Dr. Susan Kessler, MD

Dr. Susan Kessler, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 53
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Dr. Susan Kessler, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Schenectady, NY and has been practicing for 23 years. She graduated from J & S Weill M C Cornell Univ in 1990 and specializes in ophthalmology.

700 McClellan St Ste 102

Schenectady, NY 12304

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kessler performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Glaucoma
very high
more than 87% of peers
Glaucoma Surgery
high
more than 86% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
high
more than 85% of peers

Dr. Kessler's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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8  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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

  • J & S Weill M C Cornell Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • St Vincent's Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Childrens Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kessler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kessler's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kessler to family and friends
41 total reviews (26 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

  • 5
    (30)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Kessler's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • 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 (26)

Dr. Kessler is just an outstanding opthamologis who is extremely thorough in her follow-up. Office staff are helpful, accommodating and very pleasant.
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Dr. Kessler is very knowledgeable and competent in her field of ophthalmology. She is skilled and confident at recognizing issues and prescribing satisfactory solutions. Her office staff is exceptionally helpful and personable.
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A consummate professional, Dr. Susan Kessler and office support staff are a standout. Most recent bilateral cataract surgery was impeccable and I now experience perfect vision. Each staff member echoes Dr. Kessler ‘s premise that the patient is first. Thank you Dr. Kessler and staff for giving me...more
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It was my first time ever visiting a ophthalmologist, as I had never experienced any problems with my vision at all. The staff was welcoming and professional. Dr. Kessler was also very welcoming, professional, and informative. Upon receiving my diagnosis of cataracts in both eyes, Dr. Kessler...more
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Dr. Kessler is thorough and knowledgeable. She is patient with questions and really listens to you. I couldn't be happier with the results of my surgery.
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