Dr. Kwitko has been practicing in Tampa for more than 25 years and specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery, thyroid eye disease, dry eye and orbital and neuro-ophthalmic problems. Dr. Kwitko has been awarded the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award and been named as a “Best Doctor in America” since 2003.
What kinds of services do you offer?
I offer cosmetic and reconstructive eye and eyelid surgery, but more specifically: blepharoplasty (the removal of excess skin, muscle and fat that causes bags under our eyes and sagging upper eyelids), cosmetic eye surgery, surgical treatment for certain cases of dry eyes, orbital surgery, tearing surgery, reconstructive eyelid surgery and thyroid eyelid surgery.
How do I know if cosmetic eyelid surgery is right for me?
Some adults have excess fatty deposits that make upper eyelids appear puffy and loose, or they have sagging skin that creates folds, fine wrinkles and bags under the eyes. Surgeries like blepharoplasty and ptosis can improve the appearance of these things and sometimes correct specific conditions that can improve your vision. Good candidates are those who are generally healthy, non-smokers and free of certain life-threatening illnesses or conditions. During our consultation, we will discuss your desired outcomes and particular needs to determine if cosmetic eyelid surgery is right for you.
Why should I select you for my eyelid surgery?
I am the only oculoplastic surgeon in the Tampa Bay area who also has expertise in neuro-ophthalmology and orbital surgery. I have specific training in regard to these fields, along with being both board-certified and fellowship-trained in oculoplastic and neuro- ophthalmic surgery. Since I’ve been practicing in Tampa for more than 25 years, I am also the local doctors’ No. 1 choice for eyelid surgery. Those doctors know me. They know my work and reputation. So patients and doctors alike come to me as the most trusted eyelid surgeon in Tampa Bay. I’m going to continue to fulfill and even surpass patients’ expectations with the most comprehensive eyelid surgery center in the area. So, when the doctors see the results on my patients that are also their patients, they come to me.
What kind of reaction do you get from patients after their reconstructive surgery?
They’re almost stunned at the difference once I’ve done my work. My surgery is very short, minimally invasive, and patients will recover quickly.
Favorite sports team?
Tampa Bay Lightning
Favorite way to spend a weekend?
Spending time with the lovely Mrs. Kwitko
Favorite sweet treat?
Mrs. Kwitko’s banana cake
311 S. MacDill Ave.
Tampa, FL 33609