We found 11 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Medicare near Castro Valley, CA.

Dr. Vineet Nicholas Batra, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
15051 Hesperian Boulevard; Suite A
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Vineet Batra's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Batra is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Batra is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Partial-Thickness Corneal Transplant, Descemet's Stripping ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 255
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,492
  • Medicare Cost: $732
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1237 B Street
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Mark Mandel is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Mandel has a special interest in LASIK, cataract surgery, and external eye diseases. His professional affiliations include St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Mandel is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Anterior Segment Surgery, Refractive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 344
  • Uninsured Cost: $24 - $2,619
  • Medicare Cost: $13 - $761
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1237 B Street
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Amy Badger-Asaravala is an ophthalmologist. Her areas of expertise include glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. She is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. Dr. Badger-Asaravala attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for residency. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,785 - $2,801
  • Medicare Cost: $725 - $851
Dr. Chirag Ramesh Patel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
276 Dolores Avenue
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Chirag Patel specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in San Leandro, CA and Concord, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. His areas of expertise include the following: external eye diseases and cornea problems. Dr. Patel accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He offers interpreting services for Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish-speaking patients. He is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Dr. Patel is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Graves Disease, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Dry Eye Syndrome, Botox Injection, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 131
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,548
  • Medicare Cost: $649
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
111 Deerwood Road; #300
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Vahid Feiz is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), anterior segment diseases, and external eye diseases. Dr. Feiz honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. He speaks Persian. Dr. Feiz is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Eye ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $730
Dr. Vincent Lavalles Gills Ray, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6955 Foothill Boulevard; Suite 200
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Vincent Ray, who practices in Fremont, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Oakland, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Ray's professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Alameda Hospital. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ray takes. He has an open panel. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Ray is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty, Macular Degeneration, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,249
  • Medicare Cost: $525
Dr. Shashi D Ganti, MBA, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
776 Pradera Way
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Shashi Ganti is a retina specialist in Porterville, CA and San Ramon, CA. He graduated from Andhra Medical College. He completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ganti accepts. Dr. Ganti (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 102
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $657 - $822
Dr. Barry Martin Kerman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21675 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Barry Kerman practices ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Kerman is 2.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Kerman's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Eden Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Kerman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,089
  • Medicare Cost: $786
Dr. Robert A Edelman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
20046-48 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Robert Edelman is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Castro Valley, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and surgical procedures. On average, patients gave Dr. Edelman a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for residency. Dr. Edelman is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. Dr. Edelman is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 106
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,400 - $2,800
  • Medicare Cost: $743 - $917
Dr. Krista M Ramonas, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21675 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Krista Ramonas' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Ramonas's areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. She takes Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Ramonas attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
27400 Hesperian Boulevard
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Tanaka is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Union City, CA and Hayward, CA. His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Tanaka is in-network for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.