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Dr. James Chelnis, MD

Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

2965 Ocean Ave , Brooklyn, NY

(212) 484-9707



6 Reviews

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Dr. James Chelnis, MD is a Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Brooklyn, NY. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Lenox Hill Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chelnis to book an appointment.

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Dr. James Chelnis, MD - Reviews

1 Miriam – Dec 20, 2019


Dr. James Chelnis performed surgery on my eye this past November. He was on point throughout the entire time...before, during and after the surgery. He called and text showing his interest in my recovery along the way. It didn't matter the time I called. He answered or promptly responded to any message I left him. He's a wonderful and very caring doctor. I am very satisfied with the excellent care I received from him and his staff. He made my well-being his primary focus. I deeply recommend Dr. Chelnis. He is very professional as well as caring.

3 Brian V – Nov 08, 2019


James was extremely pleasant to work with - he was professional, caring, and easy to talk to. He helped me through months of treatment, including a number of surgeries, and everything went flawlessly.

3 Felice Frost – Sep 30, 2019


Dr. James G. Chelnis was my surgeon in 2017 for skin canceron my the side of my nose. He was wonderful in keeping me calm and he made me feel so comfortable. He is a deeply caring doctor and I would go back to him if I need his services.

4 Sep 24, 2019


I had been to several OD's and opthamologists before finding Dr. Chelnis. I was able to get an appointment right before a holiday weekend when every other eye doctor I contacted was closed for the day. His staff is friendly and prompt with answering questions and scheduling appointments. He patiently walked me through exactly what was wrong, and answered every single question I had. He even brought out a diagram of the eye to pinpoint where my symptoms were. I've gotten vague answers and responses from other doctor's I've been to but I felt like I was in great hands here. There can be a wait time, but that's only since he's in the east 40th St office on Fridays and is thorough with every patient. I don't mind at all because it is worth the few min you might wait.

4 Apr 15, 2019


The absolute best! I've had two procedures with Dr. Chelnis, one under local anesthesia which was more cosmetic (my eyelids), and the other under general anesthesia, at the hospital. Both times, Dr. Chelnis made himself very available for any questions I might have about the procedures, as well as providing thorough after-care information. Dr. Chelnis has a wonderful bedside manner, and is very easy to talk to. I wish all my physicians were like him.

10 Henrietta in New York, NY – Jul 28, 2018


I saw Dr. Chelnis about a slow-growing “mole” on my upper eyelid, just on the lash line. He suggested different options and eventually I decided to have it surgically removed, which was done by a shave excision in less than 10 minutes. He also recommended preventive measures to reduce bruising post-op. A few days later it looked as though the lesion had never existed. Dr. Chelnis accommodated my scheduling needs, responded to emails, and explained everything clearly. I highly recommend him.