Dr. Adam Gess, MD

Dr. Adam Gess, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 37
Dr. Adam Gess, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Buffalo, MN and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from University of Minnesota School of Medicine in 2008 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

1700 Highway 25 N

Buffalo, MN 55313

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • PreferredOne
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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 93% of peers
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 93% of peers
more than 85% of peers

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Dr. Gess' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gess "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gess " To provide the highest quality care for each patient, and to help them achieve their personal goals for their vision."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

50  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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18  Procedures

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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Wheaton College (IL)
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • University of Minnesota School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Kaiser Permanente San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • California Pacific Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • University of Utah
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gess has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gess' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gess to family and friends
5 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gess' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I had a great experience with everything with Dr. Gess.
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