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We found 6 retina specialists who accept Western Health Advantage 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). His areas of expertise include glaucoma, vitreoretinal surgical procedures, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Pearlman is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He 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. Dr. Pearlman honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Robert Wendel, who practices in Sacramento, CA, Roseville, CA, and Elk Grove, CA, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Wendel attended the University of Michigan Medical School. His areas of expertise consist of vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Wendel's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Wendel's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Wendel is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. David Telander works as a retina specialist. Dr. Telander has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS. He welcomes new patients. 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. Dr. Telander has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsai include eye problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsai honors. Dr. Tsai has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute, Dr. Tsai attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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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 physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). These areas are among her clinical interests: eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Chang honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete her residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. She speaks Taiwanese. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Equi is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). 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.