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We found 45 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Decatur, GA.

Dr. Anastasios Peter Costarides, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; # B
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Anastasios Costarides' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Costarides's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Costarides attended Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Costarides has received professional recognition including the following: President, Georgia Society of Ophthalmology. He is conversant in Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,275
  • Medicare Cost: $586
Dr. Yousuf Mohamed Khalifa, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1365b Clifton Road, Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Yousuf Khalifa's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Khalifa focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Humana HMO, Child Health Plus, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khalifa honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Khalifa attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. In addition to English, Dr. Khalifa (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 205
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,235 - $3,100
  • Medicare Cost: $619 - $778
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Dr. Scott R Lambert, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road, Ne, Building B; Suite 4500
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Scott Lambert's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Lambert's areas of expertise include strabismus and cataract surgery. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Yale School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinctions: Senior Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO); Atlanta Super Doctors; and Atlanta magazine. He is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Annette Lynn Giangiacomo, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Annette Giangiacomo, who practices in Atlanta, GA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery, and laser surgery. Dr. Giangiacomo takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Giangiacomo attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery

Dr. Allen Dale Beck Md, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road Ne, Building B; Suite 4500
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Allen Beck is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Atlanta, GA. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Beck completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Beck at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received distinctions including Atlanta Super Doctors; He was listed among the, Top Doctors, in Atlanta Magazine's special issue; and Atlanta magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,164
  • Medicare Cost: $623
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
285 Boulevard Ne; Suite 540
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Augustus Stephens is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Stephens's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, glasses, and cataract surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Morehouse School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Howard University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Stephens is professionally affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Glasses, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Contact Lenses

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,950
  • Medicare Cost: $671
Dr. Amy Kathleen Hutchinson, BA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road; Ne, 4th Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Amy Hutchinson works as a pediatric ophthalmologist in Atlanta, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hutchinson include strabismus, sickle cell disease, and cataract surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hutchinson takes. Her education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hutchinson include: AAPOS Fellowship Research Award (co-author); JCAHPO Faculty Award; and AAPOS Honor Award. She is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Strabismus, Cataract Surgery, Retina Problems, Sickle Cell Disease, Eye Problems

Dr. Jettie Marita Burnett, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
830 W. Peachtree Street Nw; Suite 100
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Jettie Burnett practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in College Park, GA and Atlanta, GA. Dr. Burnett's hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta Eye Consultants, WellStar, and Atlanta Medical Center. She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Anterior Segment Diseases, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,592 - $2,800
  • Medicare Cost: $671 - $792
Dr. Joung Y Kim, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road, Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Joung Kim is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include LASIK, cataract surgery, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Kim studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kim include: Achievement Award for contributions to the Academy, 2010, American Academy of Ophthalmology; General and Departmental Honors, Johns Hopkins University; and Alpha Omega Alpha, 1993 Omicron Delta Kappa.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Surgical Procedures, LASIK, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 105
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,220
  • Medicare Cost: $653
Dr. Purnima Sharad Patel, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1365 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Purnima Patel works as a retina specialist. Dr. Patel's clinical interests encompass macular degeneration, cataract surgery, and diabetic retinopathy. Her professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. She attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Patel include: Secretariat Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology and Residents Writer's Award Recipient, AMO.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. George John is an ophthalmologist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. John attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. John is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Anterior Segment Diseases, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,113
  • Medicare Cost: $616
Dr. Jill Razor Wells, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road, Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Jill Wells works as an ophthalmologist in Atlanta, GA. She is especially interested in cataract surgery. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Wells performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Wells's professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Tumor, Cataract Surgery, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,181
  • Medicare Cost: $671
Dr. Gayle Leff Leff Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
465 Winn Way; Suite 140
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Gayle Leff-Goldstein practices ophthalmology (eye disease). She has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Leff-Goldstein's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 78
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,480
  • Medicare Cost: $671
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1457 Scott Boulevard
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Indira Mamballikalathil's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Mamballikalathil attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and Osmania Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,291
  • Medicare Cost: $671
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1457 Scott Boulevard
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Laura Bealer is an ophthalmologist. In Dr. Bealer's practice, she is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,291
  • Medicare Cost: $671
Dr. Maria E Aaron, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Suite 3500
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Maria Aaron is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. She speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Aaron include cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and laser surgery. Dr. Aaron's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Aaron attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her distinctions include: Becker's ASC 135 Leading Ophthalmologists in America; Academy of ACGME Program Directors of Emory University School of Medicine; and ACGME Courage to Teach Award.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 106
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,214
  • Medicare Cost: $670

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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.