Dr. Steven Siepser, MD

Dr. Steven Siepser, MD

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Dr. Steven Siepser, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Plymouth Meeting, PA. He has been practicing for 44 years. Read his story

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

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Stye
very high
more than 97% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 87% of peers
Corneal Diseases
high
more than 84% of peers

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Dr. Siepser's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Siepser "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". "

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Siepser "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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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
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • 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
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • 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 55 total reviews (20 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (55)

  • 5
    (28)
  • 4
    (7)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (17)

Dr. Siepser's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY 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 (20)

in Plymouth Meeting |
Dr. Steven Siepser is the most thorough and caring ophthalmologist I have ever been to. His staff is more than accommodating and from the minute I walked in the door of his practice one year ago, I had a genuine feeling of being welcomed and cared about. I am one year postop Raindrop Near...more
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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...more
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King Of Prussia, PA |
I had the ICL procedure done. Dr. Siesper was very responsive when I had issues. I see perfectly now
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in Collegeville, PA |
Highly skilled and knowledgeable surgeon with great patient interaction.
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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...more
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Dr. Siepser accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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  • Amerihealth
    Personal Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
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  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Siepser has admitting privileges

Paoli Hospital
255 W Lancaster Ave
Paoli, PA 19301
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