We found 25 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Coventry Gold near Sarasota, FL.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3400 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 200
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Marc Levy specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Levy attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levy honors. Dr. Levy is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Clinical Interests: Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $684
  • Medicare Cost: $682
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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1219 S. East Avenue; #105
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Schwartz is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz honors. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Schwartz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 165
  • Uninsured Cost: $685 - $850
  • Medicare Cost: $676 - $848
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1857 Floyd Street
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hegleh's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hegleh graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Maryland General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. His areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Patients gave Dr. Hegleh an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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

All Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,696
  • Medicare Cost: $672
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5409 University Parkway
University Park, FL
 

Dr. William Soscia is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Bradenton, FL, Ruskin, FL, and the University Park, FL. Dr. Soscia's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Soscia focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He 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 HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Soscia attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Soscia has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 133
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,374
  • Medicare Cost: $600
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3920 Bee Ridge Road; Building F, Suite B
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Wahl sees patients in Sarasota, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Wahl a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He 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 HMO. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Wahl's residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

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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: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,650
  • Medicare Cost: $608
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2121 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. David Campbell's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Campbell average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Campbell honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 102
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,825
  • Medicare Cost: $679
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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1428 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Michael Lamensdorf is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Lamensdorf accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lamensdorf attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 107
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,525
  • Medicare Cost: $682
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2601 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. William Lahners' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency. Dr. Lahners's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients rated Dr. Lahners 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 470
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,509 - $2,125
  • Medicare Cost: $654 - $826
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2111 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Cathleen McCabe practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. McCabe's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. The average patient rating for Dr. McCabe is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Her education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami.

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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: 457
  • Uninsured Cost: $976 - $1,354
  • Medicare Cost: $672 - $848
Dr. Dana James Weinkle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3131 S Tamiami Trail; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Dana Weinkle specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Bradenton, FL and Sarasota, FL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Weinkle include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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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: 224
  • Uninsured Cost: $672 - $864
  • Medicare Cost: $665 - $834
Dr. Lawrence Mark Hurvitz, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3920 Bee Ridge Road; Suite F - B
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Hurvitz is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Hurvitz trained at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hurvitz at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hurvitz accepts.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 73
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,650 - $3,050
  • Medicare Cost: $629 - $694
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2111 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. J. Foster works as an ophthalmologist. Before completing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Foster attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Foster's areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He 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.

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

All Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 293
  • Uninsured Cost: $976 - $1,354
  • Medicare Cost: $677 - $848
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2601 Tamiami Tr., S.
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. David Shoemaker is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Sarasota, FL and Venice, FL. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Shoemaker's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 1,119
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,479 - $2,019
  • Medicare Cost: $646 - $790
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2601 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Kim works as an ophthalmologist in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Kim attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine. He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Kim's average rating from his patients is 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim is conversant in Spanish.

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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: 203
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,545 - $2,157
  • Medicare Cost: $671 - $834
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1427 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Robert Edelman, who practices in Bradenton, FL and Sarasota, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Edelman accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Edelman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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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: 109
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200
  • Medicare Cost: $677
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5540 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Murray Friedberg is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Bradenton, FL and Sarasota, FL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Friedberg's areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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

All Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 207
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200
  • Medicare Cost: $661

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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.