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This provider sees patients at the following locations:


Ophthalmology Danville
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA 17822
Ophthalmology Gray's Woods State College
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA 16870

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  2. He or she sees patients, but has not yet received the minimum number of Patient Satisfaction Reviews. To be eligible for display, we require a minimum of 40 surveys. This ensures that the rating is accurate and statistically reliable.
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Overall Rating:
4.8 out of 5
1 279 ratings
41 comments

Practicing Specialties:

  • Ophthalmology, Board Certified, 2008

Education:

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 2002

Residency:

  • Geisinger Medical Center 2006

Fellowship:

  • U. of California - Davis Medical Center 2008
    Vitreous Retinal

Clinical Interests:

A fellowship-trained vitreoretinal specialist/surgeon, Dr. Cessna treats macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, inherited retinopathies, macular holes, epiretinal membranes and other vitreoretinal diseases.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Ophthalmology - Diplomate
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our survey >
1. Friendliness/courtesy of provider
- 4.9 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.8 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.8 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.8 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.8 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.8 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.9 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.8 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.9 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.9 out of 5

Patient Comments:

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Geisinger. Learn more about our survey >
Jan 22
Dr. Cessna is excellent; I am confident in his diagnosis and his treatment plans. He is always gracious and takes the time to really explain what is going on and what to be concerned with. He is upfront about concerns and positive with his explanations. No one, particularly at my age, expects to have retinal problems and so it's pretty important that you feel good about the guy making the decisions that impact your sight. I never feel rushed during my appointments and he's great with questions. I would absolutely recommend him to others.
Dec 30, 2015
5) and 6) not available If excellent were a choice for Dr. Cessna, I would give him excellent marks across the board. 10) I already have recommended him to a number of people.
Dec 17, 2015
excellent, attentive, effective care
Dec 11, 2015
Dr. Cessna made it very clear he had no interest in caring for my damaged L eye. He was rude, disrespectful & did not enter into any discussion with me about an aside he made regarding ordering Tobradex ointment instead of drops. I will never see him again nor can I recommend him to anyone.
Dec 8, 2015
Dr. Cessna is absolutely the best. You are very fortunate to have him on staff. Only reason I wouldn't recommend him is to keep him to myself.
Dec 3, 2015
I would recommend Dr. Cessna to anyone. I could because he saved my husband's eye and he is such a personable person.
Nov 25, 2015
Excellent.
Nov 11, 2015
Dr Cessna has always been very kind, friendly and very knowledgable. I would completely trust his decisions regarding my care.
Nov 10, 2015
Dr. Cessna is one of the best care providers that I have ever had. I am fortunate to have found his practice.
Nov 3, 2015
GREAT
Oct 27, 2015
We are very impressed with Dr. Cessna. Very nice, knowledgeable man.
Oct 13, 2015
Thought both eyes were to be dilated. Only one. I could have driven myself. My wife left work unnecessarily. Lame. Be clear when you print "eyes will be dilated". It is not always both. Work on clarity.
Sep 29, 2015
*Dr. Cessna is very caring and very up-to-date on recent clinical trials or release of new medications. He gets an A+ from me.
Sep 29, 2015
Dr Cessna is an excellent Dr and has been treating me for a few years for bleeding in my eye and I have to get injections. He even guided me how to get my out of pocket expenses since these shots cost thousands of dollars. He treats me like he would treat his own grandmother.
Sep 29, 2015
Excellent, intelligent, kind Doctor.
Sep 25, 2015
best experience ever in a medical situation,
Sep 24, 2015
My experience was good but my problem was not solved. I left the office with no satisfaction or route to take next.
Sep 18, 2015
Dr. Cessna is an excellent physician, very through and caring.
Sep 3, 2015
Good
Aug 28, 2015
As I stated Geisinger and our area is BLESSED to have such a skilled professional. I have recommenced him and would NOT want anyone else to work on me. Very compassionate, carrying, though and confident.
Aug 25, 2015
I am so glad fate brought me into Dr. Cessna's care. He makes me feel I am his sole focus. I've had physicians who's only focus is getting on to the next patient. This is a very welcome exception.
Aug 5, 2015
#6. No explanation given because procedure is done about every other month and I guess it is assumed I know what to do.
Jul 16, 2015
Dr Cessna is an excellent care provider, in that he takes time to explain issues in a clear understanding way, an yet he wants to hear your opinion on treatment options.
June 18, 2015
dr Cessna takes his time and treats me with dignity
June 16, 2015
dr Cessna and his staff are fantastic. even though my condition is serious, I actually enjoy my visits. really great people.
June 11, 2015
Dr. Cessna is awesome. I told him that too. He talks to me about my condition and he cares. I wish all doctors were like him!!
June 3, 2015
Dr Cessna is the only Dr I would willingly see for my retinal care. I am a retired healthcare professional, and feel I am better able to make this judgement than the average patient. I actually changed my health insurance policy (thanks Obama!) specifically to continue to be able to see him as opposed to a new retina specialist.
May 28, 2015
Dr. Cessna always has time to answer questions and he never seems rushed.
May 19, 2015
Dr Cessna always gives his full attention to my needs & questions- with a smile
May 15, 2015
If an "excellent" choice would have been provided, I would have chosen excellent for each category. Dr. Cessna has the art and science of the practice of medicine nailed. He is consistently an exemplary model for all health care providers.
May 8, 2015
Dr Cessna always remembers the details about my case and keeps me informed. He iways friendly and caring.
May 4, 2015
Although he was running behind, Dr. Cessna listened and answered my questions. He even took the time to have his staff double-check my insurance coverage to be certain that the injection he was suggesting was covered & how much it would cost me.
Apr 30, 2015
Dr. Cessna was very professional and knowledgeable
March 30, 2015
This staff is great and a real asset for Geisinger Dr. Cessna.
March 26, 2015
Very friendly, concerned, and pleasant.
March 20, 2015
Excellent & compassionate Dr.
March 19, 2015
A good experience.
Feb 25, 2015
I have been a patient of Dr. Cessna for over 4 years. I actually changed my insurance plan so I could continue to see him.
Feb 18, 2015
I would recommend Dr. Cessna, he and his staff are great. This was actually my last appointment with them, unless I have another problem. They are up to date on the newest procedures and medications.
Feb 18, 2015
I had been through quite a bit of stall tactics & lack of concern that all changed with Dr. Cessna.
Feb 11, 2015
I understand every thing he said. He answered all my questions.