Dr. Susan Kessler, MD

Dr. Susan Kessler, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 53
(36)
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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

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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

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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
  • 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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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kessler to family and friends
3.9
based on 36 total reviews (21 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
    (26)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Kessler'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
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (21)

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Have been seeing Dr. Kessler for many years and have always been extremely well cared for. Her knowledge of obscure eye issues was instrumental in saving my son's sight. She has performed cataract surgery on both my eyes with good results; and in general has displayed a high level of competence.
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I have been going to see Dr.Kessler for several years,and I could not be more happier in finding such a caring Dr.She just recently did cataract surgery and I was so happy with the results,as she was also.Dr. Kessler is very thoughtful of her patients needs,such as any questions I may have had.I...more
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I moved here from out-of-state & happened onto Dr. Kessler as her practice accepted my out of area insurance. As such, my choice of Dr. Kessler was rather forced but from my first visit in 2013 I realized I was most fortunate to have found her. She has been most attentive to my cataract situation...more
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Dr. Kessler is an excellent Ophthalmologist. She explains procedures clearly and takes time to answer your concerns. The office staff is the best. You are treated individually with kindness and understanding. The staff also takes the time to answer your questions, work out your return office...more
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I have been Dr. Kessler's patient for a number of years. She shows compassion and concern for her patients; is knowledgeable in her field, and thoroughly explains her views of a patient's condition and intervention/ treatment options.
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Dr. Kessler accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kessler has admitting privileges

Ellis Hospital
1101 Nott St
Schenectady, NY 12308
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