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Dr. William John Bigham, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
1317 Ynez Place; Suite A
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. William Bigham is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include eyelid surgery, restylane, and eye problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bigham obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Bigham is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Restylane, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 84
  • Charge (avg.): $2,082 - $2,123
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $654 - $802
Dr. Gordon James Montgomery, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 302
National City, CA
 

Dr. Gordon Montgomery's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at Homer G. Phillips Hospital. Dr. Montgomery's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataracts. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Montgomery's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 174
  • Charge (avg.): $3,605 - $3,650
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $682 - $844

Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gayle Howard is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Howard is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Howard's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Howard has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 93
  • Charge (avg.): $2,895 - $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $682 - $844
Dr. Ronald Jerome Goldman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
480 4th Avenue; Suite 201
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Goldman's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Goldman is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Goldman's residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 96
  • Charge (avg.): $2,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $682 - $844
Dr. Sarjan H Patel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2220 E Plaza Boulevard; #h
National City, CA
 

Dr. Sarjan Patel works as an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include cataracts. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 95
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $680

Specializes in Ophthalmology
342 F Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. David Castillejos-Rios practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Chula Vista, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. Dr. Castillejos-Rios's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castillejos-Rios honors. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Castillejos-Rios studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. Dr. Castillejos-Rios (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 127
  • Charge (avg.): $2,200 - $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $680 - $844

Specializes in Ophthalmology
835 3rd Avenue; Suite A
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Arnett Carraby is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Carraby include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Carraby takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 182
  • Charge (avg.): $1,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $487

Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 Third Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Barry Scher's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Scher studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 57
  • Charge (avg.): $2,896 - $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $682 - $844

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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.

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