Surendra Basti, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Ophthalmology

Secondary Specialty

  • Cornea and External Disease

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

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

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 

1572 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

August 30, 2023

3.0

Does not appear to be concerned, not in touch with patient, rushes, does not explain his examination process.

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August 29, 2023

5.0

Staff was extremely professional. Dr Basti had great bedside manner. I feel confident that if I had a procedure all would go well.

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August 27, 2023

5.0

Dr Basti understands the patients needs and treats them well. His patience and they way he treats is appreciated.

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August 23, 2023

1.0

He always tells me everything looks good with eye yet always recommending new drops

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August 21, 2023

5.0

Besides being knowledgeable and experienced in his surgical practice, Dr. Basti listens to his patient's concerns with great patience; he brings to his practice the gift of his gentle compassion to assure his patients feel they are being heard, that their concerns are valid, and that they are being cared for.

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August 19, 2023

5.0

He is a terrific doctor, very good at cataract surgery, concerned about his patients, and fully explains procedures.

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August 18, 2023

5.0

He exudes trustworthiness!

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August 16, 2023

5.0

Dr. Basti is very thorough and helpful.

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August 16, 2023

4.0

He’s a talented doctor and his care is greatly appreciated…however in my experience, he has a penchant for being extremely late for his appointments which is extremely annoying for the patient.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

He is clearly a clinician who cares about his patients, and wants them to understand what is going to happen. He takes the time he needs with each, and is obviously extraordinarily skilled as well. I feel completely confident in his care.

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August 15, 2023

4.0

He was very helpful and knowledgeable but he seemed like he had too many patients at once

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Explains condition and corrective options.

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Great caring physician.

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. BASTI is brilliant and explains everything to me. With my first surgery- he basically saved my career. He’s highly skilled.

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August 08, 2023

5.0

None better. Dr Basti best of the best, professional and caring And presents diagnosis and answers questions so that the patient understands.

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August 06, 2023

5.0

He is always thorough and sincere in his explanations

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August 05, 2023

5.0

Special care

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August 05, 2023

4.0

Dr. Basti seems very competent, but the entire examination procedure seems like an assembly line, with the primary purpose seeming to be to get you through as fast as possible. Not wasting time is appreciated, but the result of the overall exam is impersonal.

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August 05, 2023

5.0

Friendly and knowledgeable.

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August 04, 2023

5.0

My wife and I love Dr. Basti. He is concerned for your eye health and can rectify the situation. Today, once again, I left his office being able to see 100% better.

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August 04, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and honest

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Total professional

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August 03, 2023

5.0

He performed the procedure

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Extremely knowledgable, well informed and trained with modern technology, very passionate with patient

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Basti is an excellent surgeon and ophthalmologist . He is kind and very professional when he explained the cause of my eye problem. I will recommend him to my family and friends 100%.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

really liked ben, the assistant!

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August 01, 2023

5.0

An excellent surgeon with masterful hands and an eye for detail.

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July 30, 2023

5.0

Honesty and frankness about eye health

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July 29, 2023

5.0

He thoroughly explains procedures and asks if there are any questions as a result He puts you at ease.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Dr. Surendra Basti is very experienced, highly professional, seasoned EYE Surgeon and very friendly with the patients. His smile with care attracts the patients,

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Dr Basti snd Staff are terrific.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

competent and patient-friendly.

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July 25, 2023

4.0

He seemed knowledgeable but a new patient with no appointment was let in to see him before me and my appointment.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Confident, urbane professional

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Very caring gentle experienced doctor. He is very detail minded which sets him apart from other doctors. He checked my eye thoroughly measured it and gave me date for surgery from his busy schedule

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July 25, 2023

5.0

He is very nice and is my husband's Dr. Also. He knows what he is doing! Felt very comfortable with the whole medical staff!

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Highly professional and caring

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July 22, 2023

5.0

Dr Basti is the very best in his field.

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July 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Basti is the best

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July 21, 2023

5.0

Calm demeanor. Fully explains situation and answers questions.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Dr. Basti was pleasant, very informative asked, if I had questions and answered accordingly.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Skill and proficiency

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Dr. Basti is thorough and helpful.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

He is just the best

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July 18, 2023

5.0

He is wonderful

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July 18, 2023

1.0

I waited for over an hour and a half in the exam room for the doctor to show up. Unacceptable.

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July 16, 2023

5.0

He came hhighly recommended to me by a friend in my apartment building..... And, so far, I am convinced that he is highly professional.

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July 16, 2023

1.0

Did not discuss very important ramifications of the procedure at the first meeting. Only told me after I had gone through a number of stressful and unnecessary tests

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July 15, 2023

5.0

He is very good

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. Basti was helpful and informative.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

He was on time and answered all my questions

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Outstanding doctor with expertise in cataract surgery. He communicated well and has a kind and respectful demeanor. He fixed a problem for me with skill and expertise.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

He is very thorough and explains and takes time

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July 11, 2023

5.0

He gave me excellent information and was honest.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Service

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Very skilled and kind professional. Extremely pleased with personal contact and outcome of surgery

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Great physician. I am confident I am getting the best possible care.

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Outstanding doctor, aware of my medical visual issues and providing an excellent exam and an extremely helpful recommendations. He answered all my questions.

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July 07, 2023

5.0

I was referred to him and he was just like the person told me he would be. Knowledgeable helped me with my problems an cleared my concerns

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Wonderful doctor

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Great doctor skills made you feel very comfortable very thorough and answered all your questions to your concerns...

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July 04, 2023

5.0

The best opthalmologist I have seen.

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July 02, 2023

4.0

The office did not have printed info on a procedure he recommended.

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July 01, 2023

4.0

He was recommended by my regular eye Dr.

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July 01, 2023

5.0

Professional, friendly & a great doctor!

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June 30, 2023

5.0

He’s the best!

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June 27, 2023

5.0

Caring expertise.

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June 27, 2023

5.0

Excellent results

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Very professional.

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June 24, 2023

5.0

Unnecessary stress caused by the scheduler. I cleared my calendar and lined up my ride only to not be given my surgery time. Person said I was on the docket then another said that I wasn’t. Added frustration.

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June 24, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor

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June 24, 2023

5.0

knowledgeable, competent, experienced and very patient focused.

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June 23, 2023

5.0

Good bedside manner. Obviously knowledgeable about his field. Good communication skills.

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June 23, 2023

5.0

Provided useful information on how I could help make my eye condition better besides medication.

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June 23, 2023

5.0

Dr basti. Is a good doctor

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June 23, 2023

5.0

He was courteous and excellent at answering questions. As expected, very knowledgeable.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

explains diagnosis and treatment options clearly

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June 19, 2023

5.0

Thorough, kind, thoughtful.

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June 19, 2023

5.0

Same as above. He is an outstanding doctor.

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June 18, 2023

5.0

He takes the time to explain treatment options to me. His residents are all kind and considerate.

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June 18, 2023

5.0

Straight forward and personable

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June 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. Basti is EXCELLENT! Thank you all very, very much!

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June 16, 2023

5.0

He is on the leading edge she of health care

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June 15, 2023

5.0

He got right to the point in the diagnosis and explained my situation to my full understanding.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

A very good doctor.

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June 14, 2023

5.0

explains things well …. very knowledgeable…listens ….excellent diagnosis and care

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and caring Exam very through and clear explanations

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June 11, 2023

3.0

The lateness and he never introduced himself to me, the patient.

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June 10, 2023

5.0

Extremely competent . Clear in his diagnosis and recommendations. Great bedside manner.

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