We found 18 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Coventry Gold near Sarasota, FL.

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1219 S. East Avenue; #105
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Schwartz's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Schwartz accepts 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: External Eye Diseases, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 165
  • Charge (avg.): $685 - $850
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $676 - $848

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1857 Floyd Street
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hegleh's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He takes 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 Maryland General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Hegleh attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Clinical Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $2,696
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $672

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5409 University Parkway
University Park, FL
 

Dr. William Soscia's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Soscia's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Soscia has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 133
  • Charge (avg.): $1,374
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $600

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1428 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Michael Lamensdorf is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Lamensdorf include cataracts. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts 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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Clinical Interests: Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 107
  • Charge (avg.): $2,525
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $682

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2121 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. David Campbell is a Sarasota, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Campbell focuses on glaucoma 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. Campbell honors. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 102
  • Charge (avg.): $1,825
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $679

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3920 Bee Ridge Road; Building F, Suite B
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Wahl's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Wahl performed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 55
  • Charge (avg.): $2,650
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $608
Dr. Dana James Weinkle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3131 S Tamiami Trail; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Dana Weinkle's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Weinkle has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 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 Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinkle is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 224
  • Charge (avg.): $672 - $864
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $665 - $834

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2601 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. William Lahners practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lahners has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lahners takes. Dr. Lahners graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 470
  • Charge (avg.): $1,509 - $2,125
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $654 - $826

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2111 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. J. Foster's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Foster performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 293
  • Charge (avg.): $976 - $1,354
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $677 - $848
Dr. Lawrence Mark Hurvitz, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3920 Bee Ridge Road; Suite F - B
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Hurvitz is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hurvitz include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients rated Dr. Hurvitz highly, giving him an average 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. Dr. Hurvitz obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 73
  • Charge (avg.): $2,650 - $3,050
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $629 - $694

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2601 Tamiami Tr., S.
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. David Shoemaker sees patients in Sarasota, FL and Venice, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shoemaker's areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Shoemaker has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 1,119
  • Charge (avg.): $1,479 - $2,019
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $646 - $790

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5540 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Murray Friedberg is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Friedberg has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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Clinical Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 207
  • Charge (avg.): $1,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $661

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5644 Marquesas Circle
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Roger Weber is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Weber's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology. 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. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $1,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $682

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3920 Bee Ridge Road; Building F Suite A
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Harry Grabow is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Sarasota, FL. In his practice, Dr. Grabow focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. 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. Dr. Grabow obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cole Eye Institute.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 234
  • Charge (avg.): $2,642
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $665

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2020 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Paul Strom practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Strom attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. 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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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 73
  • Charge (avg.): $855 - $1,269
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $679 - $816

Specializes in Optometry
2650 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Frederick Soto practices optometry (primary eye care) in Sarasota, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Soto average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $156
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.

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