Our Surgeons

Ophthalmology, the study and treatment of eye conditions, is a delicate science that depends on the education and skill of the practitioner. By objective measures and by personal standards, we believe our surgeons are extraordinary.

Bruce Germer, MD

Bruce Germer, MD - Our Surgeons

Dr. Bruce Germer attended medical school at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He then went on to complete both his residency in ophthalmology and fellowship in Retina & Vitreous at Ochsner in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal disease, including diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.

Dr. Germer has been with the Eye Surgery Center since 1992. He became the practice owner in 2000, and also serves as Medical Director. He currently sees patients at our offices in Metairie, Gretna and Slidell.

In his spare time, Dr. Germer enjoys fishing and traveling.

John T. Frisbee, M.D.

John T. Frisbee, M.D. - Our Surgeons

Dr. John T. Frisbee attended Medical School at Southern Illinois University. His residency in ophthalmology was completed at State University of New York, and his fellowship in Surgical Retina was completed at Ochsner in New Orleans.

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal disease, including diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. He also treats uveitis.

Dr. Frisbee has been with the Eye Surgery Center since 2013, and sees patients in our Metairie, Gretna, Slidell and Bogalusa offices.

In his spare time, Dr. Frisbee enjoys skiing and swimming.

Waldemar Torres, M.D.

Waldemar Torres, M.D. - Our Surgeons

Dr. Waldemar Torres attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico. After completing an internship at Wilson Memorial-Binghamton Hospital in Johnson City, New York, he completed a three-year ophthalmology residency in 2000 at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Bronx Lebanon Hospital Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y. He completed a two-year medical-surgical retina fellowship at the South Texas Retina Consultants in Corpus Christi, Texas in 2003.
He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal disease, including diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.

Dr. Torres has been with the Eye Surgery Center since 2020 and sees patients in our Metairie, Gretna, and Bogalusa offices. In his spare time, Dr. Torres enjoys kayaking, boating, traveling, photography, basketball, baseball, and short wave radio.

Marilu O’Byrne, M.D.

Marilu O’Byrne, M.D.  - Our Surgeons

Dr. Marilu O’Byrne completed medical school at LSU in New Orleans, and then her residency at LSU Eye Center in New Orleans.

She is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and specializes in cataract and refractive surgery as well as general ophthalmology.

Dr. O’Byrne has been practicing in the New Orleans area since 1986, and sees patients in our Metairie office every other Friday afternoon, and our Bogalusa office every other Tuesday afternoon.

In her spare time, she enjoys cycling and spending time with her family.

Jennifer Vallelungo, M.D.

Jennifer Vallelungo, M.D. - Our Surgeons

Dr. Jennifer Vallelungo attended medical school at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. She went on to complete her residency training in ophthalmology with Louisiana State University and Ochsner.

She is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and specializes in cataract surgery and general ophthalmology.

In her spare time, Dr. Vallelungo enjoys boating, gardening, and spending time with her family.

D. Michael Ostrick, O.D.

D. Michael Ostrick, O.D. - Our Surgeons

Dr. Michael Ostrick attended the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, and has been with the Eye Surgery Center since 1985.

He sees patients every other Wednesday at our Metairie office.

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