Dr. John Sorenson, MD

Dr. John Sorenson, MD

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Age 65
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Dr. John Sorenson, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in ophthalmology, ophthalmic vitreous surgery, and more.Read his story

460 Park Ave Fl 5

New York, NY 10022

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Retinal Hemorrhage
very high
more than 99% of peers
Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retinal Dystrophy
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Sorenson's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Sorenson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sorenson "Dr. Sorenson is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in vitreoretinal surgery and macular disease. He is a nationally recognized expert in the care of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and in the surgical management of retinal detachments as well as macular hole and macular pucker surgery. He is on the surgical staff at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital. He has authored and co-authored over 100 articles in peer reviewed journals and has lectured at many scientific meetings throughout the world. He has participated in many of the teaching activities of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and in 1996, received its Honor Award for his services. He received the Honor Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists in 2006. His research interests primarily involve the diagnosis and treatment of age–related macular degeneration. He serves as a scientific reviewer for the major ophthalmology journals."
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3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy
  • Adult Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Cone Dystrophy
  • Cone Rod Dystrophy
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Floaters
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Degeneration, Polymorphic
  • Macular Dystrophy, Vitelliform, Early-Onset
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pigmentary Retinopathy
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • 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 Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinitis Punctata Albescens
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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19  Procedures

  • Avastin® Injection
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Surgery
  • Lucentis® Injection
  • Optomap® Retinal Exam
  • Pneumatic Retinopexy
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Freezing (Cryopexy)
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Retinal Testing
  • Retinal Thermal Laser Therapy
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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

  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Santa Clara Vly Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Calif San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sorenson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sorenson's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sorenson to family and friends
5 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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Dr. Sorenson'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 (3)

Excellent service. Staff very helpful to get me an appointment. Dr. Sorenson did a thorough exam of my eyes and was able to make me feel confident that my issues were going to resolve.
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went here when my previous retina doc retired professional, personable, and thorough I could not have asked for a better experience nor a more complete explanation of my issues
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The Best!
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