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Dr. Neil Patel, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Dr. Neil S. Patel is a vitreoretinal specialist in New York City. He is the Director of Retina Services and President of New York Ophthalmology. He is affiliated with the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, St. Barnabas Hospital (Bronx, NY), and the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Greater New York. Dr. Patel has taken care of thousands of patients from New York, and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment – both medical and surgical – of the vitreous and retina. He has performed over a thousand surgeries using the latest techniques and has helped teach many young surgeons in the most advanced medical, laser, and surgical treatments of the eye. Dr. Patel began his academic career at Columbia University, earning a B.S. in Mathematics, and subsequently earning a Master’s degree in Applied Physics. Following this, he obtained his medical degree at SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn. He completed a one-year internsip in general surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, followed by a residency in Ophthlamology at the presigious New York Eye and Ear Infirmary - the nation’s oldest and busiest eye hospital and a premier institution for ophthalmology training in the tri-state area. A subsequent two-year fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery was completed at the University of California at Irvine, under the supervision of Dr. Baruch Kuppermann. In addition to taking part in numerous clinical trials, he performed numerous surgeries in some of the most complex cases in the region for diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, ocular trauma, and many other retinal disorders. Dr. Patel is board-certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a Fellow of the American Society of Retina Specialists. He has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, and has experience lecturing nationally and internationally. Most important to Dr. Patel is providing the most advanced ophthalmic care to his patients in the most relaxed environment possible. He enjoys taking his time listening to his patients and caring for each patient as if they were his own family and friends. Dr. Patel is grateful for the opportunity to take part in your medical care, and improving your quality of life.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Columbia University (Bachelor’s)
  • Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center
  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • University of California, Irvine, Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1063561439

Office locations

New York Ophthalmology

74-09 37th Ave, Suite 303

Jackson Heights, NY 11372

New York Ophthalmology

329 East 149th St, 2nd Floor

Bronx, NY 10451

New York Ophthalmology

147-32 Jamaica Avenue

Jamaica, NY 11435

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My experience with it Dr. Patel was great. he was very informative and patient with explaining the details of my condition. His office was very well organized and runs efficiently. I will be seeing him for my regular appointments and recommending my friends and family. thank you
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Comfortable,informative and amazing.
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It was my bad experience . Dr Patel never show up and his Assistant RNA exem my eyes and she prescribe me medicine . I was make An appointment with dr Patel but he disappear. I never recommend my friends or relative to visit dr Patel.
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Everyone at the clinic is always so nice and they treat you like family . i know coming to this clinic i am in the best care for my eyes i dont regret walkin into new york ophthamology .. Thank you for your services dr. Patel and dr rapp
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Great doctor,he explains everything, very detailed, I highly recommend him, the wait time was a little long
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Doctor was very good and visit was very smooth as I had checked in prior to the visit.
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I don't know if this was my doctor; he looks way different and has a different hair color; however the service was amazing. The staff is friendly and I can't wait to see them again next year.
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He is straightforward and gives you options.
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The visit was ok, everyone was kind and professional, I have a follow-up appointment in a few weeks.
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Took the time to accurately describe the treatment and answer my questions.
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It was good the doctor didnt really explain much just check eye and expected you to know when he was done with you
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Staff members were cordial and professional. My insurance information was taken promptly upon arrival. In approximately half an hour I was seen by a nurse and in next 20 minutes or so by the doctor. Dr. Patel is extremely professional andfriendly. I would like to visit him again for myself and recommend him to other family members.
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