Dr. Frank Bucci, MD

Dr. Frank Bucci, MD

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Cornea & Refractive Surgery  |  
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65 y/o
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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.

Bucci Laser Vision

189 N Main St

Old Forge, PA 18518
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Geisinger Health Plan

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Cataract Removal Surgery
high
more than 89% of peers
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
normal
more than 79% of peers
Cataract
normal
more than 76% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bucci "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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Specialties

  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Technology
  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma 3, Primary Congenital, A
  • Glaucoma in Epithelial Ingrowth
  • Glaucoma in Phacomatoses
  • Glaucoma, Normal Tension, Susceptibility to
  • Hazy Vision
  • Intraocular Hemorrhage
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macula Halo Syndrome
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • University Of Florida, Gainesville
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Albany Med Center Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Jersey Shore Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bucci's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bucci to family and friends
3.6
based on 26 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Bucci's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in PA |
There are no words to describe the miracle of having my vision lost, and then restored completely, painlessly, professionally by Dr Bucci and his awesome Staff!! I still can't believe I can see this clearly! I had Bad vision my whole life, heavy ugly glasses and didn't realize I had Cataracts in my 40's The staff is like a family, the care, professionalism and expertise are rare these days! In 7 minutes I was given better vision then I've ever had!! Thank You from the bottom of my heart
Shavertown, PA |
Excruciatingly painful cataract surgery; Vision was not fully corrected; Eye problems resulting from the surgery were not pro-actively addressed, leading to permanent on-going eye problems He tried to push for an additional procedure costing another $1600 on top of the $3600 just paid for the cataract removal; fortunately another doctor was able to solve the problem with eye drops and patience
in Glen Lyon, PA |
I had catarct surgery in both eyes. Dr Bucci determined that I had a very bad astigmatism in both eyes along with my nearsightedness. I wore glasses for over 45 years. The surgery results exceeded my and Dr Bucci's expectations. Nearsightedness and astigmatism is almost non existant. I now only use glasses for reading. I was treated with the highest of professionalism by the whole staff. I highly recommend Dr Bucci.
in Wilkes Barre, PA |
I HAD A FEW PROCEDURES DONE BY DR. BUCCI HE EXPLAINED EVERYTHING TO ME I NO LONGER NEED GLASSES I CAN SEE UP CLOSE & FAR AWAY. I HAVE RECOMMENDED HIM TO A FEW FRIENDS & FAMILY MEMBERS THEY ARE ALL PLEASED WITH THEIR RESULTS. HE IS THE BEST
in Mountain Top, PA |
I had lasik surgery by Dr. Bucci and it was great. The staff, along with Dr. Bucci, was wonderful. I could see 20/20 the next day. Lasik was the best decision I ever made!!
in Scranton, PA |
Courteous, competent, no wasted time. Good follow-up and well linked to my regular doctor.
in NYC |
AWFUL
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Hospitals where Dr. Bucci has admitting privileges

Geisinger - Community Medical Center
1800 Mulberry St
Scranton, PA 18510
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Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
1000 E Mountain Dr
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711
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Wilkes - Barre General Hospital
575 North River Street
Wilkes Barre, PA 18764
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