Dr. Mark Siegel, MD

Dr. Mark Siegel, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
45 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Mark Siegel, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Beaufort, SC. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 18 years.Read his story

Sea Island Ophthalmology

111 High Tide Dr

Beaufort, SC 29906
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Choice Health
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • MagnaCare
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MVP Health Care

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dry Eyes
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Siegel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Siegel "It is my utmost honor and privilege to provide the highest level of patient care with the most modern technology available. We place our patient’s best interests first and collaborate with them to maintain or improve their most important sense - vision Dr. Siegel is a Board Certified Ophthalmic Surgeon and Medical Director of Sea Island Ophthalmology, LLC. He has been treating patients with ocular disease in the Lowcountry for over fifteen years. Dr. Siegel’s focus is on medical and surgical solutions to eye diseases, such as cataract, glaucoma, diabetes and macular degeneration. His special interest is true microincisional cataract surgery utilizing the smallest incisions and the latest intraocular lens implants for the correction of presbyopia and astigmatism. Dr. Siegel has performed thousands of cataract surgeries and has been instrumental in bringing these new intraocular lens technologies to Beaufort County. In fact, Dr. Siegel ranks in the top ten percent of surgeons implanting premium lenses by volume in the Southeast. He has authored several clinical publications and has spoken internationally as well as focusing on future clinical trials at Sea Island Ophthalmology. After graduating with High Honors from the University of Michigan where he was inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Society, Dr. Siegel earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia, where he graduated at the top of his class. He completed his rotating surgery internship at the MERC/MSU program in Grand Rapids, MI. Dr. Siegel then went on to complete his Ophthalmology Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina – Storm Eye Institute. He subsequently completed a Fellowship in Diseases of the Retina and Macula at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans. Dr. Siegel is a Board Certified Ophthalmic Surgeon specializing in cataract and refractive cataract surgery, selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) for the treatment of Glaucoma, as well as laser treatment of secondary cataracts, diabetes, and other retinal vascular diseases. He has active privileges at Beaufort Memorial Hospital where he is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Medical Executive Committee. He maintains active privileges at MUSC where he is an adjunct clinical professor of Ophthalmology. He performs surgery at the surgery center of Beaufort and the Bluffton-Okatie Outpatient Surgery Center. His interest in providing patients surgical solutions to render them spectacle-free has positioned him as one of the leading cataract surgeons in the region."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Siegel "As a highly skilled and respected eye surgeon, Dr. Siegel and his staff provide the highest level of patient care in an environment where each patient is treated like a family member. We strive to exceed your expectations by providing the best care possible. As a specialist in cataract surgery, Dr. Siegel offers treatment options for patients who desire independence from glasses. He utilizes the most advanced techniques available to achieve the best possible surgical outcomes. For over 40 years, Sea Island Ophthalmology has been the premier provider of eye care for the residents of Beaufort, Hampton, and Jasper Counties. Carrying on the tradition of excellence begun by Dr. Williams and continued by Dr. Weidener and Dr. Ceips, Dr. Siegel has continued this commitment to providing the highest level of patient care."


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  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pterygium Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Virginia / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Grand Rapids Area Medical Education Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Siegel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Siegel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Siegel to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
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Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

in Augusta, Ga |
Highly recommend Dr. Siegel. He is an extremely well skilled, excellent surgeon. The care you receive before, during and after surgery is unmatched. The office staff is wonderful, answering any and all questions. After hour care is done by Dr. Siegel himself. Every step of your surgery, pre-op,...more
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Beaufort, SC |
I would definitely recommend Dr. Siegel. He is very personable. He is also very hands on.
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in Beaufort, SC |
Dr. Siegal performed my cataract surgeries and I have nothing but high praise for his skill, bedside manner, and results. I feel like a new person.
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in Beaufort, SC 29907 |
I highly recommend Dr. Mark Siegel--- I appreciate his quick response to my ophthalmic emergencies---he has seen me through a few serious eye issues--- a big thank you for his kind, professional care! Bob J. Beaufort, SC
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in Beaufort, SC |
Dr. Siegel came highly recommended to me and he did not disappoint. He is very knowledgeable and very caring. He gave me options and explained them so that I could understand. I was very confident in his ability to perform my surgery. His staff is very supportive and knowledgeable as well. I...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Siegel accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • First Choice Health
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MagnaCare
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MVP Health Care
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Siegel has admitting privileges

Beaufort Memorial Hospital
955 Ribaut Rd
Beaufort, SC 29902
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