Dr. Ronald Gaster, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 70
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Dr. Ronald Gaster, MD
Dr. Ronald Gaster, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Beverly Hills, CA. He is 70 years old and has been practicing for 44 years. Dr. Gaster is affiliated with Olympia Medical Center, UC Irvine Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Cedars - Sinai Medical Center.

50 N La Cienega Blvd Ste 340

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Contact Information
Dr. Ronald Gaster, MD

Dr. Ronald Gaster, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Care Philosophy

As a top eye doctor with a subspecialty in Cornea, Cataract & Refractive Surgery and expertise in Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL) to treat keratoconus and ectasia, I optimize the vision of my patients with cutting edge technology, advanced microsurgical technique, 20 years as a Professor of Ophthalmology & compassion. Now in private practice, I am in US News & World Report's 2012 Top Doctors, 2014 Southern California SuperDoctors, 2014 Best Doctors in America, and 2014 Top Doctors of Orange County.
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Dr. Gaster's Experience

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Dr. Gaster'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
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Herpes (Herpes of the Eye)
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Laser Therapy for the Anterior Segment

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

  • Cornell Univ
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1969
  • University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • University Calif San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • University Calif San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • University Of Chicago
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Manhattan Eye Ear Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, 2007
  • Orange Coast Magazine's "Top Doctors of Orange County", 2011
  • Orange County Medical Association "Physician of Excellence", 2011
  • Best Doctors in America, 2011
  • President, Orange County Society of Ophthalmology, 2002-2004
  • Los Angeles Magazine's "Southern California Superdoctors", 2008
  • Outstanding Teacher Award by the University of California, Irvine, Residents, 2008
Media & Publications

Dr. Gaster has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gaster's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gaster to family and friends
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Dr. Gaster's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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Dr. Gaster accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Care Connection PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Guardian
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare
    PacifiCare PPO
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Gaster has admitting privileges

Cedars - Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
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Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
2801 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90806
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Olympia Medical Center
5900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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UC Irvine Medical Center
101 The City Dr S
Orange, CA 92868
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