Medical & Reconstructive Facial Surgery in Seattle & Bellevue, WA

Oculoplastic Reconstructive Procedures Bellevue WA | Kristin Tarbet, M.D.

At the office of Krisin J. Tarbet MD, we offer a variety of surgical procedures for both medical and reconstructive purposes. Medically necessary procedures offered by Dr. Tarbet may be covered by insurance; please select from the list below for additional details on the procedures we offer in our Bellevue, WA office:

Eyelid surgery, commonly known as blepharoplasty, rejuvenates sagging or drooping eyes. Since the skin around the eyelid is significantly thinner than other parts of the face, it is often one of the first areas to exhibit signs of aging. During surgery, fatty deposits and excess or loose skin around the upper or lower eyelids are removed and eyelid muscles and tissue are occasionally tightened… Read More About Blepharoplasty »

Blepharospasm is an abnormal, involuntary blinking or spasm of the eyelids. Blepharospasm affects the eye muscles and usually begins gradually with excessive blinking and/or eye irritation. In the early stages it may only occur with specific precipitating stressors such as bright lights, fatigue, and emotional tension. It is almost always present in both eyes…Read More About Blepharospasms »

Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) is a surgical procedure to restore the flow of tears into the nose from the lacrimal sac when the nasolacrimal duct becomes blocked or obstructed…Read More About Blocked Tear Duct »

Ectropion is an eye condition which causes the eyelid to turn out or sag, away from your eye, so that the inner surface is exposed. This typically affects the lower eyelid and prevents tears from draining correctly. As a result, irritation and other symptoms occur…Read More About Ectropian »

Enucleation refers to the surgical removal of an eye. This procedure is generally recommended only when there is no other choice. Enucleation is usually performed for several different reasons: to remove a malignant tumor that has developed within the eye; to alleviate intolerable pain in a blind eye affected by a condition such as uncontrollable glaucoma; or to reduce the risk of “sympathetic” inflammation of the remaining eye when one eye has been severely injured and blinded…Read More About Enucleation »

Evisceration surgery refers to the removal of the inside contents of the eye (cornea, iris, lens, vitreous, and retina). The white shell of the eye (sclera) is left in place. The extraocular muscles are left attached to the eye surface and the optic nerve is not cut. Once the contents of the eye are removed, an implant is placed into the scleral shell…Read More About Evisceration »

Grave’s disease is an immune system disorder that stems from the thyroid gland. When the thyroid gland produces an excess of hormones it is called hyperthyroidism and it can negatively affect various part of a patient’s body…Read More About Graves Disease »

Ptosis is also called “drooping eyelid.” It is caused by weakness of the muscle responsible for raising the eyelid, damage to the nerves that control those muscles, or looseness of the skin of the upper eyelids…Read More About Ptosis Repair »

Mohs micrographic surgery is a minor surgical procedure and special method of removing skin cancers using local anesthesia (numbing). The majority of cases are performed in the physician’s office…Read More About Blepharoplasty »

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