Dr. John Swan II, MD

Dr. John Swan II, MD

Anterior Segment Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
57 y/o
22 reviews

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

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John L. Swan, MD graduated cum laude in molecular biology from Vanderbilt University and received his Medical Degree from the...Read more

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Patient Reviews (11)
in Montgomery, AL |
Dr. Swan and his staff did an excellent job preparing me and walking me through the procedure. I can't say enough great things about them and the experience I had with lasik surgery.
in Valley, AL |
Very professional! Explained every detail and him and his staff are excellent!! Would recommend Dr. Swan and Dr. McFadden and the Staff at Montgomery Eye Physicians to everyone!
Montgomery, AL |
The surgery was easy and the experience was really great. The staff was friendly and helpful and made you feel safe.
Montgomery, AL |
I had the best LASIK surgery experience at Montgomery Eye Physicians with Dr. Swan and his staff. The staff was patient in answering all my many questions and there was absolutely no pressure from them to get the surgery. They were so kind and caring throughout the entire process and were with me through every step of the way. Dr. Swan and his team made every effort to make sure I was comfortable and relaxed. I couldn't ask for a better experience.
in Clanton, AL |
I would Highly recommend Dr. Swan II to anyone with major eye disorders. I have or had Salzmann's Nodular Corneal Degeneration. Dr. Swan performed surgery on both eyes, March 7, and May 2, 2016. The left eye is GREAT and the right eye is almost Great. The surgery was traumatic, but I would certainly use Dr. Swan if I needed the surgery again at a later date.
in Montgomery, AL |
Very thorough. Lots of experience. Very satisfied. Staff is top-notch.
in Montgomery, AL |
Definitely took the time to explain all parts of the procedure and did not rush me out of any of my appointments with him.
in Montgomery, AL |
Would recommend because of results. Also appreciated his willingness to answer questions, something not all docs will do.
in AL |
Dr. Swan and his entire staff are top notch. I am so pleased with the outcome of my Lasik surgery. I just wish I would have done it sooner.
in Troy, AL |
In past, have really appreciated Dr. Swan. But just received notice time to schedule husband's yearly exam. Called to make appointment, but next available was almost a year in the future. Something not right there. My husband is diabetic and needs YEARLY exams. If no cancellations occur so he can get in earlier, I may find another doctor for him. Very discouraging!
in McKenzie AL |
Dr Swan is a great doctor. The good Lord guided him through my surgery
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Dr. Swan II says...

John L. Swan, MD graduated cum laude in molecular biology from Vanderbilt University and received his Medical Degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1985. He completed his internship at the Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham, and his residency in ophthalmology at the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans. In addition, he completed a fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Schools Affiliated Hospitals in Dallas. Board-certified in ophthalmology, he served on the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center before joining Montgomery Eye Physicians in 1991.

Dr. Swan has over 25 years of cornea, cataract and refractive surgery experience, including DSAEK, corneal transplantation, no-stitch cataract surgery, radial and astigmatic keratotomy, ASA, refractive lensectomy, and LASIK using iLASIK CustomVue technology. As one of the most experienced laser surgeons in the country, Dr. Swan has performed refractive surgery on members of his own family, office staff and physician colleagues, and twice has been named one of the Top 100 LASIK Surgeons in the U.S. among a network of over 1,000 physicians.

Originally from Mobile, Dr. Swan and his wife Pamela have a son and daughter in college. He enjoys sailing and golf.

Dr. Swan II says...

Dr. Swan is a board certified, fellowship-trained corneal specialist.

Dr. Swan II's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


  • Medical School
    University of Alabama At Birmingham

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Transitional Internship-Medicine & Surgery-Carraway Methodist Medical Center

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Ophthalmology-Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cornea and External Disease-University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Schools Affiliated Hospitals

    Completed in 1990

  • Undergraduate School
    Vanderbilt University

    Graduated in 1981

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Uveitis

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy