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Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center

300 S. Bruce St.
Marshall, MN 56258


  • Avera Marshall Ophthalmologists Named Top Surgeons

Published on March 07, 2013

Avera Medical Group Ophthalmologists Named 2012

Top Cataract Surgeons

Dr. Curtis Louwagie

Dr. Curtis Louwagie

Dr. Chris Buntrock

Dr. Chris Buntrock

Avera Medical Group Ophthalmologists Dr. Curtis Louwagie and Dr. Chris Buntrock were recently named 2012 Top Cataract Surgeons in the U.S. by Sightpath Medical. They were chosen from hundreds of ophthalmic surgeons nationwide.

Sightpath has recognized Dr. Louwagie and Dr. Buntrock as leading U.S. cataract surgeons based on their demonstration of surgical expertise and a continued pursuit of exceptional patient care through the use of the most advanced technology and surgical techniques. In addition to caring for patients at the Avera Marshall Southwest Ophthalmology office in Marshall, Drs. Louwagie and Buntrock serve cataract patients in Redwood Falls, Windom, Springfield, Tracy, Montevideo, Granite Falls, Madison and Tyler. Dedicated to these communities, Drs. Louwagie and Buntrock combined performed over 1,100 cataract procedures last year, ranking them among this elite group.

Drs. Louwagie and Buntrock are recognized experts in ophthalmology who provide routine and specialty eye care including cataract surgery, injections for macular degeneration, oculoplastic eyelid surgery, treatment of retinal disorders, care for corneal concerns, pediatric eye care, refractive surgery (Lasik) and general eye care for all ages. Their extensive knowledge of a wide range of eye health conditions ensures their patients that their eye care will be personalized. Dr. Buntrock has been serving the Marshall region since 2004; Dr. Curtis Louwagie since 2009. Both are certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

“Dr. Buntrock and Dr. Louwagie are leaders in the cataract industry and general ophthalmology. They know that having the latest training and technology is critical to achieving the best possible eye care results for their patients. We are proud to help support their efforts to provide superior eye care in their region,” said Jim Tiffany, President, Sightpath Medical.

About Sightpath Medical

Sightpath Medical is the leading U.S. provider of surgical services and equipment for cataracts, glaucoma and refractive procedures. Sightpath Medical has improved sight in more than 1.75 million eyes across the nation.