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We found 35 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Melrose Park, IL.

Dr. Rebecca Baird Mets-Halgrimson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Mets' area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mets include strabismus, retinoblastoma, and hemangioma. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, HFN, and HealthSmart. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Mets completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Hemangiomas, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Bahram Rahmani, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Bahram Rahmani works as an ophthalmologist in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Westchester, IL. His areas of expertise include diplopia (double vision), strabismus, and glaucoma. Dr. Rahmani takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Rahmani attended medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. He speaks Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rahmani has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Cataract Surgery, Strabismus, Diplopia, Eye Problems, Glaucoma, Ptosis, Amblyopia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Janice Lasky Lasky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Janice Zeid practices pediatric ophthalmology in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Northbrook, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. Dr. Zeid accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Zeid attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Zeid's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

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

Dr. Julie Beth Pearlman, MBA, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
9005 W Cermak Road
North Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Julie Pearlman works as an ophthalmologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pearlman attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Pearlman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. She is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,335
  • Medicare Cost: $740
Dr. Meenakshi Chaku, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2160 S. 1st Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Meenakshi Chaku is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing her residency at Kresge Eye Institute, Dr. Chaku attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chaku is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,999 - $2,760
  • Medicare Cost: $672 - $785
Dr. Shivan Hiralal Tekwani, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Shivan Tekwani works as a retina specialist in Burr Ridge, IL, Homewood, IL, and Hines, IL. Dr. Tekwani's areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Tekwani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,600
  • Medicare Cost: $743
Dr. Charles S Bouchard, MA, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Charles Bouchard's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in French. Dr. Bouchard's clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), blepharospasm, and LASIK. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Bouchard has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Conjunctivitis, Blepharospasm, Cataracts, Anterior Segment ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,557
  • Medicare Cost: $725
Dr. Marilyn Baird Mets, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Marilyn Mets is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mets's clinical interests include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at Cleveland Clinic. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Mets is conversant in French. She is professionally affiliated with 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

Dr. Spero John Kinnas, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Spero Kinnas is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kinnas's areas of expertise include macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Kinnas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Vision Problems, Macular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 93
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,600 - $2,800
  • Medicare Cost: $713 - $922
Dr. Robert John Barnes, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Robert Barnes' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Barnes attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. The average patient rating for Dr. Barnes is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Barnes speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 144
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,273 - $2,532
  • Medicare Cost: $654 - $896
Dr. Sudhi P Kurup, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Sudhi Kurup is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Kurup attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Dr. Kurup is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Hemangiomas, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Uveitis, Strabismus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Harold Kirk, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7427 Lake Street
River Forest, IL
 

Dr. Scott Kirk is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in River Forest, IL. His areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Kirk completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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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: 182
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,860 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $724 - $923
Dr. Mateen Khurram Aliniazee, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
152 N. Addison Avenue
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Mateen Aliniazee is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Elmhurst, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Aliniazee include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. Dr. Aliniazee takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Aliniazee trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Aliniazee is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 82
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,667 - $3,354
  • Medicare Cost: $639 - $805
Dr. Brian D Proctor, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
675 W North Avenue; Suite 107
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Brian Proctor's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Proctor's areas of expertise consist of macular degeneration, blepharospasm, and glaucoma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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

All Interests: Dry Eyes, Blepharospasm, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Cataract ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 277
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,400 - $2,370
  • Medicare Cost: $495 - $840
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Varun Malhotra's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma surgery and cataract surgery. Dr. Malhotra is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Malhotra is professionally affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5600 W Addison Street; Suite 102
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mark Buranosky's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Buranosky include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Buranosky is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Buranosky's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 143
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,374 - $2,650
  • Medicare Cost: $713 - $903

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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.