Dr. Michael Brenner, MD

Dr. Michael Brenner, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
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Dr. Michael Brenner, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Long Beach, CA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Read his story

3950 Long Beach Blvd Ste 200

Long Beach, CA 90807

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid of California
  • Medicare
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Foreign Body Removal from Eye
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Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
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Dr. Brenner's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Brenner " Michael Brenner, MD, FICS (known by most as Dr B) served as Surgical Director of NVision Laser Eye Centers (formerly TLC Laser Eye Centers) and has worked with advanced technologies for more than two decades in all aspects of laser vision correction. Dr B is Assistant Clinical Professor at the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO), and is always involved with hands-on training in the field of refractive surgery management. Fellowship trained at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute (UCLA) and double board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr B's credentials serve as a framework to his extensive experience in the field of vision correction surgery. He has performed more than 50,000 LASIK and other refractive eye procedures over the last 25 years, and was among the first to implant the Multifocal Intraocular Lenses in Southern California in 1997. Dr B is a fellow of both the International College of Surgeons, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Utilizing his roles as Medical Director, Surgical Director and Clinical Professor, Dr B accesses the most advanced technologies in order to help his patients significantly reduce their dependence on reading glasses from a condition referred to as presbyopia, with an surpassed degree of precision. Over the years, Dr B has become a leader in specialty implant technology for the correction of presbyopia, astigmatism and high degrees of vision correction. His ability to understand his patient's needs on an individual basis, allows him to find the best technology and procedure to meet their vision correction goals. Along with his caring teams throughout his Southern California offices, Dr B has been recognized by STAAR® Surgical (Implantable Contact Lens - ICL) as a Center of Excellence™ as well as an advanced provider of Crystalens (Baush Lomb) implantation. Dr B is a frequent lecturer regionally and a regularly invited speaker at national and international events. He also serves as a proctor for other surgeons performing LASIK, advanced cataract surgery and Phakic IOL's. He prides himself on delivering personalized and customized care to his patients and is committed to making himself available to his co-managing network of doctors. "

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Medicine
  • Ophthalmic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acanthamoeba Keratitis
  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Accommodative Insufficiency
  • Adie's Syndrome
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergies
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Arcus of Cornea
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharochalasis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Blurred Vision
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Classic Migraine
  • Coloboma of Lens
  • Common Migraine
  • Congenital Aphakia
  • Congenital Sensory Neuropathy With Neurotrophic Keratitis
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Conjunctivitis Ligneous
  • Conjunctivitis With Pseudomembrane
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Lens Osmosis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Paresis
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Ghost Cell Glaucoma
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Horner's Syndrome
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Inflammatory Glaucoma
  • Intraocular Hemorrhage
  • Iridocorneal Dysgenesis
  • Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iridodialysis
  • Iris Hypoplasia - Glaucoma
  • Iritis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Keratomalacia
  • Lacrimal Disorders
  • Lacrimal Gland Tumor
  • Lens Disorders
  • Macular Corneal Dystrophy, Type I
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Degeneration, Polymorphic
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Ophthalmitis
  • Ophthalmoplegia
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Papilledema
  • Papilloma
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Refractive Error
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Rosacea
  • Scleritis
  • Scotoma
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Severe Myopia
  • Sjögren Syndrome, Primary
  • Sjögren Syndrome, Secondary
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertical Heterophoria
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Visual Migraine
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wrinkles

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Procedures

  • Ablation
  • Alternative Therapy
  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Astigmatism Correction Surgery
  • Botox® Injection
  • Botox® for Blepharospasm
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chemodenervation
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
  • Collagen Injection
  • Color Vision Testing
  • Conductive Keratoplasty (CK)
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Dermal Filler
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Sclera
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Medical Therapy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Humphrey Visual Field Test for Glaucoma
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Incisional Glaucoma Surgery
  • Injection
  • Intracorneal Ring (ICR)
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • KAMRA™ Inlay Procedure
  • Keratoconus Treatment With Contact Lenses
  • LASIK
  • LED Light Treatment for Acne
  • LED Light Treatment for Skin Damage
  • Laser Ablation
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Low Vision Rehabilitation
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • Mesotherapy
  • NLD Probe
  • Nearsighted Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Photo Therapeutic Keratectomy
  • Photocoagulation
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Photorejuvenation
  • Phototherapy
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Punctal Plug Removal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Sub-Tenon’s Block
  • Topical Anesthesia
  • Toric Intraocular Lens Implantation
  • Visian Impantable Collamer Lens (ICL)
  • Vision Screening
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Xeomin® for Blepharospasm

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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.

Education

  • University Of California At Riverside
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Huntington Meml Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Ariz College Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Jules Stein Eye Institute UCLA
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Brenner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Brenner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brenner to family and friends
3.4
based on 10 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Brenner's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Bellflower, CA |
Professional, knowledgeable, and very experienced in many eye surgeries. Everyone I know sees him for eye care and vision correction procedures
in Long Beach, CA |
About 22 years ago this doctor- whose breath could kill an elephant - implanted lenses in both eyes, and then a laser to fix one. Last week one slipped. When I called to get just a brief opinion on what option I do, I was told by his horrible office manager "Sweetie, he doesn't even know who you are, he won't remember you and we don't keep records past five years." And then she hung up on me. Believe this: Your eyes are too i'portant for this guy, who also does "faces" now..
in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA |
The setup he has for doing cataract surgery is brilliant and efficient. He does only left eyes on one day and only right eyes on a different day of the week. Mine was done a number of years ago - what sticks in my mind is the efficient setup he had and how I had absolutely no problems during or after. I have been a patient for a long time. Probably 15-20 years, maybe longer.
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Dr. Brenner accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Advantage
    Aetna EPO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Choice
    Choice Open Access POS
    Choice Plus POS II
    Choice POS
    Choice POS II
    Choice PPO
    Elect Choice
    Elect Choice EPO
    Elect Choice PPO
    Health Fund
    Health Fund POS
    Health Fund PPO
    Health Network Option Open Access
    Signature Administrators PPO
    Traditional Choice
    Traditional Choice POS
    Traditional Choice PPO
    Traditional PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    State Employees Program
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Added Advantage POS
    Basic EPO
    Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
    Blue Shield of California PPO
    Healthy Families EPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna EPO
    Cigna Network
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Commercial EPO
    Commercial PPO
    Connecticut General Life Insurance
    Disney Cigna Local Plus
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna EPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Indemnity EPO
    Network Open Access
    Open Access
    Open Access Plus PPO
    Open Access POS
    Select Network POS
    Select Network PPO
  • Health Net
    Health Net POS
    Health Net PPO
    HealthNet
    Tricare
    Tricare EPO
    Tricare PPO
  • Humana
  • Medicaid of California
    Medi-Cal
    Medicaid of California PPO
  • Medicare
    Medicare Advantage PPO
    Medicare of California PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    MultiPlan Wellmark PPO
    PHCS Network
    PHCS Network EPO
    PHCS Network POS
    PHCS Network PPO
    PHCS Open Access PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
    Principal Financial Group PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Basic PPO
    CarePlus
    CarePlus Medicare Advantage PPO
    Choice
    Choice EPO
    Choice Plus
    Choice Plus EPO
    Choice Plus PPO
    Community Plan
    Copay Select
    Core PPO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Brenner has admitting privileges

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
2801 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90806
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Miller Children's & Women's Hospital - Long Beach
2801 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90806
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