Dr. Brandon Rodriguez, MD

Dr. Brandon Rodriguez, MD

Cataract Surgery  ·  
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Age 42
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Dr. Brandon Rodriguez, MD is a cataract surgery specialist in Tarpon Springs, FL. He graduated from Penn State College Of Medicine and specializes in cataract surgery, ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

43309 US Highway 19 N

Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Rodriguez performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Pterygium Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pterygium
very high
more than 99% of peers
Stye
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Rodriguez's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rodriguez "Brandon Rodriguez, MD, is a board certified, award-winning ophthalmologist specializing in advanced cataract and refractive surgery. He is also a cornea trained surgeon, who specializes in pterygium surgery and cutting edge treatments for dry eye syndrome. After obtaining his medical degree from Penn State University College of Medicine, he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy and volunteered to go with a U.S. Marine Corps infantry battalion overseas for 2 deployments, including Afghanistan, after 9/11. Upon returning home and finishing 5 years of active duty military service, he completed his residency in ophthalmology at State University of New York (SUNY) – Downstate Medical Center, eventually serving as a chief resident. Finally, he completed his fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the world-renown Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, in New York City. His advanced training and experience in cataract surgery, LASIK & PRK, pterygium surgery and in cutting-edge treatments for dry eye syndrome have resulted in him serving on numerous medical advisory boards for several pharmaceutical companies throughout the United States. He is published in medical journals and a frequent guest speaker at key medical meetings on cataract surgery and medical and surgical options for corneal diseases. His continued passion to obtain the best surgical results for his patients has resulted in his ability to achieve corrected vision for his post-operative LASIK and PRK patients of 20/20 or better, consistently higher than the national average, according to SurgiVision, LLC (a National LASIK surgical database). During this time, he has also been graced with numerous awards including Who's Who Among Healthcare Professionals & Executives in America, the Mellinger Medical Award and the Hy Berman Memorial Award in Ophthalmology. Dr. Rodriguez lives in Tampa, with his wife Virmary (a Tampa native) and their 3 children. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, cooking and competing in different races, including the Tough Mudder (which benefits the Wounded Warrior Foundation)."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rodriguez "Brandon Rodriguez, MD, is a board certified, award-winning ophthalmologist who is fellowship trained in advanced cataract & LASIK surgery and dry eye treatments. 

His advanced training and experience have resulted in his sitting on numerous medical advisory boards. He is published in medical journals and a frequent guest speaker at key medical meetings on cataract surgery and dry eye disease.

"Patients have better outcomes when they are more in control of their health, better informed about their options and actually participate in their care. I am a stickler for spending time talking with my patients so I can learn as much as they have to tell me. Combined with the most advanced diagnostics and precision measurements are essential to getting the best visual outcomes," said Dr. Rodriguez in a recent interview.

Come see why patients from all over the world trust Dr. Rodriguez for their cataract surgery and dry eye needs."

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4  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

22  Conditions Treated

27  Procedures

  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • BlephEx™ for Blepharitis
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK)
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridotomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • LASIK
  • LipiFlow® Procedure
  • No-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DLEK)
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

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

Dr. Rodriguez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rodriguez's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rodriguez to family and friends
17 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Rodriguez's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (3)

Excellent surgeon! Super excited about my vision after surgery.
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I am not happy with the service I received, the problem with my eye does not improve anything with the treatment that the doctor recommend.
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He is a very personable dr I trust him and would recommend him
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