We found 5 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept United Healthcare HMO near Elk Grove Village, IL.

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Dr. Lisa Gay Wohl, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
303 E Army Trail Road; Suite 200
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Wohl specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include glasses, LASIK, and cataract surgery. Dr. Wohl is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Before performing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Wohl attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Wohl's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Low Vision, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 105
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,812 - $2,084
  • Medicare Cost: $731 - $907
Dr. Kimberlee Marie Curnyn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
810 Biesterfield; Ste G-03
Elk Grove Village, 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. Naveed Zafar Ansari, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 710, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Naveed Ansari specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include glasses, LASIK, and cataract surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Ansari is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ansari is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Eye Exam, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Cornea Problems, Glasses, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,965
  • Medicare Cost: $737
Dr. Janet Zeiler Bresch, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 710
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Janet Bresch works as an ophthalmologist in Arlington Heights, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Bresch graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. These areas are among her clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Mark John Piotrowski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 710
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Mark Piotrowski is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Piotrowski's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include eyelid surgery, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rush Medical College. He trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. Dr. Piotrowski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Polish. Dr. Piotrowski is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Eyelid Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 197
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,984 - $2,362
  • Medicare Cost: $743 - $923

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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.