Dr. Steven Siepser, MD

Dr. Steven Siepser, MD

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Steven B. Siepser, M.D., F.A.C.S 54ResponsesShare your experienceIntroduction Dr. Steven Siepser is known in the local community as a superior surgeon with extensive experience in premium patient care. But what you might not know is that Dr. Siepser is a nationally and internationally recognized opinion leader in the medical community. A pioneer on a number of fronts, Dr. Siepser has served as a prime investigator for many lasers, diagnostic devices and lenses now used for vision correction and various eye surgeries. Dr. Siepser is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, American Board of Surgery, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgery (FACS). During the initial introduction of LASIK to the United States, many physicians used mobile lasers. They were not committed to owning one. Dr. Siepser, however, saw the clinical value of purchasing a laser to far outweigh financial concerns. He became the first ophthalmologist in the Delaware Valley to own a VISX excimer laser. He is now also the first and only surgeon in the region to own the Ziemer Femtosecond laser. This unique combination of lasers allows patients to have a custom wavefront guided "blade free" LASIK procedure. For Dr. Siepser and his trained refractive team, being able to maintain quality controls by owning and operating these lasers gave them the confidence to assure patients they are in the best of hands. Both lasers remain stationary in a temperature and humidity controlled surgical suite in Siepser Laser Eyecare’s Wayne office. For patients seeking LASIK vision correction, they have the convenience of getting their complete diagnostic work up and LASIK surgery in the same location. They can even watch a live procedure through glass windows which sometimes serves to allay any apprehensions. Owning a laser is an important component to insure superior LASIK vision outcomes. It has always been an important component of Dr. Siepser’s life to serve humanitarian causes. He donates his professional expertise often and encourages his family to join him in those efforts. In 1981, Dr. Siepser and his wife travelled to the South Pacific for 3 months to volunteer in Pago Pago, America Samoa. He performed some of the most sophisticated eye operations in the history of the Territory, including 2 corneal transplants and an intraocular lens implant. These operations may have been the first of their kind performed on the small island. He lectured to local doctors and public health nurses on various eye medications and operative techniques and saw an average of 25 to 30 patients daily. Dr. Siepser also supervised updating the medical center’s operating room which needed equipment and support staff to perform complicated operations on a regular basis.In 1983, Dr. Siepser and his wife spent a month in Haiti. As a volunteer surgeon with the American based Eye Care Haiti, he operated on serious cases of cataracts and glaucoma and did intraocular lens implantations. Conditions were primitive at Jacmel’s hospital but the need for eye care was great. In 1998, Dr. Siepser brought his family to the Turks and Caicos Islands where everyone participated in running an eye clinic. During the 4 week stay, family members conducted screenings and refractions and Dr. Siepser did roughly 200 cataract surgeries. When Dr. Siepser is not performing surgery or seeing patients in his office, he may be found donating his time in the community, horseback riding at his farm or participating in various educational and sporting events with his wife and children. An experienced airplane and helicopter pilot, Dr. Siepser can be found flying his Bonanza plane to attend speaking engagements, medical conventions or, when time permits, simply a nice vacation. Just as pilots must execute a series of pre-flight checklists and safety measures every time they fly, Dr. Siepser performs his own ‘pre-flight’ surgical checklist in the operating room for each and every procedure. It is one more reason to feel confident that you are in the skilled hands of an expert and caring surgeon. Honors and Awards American Society of Cataract Refractive Surgeons, San Diego, CA "New Soft Implant Splitter" Presented during the Intraocular Surgery Phaco Technique and Technology Session and won Best Paper of Session Award Symposium on Cataract, IOL and Refractive Surgery, San Francisco, California Best Paper of Session (BPOS) Winner, Session 2H - REFRACTIVE - LASIKGlare Assessment Before and After Vision Correction VISX Star Surgeon Recognition for Outstanding Achievement in Laser Vision Correction Philadelphia Magazine, recognition as one of Philadelphia's"Top Doctors" VISX Star Surgeon Recognition for Outstanding Achievement in Laser Vision Correction Philadelphia Magazine, recognition as one of Philadelphia's"Top Doctors" American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 1994 Film Festival Runner-Up in Instruments/Devices Category -"New Technology for Transclerally Fixated Posterior Chamber Lenses and Reconstructive Surgery". American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 1993 Film Festival Runner-Up for"Iris Protector Ring". American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Alcon Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA, First Place Winner in New Technique Category -"Radial Transverse Incision for Small Incision Surgery".

Siepser Laser Eye Care

633 W Germantown Pike

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Acknowledged regionally as "The Doctor's Doctor," Dr. Steven Siepser is the first FDA approved VISX Laser Eye Surgeon in the Delaware Valley. With over 30 years experience, he is recognized internationally as an innovator and leader in advanced eyecare.

It has always been the objective of Siepser Laser Eyecare to provide patients with a caring, informative experience. For Dr. Siepser, the thrill of restoring vision is exciting as well as rewarding and why he loves his work. 

Dr. Siepser began his studies as a highly specialized electron microscopy technician and researcher. Countless hours were spent in microsurgery delicately preparing work for the electron microscope. He continued on to medical school.  After rotating through the clinical departments, Dr. Siepser decided to enter ophthalmology. He felt this specialty effectively utilized his research, clinical and surgical skills. Dr. Siepser went on to develop a highly successful practice specializing in vision correction surgery. He works closely with his optometric physicians and entire team to provide a full complement of ophthalmic services. Patients at Siepser Laser Eyecare are not patients for a day; they are part of a team helping to provide the highest level of care. Their input is critical toward maintaining our successful practice.

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Dr. Siepser's Experience

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  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
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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
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • University Of Leuven
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Temple University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Union University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Cooper Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Siepser has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, Member
  • American College of Eye Surgeons, Member
  • American College of Surgeons, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • Chester County Medical Society, Member
  • Inter-County Ophthalmology Society, Member
  • International College of Surgeons, Member
  • International Society of Ophthalmic Endoscopy Inc, Member
  • Ophthalmic Club of Philadelphia, Member
  • Pennsylvania State Medical Society, Member
  • Philadelphia County Medical Society, Member
  • Temple Ophthalmology Alumni Association, Member

Dr. Siepser's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Siepser to family and friends
3.5
based on 54 total reviews (19 with comments)
Dr. Siepser's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (19)
in Plymouth Meeting, PA |
Dr. Siepser performed my laser eye surgery years ago. He yelled at me during the entire surgery, pissed that I was moving my eyes on purpose, he said. (This was after waiting for him to show up for over 2 hours to arrive for my procedure.). Afterwards, I was SO stressed out that I cried hysterically. It was one of the worst experiences of my life! Later he sent me a plant as if that would make up for being emotionally abused like that. Don't subject yourself to him. Just sayin'!
King Of Prussia, PA |
I had the ICL procedure done. Dr. Siesper was very responsive when I had issues. I see perfectly now
in Collegeville, PA |
Highly skilled and knowledgeable surgeon with great patient interaction.
Collegeville, PA |
I just had the LASIK vision correction procedure on Thursday, March 23rd. When the procedure was complete, I sat up and could see the clock without glasses for the 1st time ever. I was ecstatic. I could see the smile spread across Dr. Siepser's face as I said loudly "I can see the clock". It was obvious that he gets enjoyment out of helping others. He is an expert and seeks perfection in what he does. After all, he is working with people's eyes. His staff is wonderful & professional as well
in Berwyn,Pa |
Dr. Siepser performed delicate lens replacement surgery and solved a problem that had me uncomfortable and frustrated for almost 2 years. The results were exactly as he predicted and exceeded my expectations. I consider him the consummate professional, a top notch surgeon and a good guy!
in Philadelphia, PA |
I had Lasik surgery with Dr. Siepser. I really like him. He has a very kind demeanor and he is very comforting and knowledgeable. I completely trusted him to perform my surgery as he is one of the most renowned surgeons in his field. I have had no complications with my surgery. I did not find the office staff or nurse technicians to be particularly warm or friendly. For some appointments I've waited an hour, for others I've waited 10 mins. It is very unpredictable.
in Malvern, PA |
excellent, both Dr Siepser , his docs and the staff! Extra kudos to Karen Moffitt for holding my hand and helping me with my anxiety--she was wonderful.
in Huntersville, NC |
I was a patient of his from 1988 to 1998 (then I moved)... he was a great doctor and dealt with several issues of mine- lens implants- cataracts removed as an infant > many years with aphakia and glaucoma. Another poster stated he is arrogant- he can be but he does grow on you; he knows his stuff and worried about me. He was genuinely sad I was moving out of PA. If I could I would go back to see him in a heartbeat. My lens implants after 20-25 years- still going strong tho still have glasses.
Norristown, PA |
Very arrogant!! Thinks he is the best but I went in for a simple procedure for cataracts and now have very limited vision. Should try caring more about his patients than his image
in Coatesville, PA |
They were very good at explaining the options for vision correction which lead to my ICL surgery. Dr. did a good job of explaining the process and addressing my concerns. He also made himself available all weekend by phone and email to address my concerns directly after the surgery. I would highly recommend them for your vision correction needs.
in Coatesville, PA |
I've been with Dr Siepser since 2002 and I wouldn't trust anyone else with my eyes. I'm a pilot and as such am very dependent on my eyes. Dr. Siepser is also a pilot and understands my needs completely. He's a master.
in Wayne, PA |
Dr. Siepser and his entire staff are courteous, professional, and highly proficient. He is very well respected by his peers, current and former patients. I always recommend Dr Siepser to anyone needing eye care.
in Wayne, PA |
I went from being the girl who couldn't drive I at night to the girl who goes everywhere.
in Gilbertsville, PA |
Dr. Siepser was incredibly accessible throughout the process, beginning with the meet-and-greet event he hosted for potential new clients!
in Philadelphia, PA |
Dr. Siepser was excellent. He talked me through every step of the surgery and I couldn't be happier with the results.
in Plymouth Meeting, PA |
This excellant surgeon is very professional and calming at an otherwise anxiety-producing time! The outcome of my cataract removal surgery was unexpectedly AMAZING!!
in Wrightstown, PA |
I have been a patient of Dr. Siepser since 1997 and the care and service he and his team have provided has been EXCELLENT.
in Coatesville, PA |
He is a very good physician. However he is not very good at explaining your situation with you, nor does he spend any time in explaining alternatives, and chances of surgeries. He is very advanced in his medical practice and him and his staff are likely to offer procedures which may not be covered by insurance. He is advocating using an expansive lens for a cataract surgery which did not offer good results for me.
in Media, PA |
A true and talented professional! Dr. Siepser was patient and thorough. I recommend him to everyone.
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255 W Lancaster Ave
Paoli, PA 19301
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