Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

237 Patient Ratings
150 Patient Comments

Bhupendra C. Patel, M.B.B.Ch.

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

237 Patient Ratings
150 Patient Comments

Specialties

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Swahili

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2352 John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map

Bio

Bhupendra C. K. Patel is an expert in the management of disorders involving eyelids, periorbital tissues, lacrimal system and facial bones including fractures. His clinical research interests include thyroid disease, optic nerve disorders, orbital and eyelid tumors, blepharospasm, lacrimal surgery and facial cosmetic surgery.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification Amer Society of Oph Plas & Reconstructive Surgeons
Federal Licensing Examination

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.6
My confidence in care provider
4.7
Time care provider spent with me
4.3
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.6
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.5
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.6
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.5
Wait time at clinic
3.3
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.7

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

October 26, 2014

Dr Patel is very knowledgeable and kind to our whole family.

October 08, 2014

I have already recommended Dr. Patel to a number of individuals considering eyelid surgery.

October 05, 2014

Dr. Patel was great, I just wish wait time was less. I realize he is very busy, maybe scheduling less patients would be better.

October 04, 2014

As it happened, Dr. Patel is very interested in a topic which my husband and I also are very interested in. So we had a good discussion. He also explained exactly how the procedure was to be done and what to expect after it. I feel very confident. Also, when my husband called to get an appointment for me, he got a receptionist who had had the same procedure and was very enthusiastic about her results. That also was reassuring.

September 30, 2014

I also enjoy being in a teaching facility and having residents and fellows and visiting MDs in the room and have never felt that confidentiality has ever been breached.

September 15, 2014

Very confident in care providers competence.

September 13, 2014

He seemed very busy. Hello, good bye. Very fast. This is how it seemed to me. The other people were more helpful and took time to explain what the dr. was telling me.

September 13, 2014

I Was very impressed with how efficient and carrying the dr nurse and tech were!

September 02, 2014

Moran Eye Center and Dr Patel are the best. I would refer everyone to them.

August 24, 2014

7. Care provided did not use any words I did not understand

August 18, 2014

Dr. Patel saved me from a medical tragedy. I will be forever grateful to him for his professionalism, sterling credentials and training, and genuine concern for practicing medicine at the highest standards of care and humane compassion. The "best" doctors in Salt Lake spent 5 months and $10,000 on my case and had projected a path for me to lose an entire portion of my face and teeth. By a miracle I was referred to Dr. Patel for reconstructive eye surgery in the aftermath. Dr. Patel, because he has bothered to learn medicine beyond just the narrow path that most physicians train in, was able to look at my case in a holistic sense, and in a short time, put me on the path to recovery without any more time, cost or having my face mangled. Thank you, Dr. Patel, for having the decency to care so much about your profession, and treating every life as sacred. You can not put a dollar value on a human life as though it were a car or a house. Dr. Patel practices medicine as it should be practiced. I feel fortunate beyond belief to have landed in this gifted physician's care.

August 09, 2014

I have been in the care of Dr. Patel for quite some time, and have always had good experiences with his care.

August 08, 2014

Since this was the first visit, I did not know what to expect. Everyone was so helpful and gave good instructions as to where I needed to go. The exam was very thorough and addressed all the problems I was having. The plan of care and scheduling of my upcoming surgery was very informative and helpful.

July 10, 2014

I can't say enough great things about Dr. Patel! I had not met him prior to my surgery as it was set up by another clinic. He was wonderful!! He made me feel at ease prior to the surgery and at this visit. He was very caring and explained what would be done in a way that I could understand. His demeanor with me was very kind and comforting. I had heard wonderful things about him prior but upon meeting him felt like he would give me the best care and best result. I am very pleased with the results!

July 05, 2014

Seeing Dr. Patel was one of the best physician/patient experiences that I've had. He is thorough, caring, concerned and professional. I would highly recommend him to another person.

June 25, 2014

experience was excellent

June 16, 2014

Dr Patel and everyone else that seen us at the clinic were very nice, explained things and seemed very thorough.

June 08, 2014

good

June 07, 2014

He seemed to be in a hurry.

May 21, 2014

Dr. Patel follow up call to check on my wellbeing and next appointment with Dr. Hunt was very considerate and I was very appreciative of both his and his staff's concern for me.

May 18, 2014

I'll never recommend them to anyone

May 11, 2014

it took a. long time to see the doctor then when he came in he told me I didn't need the tube removed ever unless it hurt but over a year ago he told me to come back before I moved from salt lake to remove it, it was frustrating that he made me come back and wait an hour to be told. his bedside manner was not good

May 11, 2014

I actually had a great time at the appointment, learned quite a few things, observed some excellent care practices and very much enjoyed the people that I met; from the MA to the MD.

May 10, 2014

very good experience

May 10, 2014

don't know yet if I will Recomend doc. he hasent preformed the surgery yet and I don't know what the results of that will be.

April 24, 2014

The wait was a big concern

April 09, 2014

very good with young patients.

April 06, 2014

Very great confidence in Dr. Patel and his assistance. The scheduling staff should be made aware of the possibility of long waits.

March 31, 2014

good

March 24, 2014

I felt rushed. They didn't even really seam to know why I was there. Trying to do too much with to many patients at the same time. It was not the good focused attention normally provided by the eye center.

March 06, 2014

Dr. Patel is awesome!

February 21, 2014

Dr. Patel is very courteous and thoughtful as well as being an expert in his specialty. I appreciate his excellent care and I enjoy his personality.

February 20, 2014

The doctor was very nice and friendly he explained everything very well so I could understand my sons condition. He explained that we should come back and why very well.

February 15, 2014

good

February 15, 2014

they spend a lot of time in give great detail there

February 10, 2014

Liked Dr. Patel very much. Wish visits with other providers were as pleasant as at Moran.

February 08, 2014

Dr. Patel and his staff were very personable and friendly. I felt very comfortable and feel they listened intently to my concerns as well as helping with treatment.

February 03, 2014

Wish we could give Dr. Patel and his staff straight 10's!!!! They are all awesome!

February 01, 2014

Dr. Patel does exceptional work and care.

January 23, 2014

Dr. Patel has been wonderful throughout my surgery and post-op care.

January 11, 2014

very good

December 26, 2013

Dr. Patel is very personable, explains things well, and shows a lot of concern for the issue.

December 17, 2013

was good

December 16, 2013

we visited with him for probably a total of 2-3 min. It was so quick and rushed I felt like there want enough time to ask questions.

December 04, 2013

When I get my eye surgery after the first of the year I am definitely getting it done at Moran, and by Dr. Patel!

November 25, 2013

the whole appt seemed rushed. it was wait wait wait for us then blast in, take a few photos, look at her eye and tell us to check back in 3 months. if anything else was said it escaped me.

November 18, 2013

The surgery wasn't quite what I was expecting to happen that day but the outcome was BETTER than expected. I am very pleased with the results! Thank you Dr. Patel. You are AWESOME!!!

November 18, 2013

Dr. Patel is a good physician. They did make a note in the chart about eye gel she was using and never followed up on it. I forgot to ask if we needed to keep using it and we are out of it. I am using regular lubricating drops for her & that seems to work. He didn't spend much time with us. Just took a few pictures, looked at her and left. He could be better about asking how she is doing and seeing if I'd had any questions. On the way out he saw us in the hall & said, "Mom, make an appt. for me to see her in 6 months." If I hadn't seen him in the hallway, I wouldn't have known that.

November 06, 2013

GOOD EXPERIENCE

November 04, 2013

I didn't need information on medications or follow-up care. Dr. Patel spent only about 15 minutes with me. However, he was thorough and didn't need more time than that.

October 29, 2013

I have a high degree of confidence in Dr. Patel. He fixed a very ugly scar and my surgery is ultimately successful.

October 28, 2013

Horrible experience. His lack of empathy, poor bed-side manner and complete arrogance left me wondering if he would perform the surgery correctly. He had no regard for my stress, the trauma that the situation might be causing me and even had the gall to compare my "insignificant" problem to a child who has cancer. I was thoroughly disgusted when I left and have no desire to ever be associated with him again.

October 15, 2013

Bad experience, but world class surgeon??? Lets see? would I want him to do the surgery??? a resounding yes!!!

October 08, 2013

I am very happy I don't need surgery, but I was not given any information about the pain that I still have. The most interest was expressed on my new glasses with FL41 filters. I am to come back in a year. He says that since my eyes move a little more than last time, I am okay. I'd like my eyes to move normally, not just a little better than 'terrible.' I don't move my eyes because of the pain. I move my neck.

October 07, 2013

Good

September 24, 2013

He talked too fast.

September 23, 2013

The PA and Doctor answered my questions and explained things as they saw them. I still do not fully agree with the outcome but will follow the doctor's advice and be patient as the tissue relaxes and heals. I was told the surgery on the outer corner of my right eye can be reversed but I was asked to wait until January to give it a chance to completely heal. The doctor will further discuss my concerns at that time. Questions 9 and 10 will be determined by the final outcome.

September 09, 2013

My care provider not only told me what my condition was not, which calmed my worries, but also suggested a course of action that I was comfortable with.

September 09, 2013

I was led to believe that I was there to have the stitches removed. When i got home i found that stitches were left in. While I was at the clinic Dr. Patel and I talked about a follow up visit and agreed that I could send pictures and he could evaluate the results and see if I needed to come back in. No mention was made of stitches that need to come out later. When i found that stitches had been left in I communicated with the office and sent pictures of the stitches. In the reply to my question about removing those stitches I was told that they would drop off after 10 days and then told that I had turned down coming back in to have the stitches removed after six weeks when they would normally be taken out. At this point i don't know if the stitches will drop out or if I need to come back to have them removed. The communications about after care cold have been better.

September 04, 2013

Very professional and satisfactory

August 26, 2013

Excellent

August 26, 2013

again excellent information and treatment.

August 14, 2013

VERY GOOD

July 23, 2013

I had heard comments from other patients in the waiting room that this particular doctor is always running late. I do not think I will make another follow up visit unless I start having problems.

July 15, 2013

My daughter, who is a dermatology doctor, came with me. She has in the past referred several patients to Dr. Patel for reconstructive surgery, and followed up with those patients after. She has the highest praise for his competency.

June 24, 2013

Follow-up for eye surgery. I had questions about what I can now do and was there to discuss progress and eye exercises. Will go again in 3 months to check progress.

May 07, 2013

It was my first visit and for the most part, I was very, very impressed.

May 06, 2013

As good as medical gets

April 29, 2013

Dr. Patel was very professional and reassuring.

April 22, 2013

I asked Dr. Patel about a pain I get in my right. It is stabbing and we never got to the answer. I don't know if it is serious.

April 22, 2013

good

April 22, 2013

I felt very comfortable in the clinic

April 16, 2013

Very good.

April 15, 2013

I was very impressed with Dr. Patel. Made me feel confortable and took care to understand my concerns.

April 15, 2013

Each time I see Dr. Patel, he tells me a different story about my surgery and how long it will take to heal. He doesn't listen well, and gets irritated with me. He's abrupt and condescending to me most of the time. I don't like being stuck seeing him for years.

April 01, 2013

There was no individulized care. He had a "speech" that he rattled off without really listening to my individual concerns or symptoms. He had already diagnosed me before he entered the room base on what the tech and resident had told him.

March 26, 2013

Dr. Patel was very clear in describing what was done and in describing followup care.

March 25, 2013

Seemed a little rushed, but then I am probably the easiest patient he has all day. His Fellow is a wonderful physician studying ocular neurology and has excelent patient manners. Sad that he ill be leaving soon to return to Texas.

March 25, 2013

On my visit two months ago I was told to come back in March so that I could have my surgery scheduled. This time I was told that surgery was unnessary unless things got worse. I took a day off of work for this. My doctor could have told me this two months ago and saved me time and a co pay.

March 18, 2013

I was seen mainly by Dr. Patel's assistant, PA and Jill. The person administering the tests was excellent, helpful, excellent communication skills and answered many questions I had. (I can't remember her name.) The PA was also friendly, asked a few more question of me, then left. When Dr. Patel entered he was very matter of fact, addressed a few issues, and took pictures. I assumed we would have more discussion, but my confidence in him came from the many referrals I had of him, the comments posted on-line from former patients and then again was reassured by Jill after I left Dr. Patel's presence. I think I was expecting a more personal and comprehensive summary from Dr. Patel after having been tested and seen by his staff for the first 30 minutes. But, I am grateful for and impressed by his skills, realizing he has a busy schedule, and I nticipate a good outcome from the surgery.

March 13, 2013

I was completely confident in my care and Dr. Patal.

March 05, 2013

Wonderfull

March 05, 2013

Outstanding

March 04, 2013

Very reassuring

February 18, 2013

my son saw him for his surgery in 2009 as well so we have always been pleased with him and he has continued to be great in all aspects

February 18, 2013

Dr. Patel is very informed and keeps us informed as to what he is doing. Have the utmost confidence in his decisions.

February 15, 2013

DR. PATEL IS A JEWEL AMONG DOCTORS.

February 04, 2013

would recommend

January 29, 2013

Very good

January 28, 2013

when a surgeon says you're doing great, let's have a follow up in a year...what more could a patient want?

January 21, 2013

Dr. Patel has always been very concerned with the patients needs and is always looking for ways to improve the treatment.

January 15, 2013

Felt like he understood our problem and cared to get it taken care of as quickly as possible.

January 14, 2013

Testing took most of the time; physician least time (was short and to the point); after assistant spent considerable time explaining details about surgery, medications, etc.

January 08, 2013

I would highly recommend the doctor to friends and family. I thought he took adequate time with me and felt confident in the surgery he will do for me. He also stated that I could get in touch with him if any questions came up later. I appreciated that.

January 02, 2013

Very good experience with Dr. Patal and the staff.

January 01, 2013

Dr. Patel and Michael are always very patient, caring, and willing to take the time needed to help me. I trust that the recommendations made are best.

December 24, 2012

I felt like my questions were answered and my concerns were explained very well.

December 17, 2012

This appointment was my first after surgery. Dr. Patel came in and removed the tube from my eye. There was very little conversation. I wasn't asked any questions about how I faired after surgery or anything of that nature. Once the tube was removed we were done.

November 19, 2012

Other than the long wait at the facility it was a very pleasant experience. Dr. Patel is a wonderful doctor and I would recommend him to others for treatment and surgery. I don't know if the insurance companies are to blame for making the doctor see so many during the day or if the front personnel are to blame, but it seems like something could be done to move things along a little better. However, your treats were great.

November 19, 2012

his hands didn't seem clean

November 19, 2012

Today was an unusually and obviously tense day for Dr. Patel. Even with his interactions with his Fellow he showed unusual tension. Dr. Patel seemed unusually rushed, as if he was trying to "plow through" me to get to the next patient. Appeared as if he just walked in from a Night Club in his dress-rather unprofessional. I still had questions, he had set the treatment plan, and I was sent out to make a follow up visit. Even his interactions with his Fellow on this day were terse-as if I was watching him have a power-struggle with a very bright Fellow, and demeaning to him.

November 19, 2012

The staff were competent, the communication was good. The problem is scheduling and patient flow. When the patient herd for afternoon clinic all arrived at the same time - I knew there would be delays in moving through the evaluation in a timely progression.

November 19, 2012

I just wish I could have been able to schedule my surgery before the end of the year. I had to wait from September to the middle of November to see Dr. Patel

November 12, 2012

Dr. Patel is excellent

November 12, 2012

Dr. Patel is an excellent physician--knowledgeable and concerned about his patients.

November 05, 2012

After waiting for one hour and a half, the Dr. saw me for 10 min only. then I had to wait for another 45 min to speak with his assistant to just schedule a surgery. I kept waiting and waiting then I just left and ask them to call me.

November 05, 2012

Dr Patel is awesome and a great doctor. It has taken a couple of years but has really made my eye better

November 02, 2012

I felt very confident with Dr. Patel. He was gentle and I felt very little pain.

November 01, 2012

He really understood my concerns. I've never felt more confident about a doctor.

October 29, 2012

Again, Dr. Patel is a very caring eye doctor. I am fortunate that he is treating my eye problems.

October 15, 2012

He did a good job except he did not answer my question about why my tear duct keeps reclosing and why so quickly since my last surgery only a little over a year ago

September 26, 2012

Very glad Dr. Patel was recommended to me.

September 24, 2012

A friend at work had the same proceedure the same day as I did with a different doctor and facility in Davis County. I was definitely the one with the best care and instructions on taking care of the wounds while the healing took place. I recovered more quickly with less swelling because of the ice pack and directions I was given initially.

September 24, 2012

I left with the feeling that I was a blip on this physician's enormous screen. I have always thought Dr. Patel to be a caring, amazing physician- at the top of his game. Because my condition is neither life-threatening nor does it require immediate attention, I will gladly give up my space in his busy exam rooms for those more deserving.

September 22, 2012

Saw several people, all of whom were very professional, helpful and personable.

September 19, 2012

i was extremely pleased with my experience.

September 17, 2012

My questions were answered by all concerned. This was the third doctor I'd seen and I learned a lot more about my eyelid condition from Diana and Dr. Patel than I had been told previously.

September 03, 2012

great experience

August 29, 2012

Good & professional!!!

August 20, 2012

I am glad that I chose Dr Patel. I feel confident about this choice. He has an impeccable record and an easy-going but thorough clinical style

August 13, 2012

I didnt like the fact he talked to his students more than he did me ... I left without asking some of the questions I had because 4 students were in the room and it was more like a class.

August 06, 2012

Dr Patel is not only excellent at what he does, He is a gentleman

July 23, 2012

Doctor Patel is fantastic!

July 19, 2012

I have great confidence in Dr Patel--my surgery was flawless and I enjoy his care. Moran is an extraordinary place with many expert people--my only suggestion is cleaning up the wait time. I've had at least 4 visits and two were extraordinarily long!!

July 09, 2012

Dr. Patel is a very competent, caring physician.

June 26, 2012

The amount of time spent with me exceeded my expectations. I was given beyond excellent care.

June 25, 2012

We are SO appreciative of Dr. Patel's skill and expertise.

June 10, 2012

Always is extremely pleasant and concerned about my father. On this visit, went beyond his scope of interest and gave us a referral to another doctor for another condition.

June 07, 2012

He seemed to know what he was doing, but he spend a very minimal time with me and gave pretty brief explanations. He spent less than 5 minutes with me which was frustrating especially since it was almost an hour and a half after my scheduled appointment when I finally saw him.

June 04, 2012

Dr. Patel is great.

May 16, 2012

Dr. Patel was very professional, very caring and concerned. Could not ask for better.

May 09, 2012

Dr. Patel was very attentive and I felt he had the skill and expertise I had come to the Moran Eye Center expecting. I did not feel that my visit was hurried at all, even though I was aware that there were several patients waiting.

May 09, 2012

i didn't need much time, just info about a possisble procedure and i was given all the time i needed, asked to pass on the tests because the procedure wasn't a given and it was okay. very nice

May 02, 2012

This was the most pleasant experience I have had in some time with a physician. Thank You

May 02, 2012

Never felt rushed. Felt concern and desires to meet needs.

April 25, 2012

This was a 6 months check up and Dr. Patel handled this visit adequately being professional, friendly, and alert to answer my questions. He is a very busy Dr.

April 18, 2012

He was very knowledgeable and helpful.

April 18, 2012

Thanks for everything Dr. Patel

April 11, 2012

I really like the Dr if not...I wouldn't be going back! He is only there on Wednesdays so there is over scheduling and then you have to wait forever...plus if you have to reschedule or get in last second it's about impossible!

April 04, 2012

Family with me felt everything was handled well.

March 28, 2012

I would like a chance to ask questions after I had a chance to think about the proposal of surgery.

March 21, 2012

When I called and made the appointment, the Moran Eye Center is the only place I considered. I would not go anywhere else.

March 07, 2012

Dr. Patel is wonderful. I would recommend anyone see him.

February 29, 2012

VERY GOOD

February 29, 2012

Dr. Patel is an extremely gracious and caring doctor! My toddler son even commented several times about how he wanted to be Dr. Patel. I wish we would have found Dr. Patel earlier than having several surgeries from other doctors that were not effective!

February 22, 2012

I felt like the doctor was unaware of why we were there for our visit, he basically repeated from his our first visit that we did not need eyelid surgery. Then we explained we were there for air pockets under the skin, he looked at wrong eye and said everything was great and no reason for concern. I requested he look at the injured eye. When he did, he then said that it is very normal and you might feel it once every ten years but no problem. Well it had already happened four times just in the morning.

February 08, 2012

Dr. Patel is so gracious (in addition to being exceptionally gifted in his field) and treats my mother like a queen. Not all care givers are so respectful of the elderly.

February 01, 2012

An excellent experience, thank you

January 18, 2012

Very impressed.

January 04, 2012

you will be operatingg of my eye so i have alot of confidence with you.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification Amer Society of Oph Plas & Reconstructive Surgeons
Federal Licensing Examination

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-6641 John A. Moran Eye Center
Ophthalmology
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Bhupendra C. Patel is a Doctor of Ophthalmology with a practice at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah and a Clinical Professor at the University of Utah Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Dr. Patel is an expert in the management of disorders involving eyelids, periorbital tissues, lacrimal system, and facial bones including fractures. His clinical research interests include thyroid disease, optic nerve disorders, orbital and eyelid tumors, blepharospasm, lacrimal surgery, and facial cosmetic surgery. Dr. Patel received his medical degree from the University of Liverpool and

interned at the University of Liverpool. He completed residencies at Walton Hospital, plastic surgery; St Paul's Eye Hospital, surgery; and Moorfields Eye Hospital, ophthalmology. He was awarded a fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in ophthalmology.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Moorfields Eye Hospital
Ophthalmology
Fellow
Residency Moorfields Eye Hospital
Ophthalmology
Resident
Residency St Paul's Eye Hospital
Surgery
Resident
Residency Walton Hospital
Plastic Surgery
Resident
Internship University of Liverpool
Intern
Professional Medical University of Liverpool
Medicine
M.D.

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