Dr. Brandon Rodriguez, MD

Cataract SurgeryMaleAge 45

Dr. Brandon Rodriguez, MD is a Cataract Surgery Specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rodriguez to book an appointment.

Dr. Rodriguez

St Luke's Cataract and Laser Institute

9400 DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR ST N Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Rodriguez's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rodriguez

4.9

Based on 179 ratings

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I have been seeing Dr. Rodriguez for the past 4 months since my surgery on my right eye. After surgery plus different procedures I am still legally blind by FL driving standards. The Doctor has not given up hope and I have another appointment scheduled early September. Hopefully we can schedule laser surgery for astigmatism and that this will fix the problem. He is an excellent doctor with a challenging patient. He takes the time to discuss treatments in layman terms. Thank you.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Current Patient/female – Aug 31, 2021
He seems to be a very competent surgeon based on my family’s experience. Very professional approach.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Long wait times
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Aug 26, 2021
I'm a Chaplain and, in all honesty, I'm not the easiest patient. Having made a couple of mistakes selecting physicians in the past, I didn't want to trust my eyesight to just anyone, especially having a complication with pseudo-exfoliation glaucoma. When you read Dr. Rodriguez's background, you're immediately impressed. When you meet him in person, you're even more impressed. Dr. Rodriguez did both of my eyes (cataract surgery) within the last month. Trusting him with my vision was the best medical decision I've made in the last 25 years. The surgery was quick, painless, and with a clear plan for follow-up to ensure no complications. From check-in, to pre-op, to post-op, the staff was great. And of course, being a Chaplain, it was especially meaningful that on both surgery days, the technician in the pre-op room offered to pray with me before surgery. Thank you to Dr. Rodriguez and all of the staff at St. Luke's. I could never imagine going anywhere else for eye care.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Tom McQueen, M.Div. – Jul 30, 2021
Had worrisome expectations of what the outcome would be, but Dr. Rodriguez calmed me by what his findings were.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 19, 2021
I had cataract surgery on both my eyes this past March, 2021, by Dr. Rodriguez. He is a dedicated surgeon who truly cares about his patients. My surgery results have given me a new prospective of what sight one can have with a truly gifted surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Rodriguez to anyone seeking cataract or refractive surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Charlene Ralyea – Apr 06, 2021
He & staff were good explaining everything to me.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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No results
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Dalia Perez Kerchner – Mar 31, 2021
I have never been so amazed at the exceptional care of Dr. Rodriguez and his remarkable surgery staff. From the screeners outside to the very last minute at St. Lukes, I was treated so well and have never encountered anything before like this entire procedure, in my lifetime!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joan – Feb 26, 2021
My grandfather and I were incredibly pleased with the St. Luke's team we were helped by yesterday. Megan was incredibly kind and answered all the questions we had. There was an older gentleman who did my grandfather's testing who was knowledgeable and patient. The front office lady, whose name I forget but she was pregnant, was so kind and responsible. Dr. Rodriguez was efficient in his evaluation and took the time to answer any questions and thoroughly explained the next steps towards surgery. We are very happy with our visit and look forward to being further taken care of by Dr. Rodriguez and the St. Luke's team! Thank you for your help!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Eileen – Oct 28, 2020
Dr. Rodrigues performed both pterygium and cataract surgery on my eyes and he was superb all three times. I would highly recommend him and the St. Luke’s staff. I am a New Yorker where some of the greatest doctors are, but I went back to Florida to have Dr. Rodrigues do my surgeries.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 24, 2020
I Have been a patient of Dr. Rodriguez since 2014 and in July of 2020 he preformed DSAEK surgery on my right eye. It went VERY well and my vision continues to improve daily. The doctor and the staff at St. Luke's are very professional and helpful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Donna Johnson – Aug 03, 2020
I was pleased with how thorough Dr. Rodriguez is in explaining everything in detail in a way that it is easily understood. He is patient and understanding and answered every question and concern that I had.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Renee D. – Jul 10, 2020
I was so impressed with the level of service , and looking forward to surgery. Super staff works well with Dr. Rodriguez and patients.
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Elizabeth – Jun 16, 2020
He is a Fantastic caring doctor! Will not go anywhere else!
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Jun 12, 2020
I was amazed at the overall experience
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 10, 2020
Excellent Doctor, very professional, friendly and caring attitude.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Felix Mockel – Oct 21, 2019
Well informed. Answered all my concerns. Was patient. Vision restored clearly. Very satisfied!
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Oct 17, 2019
Very professional very informative I would highly recommend to anyone looking to improve their eyesight
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Donald Hunsaker – Oct 12, 2019
Dr Rodriguez has a way of getting you to relax either before or after an operation. The Tarpon Springs facility is great. When I first arrived there, in the St Lukes van I saw so many people in the waiting room. They are so efficient though and everything goes like a fined tuned clock. I was very pleased with Dr Roderiguez’s operation on my cornea. Even though it’s taking a little longer for that eye to see perfectly clear again, this was explained to me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 10, 2019
The man is a ROCK STAR! Incredibly professional, skilled, also friendly and engaging. He explains everything and puts you completely at ease. His staff should win awards for their professionalism and attention to detail - not to mention their very genuine, caring attitudes. My cataract was removed and a new lens implanted in less than 6 minutes. I'm still in awe that I can see so well, and without glasses! Truly miraculous!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Suzzanne Siegel – Oct 07, 2019
Had laser surgery in my left eye he was very nice and understanding he explained everything to me
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Vivian Smith – Oct 06, 2019

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Brandon Rodriguez, MD, is a board certified, award-winning ophthalmologist who is fellowship trained in advanced cataract & LASIK surgery and dry eye...Read more

Biography

Brandon Rodriguez, MD, is a board certified, award-winning ophthalmologist specializing in advanced cataract and refractive surgery. He is also a...Read more

Specialties

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Fellowship Hospital
State Univeristy Of New York-Downstate Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Penn State College of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Whos Who Among Healthcare Professional and Executives, ---
  • Polk County Eye Care Award, ---
  • Hy Berman Memorial Award in Ophthalmology, ---
  • U.S. Navy Veteran, --
  • Penn State College of Medicine Mellinger Medical Award, ---
  • United States Navy Health Professions Scholar, ---
  • University of South Florida Alumni Award, ---
  • Penn State College of Medicine Alumni Endowed Scholar Award, ---

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Brandon Rodriguez, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Brandon Rodriguez, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Rodriguez's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Brandon Rodriguez, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Brandon Rodriguez, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rodriguez frequently treats Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea, Corneal Erosion, and Cataract Removal Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rodriguez treats.

Where is Dr. Brandon Rodriguez, MD's office located?

Dr. Rodriguez's office is located at 9400 DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR ST N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33702. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Brandon Rodriguez, MD speak?

Dr. Rodriguez speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Brandon Rodriguez, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Rodriguez has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Rodriguez's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rodriguez performs Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rodriguez performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Corneal Erosion
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rodriguez treats Corneal Erosion more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rodriguez treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Cataract Removal Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rodriguez performs Cataract Removal Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Rodriguez performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Rodriguez's conditions and procedures:

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Examination
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Iridectomy
  • Lazy Eye
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pinguecula
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Vision Screening
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(727) 328-7700

Dr. Rodriguez accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
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Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthFirst
Humana
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MultiPlan PPO
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UnitedHealthCare
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Locations

St Luke's Cataract and Laser Institute

Saint Lukes9400 DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR ST N Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
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Practice

St Lukes Cataract & Laser Institute43309 US Highway 19 N Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
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Compare with other Cataract Surgery Specialists

Compare Dr. Rodriguez with our nearby Cataract Surgery Specialists at Largo Medical Center.

Make an appointment at Largo Medical Center today at (727) 440-4823.

These providers are on the medical staff of Largo Medical Center.