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We found 10 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near El Cajon, CA.

Dr. Franklin Allen Crystal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
225 W Madison Avenue; Suite 1
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Franklin Crystal's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Crystal include macular degeneration, microsurgery, and glaucoma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Crystal is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Microsurgery, Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 67
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,815 - $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $682 - $844
Dr. Sarjan H Patel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
450 Fletcher Parkway; #112
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Sarjan Patel's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 95
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $680
Dr. Glenn Cook, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7877 Parkway Drive; Suite 100
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Glenn Cook practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Cook has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Cook include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and LASIK. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Cook's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Treatment, Laser ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 241
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,600
  • Medicare Cost: $633
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
680 Fletcher Parkway; Suite 202
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. John Kownacki works as an ophthalmologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Kownacki trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for his residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $783
  • Medicare Cost: $672
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
7877 Parkway Drive; Suite 100
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Paul Treger is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Treger has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp HealthCare. He takes AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Treger is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Treger attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Cataract Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 110
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,600
  • Medicare Cost: $680
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
450 Fletcher Parkway; #112
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Gitane Patel is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in San Diego, CA, El Cajon, CA, and Alpine, CA. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Howard University Hospital for residency. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 79
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000 - $3,200
  • Medicare Cost: $681 - $837
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
6945 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Barry Katzman is an ophthalmologist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Katzman's education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Harlem Hospital Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include eye surgery and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,002
  • Medicare Cost: $679
Dr. Tara L Brown, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7877 Parkway Drive; Suite 100
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Tara Brown is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Brown has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,600
  • Medicare Cost: $679
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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Building 2 Suite 3
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Haight's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Haight's areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 109
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $682
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Specializes in Optometry
2650 Jamacha Road; Suite 155
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Rex Werner is an optometrist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $200
  • Medicare Cost: $136

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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.