954-969-0090 LASIK Surgery
954-977-8770 General Eye Care
Northwest Medical Plaza, 5800 Colonial Drive, Suite 100-103, Margate FL. 33063
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Why choose us for your Cataract or Lens Replacement Surgery?

Cataract ConsultationCataract Surgeons Fort Lauderdale & Margate, FL

Drs. Burks, Gailitis, and Rubin are experts at cataract removal and lens replacement surgery. They perform the latest techniques in Refractive Cataract surgery helping their patients achieve the best vision possible after cataract removal. They are both leaders in the community and serve as consultants to other doctors desiring to improve their surgical techniques. They pride themselves on staying current with the latest skills and providing compassionate care to their patients.


Education and Training

  • Bachelors of Science, United States Air Force Academy, Northwestern University, and Cornell University
  • Graduate Studies, Warnborough College, Oxford, UK
  • MD’s Tulane, Northwestern University Medical Schools, and Cornell University Medical College
  • Harvard Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology
  • Residencies: Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, University of Minnesota, and University of Pittsburgh
  • Fellowships, Eye Plastic, and Reconstructive Surgery, Cornea and Refractive Surgery
  • LASIK certifications by VISX and Alcon
  • LASER assisted cataract surgery certifications by Alcon and Johnson & Johnson
  • Intraocular Collamer Lens(ICL) and INTACS certifications by STAAR 
  • Research experience, New York Hospital Department of Ophthalmology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology

Teaching Appointments

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of Residency Training, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Washington, DC
  • Physician Instructors on the Alcon LADARVISION laser platform

Professional Appointments

  • Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellows, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Fellows, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Fellows, American College of Surgeons and International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • Chief of Staff, Outpatient Surgery Center at Coral Springs
  • Board of Trustees, Northwest Medical Center and S. Florida Insurance Trust
  • Past Presidents, Broward County Ophthalmology Society
  • Chief of Surgery, Northwest Medical Center

Charitable Giving

Our doctors participate in charitable surgical eye missions, leading teams of surgeons into developing countries in Central and South America and Europe to help fight blindness.  They also care for our own less fortunate through the Caridad Clinic.