Lawrence Gans, M.D.

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Dr. Lawrence Gans's Bio and Credentials

Lawrence A. Gans, M.D. is a Refractive, Cataract, and Corneal Specialist with over 33 years of experience. His surgical expertise includes LASIK, Implantable Contact Lens, and other forms of refractive procedures; cataract and lens implant surgery, corneal transplantation surgery and repair of trauma to the eye. He was among the first surgeons to perform Excimer Laser refractive surgery in the St. Louis area and has since performed over 20,000 LASIK procedures.

In 1981, Dr. Gans was appointed to the teaching faculty at Washington University. He performed the first refractive surgery at Barnes Hospital and, in 1990, was appointed as the Principal Investigator for the Excimer Laser Study at Washington University. As an instructor of eye surgery, he has lectured and demonstrated operational techniques in over twelve countries on five continents.

Dr. Gans's innovations in corneal and refractive surgery have been recognized by his peers as demonstrated by his being named in St. Louis Magazine's list of the Top Doctors in the area and by Who's Who as one of the top doctors in the U.S.

“My mission at LasikPlus is to give you vision like you’ve never seen before!” - Lawrence Gans. M.D.

Dr. Gans's Education

  • Case-Western Reserve University, M.D.
  • Barnes Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, Residency and Medical Internship
  • Jules Stein Eye Institute of UCLA, Fellowship in Corneal & External Ocular Diseases

Additional Certifications, Affiliations, & Memberships

  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Board Certified as a Diplomat and Associate Examiner
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Awarded the Achievement Award
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

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