Dr. George James Florakis MD Ophthalmologist

Dr. George Florakis is an ophthalmologist in Scarsdale, New York. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and has been in practice for 31 years. Dr. Florakis accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 96 doctors at Lenox Hill Hospital and one of 52 at NYU Langone Medical Center who specialize in Ophthalmology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Greek and Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Ophthalmologist: Anterior Segment Related, Cornea & External Disease

Clinical Interests: Ocular Tonometry, Penetrating Keratoplasty, Refractive Surgical Procedures, Glaucoma, Graft Survival, Amyloid, Visual Acuity, Cornea

Education & Medical Training

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Residency, Ophthalmology, 1987 - 1988

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Campus
Residency, Ophthalmology, 1984 - 1987

Overlook Hospital
Internship, Transitional Year, 1983 - 1984

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Class of 1983

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Ophthalmology
Certified in Ophthalmology

CT State Medical License
Active through 2013

NY State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Corneal Graft Survival and Intraocular Pressure Control in Coexisting Penetrating Keratoplasty and Pars Plana Ahmed Glaucoma Valves.
Lieberman, R.A., Maris, P.G., Monroe, H.M., Al-Aswad, L.A., Bansal, R., Lopez, R., Florakis, G.J.

Penetrating keratoplasty in active Acanthamoeba keratitis.
Nguyen, T.H., Weisenthal, R.W., Florakis, G.J., Reidy, J.J., Gaster, R.N., Tom, D.

Night vision disturbances after corneal refractive surgery.
Fan-Paul, N.I., Li, J., Miller, J.S., Florakis, G.J.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Choice
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net Oregon PPO
  • Healthfirst New York
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
  • Providence Health System Personal Option
  • Regence Washington - Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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