me. I respect the fact that he was honest with me. He did not try to sell the most expensive procedure yet he seemed to care about the results of thesurgery and how satisfied I would be with it. Ginny was great at explaining everything and not putting pressure on me to make the decision immediately. It was a very positive experience.
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Very professional, explained everything, gave good advice
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Great and fast. Good people and nice.
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Dr Iskander was very professional and friendly. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a good opthamologist.
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It was very informative and the doctor explained the options I had so I could make an informed decision.
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Very professional and a wonderful bedside manner!
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Excellent!!! I would/am recommending him to all my family and friends!!!!!!
More than 1 year ago
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I felt very comfortable during my visit. Staff was courteous and professional.
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Professional, knowledgable, and pleasant Wonderful staff. Beautiful and peaceful office.
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It's very good .
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The entire staff was very kind and knowledgable! Dr.Iskander is awesome!
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He is wonderful. I have worn glasses for many years. I had cataract surgery with lens implants and now I can see 20/20 at distance. It is so wonderful to be able to see!!! He is a great doctor.
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Dr. Iskander is thorough, professional, and humorous! He put me at ease right away, walked through each of the scans with me, and made sure I didn't have any questions before leaving. His office staff was *excellent* as well-- the radiologisttechnician ensured I knew exactly what each test did, what to expect, and the expected results. The only negative (which is pretty common among MDs) is that I waited for more than an hour for Dr. Iskander to appear, although I had an 8:30 am appointment. He explained he had to do an unplanned, urgent-care procedure on another patient that put him a bit behind, so that's how it goes. Overall, a great experience and I will be back.
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All of the staff was polite , friendly , knowledgeable , and professional.
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although the wait time was long I still had a great experience there. Dr. Iskander is very nice and professional. the staff was very helpful and courteous I would highly recommend :-)
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he is very compassionate and caring
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Everyone was very welcoming and informative. I came in for chronic headaches and even though my eyes were cleared and considered normal the doctor stayed and talked to me about other issues going on in my life that could be thecause of the headaches. The staff was very informative and answered all of my questions, they explained what each tool did and what each measurement meant. I recommend The San Antonio Eye Specialist to everyone!
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Very nice doctor and also very devoted to his work.
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I really enjoyed my visit with Dr. Iskander the staff and himself were very professional, nice and helped answer all the questions I had for them. The location itself is very nice I was totally impressed with everything about my visit today.
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The whole staff was very pleasant, and Dr. Iskander was very nice and informative during my consultation.
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It was great. Dr. Iskander takes the time to make me and my husband feel comfortable and answers all our questions. He was not able to help us himself but made sure he provided us references and he is going tosend information to the specialist. We live in Austin; I do not mind driving to San Antonio to see Dr. Iskander. Thank you for helping me see the world better!
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I had a slight astigmatism that was bothering me and so I needed a second opinion. The office is well organized with the latest equipment and professional office staff. Dr. Nader is non-threatening, patient and took the time to explain hisfindings. I didn't feel rushed at all. He also told me he didn't think my problem warranted Lasik. Wow! He didn't try to sell me - but gave me an honest opinion which I so value.
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Everyone was professional and very kind.
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providing good service
More than 1 year ago
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I loved everyone in the office. They were so sweet and patient. Really took their time to help me and went out of their way to make me comfortable. I highly recommend this doctor because he's just a good man and seems knowledgeable.
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I WAS VERY SATISFIED WITH MY VISIT. EVERYONE WAS POLITE & PROFESSIONAL. EYE EXAM WAS THOROUGH,& EVERYTHING WAS EXPLAINED TO ME. MY WAIT WAS A LITTLE LONGER THAN EXPECTED, [40 MINUTES] BUT NO PROBLEM, BECAUSE I KNOW THEY ARE VERY THOROUGH & A LITTLE WAIT IS WORTH IT..
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great
More than 1 year ago
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Doctor Iskander was wonderful! Excellent listener and very easy going, I had full confidence in him.
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