We found 9 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Washington, DC.

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Dr. Earl Dee-Rome Kidwell Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2041 Georgia Avenue Nw; Towers Building 2100
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Earl Kidwell is a pediatric ophthalmologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in glaucoma. Dr. Kidwell honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kidwell trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kidwell speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Howard University Hospital, Maryland General Hospital, and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,000
  • Medicare Cost: $703
Dr. Sina John Sabet, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5130 Duke Street; 9
Alexandria, VA
 

Dr. Sina Sabet's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Sabet at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. After attending the University of Madras and the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Sabet (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Sabet is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,498
  • Medicare Cost: $754
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
110 Irving Street
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Mark Gonzalez specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Gonzalez has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Gonzalez attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 107
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,423
  • Medicare Cost: $751
Dr. Jacob Alexander Clark, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
411 N Washington Street
Alexandria, VA
 

Dr. Jacob Clark is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Alexandria Hospital. Dr. Clark is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Clark trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, Dr. Clark (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,264 - $1,591
  • Medicare Cost: $622 - $774
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Mary Tyler's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Tyler's areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Tyler attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,970
  • Medicare Cost: $671
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3553 16th Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Samuel Stoleru practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stoleru is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He graduated from the University of Valle. Dr. Stoleru's training includes a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Stoleru (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Dr. Stoleru is affiliated with MedStar Health and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $739
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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
2112 F Street North West; Suite 802
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Reginald Barnes is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barnes honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 142
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,921
  • Medicare Cost: $640
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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
4201 Conn Avenue Nw; Suite 211
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Leonard Friedman is a Washington, DC physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, laser eye surgery, and radial keratotomy. The average patient rating for Dr. Friedman is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Friedman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,889
  • Medicare Cost: $754
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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2401 Pennsylvania Avenue Nw; Suite Ll125
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Shirley Middleton, who practices in Washington, DC, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Middleton has a special interest in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Middleton completed a residency program at Howard University Hospital.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.