Dr. Sagar Yatin Patel is an Ophthalmologist who performs advanced cataract surgery and specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of the eyelids, face, orbit and lacrimal system utilizing minimally invasive facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgical techniques.
Dr. Patel was born and raised here in Metro Atlanta, and he was an active member in the local community through his involvement in various organizations, including the Gwinnett Student Leadership Team. He went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from University of Miami, where he was inducted into the prestigious Iron Arrow and Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Societies. Dr. Patel then attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia, where he helped coordinate and run a Health Clinic for the Homeless and performed cutting edge research, presenting at national conferences and publishing numerous papers including his collaboration with Dr. Andrew Schally, a 1977 Nobel Prize laureate. Dr. Patel graduated at the top of his medical school class with multiple honors including his induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, the Gold Humanism Honor Society, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
After completing his internship at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dr. Patel went on to do his residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the nation’s largest ophthalmology program and regarded as one of the country’s best and most challenging residency programs, where graduating doctors experience diverse clinical pathology and high surgical volumes utilizing the most advanced technology in ophthalmic surgery. After completing his rigorous residency training, Dr. Patel was selected for the highly competitive fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic, and Orbital Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. During fellowship, Dr. Patel developed an in-depth understanding in the medical and surgical treatment of a variety of eyelid, facial, orbital and lacrimal conditions.
Dr. Patel is committed to providing outstanding medical and surgical eye care with the newest technology and minimally invasive surgical techniques as well as providing the best medical and surgical eye care to all his patients.
In his spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, playing sports, and volunteering.
“Seeing Dr. Sajja was very easy and efficient. He was very thorough and professional. He was also very honest in what he felt needed to be done. He also had a very good bedside manner and was caring, nothing was painful at all. The surgery was a quick procedure and I was in excellent care. I was amazed that Dr. Sajja himself called me two days after surgery to check-up on me!”
“Dr. Milan Patel is an excellent, caring physician. From the initial exam through cataract surgery he was very patient with explaining the surgery and recovery process. I had both eyes replaced with new lenses and felt extremely comfortable through both procedures. I highly, highly recommend him!”
“I was scared of having my cataracts removed, but the doctor and all of the staff made me most comfortable. There was no pain & the recovery was short. I would recommend Dr. Desai to anyone who needs surgery. And the people who work there are just wonderful”