Dr. Adam Gess, MD

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Dr. Adam Gess, MD
Dr. Gess grew up in Alexandria, Minnesota and comes from a family of eye doctors. His father is an optometrist in Alexandria and his grandfather served as a missionary ophthalmologist in West Africa. Dr. Gess graduated cum laude from Wheaton College (IL), and pursued medical school at the University of Minnesota. He was selected Alpha Omega Alpha, which represents the top 16% of medical students in the country. He attended California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, CA for residency, where he served as Chief Resident. This program is one of the nation's oldest ophthalmology training programs, and remains highly sought after for its strong clinical and surgical training. Dr. Gess then pursued a corneal and refractive surgery fellowship at the University of Utah, a nationally recognized center for corneal transplantation, cataract surgery, and laser refractive surgery. Dr. Gess serves on the Cataract Surgery Committee for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a frequent contributor to the Academy's Ophthalmic News and Education network. He has numerous published scientific articles in ophthalmology's top journals, and regularly serves as a reviewer for these publications. Dr. Gess has an interest in overseas service, and has worked in Honduras and South India. He speaks fluent Spanish. Dr. Gess is a former All-American swimmer, and enjoys swimming for recreation and exercise. Dr. Gess lives in Maple Grove, MN with his wife and two daughters.

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To provide the highest quality care for each patient, and to help them achieve their personal goals for their vision.

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Buffalo Clinic1700 Highway 25 N
Buffalo, MN 55313
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Dr. Gess' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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Dr. Gess says...

Dr. Gess grew up in Alexandria, Minnesota and comes from a family of eye doctors. His father is an optometrist in Alexandria and his grandfather served as a missionary ophthalmologist in West Africa. Dr. Gess graduated cum laude from Wheaton College (IL), and pursued medical school at the University of Minnesota. He was selected Alpha Omega Alpha, which represents the top 16% of medical students in the country. He attended California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, CA for residency, where he served as Chief Resident. This program is one of the nation's oldest ophthalmology training programs, and remains highly sought after for its strong clinical and surgical training. Dr. Gess then pursued a corneal and refractive surgery fellowship at the University of Utah, a nationally recognized center for corneal transplantation, cataract surgery, and laser refractive surgery.

Dr. Gess serves on the Cataract Surgery Committee for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a frequent contributor to the Academy's Ophthalmic News and Education network. He has numerous published scientific articles in ophthalmology's top journals, and regularly serves as a reviewer for these publications.

Dr. Gess has an interest in overseas service, and has worked in Honduras and South India. He speaks fluent Spanish. Dr. Gess is a former All-American swimmer, and enjoys swimming for recreation and exercise. Dr. Gess lives in Maple Grove, MN with his wife and two daughters.

Dr. Gess' Care Philosophy

 To provide the highest quality care for each patient, and to help them achieve their personal goals for their vision.

Dr. Gess says...

A graduate of one of the top corneal training programs, Dr. Gess has extensive training in all aspects of corneal and refractive surgery, including LASIK, PRK, partial-thickness and full-thickness corneal transplantation, refractive lens exchange, phakic intraocular lens implantation, complex cataract surgery and anterior segment repair.

Dr. Gess says...

Dr. Adam Gess is a corneal, cataract, and refractive surgeon. He is a fellowship-trained corneal specialist, and specializes in cataract surgery, laser cataract surgery, LASIK surgery, and corneal transplantation. His goal is to provide the highest quality care for each patient, and to help them achieve their personal goals for their vision.

A graduate of one of the top corneal training programs, Dr. Gess has extensive training in all aspects of corneal and refractive surgery, including LASIK, PRK, partial-thickness and full-thickness corneal transplantation, refractive lens exchange, phakic intraocular lens implantation, complex cataract surgery and anterior segment repair.

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in Minnesota not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Minnesota School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2008

  • Internship Hospital
    Kaiser Permanente San Francisco

    Completed in 2009

  • Residency Hospital
    California Pacific Medical Center

    Completed in 2012

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Utah

    Completed in 2013

  • Undergraduate School
    Wheaton College (Il)

    Graduated in 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy