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We found 6 retina specialists who accept United Healthcare Silver near Stuart, FL.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2090 Se Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL
 

Dr. Mark Michels is a retina specialist in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Stuart, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Michels trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. His clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Michels accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Michels include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Kevin Thomas Kelly, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1441 E Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Kelly's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Kelly focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Kelly's professional affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point and Baptist Outpatient Services. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kelly accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
509 Se Riverside Drive; Suite 302
Stuart, FL
 

Dr. Norman Woodlief's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Woodlief accepts. Dr. Woodlief attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wills Eye Institute.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Walid Mangal, MD, DO
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1050 Se Monterey Road; Suite #104
Stuart, FL
 

Dr. Walid Mangal is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Stuart, FL, Fort Myers, FL, and Port Saint Lucie, FL. In his practice, Dr. Mangal focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Mangal is professionally affiliated with Suburban Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mangal attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2090 Se Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL
 

Dr. Adrian Lavina is a retina specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Lavina completed his residency training at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lavina include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Paul Michael Gallogly, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2090 S.e. Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL
 

Dr. Paul Gallogly works as a retina specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gallogly include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Gallogly performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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What are Vitreoretinal Diseases?

Vitreoretinal disease, or vitreoretinal surgery, is a subspecialty of ophthalmology that focuses on the surgical care of the back of the eye, or the retina. The retina is the layer of nerve tissue at the rear of the eye that senses light and is responsible for vision. Connected to the retina is a thick, clear gel called vitreous. In order to perform surgery on the retina, the vitreous must sometimes be removed. Doctors who can operate on these incredibly delicate parts of the eye are called vitreoretinal surgeons.

Some of the eye conditions that a vitreoretinal surgeon might treat include:
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal detachment or tears
  • Macular holes
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Retinoblastomas

During vitreoretinal surgery, small incisions are made in the white of the eye, and very tiny instruments are inserted. The surgeon uses a microscope to treat the areas needed deep within the eye. In some procedures, a gas bubble is injected into the eye to apply pressure to the retina and keep it in place while it heals. If this is the case, you may be asked to lie face down for a few days after surgery. Eye drops containing antibiotics and other medications are also commonly prescribed.

Vitreoretinal diseases can be a serious threat to your vision. In many cases, vitreoretinal surgery can ensure you are able to see well into the future.