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We found 6 retina specialists who accept Blue Shield PPO near Elk Grove, CA.

Dr. Joel Abrahm Pearlman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
9381 East Stockton Boulevard; Suite 106
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Joel Pearlman's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Pearlman focuses on glaucoma, vitreoretinal surgical procedures, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Pearlman is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Pearlman trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. David Gregory Telander, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
9381 East Stockton Boulevard; #106
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. David Telander specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Roseville, CA, Elk Grove, CA, and Chico, CA. In his practice, Dr. Telander focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Telander is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Telander's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Robert Thomas Wendel, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
9381 East Stockton Boulevard; Suite 106
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Robert Wendel is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Sacramento, CA, Roseville, CA, and Elk Grove, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Wendel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Wendel's areas of expertise include the following: vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. Dr. Wendel has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Wendel has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Retina ... (Read more)

Dr. Tony Tsai, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
9381 E. Stockton Boulevard; #106
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Tony Tsai specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Sacramento, CA, Roseville, CA, and Elk Grove, CA. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Tsai's areas of expertise include eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Tsai attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Cancer, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Margaret Amy Chang, MS, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
9381 East Stockton Boulevard; Suite 106
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Margaret Chang's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She has indicated that her clinical interests include eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. Dr. Chang attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Wilmer Eye Institute for residency. She speaks Taiwanese. Dr. Chang is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Problems, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Retina Surgery, Retinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Anthony Equi, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
9381 East Stockton Boulevard; Suite 106
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Robert Equi, who practices in Sacramento, CA, Elk Grove, CA, and Chico, CA, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In addition to English, Dr. Equi speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Before completing his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute, Dr. Equi attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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What are Vitreoretinal Diseases?

Vitreoretinal disease, or vitreoretinal surgery, is a subspecialty of ophthalmology that focuses on the surgical care of the back of the eye, or the retina. The retina is the layer of nerve tissue at the rear of the eye that senses light and is responsible for vision. Connected to the retina is a thick, clear gel called vitreous. In order to perform surgery on the retina, the vitreous must sometimes be removed. Doctors who can operate on these incredibly delicate parts of the eye are called vitreoretinal surgeons.

Some of the eye conditions that a vitreoretinal surgeon might treat include:
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal detachment or tears
  • Macular holes
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Retinoblastomas

During vitreoretinal surgery, small incisions are made in the white of the eye, and very tiny instruments are inserted. The surgeon uses a microscope to treat the areas needed deep within the eye. In some procedures, a gas bubble is injected into the eye to apply pressure to the retina and keep it in place while it heals. If this is the case, you may be asked to lie face down for a few days after surgery. Eye drops containing antibiotics and other medications are also commonly prescribed.

Vitreoretinal diseases can be a serious threat to your vision. In many cases, vitreoretinal surgery can ensure you are able to see well into the future.