About us

Our Physicians

robert mahanti


A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Robert L. Mahanti, M.D. went on to Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. Dr. Mahanti completed his Post-Doctoral training as Resident in Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He also completed a Fellowship in Refractive Surgery. Dr. Mahanti is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Mahanti has been in private Ophthalmology practice in the Arizona area since 1992. He enjoys golfing, flying, and spending time with his family.

In addition to his clinical appointments, Dr. Mahanti maintains memberships in several professional societies, including:

  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Dr. Mahanti’s international experience includes:

  • Ophthalmologist, LBJ Tropical Medical Center, American Samoa
  • Invited teacher with J. Charles Casebeer M.D. to teach and demonstrate radial keratotomy and automated lamellar keratoplasty in India. Courses taught in Ahmedabad, Madras, and Hyderabad.
  • Invited guest to teach cataract surgery, Jinan Center Hospital, Jinan, China.

Dr. Mahanti has given numerous presentations and has published articles in his areas of expertise involving Ophthalmology.

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The Practice

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The Eye & Laser Center’s first priority is delivering the highest quality eye care to the population of Flagstaff and its surrounding communities. Dr. Mahanti while having special training and expertise in refractive surgery (procedures to reduce dependence on glasses and contact lenses), he provides a wide range of services. Outpatient cataract and other eye surgery are provided by an on-site facility with state-of-the-art equipment. Diabetic and glaucoma lasers can be performed on-site. Routine and emergency care are provided on a daily basis. Visiting subspecialists regularly use the office to assist with difficult eye problems.
Dr. Mahanti is on active staff at Flagstaff Medical Center and helps with trauma, medical eye consults and emergencies. He has an excellent rapport with other physicians in the Flagstaff community and regularly works with them in helping patients with their eye and vision problems. He is proud and humbled that many of our local physicians and their family members have chosen him for their eye surgery.
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