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Randal Pham, MD, MS, FACS

Plastic Surgeon & Ophthalmologist located in San Jose, CA

36 total reviews

Dr. Randal Pham always appreciates feedback from his valued patients. To date, we’re thrilled to have collected 36 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Please read what others are saying about Dr. Randal Pham below, and as always, we would love to collect your feedback.

Jim W.
Submitted 04/08/20
Dr. Pham is not only a practicing ophthalmologist, practicing cataract surgery, but is also an instructor for other ophthalmologist's. He has received degrees and certificates from some of the best eye institutions in this country. He specializes in laser eye surgery, particularly laser cataract surgery. As of this writing he is the only ophthalmologist who performs laser cataract surgery in the Bay Area. He is an outstanding doctor both with the patient and with the technique. There are no handoffs here. He personally sees you during the evaluation and presents the evaluation results himself. He performs the surgery in his own offices, with a dedicated staff to assist him. He sees you afterwords to evaluate the results and make any adjustments if necessary. He also sees you on all followup visits, not like some 'assembly line' practices that hand you off to someone else. He puts safety and results first, not money. He also uses the latest technology in replacement lenses so that you will never need glasses or contacts again. This technique can also be used for patients that just want to permanently get rid of glasses or contacts. Lasik only lasts for several years in most cases. This is permanent. About the technique: Dr Pham uses a 2nd generation machine to do the procedure. He also acts as an advisory to them, suggesting changes to the machine to improve patient comfort, results, and ease of use. This machine resides in his office which was specifically designed to support it. Should the power go off? No problem, the machine has a backup to continue the procedure without interruption. Should their be an earthquake, the machine, unlike a surgeon with a scalpel, will instantly shut off if the beam approaches safety perimeter of the operating field. The actual cutting and disintegration of the lens takes around 42 seconds, at least in my case. The setup and this stage of the surgery takes less than 10 minutes. I felt nothing. The second stage, lens removal and replacement takes around another 15 minutes. I had both eyes done - a day a part. My surgery dates started on a Monday, were over by noon Wednesday, and could see better than I ever did with contacts by Friday. I could have even driven back to the office for my after surgery that Thursday. I had mild pain in my left eye the first night, that was easily resolved with a couple of Tylenol. No pain at all from my right eye. I was wide awake during the entire procedure and immediately left the office after its conclusion. The advantage of this procedure is it cuts a perfect circle for lens removal and a much finer incision than any scalpel can do. No surgeons hand can be this accurate. This allows for more precise placement of the new lens and less complications. It also has a higher margin of safety than can be produced with a surgeons hand and with less scaring resulting from the finer cut. Also from what I understand, there is less risk to the patient. The only drawback I have found so far is that it is somewhat more expensive as insurance plans may not cover the cost of the extra expense of using the laser machine. However if you have been told you have cataracts that have to be removed it it scares you as it did me, This is the best way to go as far as I am concerned. The reason: the combination of the 2nd generation machine combined with Dr. Pham's skill. One visit with him and it is likely most of your anxiety will be gone. There is simply no way that I can give Dr. Pham and his technique my absolute highest recommendation. FYI: I did not know or have any knowledge of him before I saw an advertisement for his services. I have received no kind of compensation for this review. I am just a well informed patient.
Anonymous ..
Submitted 04/08/20
Excellent service. Keep up the excellent service!
Danette G.
Submitted 04/08/20
Dr. Pham is a Miracle worker and Star of his profession. He did for me what I never dreamed would happen. Being able to see and look better, gives one a new lease on life. His staff, Nanette & Lien are his Star Staff members. They work together for everyone's good. I thank Dr. Pham from the bottom of my heart for his skills and am so grateful for my referral to him.
Anonymous ..
Submitted 04/08/20
Very happy with results!
Miles K.
Submitted 04/08/20
I was really excited to see how good my incision looked just days after the surgery. I felt no pain at all during the procedure or recovery time. I am so thankful that you took the time to really explain everything to me in a way that was easy for me to understand. I am also so happy that you were so careful to try to reduce the scarring, so I won't feel self conscious. Thank you!
K. C.
Submitted 04/08/20
Wow--I can see so much without forcing my eyes open. I was afraid to have the procedure done for fear of altering my looks too much and causing people and friends to take double looks at me--but this did not happen. Many people who know of my surgery commented my new look was very good. Because of my satisfaction my sister will be calling in for an appointment.
V. T.
Submitted 04/08/20
This surgery was the best choice/investment I could have made. I'm enormously grateful to have perfect vision with no glasses.
Anonymous ..
Submitted 04/08/20
Dr Pham imparts a sense of confidence and caring in what he does for his patient. From the first moments following bandage removal from my eye, I was amazed at how clear and well I could see. Words are unable to express the wonderment in the improvement to my vision...and the other eye still needs to be done!
Bernard M.
Submitted 04/08/20
I felt no pain, and I was relaxed during eye surgery. I talked to Dr. Pham and probably talked too much, while he was performing surgery on my right eye. Dr. Pham has a way of making patients relax and he instills confidence. In other words he has great "bedside manner," which some doctors do not have--even though they may be competent and have much skill. On the day after my surgery, when my bandage was removed, I was actually shocked that I could see so well. I felt as though my eye had a re-birth!
Anonymous ..
Submitted 04/08/20
It was amazing that I didn't feel any pain during my procedures. I suppose that I completely trust Dr. Pham's excellent experiences in treating by using laser. I really appreciate your care and enthusiasm.
Tanya N.
Submitted 04/08/20
I am happy! :)
J. V.
Submitted 04/08/20
I was surprised at how painless the procedure was. I expected to look worse after the procedure in regard to swelling, bruises, etc. I was pleased with the ease of the medical aftercare. The care I received from Dr. Pham was excellent!!
Donalyn D.
Submitted 04/08/20
Thank you, Dr. Pham, for your thoughtful and careful eyelid ptosis surgery. It is as though the blinds covering my eyesight have been lifted up and the light is coming in again. I am very pleased with the results.
JoAnn K.
Submitted 04/08/20
I was never pressured to make a decision. I was not rushed in and out of the office. I really like the doctor and the staff. Staff always available to me. Dr. Pham is very patient and a good listener. My results were excellent in my opinion. I will have more procedures done here. The doctor is very well educated and gifted. I feel relaxed in this office. I feel trust which I didn't have before this procedure in medical staff and doctor. Good communication between doctor and employees. The whole procedure was done in a very professional manner.
Brenda S.
Submitted 04/08/20
Even though I do not like doctors or dentists, I love my eyes getting better, seeing. I feel safe coming back here any time.
Hue T.
Submitted 01/22/20
Professional,Respectful, Caring, Friendly are all the qualities of Dr Randal Pham office.