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Harry S. Geggel, MD
Ophthalmology
 
4.7 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Areas of Expertise

Cataract surgery: Over 10,000 procedures performed; foldable implants, no-stitch technique; monofocal, multifocal and toric intraocular lenses depending on patient testing and patient preference. Cornea transplant: Over 1,000 performed. New DSAEK corneal transplant technique available.

Special Interests
Corneal transplantation (DSAEK, DALK, PKP), Cataract surgery - no stitch, no injection, no patch
Personal Information
Dr. Geggel and his wife have two children. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis and skiing.
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cornea & Eye Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Board Certifications
American Board of Ophthalmology, 1983
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, 1978 Undergraduate, Princeton University, N.J., 1974
Residency
Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, 1982
Fellowships
Cornea (two-year fellowship), Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1984
Professional Activities and Awards
  • Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by both Seattle Metropolitan (2007-2011, 2013, 2015) and Seattle Magazine (2000, 2005-2009, 2011-14).
  • Section Head of Ophthalmology, Virginia Mason Medical Center - appointed July, 2003
  • Developed novel surgical instruments and surgical techniques for cataract surgery and corneal transplant surgery
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.
Would recommend provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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July 2018
Dr. Geggel is The Expert in his field. I trust him implicitly with my eyes.
July 2018
*Dr. Geggel takes time to ensure & include - outstanding!
June 2018
Dr. Geggel is always engaged and willing to answer any questions. No sense of hurrying you along so he can get to the next patient.
May 2018
Best eye care
May 2018
*Dr. Geggel is doing all that he can to improve & treat my sight. Bless him. He is so nice & so is all of his staff.
May 2018
He fixed a complex issue with my eye and explained my previous treatment didn´t work from a previous provider. He targeted treatment and it´s working! Thank you!
April 2018
*Dr. Geggel is THE BEST.
April 2018
Geggle (sp) is A-1 top nothch
April 2018
Dr. Geggel is an exceptional professional.
March 2018
Good so far. Not complete yet.
February 2018
His schedule is very tight but always tries to be present and attentive during any visit. Great doc!
February 2018
Excellent care and concern for my health issues.
February 2018
Dr. Geggel is the best.
January 2018
Dr Geggel is an amazing physician. Expert, compassionate, and a very good listener. I feel fortunate to be receiving his care.
December 2017
Dr. Geggel is a very good doctor.
December 2017
Dr. Geggel has a HARSH APPROACH. He made me feel terrible when I told him I couldn´t keep a daily chart of eye drops due to dementia.
December 2017
Dr. Geggel is meticulous. He is exactly who you want caring for your eyes.
December 2017
Dr. Geggel is absolutely wonderful. He treats me with compassion each visit, but is still efficient and works to solve my issue.
December 2017
Well friendly is not the first word that comes to mind when describing Dr. Geggel. He is competent, great at explaining medical issues and appropriate conservative in his assessments. I LOVE having him work on my eye issues.
December 2017
Dr. was very focused on my examine but friendly when talking with me. I feel he will be very precise when doing my transplant (corneal).
December 2017
he is the best ever
November 2017
Dr. Geggel is wonderful! He is exceptionally competent, knowledgeable, caring, professional. He also has a sense of humor!
November 2017
very good he took the time to explain really explain my condition
November 2017
Dr. Geggel is very proficient at his work. A very patient and thorough man/doctor. He has done some surgery on my eye some years ago. I wouldn´t hesitate to send anyone to him.
November 2017
Dr. Geggel is the best!
November 2017
Dr. Geggel has been very patient & understanding when I personally had problems with prescription storage & insurance coverage.
November 2017
Dr. Geggel has been my ophthalmologist for 32 years. I have always trusted him. He is excellent at taking care of his patients. I appreciate all he´s done for me and the sight he has given me.
November 2017
Outstanding.
October 2017
Dr. Geggel is a quietly competent physician which creates a calm atmosphere for the patient. His explanation of my exam was thorough and precise enabling me to make a clear decision. My husband will be seeing Dr. Geggel later this month upon my recommendation.
October 2017
Dr. Geggle was professional, vouteous and squeezed me in since it was unplanned visit. very thorough and helpful.
October 2017
a rather cold manner re: question#1
September 2017
Best eye doctor I ever had.
September 2017
I did not feel that I learned anything new that I had not already been doing which did helpmy problem -I am apa and had done everything I knew but needed expert helptocorrectthe problem -doesn´tlooklikethat will be occurring -he mustnot have listened towhat I had already tried -which did not correctthe problem -a bit frustrated as I leftfeelinglikeI had tojustlive with this foreign body scratchingmy eye all day long
September 2017
I like this provider. He is very professional and has a good experience in treating patients with eye disease.
September 2017
The doctor impressed me as intelligent, competent and thorough.
August 2017
Dr. Geggel is very clear and inspires confidence. He made the procedure easy to handle.
August 2017
I´m in good hands with my provider in Ophthalmology
August 2017
Great doctor!
July 2017
Dr. Geggel is very experienced, intelligent, businesslike; he knows his stuff!!
July 2017
I will not continue as a patient of Dr. Geggle. Excellent technition, but rude and seemingly self important. I was not treated respectfully and this has happened before, if less dramatically than this last visit. thank you for providing this survey.
July 2017
Dr Gaggle is great. He has gotten me through some very difficult times with my right eye. I have all the confidence in the world with him caring for me.
June 2017
Checking my eye took only 5 minutes or so, so he certainly spent enough time. I´m sure it was a fairly easy test.
June 2017
All through excellent attention.
June 2017
Always top notch care from Dr. Geggel and his staff.
May 2017
Very good care over several years.
April 2017
Dr Geggel and his staff are competent, thoughtful, and thorough.
April 2017
Dr.Geggel is the best! I have total confidence in him!
March 2017
The best doctor anyone patient can have - GREAT!
February 2017
Very cold & distant - had to work hard to connect with him - I wouldn´t want to call him w/a questions or if I had an emergency - he seemed like he could have cared less. 7. Barely talked to me at all.
January 2017
I have been delighted with the care I have received from Dr Geggel. I went to him for a second opinion following examination by another highly recommended cornea specialist. I immediately recognized Dr. Geggel to be far superior in all ways. I was extremely fortunate to find him!
January 2017
Dr Geggel is the best