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Sun Times Feature Story


New Braverman Eye Center Is Indeed State-Of-The-Art

Hollywood office is centrally located and loaded with the latest in technology

By Larry Blustein
Hollywood - He has performed thousands of sight-saving surgeries in over four decades, is a member of just about every organization and is one of the most well respected in the profession, but Dr. Stanley Braverman still gets excited, five months after moving to his new facility.
After 40 plus years in Hallandale Beach, the popular and cutting edge Braverman Eye Center moved to Hollywood in the fall - and when you walk into this spacious, two-story state-of-the-art facility, you will see why Dr. Braverman and his staff are simply impressed.
“This has been everything you could imagine - and much more,” Dr. Braverman pointed out. “16 examining rooms, Laser Surgical Suite with a comfortable waiting room. This is simply an amazing facility with the latest in technology, too.”
Located in the heart of Hollywood (1050 N. Federal Highway), minutes from Miami-Dade, Pembroke Pines and Fort Lauderdale, the Braverman Eye Center - with its 10 on staff medical doctors, ophthalmologists, and optometrists and countless skilled technicians - has long been the leader in Laser Vision Correction.
What the new office has provided over the past few months is space. With ample working room - surgical and routine examinations are now separated - which gives the patients a more relaxed and comfortable feeling.

“What we have done - with this space - is to designate seven rooms to those patients who are there for eye examinations,” Dr. Braverman explained. “Those who are there for other reasons-medical and surgical- have their examining rooms as well. It has worked out great.”

The new eye center is set up in a unique way - with the business offices and employee dining room on the second floor, away from the patients who have a spacious ground floor to move around - while waiting or going through exams and procedures.

Also on the second floor is a conference room seating up to eighty doctors that will be used for teaching and hosting seminars on the latest in Lasik or any other cutting edge and new procedures.

From the moment the patient arrives at this impressive facility, you are amazed at how this space, directly across the street from the landmark Jack’s Diner, stands out. Paved brick walkways that are wide and covered, protecting patients from the South Florida elements.

The waiting room is more than inviting. A spacious area that lets the patients see everything that is going on. Cushioned chairs, flat screen TV and wood floors add to the total experience. The waiting room bathroom is beautiful!

The experience in the new office was something that Hollywood resident and longtime patient Richard Kluft was totally impressed by. He recently had cataract surgery on both of his eyes. He has been to both the old and the new facilities.

“First of all, Dr. Braverman and his staff have been amazing and supportive,” he said. “But that new office has been tremendous. There is so much space in the office, even when the parking area is loaded with cars.”

Building up a sterling reputation through the years, the Braverman Eye Center is a leader in South Florida in Refractive Lensectomy and Cataract Surgery, teaching many other surgeons their techniques. They have done thousands of patients using the upgraded premium lens implants, which allow you to have far, intermediate and near vision after Cataract or Lensectomy surgery.

Dr. Braverman has maintained a long-standing relationship with Nova Southeastern University. He is an Adjunct Professor there. Through the years, he has had hundreds of the student externs spend time learning ophthalmic medical pathology in his office. The new facility gives these budding eye professionals a space to work and learn from some of the best around.

“Our relationship with Nova Southeastern University has always been beneficial for everyone,” Dr. Braverman said. “We have even hired some to come back after they completed their schooling. In fact, recently Shalonda McCallum, O.D., was brought on and was a former resident here.” "I am proud to have Dr. McCallum working with us full time. She is a superb optometric physician, and, with her outstanding fund of knowledge and wonderful personality, she will be a welcome addition to the Braverman Eye Center, " said Dr. Braverman.

In addition to Braverman and McCallum, other staff member physicians include: Eric F. Ciliberti, MD, MS, Ryan Hargreaves, OD, Alan S. Lane, MD, FACS, Tirso Mark Lara, MD, FACS, Aarup A. Kubal, MD, FACS, Jesse Pelletier, MD, FACS, Andres Sarraga, MD, FACS, and Rashid Taher, MD, FACS.

The staff also includes: Rosemary Hartford (Refractive Surgery Coordinator) and Regina Vazquez (Surgical Coordinator).

Come by and see this office for yourself. Like hundreds - since this past October, you will be impressed!