When it comes to choosing a surgeon to perform your eye or eyelid procedure, Tampa oculoplastic surgeon Geoffrey Kwitko, M.D., says there’s one simple step to making the best choice.
“Call the surgery center and ask the nurses who they think is the best surgeon,” Dr. Kwitko says.
At minimum, he adds, you want to go to a surgeon who has held a fellowship in oculoplastic surgery. Once your physician advises you to undergo eyelid surgery, reach out to the surgery center and see which of the center’s fellowship-trained surgeons nurses recommend most.
“This is really the best way to choose a surgeon,” Dr. Kwitko says. “It cuts through the noise, and it’s the most honest way to get the best answer.”
Specializing in oculoplastic surgery and neuro-ophthalmology, Dr. Kwitko always knew he would follow in the footsteps of his father — knighted in Canada for his service to the field of ophthalmology.
“I always wanted to be an eye doctor,” Dr. Kwitko says, “but I didn’t know I would specialize in oculoplastics until I met a professor during my residency.”
Nearly three decades later, Dr. Kwitko has established himself as one of the most renowned experts on cosmetic eyelid surgery. He specializes in neuro-ophthalmology, thyroid eye disease, orbital diseases, orbital cancers, tearing problems and dry eye syndrome.
“I enjoy the cosmetic part, and doing trauma and cancer reconstruction is very rewarding,” he says.
Contact Dr. Kwitko’s office about your eyelid surgery at (813) 877-8665 or by visiting kwitko.com.