Laser Surgeon's Patriotic Vision - Free Lasik Surgery for U.S. combat forces

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Howard Stern calls him the Godfather of Laser Surgery.

I'm a little bit patriotic

There is little doubt that Dr. Joseph Dello Russo is among a handful of New York City medical personalities who've risen to near-cult status, in his case through the use of advertising and promotion.

One of the first surgeons in the Northeast to complete training in the use of Lasik equipment, he's built a vision-correction dynasty, including centers run by two of his three sons.

These days, the doctor has been operating for free on any combat-bound servicemen and women who show up at his door. "I'm a little bit patriotic," says Dr. Dello Russo.

The doctor never served in the military himself.

"They had a year to draft me for Vietnam when they were taking doctors in 1967, and they didn't get me, so this is my way of helping out," he says.

Dello Russo Laser Vision

New Jersey

1 North Washington Avenue

Bergenfield, New Jersey 07621

Ph 201-384-7333

Manhattan

1755 York Ave. (at 92nd St.)

New York, New York 10128

Ph 212-722-9200

Brooklyn

100 Livingston St.

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Ph 800-EYE-CARE

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