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We found 46 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Decatur, GA.

Dr. Yousuf Mohamed Khalifa, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1365b Clifton Road, Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Yousuf Khalifa is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Atlanta, GA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khalifa include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He accepts Humana HMO, Child Health Plus, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khalifa attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Khalifa (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language.

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

Dr. Anastasios Costarides is an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Costarides honors 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. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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

Dr. Annette Giangiacomo is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Atlanta, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Giangiacomo include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and laser surgery. Her professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Giangiacomo graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 sees patients in Atlanta, GA. His medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. In his practice, Dr. Beck focuses on glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Beck's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Beck attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. His distinctions include: Atlanta Super Doctors; He was listed among the, Top Doctors, in Atlanta Magazine's special issue; and Atlanta magazine. He is 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' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Howard University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Stephens attended Morehouse School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Stephens include glaucoma, glasses, and cataract surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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. Dr. Hutchinson graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hutchinson include strabismus, sickle cell disease, and cataract surgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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. Scott R Lambert, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road, Ne, Building B; Suite 4500
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Scott Lambert's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. These areas are among his clinical interests: strabismus and cataract surgery. Dr. Lambert takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His distinctions include: Senior Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO); Atlanta Super Doctors; and Atlanta magazine. Dr. Lambert is professionally 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

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

Dr. Jettie Burnett's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Burnett is professionally affiliated with Atlanta Eye Consultants, WellStar, and Atlanta Medical Center. She obtained her medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Atlanta, GA. In his practice, Dr. Kim focuses on LASIK, cataract surgery, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Kim studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kim trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. Dr. Kim'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: 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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include macular degeneration, cataract surgery, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Patel accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Patel has received the following distinctions: Secretariat Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology and Residents Writer's Award Recipient, AMO. She is 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. John's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Atlanta, GA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wells include cataract surgery. Dr. Wells is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Wells is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Leff-Goldstein's education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Her areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Mamballikalathil is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She studied medicine 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 a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Bealer's clinical interests include 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. 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).

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Aaron speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Aaron include cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and laser surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Aaron graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including 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.