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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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Basti include LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and dry eyes. Dr. Basti accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. After attending Kasturba Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Basti (or staff) speaks Hindi and Konkani. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 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's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, glaucoma, and glasses. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosanova (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Chicago Ridge, IL, Chicago, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Ticho's clinical interests include amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, and glaucoma. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ticho takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ticho has an open panel.

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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 medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Rosselson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosselson include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Rosselson attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kimberlee Curnyn is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. She works in Arlington Heights, IL, Chicago, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Curnyn's areas of expertise include the following: amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus surgery, and strabismus. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Curnyn is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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, who practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. Dr. Mets's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Mets attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Cleveland Clinic. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks French.

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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.