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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. Lawrence John Geisse, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
10861 Cherry Street; Suite 204
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Geisse is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Geisse include anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Los Alamitos Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Geisse's training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Ehsan Sadri's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sadri's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Sadri focuses on glaucoma. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sadri takes. Dr. Sadri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Atlantis Eyecare, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Sadri is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 61
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,964
  • Medicare Cost: $738
Dr. Donald Natale Serafano, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Donald Serafano is an ophthalmologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Serafano's areas of expertise include hylaform, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Serafano completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Serafano (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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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. Lars Hans Hertzog, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 105
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Lars Hertzog specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hertzog include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Hertzog's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hertzog 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
Dr. Audrey Chia-Y Chen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3900 Long Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Audrey Mok's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Mok is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mok honors. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Mok has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars.

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Clinical Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,027
  • Medicare Cost: $713
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Martinez, who practices in Long Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Martinez's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Martinez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Martinez attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. 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. Thuc-Trinh T Nhu, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
3300 East South Street; Suite 105
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Thuc-Trinh Nhu is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Nhu include blepharoplasty, glaucoma, and glaucoma surgery. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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. She is professionally affiliated with Lakewood Hospital and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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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
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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
3300 E South Street; Suite 105
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Carl Hartman works as an ophthalmologist. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glasses. Dr. Hartman's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hartman has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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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. James W Donovan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. James Donovan is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Donovan average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Donovan is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He is 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: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,647
  • Medicare Cost: $738
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 Dr. Pasquali's practice, he is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pasquali is professionally affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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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 is an ophthalmologist in Lakewood, CA and Los Alamitos, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clay include uveitis, hylaform, and refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Dr. Clay is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Clay accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Clay has an open panel. Dr. Clay obtained Dr. Clay's medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed Dr. Clay's residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Clay speaks Spanish.

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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
7851 Walker Street; Suite 207
La Palma, CA
 

Dr. Ilan Hartstein works as an ophthalmologist. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hartstein studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hartstein trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Hartstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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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. Larry Wayne Freeman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 105
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Larry Freeman works as an ophthalmologist in Los Alamitos, CA and Long Beach, CA. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Freeman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, he 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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Sasaki is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. Her education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. 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.

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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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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.