Ahmed A. El-Sanhouri, M.D.

Dr. Ahmed El-Sanhouri

Ahmed A. El-Sanhouri, M.D.

Retinal Disease, Vitreo-Retinal
Board Certified
Business 4.5 stars / 10 Reviews
Star rating: 
9
Average: 9 (1 vote)
Main Location: 
East Lansing - Coolidge Road
Additional Locations: 
Mt Pleasant
Howell
Grand Ledge

Dr. El-Sanhouri received his undergraduate degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. He earned his medical degree from Wayne State School of Medicine and completed his ophthalmology residency at the Kresge Eye Institute, Detroit. Dr. El-Sanhouri completed his retina fellowship at the Cincinnati Eye Institute.

 

 

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Testimonials*

Instilled a level of confidence in his diagnosis that I appreciated.

06/21/2017

I appreciated how quickly Dr. El saw me when I first thought I had a serious problem. It ended up not being so serious, but I appreciate his patience and the care he gave me.

06/21/2017

Dr El is a much better physician in all areas, than the retinologist I'm forced to use in SW Florida over the winter.

06/15/2017

The experience was a wee bit assembly line. Not very personal.

06/15/2017

Dr. El-Sanhouri is very careful and thorough in his work. I have complete trust in him.

06/08/2017

He is our miracle worker.

05/31/2017

I think Dr. El-Sanhori is absolutely wonderful and would recommend him highly!

05/25/2017

Very happy with this visit.

05/10/2017

Very professional and always ready to listen.

05/10/2017

Very careful thoughtful and caring doctor. Helpful when you have a condition like MD

05/03/2017

Very professional and amazing doctor.

05/03/2017

Very caring and empathetic towards patients.

04/19/2017

It's good to put one's trust in someone very talented and gracious.

04/19/2017

I felt confident in his abilities to treat my retinal detachment surgery. So far so good. It's expected I will recover 100%. Thank you

04/12/2017

Dr El is the best , explains everything before hand and the expectations thereafter l am very please to have this doctor look out for my best interest ,2 thumbs up

04/16/2017

Dr. El-Sanhouri was very professional and I felt confident in his diagnosis.

04/06/2017

Excellent doctor.

03/30/2017

Very professional

03/31/2017

Always very careful and kind

03/22/2017

He is a valuable asset!

03/25/2017

Dr. El explains everything very well and is kind and compassionate.

03/15/2017

He is literally the nicest, sweetest, kindest doctor I see. He's quick and efficient but somehow is listening, and intent, and makes eye contact, and banters and makes me feel like my time is respected. I feel lucky I got in as his patient.

03/08/2017

I'm impressed with his skills and his willingness to answer questions.

03/01/2017

Dr El Sanhouri is one amazing, excellent Doctor. His Staff are very helpful and professional.

03/03/2017

I feel very confident that Dr. El-Sanhouri has always provided me with the best care available.

03/07/2017

I was pleasantly impressed with Dr. El Sanhouri.

02/22/2017

I like him and the way he did the exam, right to the point.

02/22/2017

Excellent!

02/23/2017

Very friendly and knowledgeable.

02/08/2017

Dr. El-Sanhouri is a caring doctor who listens. I have so much confidence in his knowledge and skills.

02/09/2017

Dr. El-Sanhouri explains things very well. I have trust in him.

02/10/2017

Very competent.

02/02/2017

As a first time patient at L.O. Eye Care I was impressed with how the doctor treated me and made me feel at ease when I was nervous about the laser treatment.

02/02/2017

Dr. El-Sanhouri is very kind and explained the situation so I could understand which I was very grateful for. Procedure went very well. I would highly recommend Dr. El-Sanhouri.

01/26/2017

Satisfied, but it sure feels like you are a product on a conveyor line. Physician pleasant and I have trust in his diagnosis, but he was in the room for (at most) 2 minutes, the majority of that time muttering to the scribe. Perhaps that is good for me as nothing was amiss at this visit.

01/18/2017

Simply Excellent. Very good and humble person.

01/11/2017

Dr. El is a caring and excellent Dr.

01/11/2017

Dr. El is a wonderful Dr., I feel very comfortable around him, and trust him with my eyes completely.

01/11/2017

Dr. El' has been great! My situation, as with most visions problems has been stressful. I am grateful to have him as my doctor as he puts my mind at ease. Thank you.

01/12/2017

Always a fabulous and thoughtful doctor--and the staff.

01/12/2017

I have already recommended Dr. El Sanhouri to others. He is excellent.

01/13/2017

I have always received excellent care from Dr. El-Sanhouri. He listens, is compassionate and caring.

01/04/2017

Very good doctor. Saved vision in my eye.

12/21/2016

Dr. El-Sanhouri is always professional and caring; I would recommend anyone to his care.

12/22/2016

I already recommended him to a friend.

12/24/2016

Dr. El-Sanhouri seems highly qualified and knowledgeable, however he seemed quite rushed and I had to assert myself in order to ask some questions before he headed out the door. To his credit he did respond appropriately and reassured me about my condition by answering my questions.

01/11/2017

Dr. El is a good communicator in a skilled clinician.

12/14/2016

There are doctors, and there are doctors who are healers. Dr. El-Sanhouri is a doctor healer. He is empathetic in his treatment of my condition. I have confidence that he is a great clinician, his understanding of my needs and objectives and his commitment to my welfare. I consider myself lucky to be in his care.

12/17/2016

Dr. El was rushed, but fortunately the exam was routine.

12/07/2016

Very impressed, very professional yet reassuring and pleasant.

12/08/2016

I feel rushed and they explain very little... my AMD is life altering yet they are in and out in just a few minutes time.... I'm now looking for a new doctor who will be more patient centered....

01/04/2017

Excellent.

12/01/2016

very good relating to me as a person and a patient.

12/02/2016

An excellent doctor!

12/03/2016

I really am comfortable with him n he knows his stuff n answers all my questions.

11/28/2016

Dr. El-Sanhouri is a great doctor. I do not feel I could have a better person helping me with my eyes. I am very thankful for his expertise and the work he does.

11/14/2016

Very professional. Highly skilled

11/07/2016

This was my first visit with Dr. E. He was very informative and answered all my questions to my satisfaction. I did leave very worried but that is because of why I was there,. not his professionalism. I will be coming back and value his expertise.

10/26/2016

Very satisfied!

10/26/2016

Most professional and skilled. Communicates very well

10/26/2016

I really appreciate the skill and knowledge of the doctor. Also, he has been clearly explaining things to me. I really appreciate that, as well.

10/26/2016

All around very pleased

10/26/2016

very professional and knowledgeable

10/26/2016

He always seems to be in a hurry but, takes time to answer my questions.

10/26/2016

Dr. El-Sanhouri understood and addressed my nervousness and hesitations. He was confident and reassuring during the procedure. His assistant during the visit was also great in anticipating my questions before, during and after the procedure.

10/27/2016

He seems very thorough in his exam and explanations.

10/30/2016

He did an excellent job. He was knowledgeable and kind and took time to answer questions.

10/18/2016

Dr El was very kind and caring!

08/24/2016

I left his office feeling I had a accurate understanding of my vision problem.

08/24/2016

I was very happy & pleased with the care & treatment I received from Dr. El Sanhouri & his staff!!!!

08/18/2016

very compassionate and I have bought 2 family members to you guys

08/11/2016

As always--caring and attentive and funny.

08/11/2016

He exceeds what I expect in terms of the questions answered above.

08/11/2016

The entire experience was outstanding

08/09/2016

Although I've seen Dr El only briefly so far, it wasn't difficult to determine that this doctor is a true expert in his field, and I have every confidence that he will monitor me well and provide proper care.

08/09/2016

Dr. El-Sanhouri seemed very rushed in explaining what was happening in my eye. I had to ask many questions to find out what was going on.

08/11/2016

he knows what he is doing

08/09/2016

We need more professionals like Dr El, he's the best!!

08/09/2016

For such a busy office Dr. El-Sanhouri always gives you 100% of his attention

07/28/2016

A lot of time waiting and shuffling around to have him mumble to his assistant and talk to me for two minutes

07/20/2016

Dr. El-Sanhouri was very kind and professional during my appointment. He answered all of my questions. He was able to schedule me in for an appointment very quickly. If I ever have any other issues with my eyes I will definitely make an appointment with Dr. El-Sanhouri.

07/30/2016

2nd visit in 2 yrs, observing and learning about eye condition, confident future needs will be met.

07/21/2016

He is an amazing and very caring Dr. Anytime I needed to see another specialist he made sure I got right in.

07/20/2016

Very little communication was given about what is happening, why, and prognosis. He generally said to see my dr in two weeks.

07/25/2016

He explained my eye situation very well.

07/14/2016

Outstanding doctor and facility

07/15/2016

Dr. El-Sanhouri seemed competent and I felt my care was adequate.

07/14/2016

He is such a caring Doctor. He took great care of my mother and me.

06/29/2016

I am comfortable with him. He has a talent for putting his patients at ease.

06/29/2016

He is always courteous and seems confident on what he is doing.

06/29/2016

Professional, friendly

06/29/2016

Good sense of humor, too.

06/30/2016

Very good

06/22/2016

I have only the highest regard for Dr. El and his staff. Everyone is very knowledgeable and are friendly also. Dr. El is very thorough yet compassionate in his care. I would recommend him to everyone!

06/23/2016

To bad there isn't anything greater than excellent, if there was, Dr.EL. would get it.I have complete confidence in him.

06/16/2016

Dr. El-Sanhouri puts things in real person perspective. Easy to understand by the way he explains things

06/16/2016

Very professional and great with gentle shots.

06/16/2016

He is the best!

06/18/2016

Good guy

06/08/2016

I really like Dr El.

06/09/2016

I am happy that he is willing to come to the Grand Ledge office so I don't have to go to the Coolidge Rd office all the time.

02/10/2016

He was much friendlier this time then he was the first time I met with him. I was pleased with that.

02/10/2016

Attentive, informative, and thorough. Thank you.

02/10/2016

Overall he was very good. Felt he was a little rough looking at the eyes, may have been due to the fact they were so busy.

02/01/2016

Very honest and real, willing to answer questions, very reassuring and professional and pleasant at the same time. Great Doctor!

02/09/2016

He was very quick and rough examining my eyes. Spoke very quickly, didn't ask me questions and spoke over me when I spoke.

02/06/2016

This was my second time seeing Dr. El-Sanhouri. I was confident in the diagnosis. He was friendly and courteous, and he answered most of my questions. I did have some questions that I did not feel I had time to ask.

01/20/2016

The doctor is kind and attentive

01/22/2016

I have bought 3 family members to the office daughter, sister, and my grandson we all are doing well and would tell others to come to you.

01/13/2016

We are very lucky to be treated by Dr. El.

01/13/2016

Excellent. Explains everything well.

01/13/2016

Dr El is a quiet man with a wry sense of humor. I am very deaf and he courteously communicates with my daughter. I am so grateful for his help. He understands that a shot in the eye isn' t the most pleasant thing to have done and makes it as easy for me as possible. I have complete confidence in him.

12/23/2015

Dr. El-Sanhouri is always very nice, polite, professional, understanding and informative.

12/27/2015

Dr El says too little and in such a low voice that it is hard for me to develop confidence in him. I understand his diagnosis and what can be done for it. But he needs to develop better communication skills. -Thank you for your feedback. I have shared your comments with the doctor. Lisa Rentz, Director of Patient Relations

12/16/2015

Very gentle and friendly

12/16/2015

Excellent doctor. Appointments are on time and very thorough.

12/17/2015

While I believe Dr El to be technically competent his fast paced style can be intimidating and lead to inadequate communication and less than optimal understanding for patients. Perhaps he and his patients would have better outcomes if he just slows things down a bit and establishes an environment in which the patient has time to think about things and is able to formulate questions before he is standing at the door ready to move on to the next patient. Please take this as constructive advice intended to make a good Dr even better. -Thank you for your feedback. I have shared your comments with the doctor. Lisa Rentz, Director of Patient Relations

12/16/2015

I could not have asked for better care, especially in an emergent situation. Dr. El-Sanhouri understands caring for the whole patient, not just the disease, and really put me at ease. The results of my treatment were the best that could be hoped for, and I appreciate his technical expertise as well.

12/17/2015

Dr. L is AWESOME!

12/09/2015

Very Professional, courteous, service,and no more floaties. Thank you Dr. El-Sanhouri.

12/09/2015

Dr. El is very professional and kind. He explained my condition thoroughly. I am pleased to have him as my retina specialist.

12/09/2015

Was very straight forward and got right to the point. Also showed confidence in his work and was positive

12/09/2015

Dr. El and his assistant are always a delight to work with!!

12/09/2015

I appreciate the concern Dr. El-Sanhouri has shown for my vision challenges. He tries to make certain that I am aware of medications and procedures at each appointment.

12/10/2015

My sister has the same problem that I have with retina so I made a appointment for her with you guys ,I trust Dr EL completely with family and myself

12/11/2015

Dr. El is awesome and without his handiwork, I wouldn't have my sight.

12/02/2015

He is friendly, knowledgeable and professional

12/02/2015

Dr. "El" is the consummate professional, technical, personable doctor.

12/02/2015

Good doctor.

12/03/2015

Excellent

11/25/2015

Dr. El is wonderful! I had an emergency appt and he was very calming and felt he was very thorough in the exam. Just wish the cause of my problem wasn't from "old age" like he said. :) Thanks.

11/25/2015

Dr. El combines professional expertise with efficient and clear communication to a very rare degree.

11/29/2015

Very nice - friendly

11/18/2015

Would have liked to have him explain what to expect, such as, I ask him if the large floater will ever go away. He responded by saying we here to address the retinal tear.

11/19/2015

It seems the main population at Lansing Op are older and the doctor was quick to tell me what was going on and away he went....not sure an older individual would of gotten the info unless the doctor took a little more time explaining. Overall I liked the doctor.

11/20/2015

Dr. Calmed my fears and reassured me everything was okay

11/11/2015

I found Dr. El compassionate and reassuring.

11/11/2015

He is a very kind considerate gentlemen and an excellent doctor.

11/14/2015

He was very nice and professional and checked my eyes out thoroughly. He was a little quicker, without as much explanation as I usually like, but I think this is because he was fitting me into his established schedule on short notice because I had new eye symptoms that had recently occurred. I appreciate that I was seen on such short notice and understand the quick nature of the office visit.

11/16/2015

Great 1st time experience with Dr El-Sanhouri. Would recommend him to everyone. Very professional and efficient.

11/09/2015

Dr. El-Sanhouri is a true healing physician. I am grateful to be in his care.

10/21/2015

Gives great advice, and explains it in a way even I understand.

10/28/2015

Really nice guy. Very professional.

10/28/2015

Very efficient

10/28/2015

Very straightforward and practical doctor. Treatment plan is cautious yet not unnecessarily extensive. He answers questions with a smile and listens/acknowledges my responses when he asks if I have any questions or concerns. Very please with the service I receive.

10/28/2015

Many of the health care professionals I see spend most of the appointment looking at a computer screen and typing on a keyboard. During my appointment with Dr El-Sanhouri he focuses on me, the patient, while still using state-of-the-art technology to monitor my condition. I appreciate that.

10/29/2015

Wonderful

10/30/2015

Friendly. Offered explanation of potential risks of diagnosis without being asked.

11/01/2015

I really like him.

10/21/2015

Very nice doctor with a thorough exam.

10/21/2015

Dr. El-Sanhouri is a great doctor.

10/21/2015

I really enjoy Dr. El-Sanhouri.

10/21/2015

Have complete confidence in Dr. El, excellent provider.

10/21/2015

The doctor was caring and reassuring. He gave me a very careful examination . He did not rush me.

10/21/2015

Dr. El Sanhouri is what I expect when I visit any medical professional. He addressed my special concerns due to having only one eye with respect and understanding.

10/21/2015

Very good

10/14/2015

He has a very calming way about him and he is very thorough. I am very glad that he is my ophthalmologist and a retinal specialist. I feel very confident that I am getting the best care possible.

10/14/2015

We are so happy and grateful for Dr. El's excellent guidance.

10/14/2015

I have received excellent compassionate care and would refer him in a heartbeat.

10/08/2015

Dr. El-Sanhouri has been extremely attentive to my eyecare needs and He stops at nothing until I totally understand the issues at hand. I highly recommend Him and hope to have Him as my Doctor for a very long time.

10/07/2015

Really excellent care and attention. Thank you!

10/07/2015

Doctor did a thorough exam and immediately found a retina tear that I wasn't aware had occurred since my previous exam a year earlier. He was very good in administering the necessary laser surgery.

10/07/2015

Dr. El did a fabulous job repairing my macular hole. He explained everything well.

10/07/2015

Very professional, competent and caring. I am very pleased.

10/07/2015

Friendly, communicated information in a professional manner.

10/07/2015

He's always seams to over book So feel rush

10/07/2015

Your staff simply rocks!

10/07/2015

Very pleasant to talk to and would go to him again.

10/08/2015

Very nice guy. My only frustration came a few days later when my wife was going over the paperwork to update my medical summary we keep at home. It's handy to have all pertinent meds, diagnoses etc. all in one spot. It was only then that I discovered that in addition to early stage macular degeneration I also have early stage cataracts. It would have been nice if all these things had been mentioned to me at the time and discussed. I doubt that my treatment plan would be any different at this time, and likely this is rather mundane for the doctor. However I take a serious interest in new diagnosis and would have liked a heads up at that time.

10/08/2015

He is very respectful of his patients.

09/30/2015

my visit was a good one felt great that everything was ok.

09/30/2015

Dr El made my day on our last appointment. He delayed my next appointment for 3 months instead of the usual 4 week interval and said that my eye was much better. Since I am very deaf I did not hear a question he asked me. He asked according to my caretaker if I would miss him...and smiled. I so appreciated his comment. It was great to have him joke with this 96 year old woman. I was so happy as well to hear about the improvement in my treated eye. He has my complete faith as a more than competent physician.

09/30/2015

My macular hole surgery was very successful. I would highly recommend Dr. El. He is extremely competent.

10/01/2015

I would highly recommend Dr. El if u have any retina issues or need retina surgery.

10/02/2015

A very kind, helpful, thorough and very good doctor.

09/09/2015

Very nice man.

09/09/2015

The doctor was very personable and concise. I felt very respected by him and he made sure that I understood everything that we discussed.

09/09/2015

I feel very fortunate Dr. Moore recommended Dr. El for my retina condition. Dr. El seems very committed to providing the best care plan for me.

09/09/2015

Always seems to be in a rush, too many patients scheduled in each time slot. Needs to make patients aware of the plan for the following months.

09/11/2015

Dr. El is a consummate professional! I know I am in good hands with him.

09/11/2015

Dr. El has always been personal. He will tell you want needs to done if needed and always good news when everything is fine.

09/24/2015

Dr. El-Sanhouri is great, he really made me feel comfortable and relaxed.

09/24/2015

Good

09/24/2015

He spoke too rapidly and in too low volume voice for me to understand much of what he said.

09/24/2015

Very quick but thorough!! Very pleasant!!

09/24/2015

Totally pleased with appointment. No waiting.

09/25/2015

Very impressed with the care given and skill level of Dr. El.

09/16/2015

Dr. El-Sanhouri made me feel comfortable and relaxed which was greatly appreciated since I have never had any treatments like these before.

09/16/2015

I really appreciated how aware he was of his surroundings. When he walked by us, as we were waiting between procedures and let us know that we would be going back in the room to meet with him soon.... that was beyond what he needed to say. Just noticing us in the waiting room.... was enough.

09/16/2015

Such a wonderful , knowledgeable doctor.

09/16/2015

Dr El-Sanhouri has always been very knowledgeable, kind, courteous, professional, compassionate, concerned, caring, easy to understand, patient if he needs to repeat information.

09/16/2015

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