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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, who practices in Sacramento, CA, Roseville, CA, and Elk Grove, CA, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Pearlman obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma, vitreoretinal surgical procedures, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Pearlman is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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 practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Roseville, CA, Elk Grove, CA, and Chico, CA. Dr. Telander's areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Telander's 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 retina specialist in Sacramento, CA, Roseville, CA, and Elk Grove, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Wendel attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Wendel's clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Patient ratings for Dr. Wendel average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wendel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Tony Tsai is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before performing his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute, Dr. Tsai attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include eye problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. In addition to English, Dr. Tsai speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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: 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 is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Sacramento, CA, Roseville, CA, and Vacaville, CA. Dr. Chang attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete her residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. She has indicated that her clinical interests include eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang accepts. She is conversant in Taiwanese. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Chang welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Robert Equi's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Equi has an open panel. Dr. Equi attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wilmer Eye Institute for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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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.