Dr. John Hwang, MD

Dr. John Hwang, MD

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Dr. John Hwang, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Laguna Hills, CA. He graduated from Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons and specializes in ophthalmology, ophthalmic surgery, and more.Read his story

23521 Paseo De Valencia Ste 207

Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Eye Cancer
very high
more than 94% of peers
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
very high
more than 94% of peers
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Hwang's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hwang "John Hwang, M.D., M.B.A. received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, NY. In addition to his primary MD degree, he also received a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School. Dr. Hwang then completed his medicine internship at Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, HI. He subsequently completed his residency at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University, followed by a combined medical and surgical vitreoretinal fellowship at Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California. Dr. Hwang has authored numerous papers in the peer-reviewed ophthalmic literature with expertise in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration and surgical management of proliferative diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, and macular hole. Dr. Hwang sees patients at the Newport Beach, Laguna Hills, and Santa Ana offices."

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4  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Technology
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

85  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Dystrophy, Vitelliform, Adult-Onset
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Detachment With Break
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Scarring
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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22  Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Injection Therapy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Macular Hole Surgery
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Freezing (Cryopexy)
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Harkness Eye Inst Columbia University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Doheny Eye Inst-USC Sch Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Southern Calfornia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hwang has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hwang's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hwang to family and friends
20 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (19)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Hwang's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

First visit and very happy with
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I definitely recommend Dr. Hwang to family and friends. In fact, I already told my brother-in-law to see him.
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I recently visited Dr Hwang for a macular problem and was scared out of my mind. However, the doctor was so reassuring and nice! He explained his findings to me clearly and answered all my inquiries. He genuinely cares about his patients and really enjoys doing his job. I wish more doctors were...more
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Best M.D. west of the Mississippi. And probably east also!
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Dr Hwang is excellent. I had serious problems with both of my eyes and needed surgery. The Dr was excellent and was always there when I had questions. I have all my eyesight back now. A real professional.
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