Gundersen Eye Clinic Waukon welcomes ophthalmologist and cataract specialist Efrain Cancel

Dr. Efrain Cancel ...
Dr. Efrain Cancel ...

Gundersen Ophthalmologist Efrain M. Cancel, MD, is now seeing patients at the Gundersen Eye Clinic Waukon. Dr. Cancel specializes in the treatment of cataracts, and he plans to perform surgery at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon in the near future.

Following his residency at the University of Puerto Rico and a fellowship at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Cancel began his career in Marshfield, WI in the early 1990s. There, he raised two daughters and says he enjoyed the kindness and hospitality of Midwesterners, which led him to want to remain in the tri-state area when considering new professional challenges in his career.

Dr. Cancel was attracted to Gundersen Health System because of its reputation for having a strong eye department, including its specialty care. More specifically, he said he’s passionate about making quality eye care, especially cataract surgery, accessible to the people of Waukon and the surrounding area.

“Sometimes it’s hard to see patients when they live far away (from La Crosse),” Dr. Cancel said. “Transportation is a big issue. That’s why I’ll be doing cataract surgery in Waukon. It’ll be a big plus for the community.”

In Dr. Cancel’s free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and gardening.

Patients wishing to see Dr. Cancel will need a referral from their optometrist. Those who believe they can benefit from any of his services should contact their optometrist or call the Gundersen Eye Clinic in Waukon at 563-568-3378 to make arrangements.