Lopa Y. Gupta, M.D., FAAO, FAACS, Director
Specializing in Laser Eyelid & Cosmetic Surgery
Eyelid surgery is very delicate, requiring precision and perfection--there is absolutely no room for error. Dr. Lopa Y. Gupta is a highly specialized eyelid microsurgeon with impeccable credentials. After graduating as Valedictorian of her high school class, she was selected to Northwestern University’s exclusive 6 year Honors Program in Medical Education, where she received her M.D. with highest distinction (Alpha Omega Alpha). She then attended Stanford University, where she did clinical and basic science research on retinal diseases upon being awarded a generous grant from the Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation. This resulted in multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Gupta then did a Residency in Ophthalmology at Stanford University Hospital, where she was trained by some of the world’s leading Eye Surgeons. Following her Chief Resident year, she was recruited by Stanford University to assume the position of Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology. Her passion, however, was Eyelid Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery which led her to a fellowship with a founding father of Oculoplastic Surgery, Dr. Orkan G. Stasior, with whom she learned and mastered the art of eyelid surgery.
Now in her 19th year of practice, Dr. Gupta has been selected as a Top Ophthalmologist by the Consumer’s Research Council of America for the past 5 years. She is the proud recipient of the Patient's Choice Most Compassionate Doctor Award. She is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. She has fine-tuned her technique of laser eyelid rejuvenation and has taken it to a new level. Being a dancer and interior decorator she understands the aesthetic component of surgery. Being an ophthalmologist, she understands eye anatomy, safety, and vision. The results are artistic and natural. Patients enjoy a quicker recovery with little to no pain. Moreover, she is one of few surgeons worldwide who uses a laser to remove not just fat from the upper and lower eyelids but skin as well, yielding superior results without scarring or changing the shape of the eyes. Dr. Gupta performs all eyelid and cosmetic procedures in the office under local anesthesia without general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Patients typically walk out of the office within minutes after having the procedure.
Dr. Gupta's luxurious Park Avenue office (which she herself designed and decorated) conveys all of the ingredients that are essential to her: tranquility, elegance, beauty, and sophistication. She is also passionate about charity work and has co-founded with her husband and three children their own not-for-profit foundation to subsidize volunteer work missions for interested students, residents, and doctors and to promote medical and surgical care in underprivileged areas.