I believe that a good understanding of a patient's goals is critical to successful treatment. Evidence based medicine, best practices, and experience will guide our treatment strategy. With those factors in mind, we will achieve effective solutions to our patient's ophthalmic plastic surgical concerns. Two quotes that encapsulate my personal philosophy of life: “Be the best you can be. Work hard, have integrity, kindness, humility and be persistent" -Olivier Branford; and "Intelligence and capability are not enough, there must be the joy of doing something beautiful" -Govindappa Venkataswammy
Running, traveling, hiking, skiing, cooking, and spending time with my wife and family.
Conditions & Procedures
Blepharoptosis ("Droopy Eyelids"),
Blind and Painful Eye,
Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction,
Dermatochalasis ("Baggy Eyelids"),
Lacrimal Gland Tumors,
Nasolarimcal Duct Obstruction,
Eye Socket (Orbital) Surgery,
Midface (Cheek) Lift,
Nasolacrimal Probing and Irrigation,
Reconstructive Orbital Surgery,
Temporal Artery Biopsy
I have this problem for years and Dr Phelps fixed it! he is outstanding
Dr. Phelps is wonderful. He is always cheerful and engaging and professional. I feel he totally cares about my well-being and quality of life. A few months ago, a place on my face next to my eye required a MOHS procedure by another surgeon. The restorative surgery was done by Dr. Phelps. It was difficult finding a day when both surgeons were available. It appeared that the only time available would require that I either cancel a trip to Europe or miss an important event where my husband was being honored. Dr. Phelps said no. He said the reason we're doing this procedure is to extend your life and improve your quality of life, so you can participate in important life events like these. We will find a time that allows you to do that. They did find another time, and I was able to participate in both events. Now the procedure is behind me, and the cancer on my face is gone. They did such a good job that you can't even tell where the cancer was. I am so grateful to Dr. Phelps, and I hope he was happy with his time in the New York City Marathon! What a good role model he is for his patients! I'm going to NYC the same weekend for the birth of my first grandchild!! Thank you to Dr. Phelps for being a kind, sensitive, incredibly competent doctor.
I was extremely satisfied with my overall experience. Dr. Phelps was terrific. He was very clear in explaining my issue and my options. His personality and bedside manner left me feeling well taken care of.
Very impressed with Dr. Phelps. Caring, clearly competent physician.
Dr Phelps was outstanding in addressing concerns and diagnosis with an action plan. Very professional and comforting.
Dr. Phelps is the gold standard of doctors. I felt I was part of his team of diagnosing, and decision making, and treating my eye condition. I have Graves' disease, and Dr. Phelps helped me through a difficult deciding process for a decompression surgery. He is a thoughtful, personable, kind man. His expertise and professionalism is amazing. Dr. Phelps should be teaching doctors how to be doctors who connect with patients and relate their commitment with care, information, and skill.
After reviewing the preliminary exam done by an assistant, Dr. Phelps told me right away I did not have Glaucoma or cancer, that the infected sties were healing, that I really didn't need to use the antibiotic/steroid ointment, that the condition was probably ongoing and needed daily treatment. He was very reassuring.
I have given Dr. Phelps a glowing review on two physician rating websites suggested by you. He is a marvelous physician.
I liked Dr Phelps a lot - he listened, made sense and gave me a quick diagnosis.
I was very disappointed in Dr Phelps. it was clear he was running behind on time and it showed. he spent five minutes tops with me and looked at my eyes for maybe 30 seconds. it was rude, disrespectful and unprofessional. I was ver disappointed - I expect more out of an institution as NorthShore.
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