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We found 6 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept BlueCare Essential Health S1451 near Dothan, AL.

Dr. Marnix Ernestus Heersink, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2800 Ross Clark Circle Sw; Suite 1
Dothan, AL
 

Dr. Marnix Heersink is an ophthalmologist in Dothan, AL and Andalusia, AL. He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at Wills Eye Institute. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient ratings for Dr. Heersink average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Heersink accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Heersink (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 657
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,300 - $3,300
  • Medicare Cost: $489 - $619
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5937 W Main Street
Dothan, AL
 

Dr. Kirk Sturridge's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sturridge include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sturridge honors. After completing medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 86
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,300 - $3,300
  • Medicare Cost: $446 - $553
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2800 Ross Clark Circle
Dothan, AL
 

Dr. William Bennett is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patients rated Dr. Bennett highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 615
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,300 - $3,300
  • Medicare Cost: $493 - $617
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2800 Ross Clark Circle; Suite 1
Dothan, AL
 

Dr. Anthony Leoncavallo's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Leoncavallo's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,300
  • Medicare Cost: $577
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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
2800 Ross Clark Circle
Dothan, AL
 

Dr. Sebastian Heersink's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Heersink include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 520
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,300 - $3,300
  • Medicare Cost: $493 - $612
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Specializes in Optometry
4310 Montgomery Highway
Dothan, AL
 

Dr. Michael Hill's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $126
  • Medicare Cost: $121

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What is Cataract Surgery?

A cataract is a cloudy, dull area that develops in the lens of the eye, usually in people over the age of 55. It is sometimes linked to a deficiency in certain nutrients, especially lutein, zinc, and vitamin E. Cataracts can cause significant vision loss and even blindness. Cataract surgery is a procedure to remove the damaged lens and replace it with an artificial lens, making it possible to see clearly again.

Cataract surgery is a relatively simple surgery, performed under local anesthetic, which usually takes less than an hour. The ophthalmologist makes a tiny incision in the corner of the eye and removes the old lens. Then the new lens, which is permanent and made of plastic, is inserted. There are different kinds of replacement lenses available, just as there are different kinds of lenses for eyeglasses. Monofocal lenses are good for distance but will require the use of reading glasses for near vision. Bifocal lenses have different focal points for near and far vision depending on the angle at which you look through the lens. There are even adjustable lenses that can shift between near and far vision with the movement of your eye muscles.

If both eyes require surgery, usually the ophthalmologist does one eye at a time to allow your vision on one side to heal before performing surgery on the other. After surgery, you can typically go home right away, although driving is not recommended. There is not usually much pain, but you might feel an itching sensation for the first day or two as the incision in your eye heals. It may take several weeks for your vision to fully adapt to the new lens.