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We found 10 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near New Port Richey, FL.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1109 Us Hwy 19; Suite B
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Diana Heath works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Heath has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega alpha National Honor Society, President. Dr. Heath (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 196
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,100
  • Medicare Cost: $674
Dr. Herbert Paul Knauf III, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2031 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Herbert Knauf works as an ophthalmologist in Clearwater, FL and Trinity, FL. Dr. Knauf's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, radial keratotomy, and contact lenses. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Knauf attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Knauf speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Implant Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Refractive Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 171
  • Uninsured Cost: $685 - $855
  • Medicare Cost: $667 - $826
Dr. Clinton Woods Sheets, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2031 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Clinton Sheets' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sheets's education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has a special interest in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 59
  • Uninsured Cost: $682
  • Medicare Cost: $675
Dr. Carey Thomas Rowan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5305 Grand Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Carey Rowan practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. Dr. Rowan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Greater Baltimore Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, YAG Laser Surgery, Macular Degeneration

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 133
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $651
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2020 Seven Springs Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Larry Perich's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Perich is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, 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: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 172
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,021
  • Medicare Cost: $622
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5340 Gulf Drive; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Juan Sanchez is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Spring Hill, FL and New Port Richey, FL. He studied medicine at National University of San Marcos. Dr. Sanchez's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. His areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients gave Dr. Sanchez an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, 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: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
43309 Us Hwy. 19 N
Tarpon Springs, FL
 

Dr. Brandon Rodriguez is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Tarpon Springs, FL. In Dr. Rodriguez's practice, he is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency.

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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: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,257
  • Medicare Cost: $667
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Specializes in Optometry
4107 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Robert Schulz is an optometrist in New Port Richey, FL. He is in-network for 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: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $175
  • Medicare Cost: $134
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Specializes in Optometry
8319 Embassy Boulevard
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Mark Mathews practices optometry (primary eye care) in Port Richey, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mathews honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $126
  • Medicare Cost: $123
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Specializes in Optometry
9832 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Michael Causey practices optometry (primary eye care). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $180
  • Medicare Cost: $136

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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.