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Harry S. Geggel, MD
Ophthalmology
 
4.8 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
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
This doctor has THE WORST bedside manner ever. He treated me like an idiot. Would never recommend or come back to him!!!
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
He was excellent!
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
Dr. Geggel is the best of the best. I am beyond thrilled with the results of the 4 eye surgeries he performed. VM has been fortunate to have a Dr. of his caliber.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
Dr. Geggel is one of the best doctors for vision I have ever worked with. He takes all the time necessary and he explains everything clearly and definitively.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
Great doc. Always takes time to ensure you know what is going on.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
Dr Geggel took the time to understand the history of my eye issue and took care of a long standing cyst immediately. The appointment outcome was more than expected.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
*Dr. Geggle is the nicest man. He is funny & caring. He saved my eyes & sight.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
I'm so grateful for his expertise, his concerns and his taking me seriously when I asked questions.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
*Dr. Geggel too my case as an emergency when my cornea was damaged during a procedure at a different office. (I'm not sure of the details. I was very upset and he was reassuring, informative & thorough. It made a great deal to me, as I was fearful.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
Very happy with the care I received.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
I came expecting a debridement of my left cornea. After testing and examination, Dr. Geggle said the warping of my cornea is very subtle and that he didn't think he would do anything about it. I was relieved. Dr Geggle gave me a new prescription for my left lens in glasses, and I have taken that to my optician. He said if that doesn't work, I can come back to him.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
*Dr. Geggel is a great doctor!
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
Dr. Geggle (Opthmology, Seattle) are outstanding physicians. I have already recommended both of them to friends.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
Dr. Geggel is the best!
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
He's really good. I first went to him 17 years ago, and I'm still coming to him (so I think that's all I need to say).
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
Dr Geggel is the best too bad he is retiring I hope the new Doctor is as good
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
*Dr. Geggel is great. I am going to miss him. Hopefully VM will hire someone of equal ability & professionalism.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2019
*Dr. Geggel always professional, but also take time to relay to patients & to explain what is going on.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2019
Geggle is the best!..Don't retire!!