George D. Fivgas, MD, FACS, an Ophthalmologist with The Eye Medical Center

Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. George D. Fivgas, who serves patients in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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New York City, Aug 13, 2019 ( – Dr. Fivgas is a board-certified ophthalmologist who is currently serving patients at The Eye Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Eye Medical Center has been serving the Baton Rouge community for over 70 years with the highest medical care available. The Center’s goal is to combine technological excellence with sincere human kindness in order to provide unparalleled service to each patient who walks through the door. 

Dr. Fivgas is also affiliated with Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge. Prior to his current endeavors, Dr. Fivgas was an Instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine from 1999 until 2000. He was also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology in the Department of Ophthalmology at the LSU School of Medicine from 2001 until 2007. 

Dr. Fivgas is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is also a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, the American Medical Association, the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Dr. Fivgas is board certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). The ABO is an independent, nonprofit organization responsible for certifying ophthalmologist in the United States. Founded in 1916, the ABO was the first American Board established to certify medical specialists and is one of 24 specialty boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Fivgas earned his medical degree from Emory School of Medicine – Emory University in 1994. He then went on to complete a one-year internship at the same University in the Department of Medicine, followed by a three-year residency in the Department of Ophthalmology. He also completed his fellowship training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are experts in the diseases, functions, and anatomy of the eye. They may provide routine care such as vision testing, as well as prescribe and fit eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, ophthalmologists are also surgeons. They repair traumatic injuries to the eye and perform cataract, glaucoma, and corneal surgery. 

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