Here are some of the compliments we have received from satisfied patients. We enjoy hearing from our patients and always strive to provide excellent service and care.
One of the best things I have ever done for myself is having LASIK eye surgery with Mark Mandel, M.D. I have a very busy schedule and lifestyle, and having this surgery has made everything I do easier, clearer and less complicated. From reading, to skiing, to traveling, to developing new products, and most importantly to treating my patients. I couldn’t be happier with the results of my Lasik surgery.
Choosing Mark Mandel, M.D. was easy for me, because his reputation and expertise are well-known to me and other doctors within the medical community. His experience and integrity are exactly what every patient deserves. Additionally, I called a close friend in San Diego who is a prominent LASIK surgeon. He told me that there was only one LASIK surgeon in Northern California to go to….Dr. Mark Mandel.
I was lucky to have this information available to me, so I did not have to spend time trying to find the best surgeon. Physicians are fortunate to have a network to find the best doctor in each field. Having this “inside information” from within the medical community was invaluable to me. I constantly recommend him as the ”best there is” to my patients, friends and family…and everyone is thrilled with their results! For me, Dr. Mandel is the only choice for laser vision correction.
Katie Rodan, MD
Founding Dermatologist, Proactiv
I have had poor vision since I was 8 years old. I converted easily to contacts at 13 and wore them until age 45. Then I struggled with dry eyes and bad vision triggered by menopause. I couldn't see with glasses or contacts. I was depressed. I had one option for my complicated condition-Lasik by the best Lasik surgeon. These are my eyes. I wasn't taking any chances. All referrals led to Dr. Mark Mandel.
I think of him everyday since the procedure. I can see the clock at the bedside, read the tiniest print and drive on a rainy road at night with confidence. Dr. Mandel absolutely changed my life. I have sent over a dozen patients to him who are equally happy. He is The doctor for your precious eyes.
Kathy Fields, MD
Founding Dermatologist, Proactiv
Deciding to have LASIK was one of the best things I have ever done for myself. I had been thinking about it for quite a while, but had not scheduled an appointment, primarily because I just didn’t know where to go…who was the best surgeon around? For years I have heard ads on the radio about LASIK doctors, but honestly I just didn’t have a good feeling about choosing a surgeon from a radio commercial. Fortunately for me, I have a close friend who is an extremely successful surgeon in Southern California who practiced in the Bay Area for 20 years. I knew that he would direct me to the most respected and experienced surgeon available. In fact, I thought he might recommend someone in the Los Angeles area, but, without hesitation, he told me to go see Mark Mandel, M.D. Having this referral from a trusted physician who really knows “who’s who,” was all I needed to proceed with making my appointment with Dr. Mark Mandel.
Every detail of my consultation, testing and discussions was handled professionally, honestly and with incredible ease by his staff. Meeting Dr. Mandel personally made it clear to me that I was in the right hands, and was the only surgeon that I would ever want to perform my surgery. It has been years since my surgery, I couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome! I only wish I would have done it sooner.
I am incredibly grateful to have found him and would recommend no one other than him to perform LASIK surgery. Since my procedure, my wife and several family members have also had Dr. Mandel perform their LASIK surgery. Thanks to my physician/friend in LA, I was pointed to a true expert and professional in laser vision correction.
Talk about the ultimate riding accessory!
Clear vision without glasses or contacts is clearly the best investment you can make.
Arlen Ness Motorcycles, Inc.
As a professional digital media artist I was extremely cautious about having any kind of surgery on my eyes. I spend my days looking through camera lenses, setting up lights, and staring at a computer monitor working at pixel-level focus. So, any error could mean my profession. However, in the last year, I had heard many positive reports about modern Lasik techniques from friends and fellow artists. I asked my optician at Kaiser if she thought eye surgery was a good option, and she recommended Dr. Mandel. He had been her teacher, and had done the procedure on her own eyes. His experience as a corneal surgeon and his claims of "safety first" and great caution meant a lot to me.
I went in for the consultation. The friendly staff got me started right away, and did a number of tests on my eyes. At last, Dr. Mandel came in to look over my results. I am happy to report that he was not comfortable doing the procedure on my eyes. Apparently, my pupils are too large for the diameter of the laser to effectively treat. Dr. Mandel was concerned that there was a small chance that I could end up with some haloing or glare.
I was a little disappointed, as I'm stuck with buying expensive glasses year after year, but overall I felt a great appreciation that I had gone to see such a professional and cautious surgeon. I can only imagine what might have happened had I gone to see a less experienced, less cautious doctor.
Moral of the story: if you are concerned about your eyes, and want a doctor who will give you an honest opinion about whether you are a good candidate based on the facts and experience, then be sure to consult with Dr. Mandel.