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We found 7 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 area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Basti (or staff) speaks Hindi and Konkani. Dr. Basti's areas of expertise include the following: LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and dry eyes. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. After completing medical school at Kasturba Medical College, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Basti has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Implant Surgery, Partial-Thickness Corneal Transplant, Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 201
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,484 - $4,882
  • Medicare Cost: $738 - $923
Dr. Mark Anthony Rosanova, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5872 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mark Rosanova specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rosanova (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, glaucoma, and glasses. Dr. Rosanova's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Patients gave Dr. Rosanova an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Benjamin Hendrick Ticho, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1855 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Ticho specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Chicago Ridge, IL, Chicago, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Ticho speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, and glaucoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ticho graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary for his residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Ticho average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Ticho's practice is open to 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. Maria Etelle Rosselson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1725 W Harrison Street; Suite 928
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Maria Rosselson's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosselson include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. In addition to English, Dr. Rosselson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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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. Diany Sharon Morales, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1725 W. Harrison Street; Suite 906
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Diany Morales is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise consist of diplopia (double vision), cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Morales's education and training includes medical school at National Autonomous University of Honduras Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Rush University Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Morales has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Diplopia, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,400 - $3,200
  • Medicare Cost: $731 - $907
Dr. Kimberlee Marie Curnyn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1855 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kimberlee Curnyn works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Curnyn's clinical interests: amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus surgery, and strabismus. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Curnyn honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she 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. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For her professional training, Dr. Mets completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. In her practice, she is particularly interested in strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. Dr. Mets is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Mets is conversant in French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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.