Dr. Lawrence J. Geisse, MD

Dr. Lawrence J. Geisse, MD

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Ophthalmology | Male | 66 years old

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Care Philosophy

We care for your eyes, your health, and for you. Your eyes are the windows to your soul and tell us so much about you. In our office, we care about all of our patients and will go above and beyond to provide the best care to each of our patients. Our highly trained and experienced team of nurses, technicians, opticians, and receptionists always keep patient care as their number one priority! Dr. Geisse has been in the practice of medicine and ophthalmology for over 30 years. Dr. Geisse and his team are constantly working hard to provide the best care and treatments available. All patient exams, surgeries and follow-up care are conducted by Dr. Geisse and his team. Excluding referrals to specific specialists, under no circumstances will any patient be passed off to another physician. Continuity of care is of the utmost importance to Dr. Geisse and his staff.Read more

Personal Bio

Dr. Geisse Bio Dr. Geisse was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the oldest of 10 children. He was appointed...Read more

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Dr. Geisse's Reviews

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4.8
based on 20 total surveys (2 with reviews)
Dr. Geisse'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 Reviews (2)
in compton, ca |
he cant do surgery. it took a long time for my cataracts. I have blurry vision. I had to go somewhere else to get it fixed
We are sorry to hear about your experience with us. Determining vision after surgery can be difficult. We take a lot of time discussing options and outcomes with our patients before surgery so we were disappointed to read your review. Thank you for your feedback
in Long Beach, CA |
I was referred to Dr. Geisse by a Physician and recommended highly by a friend. He knew exactly what my eye issues were and what exams were necessary. He is very patient and and answers any and all questions asked. Wait times can be lengthy, but he's busy.
Thank you so much for your positive review. Thank you for understanding that the time Dr. Geisse spends with each patient may cause a delay in appoinement times. Thank you so much for your feedback
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Dr. Geisse Bio

Dr. Geisse was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the oldest of 10 children. He was appointed to and attended the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Dr. Geisse then played Professional Soccer in St. Louis, Missouri, for one year before deciding to attend Medical School at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, where he was awarded membership into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He was awarded Fellowship in Pathology during Medical School and spent one year in research and intensive study on complex medical problems. Dr. Geisse completed his internship at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana before going to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for his Ophthalmology Residency.  During these years, Dr. Geisse has authored and published numerous papers dealing with a diverse range of topics including tumors of the iris, early detection of cancers, personal space and laser treatments for a variety of disease and problems. Dr. Geisse received his certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1984.

Dr. Geisse moved to Long Beach, California in 1984 and is currently on staff at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, St. Mary's Medical Center in Long Beach, and Los Alamitos Medical Center. He examines, diagnoses, and treats patients for all eye diseases and problems. Dr. Geisse performs most eye and eyelid surgeries and enjoys working through complicated cases.

Dr. Geisse still plays soccer and entertains family members from all over the country. He enjoys bridge, chess, golf skiing, and many other sports.

Dr. Geisse's Care Philosophy

We care for your eyes, your health, and for you. Your eyes are the windows to your soul and tell us so much about you.  In our office, we care about all of our patients and will go above and beyond to provide the best care to each of our patients. Our highly trained and experienced team of nurses, technicians, opticians, and receptionists always keep patient care as their number one priority!

Dr. Geisse has been in the practice of medicine and ophthalmology for over 30 years. Dr. Geisse and his team are constantly working hard to provide the best care and treatments available. All patient exams, surgeries and follow-up care are conducted by Dr. Geisse and his team. Excluding referrals to specific specialists, under no circumstances will any patient be passed off to another physician. Continuity of care is of the utmost importance to Dr. Geisse and his staff.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Background Check

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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Capsule Clouding
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    Methodist Hospital

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Clinic-Rochester
    Mayo Medical School

    Completed in 1984

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Missouri / Columbia Campus

    Completed in 1978

  • Undergraduate School
    Stanford University

    Graduated in 1973

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • LASIK
  • Laser Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Trabeculectomy
  • YAG Iridotomy
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy