Dr. Scott Greenbaum, MD

Dr. Scott Greenbaum, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Scott Greenbaum, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Forest Hills, NY and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

6860 Austin St # 301A

Forest Hills, NY 11375

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
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Top Care Areas

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Glaucoma Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers
Blocked Tear Duct
very high
more than 95% of peers
Tear Duct Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Greenbaum's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Greenbaum "In addition to being a caring physician, I have always been creative and an inventor. I have developed many of the steps I use today to remove cataracts and to treat dry eyes. I have gone so far as to have been awarded a US Patent on a device I invented to numb the eye before all major types of eye surgery. The Greenbaum Anesthesia Cannula has been used all over the world, successfully, saving patients from the known complications of needle delivered Anesthesia. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Greenbaum "Anyone interested in my profile should know I'm a caring, considerate and extremely capable physician, dedicated to furthering the delivery of the safest, best care for his patients. My life's work has been the safe elimination of needles from eye surgery. I patented an instrument to accomplish this important goal and licensed it to Alcon Surgical, who over the years has sold it worldwide. I get special joy knowing someone somewhere has been saved from needle derived trauma to their optic nerve, retina, or eye muscles directly due to my work. I have also developed my own techniques of identifying patients for and performing  monovision cataract  and dry eye surgery. The former allows accurate vision at distance and near Without the use of "progressive type multifocal lenses" and the latter relieves my patients from the need for temporizing eye drops, gels, and Restasis/Xiidra. "
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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Disorders
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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27  Procedures

  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Keratomileusis
  • Monovision
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Tear Drainage Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


  • Boston University 6 Year BA/MD Program
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Greenbaum has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Greenbaum's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Greenbaum to family and friends
24 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

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Dr. Greenbaum's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

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Dr. Greenbaum Says:

 I am an MD because I do- as CP agrees in her ratings - take the appropriate amount of time with each patient in order to appropriately address their individual concerns, one by one. Most of my colleagues hire "techs" - nonprofessional trained  technicians to take the patient's history, and perform individual parts of the exam so that the MD can, as CP says "process" patients faster. I see why CP left my practice, because she


Patient Comments (5)

Best Cataract surgeon and one of the best people I know.
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Dr Greenbaum has taken care of my parents, children, my husband, and myself. He is warm, caring, intelligent, and great at what he does.
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A patient walked in without an emergency and walked out when told they could not be seen. I see emergency patients on the spot, but others have to make an appointment. Using "Healthgrades" as retribution is not fair.

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I am visiting Dr Greenbaum for the past 20 years.. He cares a lot about each patient he has. He is so good that my daughters & my niece - are under his excellent supervision.. He is very much dedicated to his profession. My blessings to him & his family. Meenu
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He is a great doctor (knowledge and patient treatment). However, I noticed few things quite often and therefore I had to change my doctor:His assistant overbook appointments and the doctor processes patient slowly, hence the big crowd. Last time, I got an appointment at 9, I arrived on time, and...more
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