Dr. George Reiss, MD

Dr. George Reiss, MD

Ophthalmic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Reiss is a board certified eye physician and surgeon. He first treated Valley patients in 1986 as a visiting Chief Resident from the Mayo Clinic-Minnesota. Dr. Reiss is fellowship trained in glaucoma and has extensive experience with many techniques of modern eye surgery, including small incision and no needle cataract removal. Dr. Reiss has served as a clinical instructor for resident eye physicians from the Mayo Clinic-Minnesota, and Wills Eye in Philadelphia. In 1993, Dr. Reiss was named the Team Ophthalmologist for the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League, where he manages both general eye care and major injuries. He has consulted for other professional sports teams including the Phoenix Suns, Mercury and Rattlers. He has evaluated players for the San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, and Seattle Mariners during their spring training seasons. Previous appointments include the Phoenix Roadrunner and Mustangs hockey teams. His medical background includes receiving his Medical Doctor degree from the State University of New York with an internship at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY, and residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Reiss received his glaucoma fellowship training at the University of Illinois Eye Center in Chicago. In 2007 Dr Reiss served as President of the Phoenix Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Reiss is a consultant for the Arizona Ophthalmic Trauma Service.

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6677 W Thunderbird Rd Ste F101

Glendale, AZ 85306
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Our practice is comprised of Dr. George R. Reiss, Dr. Shamil Patel, Dr. Vinay Dewan, Christina Sorenson, OD, and Shenita Freeney, OD. We have an excellent reputation in the Valley for providing premium ophthalmic care to our patients. Our Physicians are Board Certified and are up-to-date on the latest techniques in modern eye surgery. Our doctors are fellowship trained in Glaucoma Care.
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Dr. Reiss' Experience

Dr. Reiss' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Color Blindness
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Stye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Watering Eyes


  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vision Screening

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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


  • Southern Connecticut State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • School of Medicine SUNY at Stony Brook
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Winthrop University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Mayo Medical Clinic / School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Mayo Medical Clinic / School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Of Minnesota
    Other Education | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Reiss has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Reiss' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Reiss to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Reiss' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Las Vegas, NV |
I am very disappointed with Dr.Reiss. I had been his patient for a long time. He bumped me off as his patient and passed me off to a new partner, who is not as experienced or qualified as Dr.Reese. I do not recommend Dr.Reese for such behavior.
in Panama City, 08 |
I love the initial service, but getting a phone call answered. No one answers the phone.
in Sun City, AZ |
I have been his patient for 16 years while he treated my severe case of Glaucoma. He has preformed many treatments over this period. I trust this man as well as Dr. Patel with any procedure they offer. Dr. Reiss has even come to the office on Sunday to solve problems for me. Wait times do vary in this office depending on unforeseen problems. I trusted this man with my life.
in Phoenix, AZ |
I consider Dr Reiss to be extremely well qualified and one who takes great care in providing appropriate care for glaucoma patients. He never seems rushed and is willing to provide answers to your questions.
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Dr. Reiss accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
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