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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 works as a retina specialist. In his practice, Dr. Pearlman focuses on glaucoma, vitreoretinal surgical procedures, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Pearlman honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Pearlman attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school.

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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 works as a retina specialist in Roseville, CA, Elk Grove, CA, and Chico, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Telander include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Telander is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Telander completed his residency training at Jules Stein Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors.

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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 obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wendel include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Wendel is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wendel takes. Dr. Wendel has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Wendel's 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 sees patients in Sacramento, CA, Roseville, CA, and Elk Grove, CA. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Tsai's clinical interests encompass eye problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Tsai is conversant in 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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In her practice, she is particularly interested in eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Chang accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For her professional training, Dr. Chang completed a residency program at Wilmer Eye Institute. In addition to English, she speaks Taiwanese. Dr. Chang's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, 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, 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 affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Before performing his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute, Dr. Equi attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is accepting new patients.

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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.