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Harry S. Geggel, MD
Ophthalmology
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
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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
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.7 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
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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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
December 2016
Excellent care, very professional.
December 2016
The doctor noticed something was concerning about my retina and he immediately walked me to a physician that specializes in retinas.
December 2016
Always a very good experience!
November 2016
Great.
October 2016
Very competent
October 2016
Dr. Geggel and his staff are great.
October 2016
had a bad experience with my eye screening for opthmaology a month ago. Dr was very dismissive and condescending. i finally had to tell him that unless he explained what he was doing BEFORE he did it, it wasn´t going to get done. will never go back to him again. Jillian Worth (GP) & Jeffrey Carlin (Rheum) are both awesome.
October 2016
Dr. didn´t specify whether "readers" are prescription or OTC. I bought them at Walgreens and I am very happy.
September 2016
This doctor is tops - but he is very quiet.
August 2016
Most of my care is at different facilities. I use VM because I think very highly of Dr. Geggel.
August 2016
i did not feel my concerns about potential pain were of concern. There was no pain, but I needed not to feel dismissed about concern for it.
August 2016
Dr. Geggel is not warm and fuzzy in his approach. At times he does not seem to relate to the fact that eye procedures are quite frightening. He shows little sensitivity. However, I am confident that he is a skilled practitioner.
August 2016
Very competent. Professional manner. seemed in a bit of a rush as he was running an hour late. would have liked a few more minutes to process questions.
August 2016
As I very worried & uncomfortable when I saw Dr. Geggel, I was quite satisfied with his full attention & explanations of my problem & treatment.
July 2016
Excellent care received.
July 2016
Dr. Geggel has been my opthamologist for 15 yr.
July 2016
Although he seemed to be running late, Dr. Geggel didn´t make me feel rushed at all; he made sure my questions were answered. He gave me the impression of being thorough and cautious, since he decided to double check with another specialist to get more information before scheduling my procedure, which is exactly what I want from a doctor.
July 2016
Excellent care provided by Dr. Geggel.
June 2016
Dr. Geggel is the best. Professional, smart, caring.
June 2016
Where Dr. Geggel is concerned I would say excellent rather than ´very good´ I hope he is always there for my care.
June 2016
Dr. Geggel is extremely good at his job, and he tried to be friendly by asking questions, but I didn´t feel listened to. I have a number of issues with my eye, but I felt like he was only focused on one and didn´t hear my concerns.
May 2016
Dr. Geggel is outstanding.
May 2016
I will always recommend the care of my provider to family and friends for outstanding service.
May 2016
dr. Geggel rocks.
May 2016
Not friendly. Doesn´t want to answer questions.
April 2016
Very nice doc - extremely competent/reassuring.
April 2016
Dr. Geggel knows his staff! His staff is skilled at their jobs!
April 2016
My Alaska connections will hear about this Dr. safety & cleanliness routines followed. - I watch. #5. Demonstrated. #9. Outstanding - Knowledgeable thorough.
April 2016
Dr. Geggel is the kindest & so efficient doctor and has saved my eye. Bless him.
March 2016
Dr. Geggel clearly knows his stuff, but I felt that he did not give my medical issue the attention it deserves. While my medical issue may not be a big deal in terms of my health or present a complex scenario to the doctor, it is a big deal to me and I felt dismissed by the doctor´s limited concern for the issue.
March 2016
Experience was satisfactory. Dr. just very reserved & business like.
February 2016
Dr Geggel is a highly gifted surgeon who replaced both of my cataracts; he was caring, thorough, professional and explained what to expect in great detail.
January 2016
Doctor removed the Foreign Body from my eye in roughly 30 seconds in a pain free and expert manner. Couldn´t be more happy with the treatment or the results.
January 2016
I have absolute confidence in this provider.
January 2016
Great doctor - I am sure glad I came to Dr. Harry Geggel on my eyes. His knowledge is outstanding and he put me at ease on my upcoming cataract surgery.