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We found 44 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 ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Costarides completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Costarides has received the distinction of President, Georgia Society of Ophthalmology. He speaks Greek. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Scott R Lambert, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road, Ne, Building B; Suite 4500
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Scott Lambert is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Lambert's areas of clinical interest consist of strabismus and cataract surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lambert 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. Annette Lynn Giangiacomo, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Annette Giangiacomo practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Atlanta, GA. Areas of particular interest 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 attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Khalifa's areas of expertise include 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 takes. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Khalifa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. Dr. Khalifa 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. Allen Dale Beck Md, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road Ne, Building B; Suite 4500
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Allen Beck is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Beck is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Beck trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His distinctions include: 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

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. These areas are among Dr. Stephens's clinical interests: glaucoma, glasses, and cataract surgery. He is affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Stephens attended medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Stephens completed residency programs 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's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Hutchinson's areas of expertise include strabismus, sickle cell disease, and cataract surgery. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Hutchinson trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for her residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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. Joung Y Kim, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road, Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Joung Kim is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Atlanta, GA. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Kim completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His areas of expertise include the following: LASIK, cataract surgery, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). He takes 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. Dr. Kim's professional 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 practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. She attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Her areas of expertise include macular degeneration, cataract surgery, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Patel has received the following distinctions: 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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. George John is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. John is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. John is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. Dr. John 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, who practices in Atlanta, GA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Wells attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school. She is especially interested in cataract surgery. Dr. Wells honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wells is affiliated with 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
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
830 W. Peachtree Street Nw; Suite 100
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Jettie Burnett's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Burnett is professionally affiliated with Atlanta Eye Consultants, WellStar, and Atlanta Medical Center. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Burnett trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Burnett is an in-network provider for 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
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1457 Scott Boulevard
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Indira Mamballikalathil's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mamballikalathil accepts. She 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Bealer's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bealer takes. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Bealer attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

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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 area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Aaron include cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and laser surgery. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Aaron studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed 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. Dr. Aaron is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Aaron's professional 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 sees patients in Decatur, GA and Snellville, GA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Leff-Goldstein a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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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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.