We found 14 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage Plus near Lakewood, CA.

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Dr. Ehsan Sadri, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5991 E Spring Street; Suite 327
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Ehsan Sadri practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Newport Beach, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Long Beach, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Sadri is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Atlantis Eyecare, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sadri takes. Dr. Sadri's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Sadri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian.

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Clinical Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 61
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,964
  • Medicare Cost: $738
Dr. Lawrence John Geisse, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
10861 Cherry Street; Suite 204
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Geisse is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Geisse attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Geisse average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Geisse accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 117
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,600
  • Medicare Cost: $738 - $912
Dr. Donald Natale Serafano, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Donald Serafano is an ophthalmologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Serafano include hylaform, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Serafano honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Serafano's medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Serafano (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Glasses, Botox Injection, Posterior Capsular Opacification, Hylaform, Eye Procedures, Eye Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 104
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,600
  • Medicare Cost: $738
Dr. Audrey Chia-Y Chen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3900 Long Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Audrey Mok is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mok takes. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Mok completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Mok's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,027
  • Medicare Cost: $713
Dr. Lars Hans Hertzog, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 105
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Lars Hertzog's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hertzog include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Hertzog speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 101
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,650
  • Medicare Cost: $713
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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
3300 E South Street; Suite 105
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Carl Hartman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Long Beach, CA, Los Alamitos, CA, and Lakewood, CA. Dr. Hartman has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Hartman include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glasses. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Hartman honors Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, Glasses, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 132
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $661
Dr. Thuc-Trinh T Nhu, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
3300 East South Street; Suite 105
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Thuc-Trinh Nhu works as an ophthalmologist in Long Beach, CA and Los Alamitos, CA. Her clinical interests include blepharoplasty, glaucoma, and glaucoma surgery. Her professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nhu honors. She attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Nhu's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Nhu (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and French.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Eye Problems, Glasses, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 75
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $689
Dr. Larry August Pasquali, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
3300 E South Street; Suite 105
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Larry Pasquali is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pasquali include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Pasquali is professionally affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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: 81
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $687
Dr. Emma L Clay, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
3300 E South Street; Suite 105
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Emma Clay practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Lakewood, CA and Los Alamitos, CA. Dr. Clay is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Clay's clinical interests: uveitis, hylaform, and refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Dr. Clay's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Clay attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete Dr. Clay's residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Clay is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Clay is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Restylane, Uveitis, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Eye Problems, Botox ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 65
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $673
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Martinez is an ophthalmologist in Long Beach, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Dr. Martinez is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Martinez is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 88
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,647
  • Medicare Cost: $735
Dr. Larry Wayne Freeman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 105
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Larry Freeman's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Freeman's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and glaucoma surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Freeman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Freeman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Eye Problems, Glasses, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Irene Fong Sasaki, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3900 Long Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Irene Sasaki is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Sasaki has a special interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Sasaki completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 88
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,027
  • Medicare Cost: $691
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
7851 Walker Street; Suite 207
La Palma, CA
 

Dr. Ilan Hartstein's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hartstein (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Hartstein obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hartstein takes.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $738
Dr. James W Donovan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. James Donovan is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Long Beach, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Donovan at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Los Alamitos Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Donovan's training includes residency programs at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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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: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,647
  • Medicare Cost: $738

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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.