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Igor Bussel, MD

Specialty
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
    (Board Certified)
Languages
English
Primary Address | Office Details
Terry & Kim Eye Institute
270 Laguna Road
Suite 100

Fullerton, CA 92835

Phone: (714) 525-2375

Fax: (714) 871-9280

Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • St. Jude Affiliated Physicians
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  • Meet The Provider
    Biography
    Dr. Igor Bussel is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and Felllowship-Trained Ophthalmic Surgeon specializing in cataract, glaucoma, and advanced anterior segment surgery. Before starting private practice with the Terry & Kim Eye Institute, Dr. Bussel was an attending surgeon and teaching faculty at UCI Gavin Herbert Eye Institute and the Director of the Glaucoma Section at VA Long Beach Hospital. Dr. Bussel earned his medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, where he also earned master’s degrees in biomedical science and healthcare administration. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a fellowship in glaucoma and advanced anterior segment surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He is a recipient of the Chicago Medical School Academic Scholarship, Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, and ASCRS Foundation Resident Excellence Award. Dr. Bussel received research funding to study outcomes of micro-invasive glaucoma surgical devices and novel ophthalmic imaging modalities. He has presented research and given talks at national and international meetings as well as written numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He remains an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCI School of Medicine. He recently had his first child with his wife, a physician at UCI Medical Center. PHILOSOPHY OF CARE: "One of the great privileges I have is to take care of patients with complicated eye diseases. I chose to be a glaucoma specialist because of my sincere compassion for patients dealing with a potentially devastating chronic disease that rarely has a cure. I long ago learned that people don’t care what you know until they know that you care. As a Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Segment Surgeon, it is essential to me that you understand your disease and treatment options. We are in this together, and we make decisions together. I am committed to patient education, surgical excellence, advancing research, and clinical innovation. My passion is helping you improve, restore, or save vision to live a meaningful life. My dream is to be able to reverse or cure glaucoma damage." - Igor Bussel, M.D. Read More
    Primary Specialties
    Primary Specialties
    • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
      (Board Certified)
    Other Specialties Associations
    Certifications
    Board Certifications

    American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology

    Education
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      Chicago Medical School - 2014
    • Residency
      University Of Pittsburgh - 2018
    • Fellowship
      Washington University-St. Louis Children's Hospital - 2020
    • Internship
      Advocate Lutheran General Hospital - 2015
  • Insurance Accepted

    Insurance Accepted

    • Insurance Plan

    • Aetna HMO
    • Anthem Blue Cross HMO
    • Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Advantage
    • Blue Shield of CA HMO
    • Blue Shield of CA Medicare Advantage
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna HMO - Select
    • Clever Care Health Plan
    • Health Net HMO
    • Health Net Medicare Advantage
    • Oscar EPO
    • SCAN Medicare Advantage
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
    • Vivity by Anthem Blue Cross
 
  • Primary Location

Terry & Kim Eye Institute