We found 6 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum EPO near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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

Dr. Norma Flack works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Flack is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. She is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point and Baptist Outpatient Services. Dr. Flack is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is an in-network provider for 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: Cataracts, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $1,990
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $730
Dr. Noel Loring Elgut, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1800 E Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Noel Elgut is an ophthalmologist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. He is affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Elgut attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital and Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Elgut's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 74
  • Charge (avg.): $2,250 - $2,315
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $730 - $906

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5333 N Dixie Highway; Suite 101
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hoffman is an ophthalmologist in North Miami Beach, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Hoffman is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 55
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500 - $1,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $744 - $915

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2900 W Cypress Creek Road; Suite 1
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Eric Gechter is an ophthalmologist. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete 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 several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Gechter's professional affiliations include Broward Health North and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $738

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5333 N Dixie Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Lewis Dan works as an ophthalmologist. In his practice, Dr. Dan focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Before performing his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Dan attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Dan is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and BlueOptions, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $765

Specializes in Optometry
2120 S Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Craig Fidler's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fidler takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $175
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $146

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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.

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