Dr. Lawrence Geisse, MD

Dr. Lawrence Geisse, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Lawrence Geisse, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Los Alamitos, CA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

10861 Cherry St Ste 204

Los Alamitos, CA 90720

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  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
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  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Conjunctival Hemorrhage
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Geisse's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Geisse "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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Geisse "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."

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

62  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
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • 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 Hemorrhage
  • 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
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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13  Procedures

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

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.


  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Methodist Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Mayo Clinic-Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mayo Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Of Missouri / Columbia Campus
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Geisse has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Geisse's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Geisse to family and friends
21 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

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Dr. Geisse's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Very pleasant doctor. Great bedside manner. Very informative and professional. Great staff too. So glad to have found him!
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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
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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

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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.
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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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