We found 44 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Costarides focuses on glaucoma and cataract surgery. His professional affiliations include Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Costarides completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the distinction of President, Georgia Society of Ophthalmology. In addition to English, Dr. Costarides speaks 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. Scott R Lambert, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road, Ne, Building B; Suite 4500
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Scott Lambert's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Lambert's areas of expertise consist of strabismus and cataract surgery. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Yale School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lambert include: Senior Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO); Atlanta Super Doctors; and Atlanta magazine. His professional affiliations include 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Atlanta, GA. These areas are among her clinical interests: glaucoma, cataract surgery, and laser surgery. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Giangiacomo's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Her professional affiliations include 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. Yousuf Mohamed Khalifa, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1365b Clifton Road, Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Yousuf Khalifa specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Khalifa accepts Humana HMO, Child Health Plus, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Khalifa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. Dr. Khalifa is 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. Allen Dale Beck Md, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road Ne, Building B; Suite 4500
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Allen Beck specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Beck obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Beck include: Atlanta Super Doctors; He was listed among the, Top Doctors, in Atlanta Magazine's special issue; and Atlanta magazine. Dr. Beck 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 works as an ophthalmologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stephens include glaucoma, glasses, and cataract surgery. He is affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stephens trained at Howard University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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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. Her education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is especially interested in strabismus, sickle cell disease, and cataract surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hutchinson takes. Dr. Hutchinson has received professional recognition including the following: AAPOS Fellowship Research Award (co-author); JCAHPO Faculty Award; and AAPOS Honor Award. She is 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. Joung Y Kim, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road, Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Joung Kim is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Atlanta, GA. His areas of clinical interest consist of LASIK, cataract surgery, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). Dr. Kim takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received distinctions including 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. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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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 sees patients in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. Her medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include macular degeneration, cataract surgery, and diabetic retinopathy. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Patel trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for her residency. Her distinctions include: Secretariat Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology and Residents Writer's Award Recipient, AMO. 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: Cataract Surgery, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. George John's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center. Dr. John is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency.

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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' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, Dr. Wells focuses on cataract surgery. Her professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wells graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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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
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
830 W. Peachtree Street Nw; Suite 100
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Jettie Burnett is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Burnett accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Atlanta Eye Consultants, WellStar, and Atlanta Medical Center.

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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
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1457 Scott Boulevard
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Indira Mamballikalathil is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Decatur, GA. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mamballikalathil graduated from 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). In her practice, Dr. Bealer focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Atlanta, GA. Her areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and laser surgery. Dr. Aaron is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. She has received the following distinctions: 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. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Aaron's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
465 Winn Way; Suite 140
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Gayle Leff-Goldstein is an ophthalmologist. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. In Dr. Leff-Goldstein's practice, she is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leff-Goldstein accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and 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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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.