Dr. Spencer is a fellowship trained pediatric eye surgeon. Commonly performed surgeries include strabismus surgery (correction of eye muscle imbalance); tear duct obstruction surgery including tear duct probings, stent placement and balloon dilations; eyelid surgery including drainage of styes and removal of eyelid lesions as well as medically indicated eye examinations under anesthesia.
Most of the surgical procedures are done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. She does not perform surgery in her office, but the outpatient surgical facilities used by Dr. Spencer are conveniently located very close to the clinic. Children with special needs may require that the surgery be done at one of the Des Moines area hospitals. All of the surgical facilities used are equipped for, and have extensive experience in, providing surgical and anesthesia care to children.