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MD, Kings College Hospitals, University of London London , United Kingdom
Kings College Hospitals, University of London London, United Kingdom Kings College Hospitals, University of London London, United Kingdom Prince Charles Eye Unit Windsor, United Kingdom Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust and Oxford University Oxford, United Kingdom St Helier Hospital Office of Graduate Education Surrey, United Kingdom St Thomas Hospital London, Greater London, United Kingdom Birmingham Midland Eye Centre Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Hospital For Sick Children Toronto, ON Canada
UPMC Children's Hospital of PittsburghUPMC PresbyterianUPMC MercyUPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
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Total Comments: 162
This was our first time seeing this doctor for my daughter. he has been by far the best doctor I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He knew more about what's going on with my daughter than any other of her doctors in the last 4 1/2 years of her life aside from her cardiologist.
Dr Nischal is the best doctor we've ever seen. It's never been a bad expierence with him.
We were seen right away and everything was done in a timely manner. The Dr was very friendly to my very shy child!
By far, Dr Nischal is our favorite specialist. He is so knowledgeable about my son's diagnosis and is always challenging his residents.
Dr. Nischal is wonderful, brilliant and caring
love, love, love Dr. Nischal. However it's disheartening when you get to your appt and there's a sign at the desk telling you there is a 2-4 hour wait for your appt. Have some courtesy for people's time and call and tell me to come later!! Inexcusable!!! If I was 15 min late they would turn me away, but they're allowed to make me wait 2-4 hours as if I have nothing to do!!!
We LOVE Dr. Nischel. From the moment we met him, he was the sweetest Dr and seems to really care about his patients. He was pretty in and out at our appt Wednesday but that could have also been due to the fact we were late about 15-20min and he still took us with no problem. A side from having my son (the patient), I had my two other young children with me and the first thing Dr Nischel did when he walked in the room was grab the snack basket and gave them all snacks before examining my son. Dr Nischel is the best!!!
Dr. Nischal is the absolute best, most amazing doctor I've ever had. He is brilliant, caring, and very thorough.
Dr. Nischal is the most amazing neuro ophthalmologist. He is extremely knowledgeable and always provides the best care for my son. He is a great listener and always listens and addresses all of my concerns. Great patient advocate. absolutely love Dr. Nischal.
Dr. Nischal I believe is one of the best doctors at Children's!
This was our first experience with Dr. Nischal. We were very pleased with our visit. He had an incredible bedside manner and was able to get my somewhat uncooperative 4 year old daughter to listen and pay attention to him. He was very knowledgeable and pleasant.
Dr Nischal is awesome!!
dr. Nischal is the best and I feel my sons eyesight is as great as it is because of him.
great experience. especially appreciative of how quickly our son was seen.
Dr N is always very knowledgeable and had a wonderful bedside manner. He was always ready and willing to answer any questions look into health information more, and is always there with a pleasant and happy personality. He is very knowledgeable and his medical intelligence is remarkable.
Dr.Nischal and his team are Awesome!
The doctor was very knowledgeable, thoughtful, and helpful. This was only our first visit, with many to come, and I feel confident and comfortable with this provider.
this provider is certainly knowledgeable and I dont question that. I had emailed his office a list of items I wanted to discuss. he knew nothing about that. my daughter has a very difficult situation so I was terribly disappointed that he not only hadn't read through everything so we could have a more constructive meeting but he knew nothing about IrisVision which it's something that the low vision expert Will Smith has purchased this equipment for other patients. this doctor says he has a meeting with him weekly. this irisvision is something that UPMC name is on as a co-sponsor or co-developer. so I am just totally floored that nobody within children seems to know about the different visual tools that could be available to my daughter who lost most of her vision. She's a kid and I would think that everybody would do everything possible to help her.
Dr. Nischal and his team spent a large amount of time with me, giving me the most thorough eye examination I've ever had. I feel like I finally found the right team to properly diagnose and treat my condition. everyone who examined me was professional, knowledgeable, kind & respectful. Aside from the long periods of waiting, I was very satisfied with my care.
He is very accommodating with kids
my daughter, her father and I were extremely satisfied with all of the staff. dr. nischal and his team are wonderful. I'd highly recommend them
He was very efficient, which was excellent.
best doctor my child has ever seen, and there have been many!
Dr. Nischal is the best. Ever. He is patient and kind with me and my crazy nerves.
Finding Dr. Nischal has changed my daughter's life. His expertise has saved her vision and we are forever grateful.
I love this doctor he is very knowledgeable and wonderful with my child.
I love this doctor more.than words can ever say. give this man an award or acknowledgement. he deserves to know how amazing he is.
Dr Nischal apologized for being late two times, which I appreciated. He was definitely rushed and probably overbooked this day.
Knowledgeable but able to relate to my child and me (the mother).
I love her provider he explains everything and is very good at what he does.
fantastic experience. very thorough, put my mind at ease regarding my daughters scary diagnosis.
the doctor is wonderful and vwry good with my daughter
Dr.Nischal is the best. Never had a doctor that explains things so thoroughly that actually make sense without using huge medical terms. love seeing him!
We have always received excellent care at the Eye Clinic- so grateful for Dr. Nischal & his staff.
Dr. Nischal is a top-notch doctor with the best bedside manner. We travel far to see him, and always know that we are in good hands and that the journey was worth it. We are very thankful for his care and collaboration with our doctors at home, he is an excellent communicator. I wish that every doctor we went to was as good as Dr. Nischal!
amazing, caring provider. always takes the time to do a thorough exam and answer questions. very responsive if we need to talk to him between appointments.
we love dr Nischal and his team! he is helping my baby girl have vision! he is realistic and caring and you can tell that he loves what he does! it show in his treatment for our baby! I have and will continue to recommend dr. Nischal to everyone I meet in need of his services, he is the Best! I have done a lot of research on him and my daughters rare disorder and I know I have the best doctor for my daughter in the United States!!!! we come from Florida to see him and would go wherever he goes!!!!!
Dr. Nischal is the most wonderful physician we have ever seen. He is brilliant , compassionate and we are incredibly lucky to have him as our md. We look forward to seeing him and are so grateful to know him.
Love Dr. Nischal! Phenomenal w/ children
Dr. Nischal is the best doctor my son has ever seen. He is an extraordinary person.
Dr. Nischal gave us an experience that I have never had before with an eye doctor- smart as a whip, quick moving yet completely thorough, incredibly knowledgable, all while making my child (who can be quiet and anxious) engaged and laughing. I can not even conceive of how Dr. Nischal could improve- he was perfect in every way!
Dr. Nischal's office & all his staff are amazing!! I'm so glad my kids are under his care!! And we love meeting the new interns he's teaching. Dr. Nischal is the BEST doctor!
very very caring and pleasant
Dr. Nishal is great Doctor
The entire Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh staff is outstanding. They go above and beyond what is call of them to do.
amazing care and feel lucky to have dr Nichel as our daughter's doctor and advocate. he always engages our daughter and explains what is happening and involves her in her eye care. he is concerned with her total well being- emotional as well as her physical eye issues.
Dr. Nischal is wonderful! We come from South Georgia to see him and have been so blessed and impressed by the care that our daughter has received. We have made multiple trips and have had a couple of surgeries and could not be any happier with the care that we've received. He is wonderful with our daughter and her vision is better than we ever expected it to be.
Great bedside manner...but the appointment took a very long time... People who were questioned in the waiting room about why they were so late were still taken back before us and we were on time for our appointment...
We love Dr. Nischal. He is wonderful with our son and has worked to improved his vision to a point we weren't sure was possible. We cannot say enough good things about him. The residents and others working along side Dr. Nischal have been equally great.
Dr. Nischal is amazing! We are so lucky to have him as our child's physician!
Dr. Nischal has been such a wonderful doctor. He gives us time, listens, and gives us advice on my daughter's medical needs. It takes a lot of time to see him, but it's worth it for us (difficult with such a small child, trying to keep her happy, but we understand). Dr. Nischal's staff is so helpful and we are also very thankful for them. Becky and Jenna specifically.
Dr. Nischal is the best thing going at UPMC Childrens in my opinion. My son has a rare genetic disorder that requires many specialists, most that we have now changed to outside of the state due to unhappiness at UPMC Childrens. We do stay here ONLY bc of Dr. Nischal. He is world renowned, exceptionally brilliant & a great asset to our sons health care team!
Dr. Nischal is an amazing doctor and my family is very grateful to have him looking over our precious babies!!
my child care provider is Awesome Great Doctor
Dr Nichal is a good provider at ophthalmology department and pharmacy deliver my child's medicine at my door.
dr nischel is the most amazing doctor. I've been to a ton of specialists and I have the nose confidence in him. he takes his time, he explains everything and he takes charge. all about solutions. I would recommend him to the entire world
Dr. Nischal is amazing as always. He is always available for questions and concerns via text or email.
Great interaction with provider. Terrific bedside manner.
he was an excellent doctor. I understood everything
Dr. Nischal is an excellent doctor! he is always respectful, and he goes above and beyond what we expect to make me feel comfortable.
they made a sad situation tolerable. they were kind to me and my daughter. they made us feel hopeful Hannah, the genetic counselor was absolutely wonderful and made me feel at ease
Dr. Nischal is fantastic; he is both down to earth and very versed in his field. My children think that he is very funny, while I feel that he is engaging during the visit. He knows specifically all of our medical history and is continually striving to find the best care for our son and his eyes. We are truly blessed to have him as our son's glaucoma specialist!
I love this office and the care they provide
Dr. Neshal is the best he takes the time and is very careful and helpful. I highly recommend him!!
Dr. Nischal is an amazing doctor. We have full confidence putting our daugher's care under his supervision.
All I can sat is all good from the doctor to all that help him.Everyone is every mice and takes their time with my granddaughter. I'm so happy she has such a great eye doctor.
Dr Nischel is wonderful with my son who has special needs
We really like all staff here, My daughter has been going here for 4 1/2 years since she was 1 1/2 years old due to a eye injury. The doctor always remembers her each and every time we come which is every 3-4 months.
Could not have had a better experience with Dr.Nischal.
Dr. Nischal is very patient and understanding.
The doctor was absolutely top notch. He was personable, patient, friendly and made us feel comfortable. He took the time to understand my concerns but reassured me as soon as possible. Would highly recommend to everyone.
the doctor seemed rushed and agitated
my husband and I were thoroughly impressed with the Dr. he was very informative and positive that he would be able to help Denver.
Dr. Nischal was understanding and so kind. He did a wonderful job interacting with both myself and my child.
We love Dr. Nischal. He is so knowledgeable about our kids complex genetic condition.
great service! loved the doctor!
Dr Nischal was so personable and knowledgeable. He took time to explain what he was doing in a way that not only I could understand, but my daughter could understand. I would recommend him to anyone looking for ophthalmology care for their child.
excellent attendance by physician.
I am always AMAZED at the level of care you have provide, the kindness in which the care was provided and the respect and time that is always given from this provider and his team. Thank you
We made the best decision in coming to Dr. Nischal. He was so knowledgeable and extremely patient with our 2 month old. He was able to test our daughter for things that any doctor in Ohio we have been to have not been equipped to do so. We are blessed we found this doctor and we hope we can continue to make the trip to Pittsburgh to see him for follow up care.
The visit with Dr. Nischal was a really good experience. He was extremely knowledgable about our son's condition and explained things very well to us. He was very patient with our questions and made us feel at ease. He has a very pleasant demeanor and my son loved him. He made a difficult health issue a lot easier to deal with. We are very grateful to be under Dr. Nischal's expertise care and have access to Children's. Thank you.
we waited a very long time to see the dr.
Dr Nischal was very patient with my son during the visit. He created a clear plan for ongoing treatment and follow up.
Dr. Nischal is the most amazing doctor. We are so grateful for his expertise, kindness, and the care that he gives our son.
Dr.Nischal is awesome! Wish I went to him sooner!
The staff and Dr Nischal are fantastic. Everyone is always pleasant and eager to help.
Probably the best physician I've ever encountered.
Dr.Nischal is an exceptional doctor who takes time to listen to my child or my concerns. His staff is always respectful and courteous.
excellent visit as always
Dr Nischal has been a Godsend. He is so good with our son and so patient with his crazy mom (me)!!! He listens when I ask questions. He shows true concern for our son. Going to his office visits is a pleasure. He is brilliant and we are so lucky to have him taking care of our son!
very good experience with Dr. Nischal at the eye center.
Dr. Nischal is an excellent doctor. We have the utmost confidence in him which means the world to us.
He's an excellent ophthalmologist!
after 6 years of seeing dr nischal i feel that he deserves special acknowledging from children's hospital. he is amazing. he is the reason my daughter has vision. he is everything to us. my angel. a god send.
We love Dr. Nischal- he is the best!!
Absolute beat doctor I've ever had to deal with. He treats us like equals, he listens, he cares, he treats our daughter as if it were his own. He is always available to talk to regarding our daughter.
I thought that the staff and services recommended that day were done in an efficient manner with very little time wasted.
provider and staffs are very attentive and caring about.patients
I had an excellent visit with Dr. Nischal. He was thorough and kept me at ease during my first ever eye appointment (other than at my general practitioner's office). I was nervous at first, but he helped calm my nerves.
Dr. Nischal was fantastic with my 6 year old and did a great job explaining the course of action needed to get him the best possible outcome for vision. The doctor seemed very enthusiastic about the future which made me feel the same.
He's an awesome Doctor!
Dr.Nischal is an extrodinary dr! He is truly a gem and has changed our families life and our sons life. He is always thorough and detailed and willing to listen and answer all my concerns. We travel out of state to see Dr. Nischal and it's worth every minute we spend in the car. Thankful for his care and for CHildrens UPMC.
Dr. Nischal is an absolute treasure and we have no issues traveling 4 hours round trip to see him. He is an incredible doctor, and really knows what he is talking about. I have never had a bad experience with him, and always enjoy the appointments. He always seems like such a happy fellow and never really seems to be rushed or impatient.
Dr Nischal was an excellent provider
Dr. Nischal is awesome! As a parent, he explains in detail what is going on. When pertaining to my child, he is funny and makes it a very easy visit. My son loves him :)
Dr. Nischal is our favorite Dr. at Children's Hospital. My daughter actually gets very excited to go and see him. He has always taken time with her to make sure he fully exams her eyes and discusses everything with both my husband and I.
Dr. Nischal was such a genuine man! My husband and I are so pleased with our experience with our consult!
Dr. Nischal is an amazing doctor and man. We drive 8 hours from Charlotte to see him for an appointment and would happily drive 30. We trust Dr. Nischal completely and don't have to worry about our son's eyes because of Dr. Nischal's care. Dr. Nischal's knowledge, thoroughness, kindness and ease with patients and parents is way above any doctor that we have ever seen for ourselves or any of our 3 children. We feel so fortunate to call him our son's doctor!
Dr. Nischal and all staff in his office treat everyone with the most respect and quality care you could ever imagine.
I would recommend this eye clinic to everyone.Everyone that has had any interaction with my granddaughter. Is wonderful to her and I.
The doctor was excellent with my daughter who is sometimes very uncooperative. He really knew how to get her to do the things she needed to do in such a fun way
Dr. Niscal is amazing. our son can be a tough exam and dr ken made him instantly comfortable
this was our first visit and we are so glad we came to children's for our daughter's eyes.
One of the best doctors I've ever encountered.
Dr. Nischal was extremely polite, informative and very concerned about my diagnosis. I'd recommend him & his staff to anyone I know.
Dr. Nischal responded to our e-mail inquiry for care quickly & outside office hours while traveling. We needed his expertise & time proved to be of the essence. His staff arranged our appointments (test/consult/surgery) and helped even w/ our travel. We were able to get her to him in less than two weeks after her diagnosis back home.
I don't think I've ever been more impressed with a physician. From his amazing bedside manner with both my month old daughter and my husband and me to his knowledge and expertise. I would recommend him, and his office, to anyone.
absolutely love Dr.Ken Nischal.. he and his staff are the best!!!
Dr. Nischal is wonderful with children and puts them at ease during the exam
This provider is just awesome. Very attentively and does professionally his job.
He is a very nice man, and always respectful of children with disabilities.
dr. nischal is great with my son
Good check up
Excellent doctor. Super rapport with our child. Very knowledgeable on the subject area - takes the time to explain diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.
We always have a good experience with Dr. Nischal. He's professional, but cares about each individual child.
Keep up the good work.
Dr. Nischal was very warm and very experienced. I am glad I came to see him all the way from Los Angeles. He was absolutely worth it and we will be seeing him again and following up about my daughter's eye.
Amazing staff that work with an amazing doctor!
Dr. Nischal is the best. Although there are many health care providers from where we are from, Houston, Texas, we make it a point to only have Dr. Nischal take care of my son's vision issues. I put my full trust into him and the team he works with.
What a wonderful doctor and entire team! We were very pleased with the care provided and the doctor took the time to explain everything to my daughter so that she was comfortable with her treatment plan.
wonderful experience, lovely people working in Dr. office- very kid friendly, my son felt safe and was not nervous because the staff were so in tune with kids
Dr. Nischal is an amazing doctor who has performed double eye surgery twice on my daughter. my daughter has a chronic illness with no cure and I would be scared to death and lost without Dr. Nischal. he is the best!
Dr. Nischal is attentive and well informed. He explains things well.
They said they were not backed up with the appointments and yet we were seen by the dr way after an hour of our appointment. i really hope it doesn't continue happening because it's become a routine now that every appointment takes 1hr and 30 min at least and it already takes us 45 min of travel each way.
we love Dr. Nischal!!! He is a lovely person and an excellent physician. He treats us with kindness and respect as parents and is always wonderful with our son. The nurses and other clinical staff are always wonderful with him as well.
Dr.Nischal is the best doctor we have had the pleasure of meeting in quite some time. He diagnosed my daughter's chronic eye condition immediately, a condition that went misdiagnosed by other doctors (outside of UPMC Children's) for years. My daughter is now doing great, thanks to Dr.Nischal!
great experience. I love this Dr and this hospital
Dr. Nischal is an amazing doctor and surgeon. I recommend him to everyone.
Our family absolutely loves Dr. Nischal! He is funny, kind and caring to both of our children. He explains my sons condition with me and he always answers my questions! He also compliments me on doing what I need to do for my son, nitpicking vision changes,etc. I feel like we are a team!
My son really likes this doctor. He enjoys going because the doctor makes it fun! He still talks about his magical nose that makes the chair go up and down! It is nice to know that my son is being well taken care of.
I absolutely loved Dr. Nischal and trust him 100%. He was kind and caring and very funny. He made a long visit very enjoyable.
staff and provider are highly supportive.
Quite definitively the best doctor my son has ever seen.
The Dr was just not as calm and friendly as he could be for working with children. when my 3 yr old didn't look the direction he told him and got nervous about bright lights and things near his eyes, instead of assuring him those things won't hurt he got loud with him.
THE WHOLE OFFICE WAS WONDERFUL, THIS IS HOW HEALTH CARE SHOULD BE HANDLED. TOOK LOTS OF TIME WITH US, EXPLAINED EVERYTHING. DID NOT ACT SUPERIOR TO US. WAS ALL VERY CARING.
Dr. Nischal is a fantastic doctor. We have total faith in him and will continue to see him (by choice) for years to come.
The experience was overall good
dr nisahal is always careing and helpful with all my childs needs
we had to wait for 1 hour and 10 minutes to get a room to see the doctor.
The entire staff at Dr. Nischal's office is amazing! Dr. Nischal is the most caring and compassionate doctor we have ever experienced!
We are very fortunate to have such an amazing doctor, he's very caring and a wonderful doctor.
Dr. Nuschal and his staff are the very best!!
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