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Dr. Tongalp Tezel, MD

Dr. Tongalp Tezel, MD

Age 59 Ophthalmology M
(9) 9 reviews

Telehealth available

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(212) 235-1511

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Show number (212) 305-5415

Dr. Tongalp Tezel, MD is a ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Tezel completed a residency at Washington University School Of Medicine, St. Louis. He currently practices at Columbia Doctors Ophthalmology and is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He accepts multiple insurance plans. Dr. Tezel is board certified in Ophthalmology.


New Patient? (212) 235-1511
  1. Columbia Doctors Ophthalmology

    1. 1
      Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute
      635 W 165th St, New York, NY 10032 Call
      Existing Patients: (212) 305-5415
      New Patients:
      (212) 235-1511
    2. 2
      Columbia Doctors Ophthalmology
      15 W 65th St Fl 1, New York, NY 10023 Call
      Existing Patients: (212) 305-9535
      New Patients:
      (212) 235-1511
    3. 3
      Columbia Doctors Ophthalmology
      880 3rd Ave Fl 2, New York, NY 10022 Call
      Existing Patients: (212) 305-9535
      New Patients:
      (212) 235-1511




  • Washington University School Of Medicine, St. Louis, Residency Hospital — 2009
  • SSM St Mary's Hlth Ctr, Internship Hospital — 1999
  • Haceteppe U Fac Med, Ankara, Medical School — 1984

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Dr. Tezel (actually also Professor) is the Director of the Retina Division at Columbia Presbyterian, one of the leading Ophthalmologist centers in the US. Based on my own experience, Dr. Tezel is the most caring, knowledgeable and talented ophthalmologist surgeon I ever went to. He fixed my macular pucker and hole to perfection as I now have 20/20 for the eye he operated on. I would recommend him to anyone having any sort of retina issue, and as a bonus, he has a fantastic sense of humor.
Roger S. in New York — Oct 21, 2018
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Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

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Call (212) 582-3422 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 305-5415 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Dr. Tezel frequently treats Retinoschisis, Retinal Cysts, and Macular Hole.