We found 41 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Humana Open Access near Decatur, GA.

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

Dr. Anastasios Costarides is an ophthalmologist in Atlanta, GA. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Costarides's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, he performed his residency 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

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

Dr. Yousuf Khalifa, who practices in Atlanta, GA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Khalifa attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for residency. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes Humana HMO, Child Health Plus, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Khalifa (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. His professional affiliations include 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 205
  • Charge (avg.): $2,235 - $3,100
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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. His areas of expertise consist of strabismus and cataract surgery. Dr. Lambert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Lambert's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His distinctions include: Senior Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO); Atlanta Super Doctors; and Atlanta magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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 ophthalmology specialist in Atlanta, GA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Beck's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Beck's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors; He was listed among the, Top Doctors, in Atlanta Magazine's special issue; and Atlanta magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

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). Her clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and laser surgery. Dr. Giangiacomo's professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Giangiacomo studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
285 Boulevard Ne; Suite 540
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Augustus Stephens is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Stephens include glaucoma, glasses, and cataract surgery. Dr. Stephens is affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center. He graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Stephens's residency was performed at Howard University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

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

Dr. Amy Kathleen Hutchinson, BA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road; Ne, 4th Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Amy Hutchinson's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hutchinson include strabismus, sickle cell disease, and cataract surgery. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Hutchinson completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She has received the following distinctions: 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. Joung Y Kim, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road, Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Joung Kim, who practices in Atlanta, GA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in LASIK, cataract surgery, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). Dr. Kim accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kim completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). 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. Dr. Kim is 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 105
  • Charge (avg.): $2,220
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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). Her clinical interests include macular degeneration, cataract surgery, and diabetic retinopathy. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. Dr. Patel attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for her residency. Dr. Patel has received professional recognition including the following: Secretariat Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology and Residents Writer's Award Recipient, AMO. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

Dr. Jill Razor Wells, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road, Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Jill Wells specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Wells's areas of expertise include cataract surgery. Dr. Wells takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 56
  • Charge (avg.): $2,181
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $671

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. George John's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. John is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. John attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,113
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $616

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1457 Scott Boulevard
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Indira Mamballikalathil is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mamballikalathil accepts. Dr. Mamballikalathil is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and Osmania Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $2,291
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $671

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1457 Scott Boulevard
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Laura Bealer is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. In Dr. Bealer's practice, she is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for her residency.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 55
  • Charge (avg.): $2,291
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $671
Dr. Maria E Aaron, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Suite 3500
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Maria Aaron is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Aaron include cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and laser surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Aaron speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 106
  • Charge (avg.): $2,214
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $670

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

Dr. Gayle Goldstein's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldstein include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. She studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For her residency, Dr. Goldstein trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Goldstein's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 78
  • Charge (avg.): $1,480
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $671
Dr. Eugene B Gabianelli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
550 Peachtree Street Ne; Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Eugene Gabianelli works as a pediatric ophthalmologist in Johns Creek, GA, Woodstock, GA, and Atlanta, GA. He studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gabianelli trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gabianelli include macular degeneration, LASIK, and radial keratotomy. Dr. Gabianelli accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Gabianelli (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, WellStar, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, External Eye Diseases, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Corneal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 216
  • Charge (avg.): $2,715
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $607

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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.

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