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About Dr. Robert B Guss

Dr. Robert B Guss, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Palm Springs, CA, with another office in Indio, CA. He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Guss has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

17 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Robert B Guss is Good. Dr. Robert B Guss has been rated by 17 patients. From those 17 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Robert B Guss is 3.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Vision Professionals

1180 N Indian Canyon Dr Ste E130
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Daniel Lopez Md Inc

41120 Washington St Ste 102
Indio, CA 92203
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Dr. Robert B Guss has the following 1 specialty

  • Ophthalmology

    An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
    Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

  • Expertise

    10 Expertise

  • Cataract
  • Eye Exam
  • Eye Pain
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Vision Issues
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Blindness

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Quack is Right!

I read an earlier review describing Guss as a quack. I thought it was harsh until I left his office. I recently moved to the area. I was scheduled very quickly on an emergency basis which I greatly appreciated. I've had an ongoing problem with my right eye for over 30 years. I know exactly the feeling and signs when a dormant herpes virus in nerve of my eye are flaring up. It is always painful, scary, my eye becomes completely red and the surrounding tissues inflamed. Left untreated, my understanding is you can go blind. The staff and assisting nurse were nice and seemed efficient. I thought I was going to get great treatment. But then I overhead Guss outside the exam room asking when he could leave and how many patients he still had to see. That should have been my clue. He viewed my eye briefly with a microscope and told me I had Pink Eye. He then announced to staff to be sure to disinfect everything completely after I got out of there. I was astounded. I had described my long history and awareness of what I knew to be going on. He wasn't interested. In fact, he seemed annoyed to be questioned. The only way to determine for certain whether the herpes virus is active is to put stain in the eye. He didn't do that. When I asked why, he said it wasn't necessary. He wrote me a prescription for a bacterial infection (USELESS!!!!). I asked about the drops that I've always been prescribed. He refused to write the script. He was argumentative about it. He finally conceded and wrote a prescription for pills - a low maintenance dose for people prone to herpes outbreaks. Again pretty much USELESS to control a full blown outbreak! I called the next day after my symptoms worsened. I described what was going on to the nurse. She said the "doctor" was out of the office but she'd would try and text him. She called me back later and informed me that Guss said what he had prescribed was adequate. Today I went to another ophthalmologist - Dr. Hal Le of Desert Eye and Laser. omg, what a difference. Completely professional, tested everything from A-Z, and immediately prescribed what I should have been all along. I asked if I had overreacted. He looked at me and said NO! I know that's the truth as well. If you or any of your loved ones need an ophthalmologist, do NOT go see Dr. Guss. Maybe you'll get lucky and hit him on a good day? I sure didn't. It sounds like many others haven't either. This is the very first time that I have ever posted a negative review like this - about a doctor, hotel, or anything.

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concerned son

I thought Doctors were suppose to care for their patients not degrade, humiliate and be condescending?? I guess Guss (doctor is too respectful to be used for him) is in a category of his own. If you do find yourself going for treatment by him just a few thing to be aware of. 1. put on your amour, you need pretty thick skin for this one. 2. cover your chest ladies 3. bring extra money for your protective eye goggles(if Guss will even allow them after surgery) Also, after looking around at some other reviews I'm certainly not alone in my feelings.

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Fabulous results

Well, one year after medicare covered cataract surgery on both eyes, i better than I have even seen. I have astigamtism but ow need no glasses, not even for reading. Thank you Dr. Guss.

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This is the "Great" Dr..Guss? No Thank You!

My mother has moderate dementia and a massive cataract. I have heard a lot about how wonderful this doctor is, but after letting him talk to me, I wouldn't let him operate on my mom OR me.He asked my mom what she wanted, and she said "Well I'd like to have my cataract removed." He called her 'toots', which didn't sit well with me. I sat behind her and let her talk for herself. She also has COPD, which is an issue. After a brief (and I do mean BRIEF) exam, he pulled his chair way up close to me (less than three feet, invading my personal space) and said he would leave it alone. He then said that he had another daughter who brought her mom in, and when he asked 'what do you want', the daughter answered for her mother, saying "she wants to have surgery." Then on the day of surgery the daughter dropped off the mom, and the mom didn't even know why she was there.Well, that is not me, and it is not MY relationship with my mom. He also said he wouldn't do it to his mom, who had dementia. I don't care what these other people have done, nor do I care about this doctor. He was extremely arrogant, and arrogant breeds mistakes. He also said this: "Having her cataract removed won't make her THINK any better." What? I am there to help her VISION improve, nothing else!Then I said, "Well now it's on to getting her a hearing aid," and he said, "Just as long as they don't drill a hole into her head." What kind of jerk IS this? Screw him, I'm not going back. Oh yeah, he wants to see her in six months. She'll be worse then with the COPD, so that just blew his argument for not wanting to operate. There ARE other doctors in this town!!!

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Five Stars
  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Regional Top Doctors

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  • Education

    42 Years Experience

  • University Of Michigan Medical School

    Graduated in 1976

  • Queens Hospital Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Robert B Guss accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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