Aristomenis Thanos, MD

Patient Rating:

5.0 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Retina and Vitreous Disease and Surgery

My Areas of Focus:

Trauma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Epiretinal Membrane, Macular Hole, Retinopathy of prematurity


English, Greek



About Me:

Dr. Aris Thanos received his medical degree from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. Upon graduation, he performed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Harvard Medical School investigating the mechanisms of vision loss after retinal detachment. Dr. Thanos completed his ophthalmology residency at Harvard Medical School Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary and fellowship training in adult and pediatric vitreoretinal surgery at Associated Retinal Consultants of William Beaumont Hospital. In 2016, he received the Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Award, the highest honor for a vitreoretinal surgery fellow in the United States. His research interests pertain to adult and pediatric retinal diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity and familial exudative vitreoretinopathy.. From a surgical standpoint, his interest pertain to macular hole without face down positioning, complex forms of retinal detachment, among others.

Fellowship: Associated Retinal Consultants - William Beaumont Hospital
Residency: Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology
Internship: Metrowest Medical Center
Medical School: University of Athens
Year I Started Practice: 2017
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
Publication: Retina Today, International ophthalmology clinics, Eye & Brain, OSLI Retina

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  5.0 out of 5.0

  Jun 28, 2024
Devers is great and Dr Thanos is superb!

  Jun 27, 2024
Phenomenon scientist and physician works diligently to keep my eyes healthy. Tremendous compassion and kindness.

  Jun 10, 2024
Dr Thanos was thorough and very informative

  Jun 6, 2024
Dr. Thanos was friendly and efficient; great bedside manner. He helped quell my anxiety; I left more optimistic than when I arrived.

  Jun 6, 2024
Loved how they explained and gave option for me to choose, I would have been lost otherwise.

  Jun 6, 2024
Dr Thanos is a careful, caring physician practicing my care in a conservative manner, as it should be. The positive outlook and attitude he exudes is also expressed by his upbeat staff.

  May 20, 2024
Very professional staff

  May 14, 2024

  May 9, 2024
I'm more than happy with this provider and associated staff!

  Apr 11, 2024
Excellent doctor! Skills, communication, kindness! Thank you

  Apr 9, 2024
One time, they claimed I was getting a free sample of a medication, but I still had to pay for it. The laser thing cost a lot. I might need to know what my cost will be next time and maybe skip

  Apr 8, 2024
All my visits with this provider has been very helpful

  Apr 1, 2024
Everyone there is exceptional period.

  Apr 1, 2024
Doctor Tannos is a great Pioneer doctor making a difference on those with dufficult retina -eye issues. You have a great doctor to be commended for his treatment and care of patients.

  Mar 26, 2024
My medical care was excellent by doctor Thanos and his team.The only thing I believe.Legacy needs to do is put my mental health provider.In contact with my.Physical care provider. I have complex PTSD.And communication.With my mental health provider would have been helpful.

  Mar 25, 2024
Nothing bad, all very good!

  Mar 22, 2024
I checked in 15 minutes prior to my 1:45 appointment....they didn't let Dr Thanos office upstairs at Devers know that I had checked in...after going to both registration desks again I finally got to his exam room at 2:45....apparently they didn't check me in....I had also checked in on line previously....Dr Thanos and his staff are always very kind and professional....although the wait time was very frustrating I guess human error is always possible.

  Mar 22, 2024
Wish all providers were as friendly and efficient as the team is along with doctor Thanos.

  Mar 22, 2024
Very kind, came in on [date removed] to check progress after procedure.

  Mar 14, 2024
Except for Dr Thanos, I may be looking for other providers who will honor my Regence insurance.

  Mar 12, 2024
The Doctor was on top of his game. He showed me a model of an eye and explained to me what was wrong with my eye. He was very good at his explanation.. From that he showed me why we were going to get another review in 6 weeks to see how things were going.

  Mar 12, 2024
Dr. Thanos is an excellent physician. Highly recommend.

  Mar 7, 2024
Terrific knowledgeable doctor plus an excellent, friendly and efficient staff.

  Mar 4, 2024
Dr. Thanos is knowledgable and a very good listener that provides complete thoughtful responses. The treatment received was successful as predicted.

  Feb 22, 2024
Dr.Thanos was very busy. I was in the clinic for over two hours for my appointment. I would like more explanations about what might occur when I leave, before I leave. This injection did not hurt as others have as I waited for an hour after numbing and before the injection.

  Feb 19, 2024

  Feb 13, 2024
I was scheduled for the wrong location. Very frustrating.

  Feb 12, 2024
Excellent visit and care. Can't say enough about how good this Doctor is, and how well this clinic is run.

  Feb 1, 2024
Dr. Thanos is an excellent and caring doctor. I would refer him to anyone asking about him.

  Feb 1, 2024
Always a 10!

  Jan 29, 2024
Excellent doctor, extremely knowledgeable.

  Jan 29, 2024
Outstanding service all around!

  Jan 23, 2024
Calling the every clinic to get my initial appointment as new patient was terrible, but once booked, things went extremely well.

  Jan 22, 2024
All good

  Jan 12, 2024
Snow storm left a skeleton crew, made timing a little off, and expected. As a person who uses disabled placards it would be better for me if there were accessible spots closer to the Eye Clinic and easier to access.

  Jan 9, 2024
Office has to many clients.

  Dec 22, 2023
Slightly awkward checking-in on 1st floor and then going up to the second floor to wait. Just a few extra steps.

  Dec 22, 2023
Wait time was very long but staff was very courteousl and Dr Thanos was excellent

  Dec 21, 2023
Dr. Thanos was extremely professional & expedited my care in hope to improve life. He is awesome

  Dec 18, 2023

  Dec 18, 2023
All the staff were very courteous.

  Dec 15, 2023
Dr. Thanos is one of two top doctors I have bee blessed to have in my years of living.

  Dec 15, 2023
Comfortable to communicate with

  Dec 12, 2023
Devers Eye(s), if not rated as the number one eye clinic in America, they should be. Please extend my deepest appreciation and sincere wishes for "everyone" at not just Devers but the entire Legacy Health System network for giving me one of the necessary needs I require to exist; that being the feeling of safety, security and love as, I'm guessing, a byproduct of their passion(s) to serve those in need.... Scientifically AND as in my case, without the means to be able to dream of affording, let alone being able to remain hopeful for the future! Thank you ALL!Merry Christmas!

  Dec 12, 2023
The doctors were very kind, respectful and knowledgeable. I'm very happy to have been referred and to be having surgery there.

  Dec 12, 2023
I am seeing This eye Dr for an extreme eye problem that he is treating w eye injections that aren't on the formulary that Pacificare usesI am a long term Legacy RN and am fortunate that he has samples as this treatment is helping my eye condition. Pacificare should reconsider what they authorize

  Dec 7, 2023
Dr Thanos is a very caring and friendly specialist and his attitude and personality is reflected also in his staff who are always friendly, nice and helpful. I feel very lucky to have Dr Thanos as my Retinologist and would highly recommend him to anyone who needs specialized eye care or surgery

  Dec 4, 2023
The wait time was long.

  Dec 4, 2023
This was a first time visit for an urgent analysis and procedure. The experience was excellent as Dr. Thanos was very thorough including excellent dialog.

  Dec 1, 2023

  Nov 30, 2023
All good.Great doctors & staff

  Nov 30, 2023
In spite of the fact that I have to get a large needle in my eye (not as bad as it sounds, as they are very careful to ensure comfort), visits to treat my wet AMD are always most pleasant. All the staff are amazing, as is Dr. Thanos, who has a wonderful chairside manner, listens to my concerns, laughs at my terrible jokes and, most Important, excels in his area of expertise. I am certain that if I can leave this world with my sight mostly intact, it will be because of Dr. Thanos. He and his staff are wonderful.

  Nov 28, 2023
Doctor Thanos.Is very kind and considerate and thorough?I trust him totally.The medical assistance we're also very kind.I have absolutely no complaint.

  Nov 28, 2023
Office staff taking photographs seemed haphazard and disorganized; not familiar with the ophthalmology cameras.

  Nov 28, 2023
Dr Thanos is the best Dr on my team. He could sell me an iceberg

  Nov 20, 2023
This doctor has saved y vision and continues to do so. I cannot say enough positive things about his expertise, compassion and abilities. I feel very fortunate to have been given him at this tenuous period of my life.

  Nov 10, 2023
First rate

  Nov 9, 2023
I was extremely pleased and satisfied with all aspects of my recent visit. As usual, everyone was very professional, friendly and informative.

  Nov 9, 2023
I am more than pleased with the care I received and will continue to receive!

  Nov 9, 2023
Dr Thanos is easy to talk to, communicative, patient, kind, trustworthy.

  Nov 6, 2023
Excellent visit with the doctor. Only bad part was the traffic getting there.

  Nov 3, 2023
Dr. Thanos is an excellent surgeon and extremely patient & courteous provider. I owe him my eye sight. His assistance and all people working at his office are very friendly. I thank them all from bottom of my heart

  Oct 20, 2023
The visit was very good and all the staffs were very professional

  Oct 5, 2023
Never have had a bad experience with Legacy. It seems like everyone I come on contact like the job.

  Oct 5, 2023
Dr. Thanos was very busy with other patients. Staff were good about reporting this overload.

  Sep 21, 2023
Dr Thanos and his tech team were very nice and thorough.

  Sep 12, 2023
I had only five minutes with the specialist. A woman in street clothes walked into the tiny room I was stuck in. Started an eye exam without introducing herself. Got annoyed when I didn't get what she was doing. I complained. And she was wearing perfume. The tech guy was annoid when I opened the door after another 20 minutes in that tiny room.It was a nightmare visit.

  Sep 11, 2023
Excellent office, Dr. Thanos is thoughtful and considerate. I feel very comfortable under his care.

  Sep 8, 2023
Dr. Thanos is the BEST eye surgeon I have had in my lifetime. He follows my wet macular degeneration very closely, gives me effective treatments, and shows a phenomenal amount of compassion to me as a person. I have recommended him to three friends.

  Aug 25, 2023
Excellent visit all-around

  Aug 24, 2023
I feel well cared for.

  Aug 22, 2023
I had to wait a very long time between segments of the visit. I had other obligations later in the day and very stressed that I wouldn't get out in time. My appointment lasted an hour and 15 minutes for a total of25 minutes of contact time. The ophthalmologist was hustling from one room to another and I was at the end of the line apparently. Not his fault, the clinic demands this.

  Aug 18, 2023
Everyone was so nice and attentive, even funny when I was nervous. Same with the person that helped me over the phone when I called about my concerns - she took the time to ask the Doctor about my symptoms, called me back and got me in that same day. All was wonderful.

  Aug 10, 2023
Dr Thanos is probably the best dr I have ever had. Smart, caring, accessible and skilled.

  Aug 7, 2023
Dr Thanos and staff are absolutely fantastic in their efficiency and care and skills. Grateful I have access to this team at Legacy Deavers eye clinic.

  Aug 7, 2023
I trust my eyesight to Dr. Thanos. I feel that says it all.

  Aug 3, 2023
Everyone I encountered during my most recent visit was friendly, professional, and knowledgeable.

  Aug 3, 2023
Dr. Thanos is wonderful. He is compassionate, competent and caring, humorous and personable. Although the appointments involve treatments that are uncomfortable, he and the support staff always make my experience there as excellent and pleasant as possible.

  Aug 3, 2023
I did not have any of the staff that makes me uncomfortable so that was good. I can't have the guy that pushed my head into the camera ever again!

  Jul 27, 2023
Everything went very well from the start to the finish of the care thst was provided..