We found 6 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept United Healthcare POS near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Surendra Basti, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
645 N Michigan Avenue; Suite 440
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Surendra Basti's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Kasturba Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Basti's areas of expertise include the following: LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and dry eyes. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Basti (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Konkani. Dr. Basti's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Basti is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Implant Surgery, Partial-Thickness Corneal Transplant, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Stem ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 201
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,484 - $4,882
  • Medicare Cost: $738 - $923
Dr. Benjamin Hendrick Ticho, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1855 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Ticho is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Chicago Ridge, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Ticho include amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, and glaucoma. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ticho's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Cataract Surgery, Strabismus, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 132
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $738
Dr. Mark Anthony Rosanova, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5872 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mark Rosanova's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, glaucoma, and glasses. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosanova is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. In addition to English, Dr. Rosanova (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Rosanova is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Surgery, Diabetes, Glasses, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 144
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,021 - $1,849
  • Medicare Cost: $228 - $410
Dr. Maria Etelle Rosselson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1725 W Harrison Street; Suite 928
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Maria Rosselson is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. Dr. Rosselson accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Rosselson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Macular Problems, Eye ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 163
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000 - $3,425
  • Medicare Cost: $686 - $845
Dr. Kimberlee Marie Curnyn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1855 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kimberlee Curnyn's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Curnyn's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus surgery, and strabismus. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Curnyn is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Curnyn speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Strabismus Surgery, Eye Muscle Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Strabismus, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 97
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,932
  • Medicare Cost: $743
Dr. Marilyn Baird Mets, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marilyn Mets is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Dr. Mets speaks French. In her practice, she is particularly interested in strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, she performed her residency at Cleveland Clinic. Patient ratings for Dr. Mets average 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Cataract Surgery, Strabismus, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

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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.