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Dr. Niraj Patel

Tacoma, WA
About me
I specialize in
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
I have been in practice
26 years
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Helped 163,320 people
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Received 44 thanks
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I’ve been through some difficult surgeries in the past; but none of them caused me the same mental trauma I was experiencing as I envisioned the removal of cataracts and insertion of new lenses in both of my eyes. I was quite nervous about seeing a scalpel come toward my eyes and not being able to do anything about it. In keeping with this concern I thought it wise to seek out the very best in this field and asked patients and Providers alike whom I should use. Everyone gave me the same answer, Dr. Naraj Patel. From my initial call to Dr. Patel, through the ultimate completion of my treatment, he and his staff set my mind at ease. Their friendly, professional and genuine care of my case was obvious the moment I stepped into the clinic. Dr. Patel’s bedside manner was reassuring, informative and considerate. He was patient, caring and his approach through the entire process inspired confidence and set my mind at ease. The singular most impressive part of the experience was his calming voice as h
All of my expectations were not only met they were so far beyound what I dreamed of. I was born with cataratcs on both eyes. I had one eye that was far sighted , really far sighted, and one eye that was near sighted. I also have Immaculate Degeneration. Dr Patel did surgery on both eyes 2 months apart. He replaced the lense in each eye. My vision is now 20/25, The first thing I noticed was how much brighter everything was, the colors are so vibrant. I could not be happier with the out come. Not only were the surgeries a success the experience was enjoyable. Dr. Patel and his staff are great, fun, and caring people. They talk to you, not at you. I never felt rushed by any member of Dr. Patels staff, all of my concers were addressed, and all of my questions answered so that I fully understood what was happening. Thank you for my new out look on life.
In an effort to find the Doctor I trust the most to handle my complex Cataract surgery, I had consultations with 6 of the best Cataract surgeons in the Seattle area. Hands down, Dr. Patel stood out as being the most caring, skilled and detail-oriented Doctor that I've run across. Dr. Patel is well respected by other surgeons and adored by his patients. He is not only a skilled surgeon but his bedside manner is outstanding. He welcomed the fact that I did my homework on the subject and answered all of my questions thoughtfully and completely. Dr. Patel is the best of the best in his field. I truly believe that he will give me the greatest chance of a successful surgical outcome with my complex cataract surgery. This piece of mind is priceless.
Dr. Patel was excellent before, during, and after LASIK surgery. I did a consultation where he spent about an hour talking about my options and going through what could be done. He was very generous with his time. We setup a LASIK appointment and did the surgery less than a month later. He had a great "bedside manner" during surgery and in the follow-up visits. I can see (without contacts) again! Somewhere between 20/15 and 20/20 vision. Overall, I couldn't be happier. I haven't had any issues whatsoever, and this is apparently not unusual for Dr. Patel. I would highly recommend him, especially if you've been thinking about LASIK and are just looking for a doctor you can trust.
Dr. Patel recently performed a refactive lensectomy, and provided outstanding care before, during and after my surgery. I am in my late fifties, and continually struggled with contacts over the years. After surgery, I have nearly perfect vision. I can't say enough about Dr. Patel's skill, professionalism, patience and bedside manner. I immediately trusted him and felt comfortable and confident throughout the entire process. His office staff are also knowledeagle, professional and caring. I would recommend Dr. Patel on all levels to my closest family and friends. Thank you, Dr. Patel!
Dr. Patel recognized my condition (Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy) as had others,but offerred hope that upcoming procedures might be able to help. Over the next years he monitored the condition and kept up my spirits that research was continuing until he was confident the procedure was safe and he was confident in his own skill with it. Then, he recommended that I receive the DESEK surgery. He performed the surgery on both eyes over a period of years whlle closely monitoring me. I now have great vision in both eyes. His skill and caring are outstanding.
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I am located at
Pacific Northwest Eye Associates
3602 South 19th Street
Tacoma , WA 98405
Office hours
Mon 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tue 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wed 8:00am - 4:00pm
Thu 8:00am - 4:00pm
Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm
Accepted Insurance Plans
No Value
I was educated and trained at
Medical / Graduate School
Cornea and Vision Correction Surgery UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MEDICAL CENTER
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I've won the following awards
Top Ophthalmologist , Tacoma, WA
Winter 2013
Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
I've published
Unilateral eyelid ptosis and a red eye.
Surv Ophthalmol., 43(2):182-7 (1998 Sep-Oct)
Metipranolol-associated nongranulomatous anterior uveitis.
Am. J. Ophthalmol., Jun;123(6):843-4 (1997)