Dr. Sidney Gicheru, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 49
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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.

440 W Lyndon B Johnson Fwy Ste 300

Irving, TX 75063

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Dr. Sidney Gicheru, MD

Dr. Sidney Gicheru, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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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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Dr. Gicheru's Experience

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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
2

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
84

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

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Procedures

  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • Southern Methodist University(Smu)
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Beth Israel Hospital / Harvard Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of Texas-Southwestern Medical School Dept. Of Ophthalmology
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000

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
Media & Publications

Dr. Gicheru has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gicheru's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gicheru to family and friends
3.6
based on 29 total reviews (10 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
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Ft Worth, TX |
Dr. Gicheru provides very competent, professional and confident eye care. This office stresses following "doctor's orders" so that patients understand that eye health is their responsibility, too.
Dallas, TX |
I had a terrible experience at Laser Care Eye Center today with Dr.Gicheru. Apparently, he has horrible bed side manners and really no sympathy or care for his patients. I don't appreciate arrogance. That's how he made me feel. I will never go back to this doctor and I will make sure my husband doesn't either. I'm always fair and honest with all my reviews and am advising you to go elsewhere. I had a terrible experience trying to book the first appointment which took me three tries!
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 accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthKeepers Plus POS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Gicheru has admitting privileges

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine
1650 W College St
Grapevine, TX 76051
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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Irving
1901 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75061
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Baylor Surgical Hospital at Las Colinas
400 W Lyndon B Johnson Fwy
Irving, TX 75063
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Medical City Las Colinas
6800 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75039
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