Ophthalmologists

Himanshu Aggarwal, M.D.

Himanshu Aggarwal, M.D.

Office Locations:
10501 Telegraph Rd., Ste 102
Taylor, MI 48180
(313) 228-5341 Phone
(313) 451-8287 Fax

10474 W Jefferson Ave
River Rouge, MI 48218
(313) 551-3552 Phone
(313) 451-8287 Fax

Specialty: Ophthalmology
  • Cataracts
  • Lids
  • Glaucoma
  • Premium Intraocular Lenses
  • CyPass Micro-Stent

Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology

Languages:
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi

Practicing Since: 2012

Shareholder of Southgate Surgery Center

Michelle Akler, M.D.


Office Location:
Akler Eye Center
2841 Monroe St., Ste 1
Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 563-3937 Phone
(313) 563-3930 Fax

Web Site:aklereye.com

Specialty: Ophthalmology
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Lids
  • Premium Intraocular Lenses
  • CyPass Micro-Stent

Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology
Dr. Akler is also a member American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery. She actively participates in the Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and the local chapter of the Women in Ophthalmology.

Languages:
  • English

Practicing Since: 1999

Shareholder of Southgate Surgery Center

Marilyn Belamaric, M.D.

Marilyn Belamaric, M.D.

Office Location:
15055 Plaza South Dr.
Taylor, MI 48180
(734) 287-2666 Phone
(734) 287-3864 Fax

Web Site: southlandeyeclinic.com

Specialty: Ophthalmology
  • Cataracts
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma

Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology

Languages:
  • English
  • Spanish

Practicing Since: 1974

Shareholder of Southgate Surgery Center

Patient Testimonial:
"Dr. Belamaric is the greatest and the staff is courteous and professional." - R.M.

Kamal Gupta, M.D.

Kamal Gupta, M.D.

Office Locations:
19335 Allen Rd.
Brownstown, MI 48183
(734) 479-5580 Phone
(734) 479-5586 Fax

4020 Venoy Rd. #600
Wayne, MI 48184
(734) 595-9422 Phone
(734) 326-3164 Fax

Web Site:eyeclinicsofmichigan.com

Specialty: Ophthalmology
  • Cataracts
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Premium Intraocular Lenses
  • ORA System®
  • Glaucoma
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Retina

Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology

Languages:
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi

Practicing Since: 1990

Shareholder of Southgate Surgery Center

Patient Testimonial:
"I am always treated great by Dr. Gupta and his staff. I would recommend him to anyone." - J.T.

Saif Hafeez, M.D.

Office Locations:
19335 Allen Rd.
Brownstown, MI 48183
(734) 479-5580 Phone
(734) 479-5586 Fax

4020 Venoy Rd. #600
Wayne, MI 48184
(734) 595-9422 Phone
(734) 326-3164 Fax

Web Site: eyeclinicsofmichigan.com

Specialty: Ophthalmology
• Cataracts
• Premium Intraocular Lenses
• ORA System®
  • Glaucoma Management
  • CyPass Micro-Stent

Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology

Languages:
• English
• Urdu

Practicing Since: 2007

Shareholder of Southgate Surgery Center

Doctor's Statement:
"Southgate Surgery Center provides my patients with comfort and convenience. They are all extremely happy with the care they receive."

Hasan Hakim, M.D.

Hasan Hakim, M.D.

Office Location:
6425 Schaffer Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 581-3888 Phone
(313) 583-3019 Fax

Web Site: eyeoneye.com

Specialty: Ophthalmology
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma Management
  • Eyelid Surgery

Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology

Language(s):
  • English
  • Arabic

Practicing Since: 1997

Patient Testimonial:
"I am in awe with your caring staff, from the beginning of my procedure to the end. Your attributes are outstanding. Thank you all." - V.Q.

Gregory Katz, M.D.

Office Location:
5477 W. Clark Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 434-6000 Phone
(734) 434-7005 Fax

Web Site: huroneye.com

Specialty: Ophthalmology
  • Cataracts
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Premium Intraocular Lenses
  • iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass
  • Glaucoma Management
  • CyPass Micro-Stent

Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology

Practicing Since: 1993

Shareholder of Southgate Surgery Center

Patient Testimonial:
"I experienced courtesy and professionalism at its very best." - M.A.

Daniel Kozlow, M.D.

Daniel Kozlow, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Office Location:
23874 Kean Street
Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 626-0909 Phone
(313) 551-5688 Fax

Web Site: Kozloweye.com

Specialty: Ophthalmology
  • Cataracts
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Premium Intraocular Lenses
  • ORA System®
  • Glaucoma Management
  • Eyelid Surgery

Board Certifications: American Board of Ophthalmology

Practicing Since: 1990

Shareholder of Southgate Surgery Center

Patient Testimonial:

"I was very impressed with Dr. Kozlow and his staff. They put me at ease and treated me like a VIP. I would never go to any other doctor." - K.W.

Frank Nesi, MD

Office Location:
29201 Telegraph Rd. #324
Southfield, MI 48034
T- (248) 357-5100
F- (248) 746-0683


Website: Facialworks.com

Specialty:
•Eyelid Surgery
•Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology

Dr. Nesi is also a Fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), which indicates that he has special training and expertise in the subspecialty of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Nesi is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.). He currently serves as Chief of Oculoplastic Surgery at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. He also holds a faculty appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Languages: English

Practicing Since: 1972

Office Location:
29201 Telegraph Rd. #324
Southfield, MI 48034
T- (248) 357-5100
F- (248) 746-0683

Website: Facialworks.com

Specialty:
•Eyelid Surgery
•Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certification:
American Board of Ophthalmology

Languages: English

Practicing Since: 2003

Julie Reno, M.D.

Office Location:
15055 Plaza South Dr.
Taylor, MI 48180
(734) 287-2666 Phone
(734) 287-3864 Fax

Web Site: southlandeyeclinic.com

Specialty: Ophthalmology
  • Cataracts
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Premium Intraocular Lenses
  • ORA System®
  • Glaucoma Management
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • CyPass Micro-Stent


Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology

Practicing Since: 2000

Shareholder of Southgate Surgery Center

Patient Testimonial:
"I was treated so nice and Dr. Reno is wonderful! I didn't wait long and the surgery was quick. I definitely recommend this surgery center to all." - B.K.

Snigdha Singh, M.D.

Office Location:
8950 S. Telegraph Rd.
Taylor, MI 48180
P- (313) 295-3937
F- (313) 295-2006


Website: switcheyecenter.com

Office Location:
15055 Plaza South Dr.
Taylor, MI 48180
(734) 287-2666 Phone
(734) 287-3864 Fax

Web Site: southlandeyeclinic.com

Specialty: Ophthalmology
  • Cataracts
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Premium Intraocular Lenses
  • ORA System®
  • Glaucoma Management
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • CyPass Micro-Stent



Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology

Practicing Since: 2000

Shareholder of Southgate Surgery Center

Patient Testimonial:
"I was treated so nice and Dr. Reno is wonderful! I didn't wait long and the surgery was quick. I definitely recommend this surgery center to all." - B.K.

Jerome Switch, D.O.

Office Location:
8950 S. Telegraph Rd.
Taylor, MI 48180
P- (313) 295-3937
F- (313) 295-2006


Website: switcheyecenter.com

Specialty:
•Cataracts
•Eyelid Surgery

Board Certification:
American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology

Languages: English

Practicing Since: 1985

David Tukel, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Office Location:
1922 Monroe
Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 274-7540 Phone
(313) 274-7544 Fax

Web Site:tecdearborn.com

Specialty: Ophthalmology
  • Cataracts
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Premium Intraocular Lenses
  • ORA System®
  • Glaucoma Management
  • Eyelid Surgery

Board Certifications: American Board of Ophthalmology
Fellow American College of Surgeons

Practicing Since: 1988

Shareholder of Southgate Surgery Center

Patient Testimonial:

"Dr. Tukel is very compassionate and took the time to listen to my concerns. The surgery came out excellent." - D.B.

Gastroenterologists

Sudarshan Singal, M.D.


Office Locations:
2070 Biddle Ave., #1
Wyandotte, MI 48192
(734) 283-4460 Phone
(734) 283-6560 Fax

4160 John R #608
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 833-1333 Phone
(313) 833-0570 Fax

Specialty: Gastroenterology
  • Colonoscopy
  • Scope of Esophagus and Stomach (EGD)
  • Screening procedures may be scheduled directly with SSC
  • Accepts most insurances, call for more details
  • Only Medicaid accepted: Molina
  •  ColonoscopyAssist™' provider

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Fellowship in Gastroenterology

Practicing Since: 1973

Languages:
  • English
  • Hindi

Shareholder of Southgate Surgery Center

Patient Testimonial:
"I was very nervous when arriving, not having this procedure done before, and everyone was very helpful and friendly. Thanks Dr. Singal and staff!" - C.S.

Stephen Watts, M.D.

Office Location:
3333 Biddle Ave., Suite D
Wyandotte, MI 48192
(734) 285-2405 Phone
(734) 285-2435 Fax

Specialty: Gastroenterology
  • Colonoscopy
  • Scope of Esophagus and Stomach (EGD)
  • Screening procedures may be scheduled directly with SSC
  • ReShape Weightloss Program
  • Accepts most insurances, call for more details
  • Does not accept Medicaid
  •  ColonoscopyAssist™ provider

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Fellowship in Gastroenterology

Practicing Since: 1981

Patient Testimonial:
"I felt as if I was your only patient. Thank you Dr. Watts." - A.L.

In Memoriam

Martin I. Apple, M.D.

Martin I. Apple, M.D., 57, died on April 13, 2013. Without question, he will be deeply missed and we honor his memory for the extraordinary contribution he made in lives of so many individuals. As a performing physician of ophthalmology at Southgate Surgery Center, he was an exceptional colleague and friend who will be well-remembered for his clinical achievements and excellence. Throughout his career, his philosophy was to work as a team with his patients, offering them the highest quality, medical and surgical care available.

He earned his medical degree at Wayne State University and completed his ophthalmology residency at the Kresge Eye Institute, serving as chief resident. Dr. Apple began practicing ophthalmology in 1984. In 1999 he was honored with the Hugh Beckman Award for his commitment to furthering the education of the next generation of ophthalmologists. In 2011 and 2012, Dr. Apple was nominated by fellow Metropolitan Detroit physicians for the Hour Detroit Magazine Top Docs award.

Dr. Apple performed cataract and LASIK surgery, diabetic eye disease management and glaucoma treatments. He was an experienced refractive surgeon, being one of the first ophthalmologists in the Detroit area to perform radial keratotomy (R.K.) in 1986. Since then, he performed thousands of cataract and refractive procedures. He was a founding member and past president of the Michigan Keratorefractive Society and received the Patient's Choice Award by Vitals.com, a leading physician review site.

Rest in peace, Dr. Apple.

Lawrence Castleman, M.D.

After 72 years of living an extraordinary life, Dr. Castleman departed our world on August 13, 2014. He was our founder, our leader, our inspiration and the wellspring of the patient-centered cultures of Southgate Surgery Center and Castleman Eye Center. We will miss him dearly and honor his memory by continuing his legacy in our daily work.

Gifted with a beautiful mind, he enrolled at the University of Michigan at the early age of 15 and became an inventive and respected ophthalmologist. He was
one of the first cataract surgeons in the world to perform phacoemulsification,
the ground-breaking and still current technique for using ultrasound to remove cataracts. He invented and patented an intraocular lens which restored clear vision to over 100,000 patient eyes. He was also one of only a few ophthalmologists who performed myopic keratomileusis, an early refractive procedure.

He developed the first Medicare-accredited ambulatory surgery center in Michigan and the second ASC in the United States, Southgate Surgery Center. He was also a founding member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He will be remembered as no less than a visionary in the medical practice of vision.

Dr. Castleman's family considered him a poet with an artistic soul. He was also a veteran, avid outdoorsman, adventurer, world traveler and consummate family man with an insatiable curiosity and endearing, comedic wit.

His accomplishments and contribution to humanity were great indeed. Rest in peace, Dr. Castleman.

Those who wish to further honor the memory of Dr. Castleman may do so by making a contribution to:

Pan Can-Pancreatic Action Network, Inc.
2141 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 7000
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 725-0025

Or a charity of your choice.

Sham Gupta, M.D.

"My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends--
It gives a lovely light!"

- Edna St. Vincent Millay

Dr. Sham Gupta, Chief of Surgery at Southgate Surgery Center, born March 10, 1944, died August 12, 2013, age 69. No less than an extraordinary human being and prolific, gifted surgeon, Dr. Gupta will be remembered with deep respect by our staff and patients.

A graduate of the University of New Delhi Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India, Dr. Gupta completed his residency at Wayne State University Affliated Hospitals, Detroit and had a rotating internship at the Grand Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. He was certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Gupta also held memberships in: Fellow of American College of Surgeons, Fellow of International College of Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Surgeons, Mid-West Surgical Associates, American Society of General Surgeons, and Wayne State Medical Society.

He held numerous current and past appointments: Chief of Surgery, Oakwood Southshore Hospital; Chief of Staff, Oakwood Southshore Hospital; and Chairman Quality Council, Oakland Southshore Surgical Department.

In his "spare" time, he was a passionate collector of fine art and antiques and an avid real estate investor. Memorial tributes may be made to:

Dr. Sham Gupta Educational Fund
Oakwood Southshore Hospital
15500 Lundy Parkway
Dearborn, MI 48126

-or-

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
21311 Civic Center Drive
Southfield, MI 48076

Rest in peace, Dr. Gupta.

Dr. John Ramocki, M.D.

Dr. John Martin Ramocki (age 61) died July 2, 2017. He had a kind smile and witty sense of humor. He loved to read and immersed himself in medieval themed books as well as journals of ophthalmology. He was a dedicated physician who practiced medicine in the patients’ best interest and abided by the Hippocratic Oath. His personal charisma, leadership, and deportment made him a role model for young professionals. In his limited free time, he would enjoy golfing and watching tennis. He also loved to travel surrounded by his loving wife and two sons.

Dr. Ramocki completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and then pursued his medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Internship was at Henry Ford Hospital and he completed his ophthalmology residency as well as his fellowship in oculoplastics, neuro-ophthalmology and orbital disease at the Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University School of Medicine. He was a board-certified ophthalmologist and practiced at Kresge Eye Institute and John D. Dingell VA Medical Center for 30 years, in addition to other clinics in the surrounding Detroit area. He has received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award and was a seven-time recipient of the Kresge Eye Institute Resident Teaching Award. He was also an Associate Professor at Wayne State University.

He will truly be missed, rest in peace Dr. Ramocki.

Those who wish to further honor the memory of Dr. Ramocki may do so by making a contribution to:

Karmanos Cancer Institute or Rose Cancer Center and/or the cancer charity of your choice.