Liviu Saimovici, MD
Liviu Saimovici, MD is a board-certified leader in the field of PRK and LASIK Laser Vision Correction and a Comprehensive Vision Correction Specialist who had corrective surgery on his own eyes over 16 years ago. He is very pleased to share the same gift of perfect vision with his patients every day. Thousands of NYC patients have attained perfect vision with Dr. Saimovici’s discriminating, caring approach. Excellent outcomes, patient satisfaction and safety are his priorities with each patient.
Over the last 25 years, Dr. Saimovici has seen many types of patients, requiring the full spectrum of his surgical expertise, including microsurgery for the correction of cataracts and glaucoma and Laser Vision Correction including PRK and LASIK eye surgery. Dr. Saimovici performs all FDA-approved procedures, customizing the treatment for each patient’s unique needs.
Graduating Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Dr. Saimovici went on to the Medical University of South Carolina. After completing his medical degree, he completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC. There, he was appointed Chief Resident at several Washington Hospitals where he trained and supervised resident surgeons. Dr. Saimovici is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Saimovici is on staff and holds a School of Medicine faculty position at Mount Sinai. He is also an attending physician at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital/Lenox Hill Hospital. Distinguished in his field, he routinely mentors other doctors, teaching them how to perform LASIK eye surgery, PRK and other laser vision correction procedures.
With his background in electrical engineering, Dr. Saimovici is able to maintain, calibrate, fine-tune and service his own office equipment and lasers, which ensures laser vision correction patients accuracy and high quality service with each procedure. He also designed a new instrument for use in cataract surgery which is currently being manufactured by Bausch & Lomb.
Not only does Dr. Saimovici help patients achieve perfect vision, he also helps them appear younger with a variety of cosmetic procedures that will take years off without major surgery or scarring. Dr. Saimovici uses Pelleve and Exilis to tighten and rejuvenate the skin on the face and neck. These techniques employ radiofrequency and ultrasound technology to erase wrinkles and safely transform your skin with little or no downtime. He also uses Botox, Radiesse, Juvederm and Belotero to help rejuvenate the appearance of men and women of all ages.
Dr. Saimovici has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, New York Magazine’s Best Doctors “Top Doctors Westchester”, The Journal News, Razor Magazine, Countrylife Magazine and Oxygen Magazine.
Dr. Saimovici is a participating provider for AARP, Aetna, CIGNA, Guardian, GHI, Harvard Insurance, Healthnet, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Magna Care, Multiplan, One Health Plan, Great West, Oxford, Performax, Pompco, United HealthCare and United HealthCare’s Empire Plan. Call 212-794-8800 for more information on coverage with your specific health care plan.