Surendra Basti, MD

Surendra Basti, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Ophthalmology

Secondary Specialty

  • Cornea and External Disease

Insurance

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Kasturba Medical College - 1987
Internship:
AMITA Health/St Francis Hospital - 2000
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2003
Fellowships:
Baylor College of Medicine/Cullen Eye Institute - 2004

Media

Languages Spoken

  • Hindi
  • Konkani

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

1298 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

Dr. Basti is very courteous and takes time to explain things.

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March 30, 2022

5.0

competent explained condition and treatment clearly

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March 29, 2022

5.0

He took the time to answer my questions.

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Very good patient care and very knowledgeable

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Once he examines you he is very efficient and listens to what you say

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Dr Basti is the best!

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March 28, 2022

5.0

El mejor!!! ( gracias Dr. Basti)

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March 26, 2022

5.0

Sincere takes the time to explain procedures and outcomes.

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March 26, 2022

4.0

Caring p

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. Basti is outstanding, knowledgeable and kind to all. Thank you.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Attentive to the individual's needs.

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March 23, 2022

5.0

If a individual required cataract surgery, Dr Basti is the best

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March 23, 2022

5.0

He is very knowledgable

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March 22, 2022

5.0

caring physician, approachable, explained everything

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March 20, 2022

5.0

The service i received from themis overwhelming they.both have patience there serves is excellent

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March 18, 2022

5.0

I think he is one of the best doctors I have ever seen.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Basti is one of the Best surgeons/doctors I have ever met! I trust him completely!

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March 17, 2022

5.0

I have full confidence in Dr. Basti's surgical judgment and Bility.

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Dr Basti is a superb doctor

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Professional highly skilled physician. His surgical team runs as a well oiled yet compassionate machine. You never doubt you are in good hands.

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March 06, 2022

5.0

He has been excellent in his care of my vision- and has made himself available for questions- and is very nice. He made me feel comfortable, while I was feeling apprehensive about surgery. Mostly-Excellent outcome from surgery!

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Dr Basti is a superb doctor

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Professional, friendly, to the point and has my best interest at heart!

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February 25, 2022

4.0

Dr Basti was knew what he was doing and got right to the point in a nice way. He's not judgmental or condescending at all.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Dr Basti is thorough, professional and has my best interest in my care

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Focused on patient needs.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

He's the best doctor

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Satisfied.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Very sincere and explains what is the problem and the course of treatment.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Dr Basti is great but the wait time is awful

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February 19, 2022

5.0

Dr. Basti is both competent and caring. He has assembled an excellent clinic and surgical team. Without describing my situation, I am very grateful that Dr. Basti was willing to see me and schedule my cataract surgery on such short notice. I thank him and his team.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Efficient and confident. Knowledgeable. Outstanding reputation referred by Dr. Barnes.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Dr. Basti has excellent interpersonal and clinical skills. He is the best ophthalmologist.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Amazing and extremely kind doctor.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Excellent care

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February 11, 2022

4.0

Very smart and capable

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February 11, 2022

4.0

Excellent communicator of medical options

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Dr Basti is absolutely fantastic he has seen my son few years back and saved his eye also took care of my sibling and finally he saw me today and rendered an opinion about my eyes and gave me assurance of my eyes and I value his opinion thank you Dr Basti.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

He's terrific

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February 06, 2022

5.0

Great expertise and personal care.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

He’s a very patient and thorough doctor.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Superb doctor who communicates clearly and explains what is going on options and possible next steps . He listens and responds clearly to patient questions and concerns. Pleasant professional demeanor and outstanding clinical care

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Ditto

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Professional, can easily explain things.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Friendly focused

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Brilliant! Professional and a great bedside manner.

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January 30, 2022

5.0

Excellent Doctor, both professionally and personal interaction.

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January 29, 2022

5.0

He’s good.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

very knowledgeable and informative

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Basti has been my physician for four years and I pray that I continue in his care well into the future.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

I appreciate Dr Basti’s integrity in his diagnosis. He was thorough,listened, & answered my questions.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Explains things well and seemed very thorough

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January 24, 2022

4.0

Dr. Basti explains everything until you understand it thoroughly so you can make informed decisions.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Basti is very thorough, brilliant and kind. He takes time to explain your eye exam.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

He is professional, to the point, guides me with the best advice and options for my eye health.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Great surgeon and easy to talk with.

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Very professional

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Basti, Is very professional, friendly, and a superior surgeon !!!

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January 17, 2022

5.0

I had two successful surgeries with Dr. B.

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January 16, 2022

5.0

Perhaps one of the most kind and professional Doctors in the industry. He is very efficient/thorough in his examinations/spends sufficient time to elaborate diagnosis and makes sure to listen to one's questions with complete answers. I always leave his office knowing my eyes are in great hands!

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January 16, 2022

5.0

Thorough, took my concerns into account every step of the way, listened carefully and took time to ensure I understood all options.

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January 15, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor Excellent care

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January 15, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable in his specialty. He explained my eye conditions clearly and is honest about what he knows and what is not his area where he cannot provide detailed information.

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January 15, 2022

4.0

Aside from the wait, he is very knowledgeable & has good bedside manner

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Outstanding clinician with exceptional surgical skills. Communicates choices and risks and benefits in a clear and understandable way. Genuinely concerned about patient comfort and in achieving superior outcomes.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

He is very pleasant, comforting, attentive… a real pro.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Detailed information Personable Listener Caring Empathic Conservative approach Tackles ongoing concern immediately

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January 07, 2022

4.0

very professional, sympathetic and competent

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January 07, 2022

5.0

He is knowledgeable and professional.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Dr. Basti was kind and reassuring, and fit me into his schedule when one of the technicians in the optometry office injured my eye.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Had to wait for him to come in for my post op appointment. He did apologize. In retrospect he could have given more or better explanations of procedure. It’s routine for him but not me

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Dr answered my questions completely and offered alternatives for my consideration. Excellent follow up plan. Outstanding post surgical result despite my having other eye conditions. Deeply experienced physician who listens well and has obviously earned the respect of staff

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December 21, 2021

5.0

I can see tremendously better due to his care.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Very thorough in his work. I will have complete confidence when I return to him in six months for likely cataract surgery

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December 16, 2021

5.0

He is professional and knowledgeable

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December 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Basti is the best

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Dr Basti has enormous experience and was open and frank about options and concerns .He was very genuine and included my think in his recommendations. Outstanding clinical and patient communication

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Is excellent medically. Also listens and answers questions.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

He is an excellent physician and worth the wait in my opinion.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Basti is a superb ophthalmologist. He has an incredible knowledge base and is an excellent surgeon. Dr. Basti is also a compassionate human being.

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December 13, 2021

5.0

Doctor Basti took his time to explain my diagnosis and in a way I could understand.

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December 10, 2021

5.0

Good explanations & answered questions.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

He is extremely qualified and very personable, staff excellent too!

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December 08, 2021

5.0

an experienced doctor with good communication skills

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December 07, 2021

4.0

He was very professional, but more concerned about teaching his student (as it should be) than relating to the patient.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Best care

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December 04, 2021

5.0

Again, he is so kind and takes the time to explain what he is doing and why.

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December 04, 2021

5.0

Northwestern Dept is very well organised and very friendly people Thank you.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

very upfront about risks and expectations when it came to Lazik.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

He is a thorough professional, careful and methodical, and conservative when it comes to recommending surgery.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

I am very impressed by his surgical skills,

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Best ever

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bastia is highly qualified and thorough. He takes the time to listen to patient’s concerns and answer their questions. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a referral to an ophthalmologist.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Very friendly and knowledgeable

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Porque es muy buen doctor

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November 29, 2021

5.0

He is an excellent doctor. Respectful to patients Takes to time to explain everything & answer questions

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August 31, 2021

5.0

His communication, and knowledge of my issue

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Professional, kind, took his time, explained everything to me

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Based on my husband experience ys I will just cam for assessment

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Listens. Takes time to explain. Cares about patient.

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  • Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

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