Dr. Douglas Katsev, MD

Dr. Douglas Katsev, MD


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    Dr. Katsev specializes in corneal surgery, which includes laser treatment for common vision problems, including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, as well as corneal transplants. He is certified in all the latest excimer laser systems to provide patients with the most effective, state-of-the-art laser eye surgery technology available. He received his bachelor's degree (Summa Cum Laude) from St. Louis University in Missouri and his medical degree (Magna Cum Laude) from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed his residency at Bethesda Eye Institute, followed by a fellowship in cornea and external disease at UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Katsev is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery as well as the International Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and, is an affiliate of Surgical Eye Expedition (SEE) International. In 2012, he received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award for many years of distinguished service to the programs of the Society. As a frequent guest lecturer and an instructor in the field of cataract and refractive surgery, he is also on the editorial board of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today as well as a board member of American College of Eye Surgeons. Dr. Katsev is involved in FDA clinical studies for new intraocular lenses for cataract surgery and is consultant to ophthalmology companies on new instruments and techniques.

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Ophthalmologist (Eye Doctor)

    Education & Training

    Jules Stein Eye Institute (Fellowship)

    St. Mary's Hospital (Internship)

    St. Louis University (Residency)

    Bachelors Degree - St. Louis University

    Medical Degree - Emory University in Atlanta

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Ophthalmology

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    Douglas Katsev MD

    4151 Foothill Rd

    Santa Barbara, CA 93110

    (805) 681-7500

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    Ratings & Reviews

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    Overall rating

    Based on 37 reviews

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    Office Experience

    98% of patients found the doctor and staff friendly and the office clean and modern

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    98% of patients felt that their time spent with the doctor was meaningful and impactful and that any follow ups were addressed quickly

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    Wait Times

    67% of patients were satisfied with the wait time

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    Appointment Booking

    95% of patients found it easy to book an appointment

    Patients give Dr. Douglas Katsev an Excellent overall experience rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Katsev has been rated and reviewed by 37 patients. These ratings are based on a variety of factors, including the amount of time patients spent with Dr. Katsev, her bedside manner, appointment waiting time, friendliness of the office staff, clarity of diagnosis, and more.

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    Memberships & Associations

    Cottage Hospital Opthalmology


    2013 - 2015

    Sansum Ophtalmology


    2012 - 2016

    St. Francis Hospital Ophthalmology




    Best LASIK Surgeon Santa Barbara

    New Press

    Lifetime Achievement Award

    AAO Chicago

    Paul Harris Award Rotary

    Paul Harris Award

    Excellence in Chemistry

    Chemical Council

    Presidential Scholarship

    St. Louis University


    Optos Camera Simplifies Comprehensive Workup

    Cataract & Refractive Eye Surgery Today , February 2011

    On the Borderline: to Operate or Not?

    Cataract & Refractive Eye Surgery Today , May 2012

    Dysphotopsia and Multifocal IOLs

    Cataract & Refractive Eye Surgery Today , May 2012

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Dr. Douglas Katsev accepting new patients?

    Yes, Dr. Douglas Katsev is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Dr. Douglas Katsev offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Katsev's office at (805) 681-7500 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Dr. Douglas Katsev offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Katsev's office at (805) 681-7500 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Dr. Douglas Katsev speak?

    Dr. Douglas Katsev speaks English.

    Which board certifications does Dr. Douglas Katsev have?

    Dr. Douglas Katsev is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

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