Frank A. Bucci, Jr., MD is an internationally recognized expert in refractive and cataract surgery. He has been a pioneer in refractive surgery, having performed the first RK, AK, PRK and LASIK procedures in Wyoming Valley. He has performed over 9,000 refractive surgeries, in addition to performing almost 28,000 other microsurgical ophthalmic procedures. Dr. Bucci founded Bucci Laser Vision in 1998, he has been and continues to be our sole surgeon. Dr. Bucci has given hundreds of presentations related to his research. The following is a list of only the major ophthalmic meetings in which Dr. Bucci was an invited lecturer. He has also published over 75 articles in the peer-reviewed medical literature. His most significant contribution, freeing patients from a lifetime of bifocals, occurred with his landmark presentation on December 2, 2005 in Las Vegas. At this meeting of the Las Vegas IOL Symposium, Dr. Bucci was the first ophthalmic researcher in North America and Europe to demonstrate that mixing and matching the Multifocal implants both achieved the highest levels of spectacle independence and patient satisfaction. Dr. Bucci has been invited to share his results at world-wide ophthalmic conferences. As of March 2009, Dr. Bucci was the first surgeon to implant the FDA approved Tecnis Multifocal lens and has implanted hundreds of these to date. He is the #1 Mulifocal surgeon in PA - Top 10 in the USA. Bifocal patients who have these lenses implanted prior to developing cataracts will never need cataract surgery in the future. Check out our No Bifocal Honor Roll for a listing of over 600 patients who have benefited from this advanced technology. You may even find someone from your home town. In 1998, Dr. Bucci founded the Bucci Cataract & Laser Vision Institute dedicated solely to correcting eye disorders through the pursuit of excellence in eye surgery. Dr. Bucci performs LASIK procedures in his LASIK Suite in the lower level of his Wilkes-Barre main office/surgery center. It houses the latest state-of-the-art LASIK technology which includes the only free standing excimer laser in Luzerne County featuring Wavescan and Intralase "Bladeless" CustomVue laser vision applications from VISX. In 2000 Dr. Bucci founded the Angelina Theresa Bucci Eye Surgery Center, which offers the latest technology and highly trained ancillary staff. The Center is not only licensed by the PA Department of Health, but also Medicare Certified and Accredited by the AAAHC.
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Correcting eye disorders through the pursuit of excellence in eye surgery for over a decade. Frank A. Bucci, Jr., MD is an internationally acclaimed eye surgeon who was voted by his peers as one of the Top 50 Ophthalmologists in the United States as published in Catract and Refractive Surgery Today.
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Top Care Areas for Dr. Bucci by Patient Volume
Dr. Buccitreated this condition for more patients than 99% of his peers nationwide.
Dr. Buccitreated this condition for more patients than 91% of his peers nationwide.
Dr. Buccitreated this condition for more patients than 87% of his peers nationwide.
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Where our data comes from - The data you see on providers' Healthgrades profiles comes from both the provider and public sources. The Top Care Areas section uses public data from billing claims that providers submit to insurance companies. That data is filed nationwide on behalf of the provider to either the government or a private health insurance company.
How we evaluate our data - Patient volume is analyzed by provider and compared nationally with all providers who perform the same procedure, or treat the same condition. We organize the volume data in percentile ranking from 'may perform' for the lowest claims volume to 'Very High' for the highest claims volume data. For a given condition or procedure, performance categories are defined based on 80%, 90%, and 95% confidence intervals from the average patient volume for all providers in our database. Providers identified as ‘may perform’ do not have sufficient volume for Healthgrades to create a statistical evaluation.
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
Glaucoma 3, Primary Congenital, A
Glaucoma in Epithelial Ingrowth
Glaucoma in Phacomatoses
Glaucoma, Normal Tension, Susceptibility to
Macula Halo Syndrome
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Visual Field Defects
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Cataract Removal Surgery
Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
Laser Cataract Surgery
Ocular Surface Reconstruction
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
Sutureless Cataract Surgery
YAG Laser Capsulotomy
Malpractice Claims not available
Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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