Dr. Steven C Dresner, MD

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Dr. Steven C Dresner, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School medical school in 1976. He is affiliated with medical facilities Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center and Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Dresner to book an appointment.

Dr. Dresner

Center for Facial Appearance PC

2121 Wilshire Blvd Ste 301 Santa Monica, CA 90403
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Dresner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dresner

4.4

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I had extensive orbital surgery by another surgeon. Unfortunately there were complications and additional surgeries were required leaving an area of droopy skin under my right eye. While it really bothered me, after everything I had been through with the surgeries I lived with it for over ten years. I finally decided it was time to deal with it and having received an excellent recommendation about Dr. Dresner from another medical professional, went in for a consult with him. I felt very confiden
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Carlsbad, CA – Nov 15, 2017
I was referred to Dr. Dresner by three different doctors. He has a very good reputation among physicians on his surgery skill. I have facial nerve paralysis on one side, so my surgery was not the ordinary eyelid lift. He is an excellent surgeon and I am very pleased with the results. He also did surgery on my husband and my mother. Yes, I would recommend him to my family and friends.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Pam R. in Los Angeles, CA – Aug 12, 2017
Recently had upper and lower eyelid surgery by Dr. Dresner ... fantastic experience ... remarkable results ... far exceeded my expectations! His practice - Eyesthetica - was outstanding ... very professional and well organized. Staff in office and the Surgery Center were excellent, well trained, friendly and caring. Highly recommend Dr. Dresner!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jim in Brentwood, CA – Mar 02, 2017
I was very pleased with the results of my eyelid surgery!
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Rosalia Alba in San Dimas, CA – Feb 09, 2017
I'm a 5 Star Recommender of the trust I have in Dr. Dresner operating on my eyes. I had an outwardly turned and sagging lower eyelid that was causing me to have eye irritations including infections. I did have some previous work done by another doctor, who was not an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon so consequently I ended up seeing Dr. Dresner to correct my bilateral eyelid retraction. I am so grateful to have had him perform the surgery. I look and feel so much better now.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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John J in Glendale, CA – Jan 11, 2017
I had a very good experience with Dr. Dresner, he is very polite, respectful and kind to patients. He is professional and caring. I would recommend him to all my friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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K.shahkamal in Northridge, CA – Jan 05, 2017
Nice guy, caring and very smart. All went well and I'd recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Malibu, CA – Sep 09, 2016
Did what he said he would do without any problems. What more can one ask? Surgery group was above special. Will be recommending two of my friends.
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r. moser in Venice, CA – Sep 08, 2016
Two years ago Dr. Dresner did an eye lift and removed the bags under my eyes and I'm thrilled by the results, as well as being more than satisfied with the entire experience. Dr. Dresner was patient and caring and a real artist! His entire office staff is first class - always a good reflection on the doctor. I look ten years younger and nobody can tell I had any surgery at all. I wish I needed another surgery so I could have another excellent Dr. Dresner experience!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Los Angeles, CA – Sep 03, 2016
I would never recommend this doctor. Waited over an hour for a consultation. Rude and arrogant. Then charged me for a procedure I never had. I have a medical background and therefore am familiar with medical terminology. A layman would assume the doctor knows what he's doing/billing and would pay up. This is just wrong.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jane B in Los Angeles, CA – Aug 24, 2016
Dr. Dresner is a true artist! He perfectly performed an upper blepharoplasty when I was 40 years old. Recently (& 24 years later) it was time to get rid of my under eye puffiness, plus clean up my upper eyelids. Dr. Dresner is kind, honest and gentle. He listens, thoroughly explains the procedure, and wants his patients to be not merely ?happy?, but be THRILLED with the result. And I am! I cannot imagine a physician who is more competent -- and I would recommend him without reservation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Biography

Dr. Steven C Dresner, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1984
McGill U
Fellowship Hospital
1983
U Pittsburgh
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Univ Pittsburgh
Fellowship Hospital
1982
LSU
Residency Hospital
1977
University of California-San Francisco
Internship Hospital
1976
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Steven C Dresner, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Dresner frequently treats Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis), Eyelid Disorders, and Eyelid Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Dresner treats.

Where is Dr. Steven C Dresner, MD's office located?

Dr. Dresner's office is located at 2121 Wilshire Blvd Ste 301, Santa Monica, CA 90403. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Dresner speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Dresner's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dresner treats Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Dresner treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Eyelid Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dresner treats Eyelid Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Dresner treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Eyelid Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dresner performs Eyelid Surgery more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Dresner performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Dresner's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Vision Screening

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(310) 453-1763

Dr. Dresner accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

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Center for Facial Appearance PC2121 Wilshire Blvd Ste 301 Santa Monica, CA 90403
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