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We found 19 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum EPO near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Dr. Norma Jeanne Flack, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2334 Ne 53rd St; Fort
Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Norma Flack's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She obtained her medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Flack's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Flack is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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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: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,990
  • Medicare Cost: $730
Dr. Noel Loring Elgut, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1800 E Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Noel Elgut practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Elgut's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elgut include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Elgut honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital and Cooper University Hospital. His distinctions include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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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: 74
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,250 - $2,315
  • Medicare Cost: $730 - $906
Dr. Gaston Octavio Lacayo III, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Gaston Lacayo's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Lacayo's practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center, Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Lacayo attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,937
  • Medicare Cost: $742
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Julio Ortiz works as an ophthalmologist in Miami, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Hialeah, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Ortiz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Ortiz a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional 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: 91
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,370
  • Medicare Cost: $769
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4959 Nw 40th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Sheldon Feldman's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Feldman's areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Westside Regional Medical Center. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York for residency. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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

Dr. Iley Coleman Neely, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5601 N. Dixie Highway; Suite 115
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Iley Neely specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Neely include comprehensive ophthalmology. She is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. Dr. Neely is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center's residency program. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Neely honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 89
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,990
  • Medicare Cost: $729
Dr. Virgil Enrique Enrique Ferrer Sklar Sklar, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Virgil Sklar, who practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Sklar is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Sklar has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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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: 95
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,402
  • Medicare Cost: $769
Dr. Shailesh K Gupta, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Shailesh Gupta works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center, Broward Health, and Baptist Hospital. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gupta completed a residency program at Shands at the University of Florida. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,400
  • Medicare Cost: $566
Dr. Mario Agustin Sabates, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Mario Sabates practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Miami, FL, and Hialeah, FL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Sabates attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,750
  • Medicare Cost: $769
Dr. Rafael M Hernandez Sr., MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Hernandez sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hernandez attended the University of Havana School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Truman Medical Centers for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hernandez is affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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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: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,750
  • Medicare Cost: $769
Dr. James Edward Lang, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4800 Ne 20th Terrace; Suite 305
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. James Lang specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Lang completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lang takes. Dr. Lang has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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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: 185
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500 - $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $730 - $906
Dr. Janis Ivars Dzelzkalns, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Janis Dzelzkalns is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Dzelzkalns is especially interested in diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Dzelzkalns honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Dzelzkalns is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Dzelzkalns trained at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Dr. Dzelzkalns's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Diabetes, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,593
  • Medicare Cost: $769
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5333 N Dixie Highway; Suite 101
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hoffman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Hoffman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Hoffman has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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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: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500 - $1,800
  • Medicare Cost: $744 - $915
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2900 W Cypress Creek Road; Suite 1
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Eric Gechter, who practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Gechter's professional affiliations include Broward Health North and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $738
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Sanford Rakofsky's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Rakofsky's areas of expertise include plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rakofsky honors. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,400
  • Medicare Cost: $754
Dr. Rafael Hernandez Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Hernandez is an ophthalmologist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hernandez include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Hernandez is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital. He attended Autonomous University of Central America and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Patients gave Dr. Hernandez an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,750
  • Medicare Cost: $769

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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.