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We found 9 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Gold Compass 1500 near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Ivan Jose Suner, MBA, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
602 S Macdill Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ivan Suner is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Suner's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Suner include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Suner is professionally affiliated with Tampa General Hospital (TGH) and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Clinical Interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,540
  • Medicare Cost: $640
Dr. Michael Joel Levitt, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3115 W Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Levitt's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in macular degeneration, uveitis, and eye surgery. Dr. Levitt is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Implant Surgery, Eye Surgery, YAG Laser Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Uveitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 73
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,677 - $2,650
  • Medicare Cost: $669 - $804
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
501 N Howard Avenue; Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Warren Scherer is an ophthalmologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scherer accepts. Before performing his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Dr. Scherer attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school.

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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: 59
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,542 - $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $679 - $848
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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
501 N Howard Avenue; Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. William Layden's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Layden include glaucoma. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Layden accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $597
Dr. Jose Miguel Pro Landazuri, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Suite 2, Office of Dr J. Miguel Pro - Landazuri; 5106 N Armenia
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. J. Prolandazuri is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Tampa, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Cayetano Heredia University and performed his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Prolandazuri honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. John Frederick Altenburg, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4600 North Habana; #7
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Altenburg specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Tampa, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Altenburg has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Dr. Altenburg attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Altenburg is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 74
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $682 - $848
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
508 S. Habana Avenue; Suite 100, Office of Deen King Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Deen King's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in glaucoma. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. King completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. King 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: Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 70
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,457
  • Medicare Cost: $583
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
7522 N Himes Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Prado practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Tampa, FL. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Prado has indicated that his clinical interests include macular degeneration, LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Prado takes 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: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 171
  • Uninsured Cost: $710 - $878
  • Medicare Cost: $672 - $836
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Specializes in Optometry
7522 N Himes Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Philip Cuva specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cuva takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $126
  • Medicare Cost: $121

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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.