Local ophthalmologist named top cataract surgeon

Dr. Mark Lobanoff, an ophthalmologist at North Suburban Eye Specialists in Coon Rapids and Blaine, was named 2013 Top Surgeon in the U.S. by Sightpath Medical for the second consecutive year.

Sightpath – the leading U.S. provider of surgical services and equipment for cataracts, glaucoma and refractive procedures – recognized Lobanoff as a leading U.S. cataract surgeon based on the demonstration of surgical expertise and a continued pursuit of exceptional patient care through the use of the most advanced technology and surgical techniques. Lobanoff performed more than 700 cataract procedures last year, establishing him as a leader among this elite group.

Dr. Mark Lobanoff

Dr. Mark Lobanoff

Lobanoff is a recognized expert in ophthalmology who specializes in cataract and LASIK surgery.

“I’m extremely honored to receive this award from Sightpath Medical,” Lobanoff said. “It’s thrilling to be recognized for my expertise, and I’m grateful for my team for providing an exceptional experience for our

North Suburban Eye Specialists was founded in 1975 with the mission to deliver exceptional patient care by providing high-quality services using the latest surgical technology. North Suburban Eye Specialists, which has locations in Coon Rapids and Blaine, offers services in general ophthalmology, refractive surgery (LASIK, Implantable Contact Lens, phakic intraocular lenses, clear lensectomy, etc.), cataract surgery, and glaucoma surgery. North Suburban Eye Specialists has subspecialists available to treat retinal, oculoplastic and corneal diseases. For more information, visit www.nseyespecialists.com.

Lobanoff completed his pre-medical training at Duke University before moving on to medical school at the University of Michigan. In 1995 he was awarded a Howard Hughes Research Fellowship and spent a year performing eye research at the National Eye Institute in Washington, D.C., one of the most advanced eye research facilities in the world. From 1998 to 2001, Lobanoff trained at the Emory Eye Center in Atlanta where he learned the latest in ophthalmic surgical techniques and post-operative care. After Emory he went on to train at the University of Minnesota, completing a yearlong fellowship in corneal and LASIK surgery. Prior to moving from Colorado to Minnesota, Lobanoff worked in private practice and was on staff at the University of Colorado’s Department of Ophthalmology.

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