Dr. Thomas Hanscom, MD

Dr. Thomas Hanscom, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 69
(6)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Thomas Hanscom, MD is a vitreoretinal disease & surgery doctor who practices in Santa Monica, CA. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 44 years.

2021 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 720E

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid of California
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 94% of peers
Retinal Vein Occlusion
very high
more than 89% of peers
Retina Diseases
high
more than 86% of peers

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Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
44

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cancer
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Los Angeles County University Of California Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • University Fla
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Duke University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Jules Stein Eye Institute University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hanscom has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hanscom's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hanscom to family and friends
4.3
based on 6 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Hanscom's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Chula Vista, CA |
The very best! I had eye surgery with Dr. Hanscom. With my condition of having "asteroids Hyalosis" I looked for a Dr. for a long time. I went to several doctors and none of the them had the experience or expertise to do my surgery. Most simply told me I had a condition that I would have to live with. It has been 2 years since my surgery with Dr. Hanscom and I see clearly. He saved my career, as we all need to see to work but he also saved my vision and I owe him a lot. R Espinoza.
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Dr. Hanscom accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Medicaid of California
    Medi-Cal
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan

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Hospitals where Dr. Hanscom has admitting privileges

Providence Saint John's Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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