Dr. Sidney Gicheru, MD

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Lasercare Eye Center 440 W Lyndon B Johnson Fwy Ste 300 Irving, TX 75063 Get Directions
Dr. Sidney Gicheru, MD
Dr. Sidney Gicheru, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Irving, TX. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Gicheru is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Irving, Baylor Surgical Hospital at Las Colinas, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine and Medical City Las Colinas.

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Dr. Gicheru's Care Philosophy

LaserCare Eye Center is a Medical and Surgical Practice that strives to be a Center of Excellence of Eyecare and Eye Surgery. It was founded in 2000. A wide range of medical services are provided including Comprehensive Eye Exams, LASIK, Cataract surgery, Contact lens exams, Glaucoma surgery and Diabetic Laser. Besides Dr. Gicheru, there are 2 other doctors in the practice: Dr. Hines and Dr. Nguyen, who are both Ophthalmologists.

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3.7
based on 27 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Gicheru's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Kosse, TX |
Dr. Gicheru is an excellent surgeon. I was treated like a member of the family. He was carefu lin explaining everything to me. Was a wonderful experience and best of all I can see! I feel like I have a new lease on life. not the "cattle Call" experience I had at Boothe. THESE PEOPLE REALLY CARE! Thanks again to doc and his staff.
in Irving, TX |
Dr. Gischeru has been consistently great for many years. I've had cataract surgery, many check ups and other procedures. Quality of work, EXCELLENT, the best. Staff is very good. You will experience an extremely qualified physician. I highly recommend Dr. Gischeru . Steve
in Irving, TX |
Dr. Gicheru recently did my cataract surgery and it was the most wonderful experience. My slogan is "I once was blind but now I see!" I did not realize my cataracts were causing so much trouble. I actually thought I was going blind and there was nothing that could be done to correct my eyesight. I now do not even need glasses to drive my sight is so good. I did the upgraded lenses and got laser treatment for correction also and this was just the best thing I ever did for myself and my eyesight.
richardson, TX |
Excellent doctor, so pleased, so thorough, very patient with my mom......i loved everything about this practice except the wait on first visit for cataract surgery. Support staff excellent. Special kudos to Stephanie. Thank you!
in Southlake, TX |
Fantastic doctor, brilliant surgeon, would recommend to anyone. Love the staff too.
in North Richland Hills, TX |
First time visit, not a very good one. Shuffled around from room to room. Minimal time spent with the Doctor. Talks way to fast and visit was hurried. Tried to schedule additional test within week, even after stating that my condition was not a major concern. No other patients were waiting in the office during my entire visit. Not sure why the additional test could not have been completed the during the same office visit. Felt like I was buying a used car and not receiving an eye examination.
Plano, TX |
An arrogant bedside manner. The eye surgery he did on me didn't work. Whenever I asked him questions, he seemed annoyed & left the room. I spent about 45 minutes with all his peripheral staff, and only 5 minutes with the doctor. And in the end, no one helped me with my eye condition, but they did overcharge me. They asked me for payment up front, then charged my insurance, and never refunded me my money. They asked for proof & when I gave it to them, they still didn't give me my over $100 back.
in Dallas, TX |
DID WORK UP ON EYE APPOINTMENT AND THEN SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT TO GET STARTED AND THE DAY BEFORE THE CANCELLED THE APPOINTMENT. THIS WAS PLANNED FOR THE END OF THE YEAR FOR MEDICAL REASONS. SO NOW OUT THE MONEY AND HAVE TO GO FIND A DOCTOR THAT HAS INTEGRITY. NOTHING LIKE BEING ROBBED BLIND!
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Dr. Gicheru's Care Philosophy

LaserCare Eye Center is a Medical and Surgical Practice that strives to be a Center of Excellence of Eyecare and Eye Surgery. It was founded in 2000. A wide range of medical services are provided including Comprehensive Eye Exams, LASIK, Cataract surgery, Contact lens exams, Glaucoma surgery and Diabetic Laser. Besides Dr. Gicheru, there are 2 other doctors in the practice: Dr. Hines and Dr. Nguyen, who are both Ophthalmologists.

Dr. Gicheru'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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Outstanding Service Aware - UT Southwestern Medical School - Department of Ophthalmology, 2003-8
    • Leadership Development Program, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2012
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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • 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 Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trachoma
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Beth Israel Hospital / Harvard Medical School

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Texas-Southwestern Medical School Dept. Of Ophthalmology

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    Southern Methodist University(Smu)

    Graduated in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • LASIK
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy