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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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mets include strabismus, retinoblastoma, and hemangioma. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mets's office for an appointment.

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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 Pediatric Ophthalmology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Bahram Rahmani's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rahmani include diplopia (double vision), strabismus, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rahmani honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Rahmani's residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. He is conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

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

Dr. Neema Nayeb Hashemi, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Neema Nayeb-Hashemi is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He speaks Persian. Dr. Nayeb-Hashemi's areas of expertise consist of keratoconus, cornea transplant (keratoplasty), and cataracts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Woodlands. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Nayeb-Hashemi's training includes a residency program at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Pterygium Surgery, Keratoconus, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Shivan Hiralal Tekwani, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Shivan Tekwani's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Tekwani honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Tekwani is professionally affiliated with 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. Janice Lasky Lasky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Janice Zeid's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Her areas of expertise include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zeid honors. Before completing her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Zeid attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Zeid welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

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

Dr. Charles S Bouchard, MA, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Charles Bouchard is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), blepharospasm, and LASIK. Dr. Bouchard takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bouchard speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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

Dr. Julie Pearlman works as an ophthalmologist in Northbrook, IL, Riverside, IL, and Libertyville, IL. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pearlman include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Pearlman is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pearlman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. She is professionally 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chaku has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Chaku completed a residency program at Kresge Eye Institute. Her professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She is accepting new patients.

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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. Brian D Proctor, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
675 W North Avenue; Suite 107
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Brian Proctor is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Melrose Park, IL, Elmhurst, IL, and Westchester, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Proctor takes. Dr. Proctor attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital for residency. Dr. Proctor is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Gottlieb Memorial 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: 277
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,400 - $2,370
  • Medicare Cost: $495 - $840
Dr. Spero John Kinnas, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Spero Kinnas is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kinnas (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. He is especially interested in macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. Dr. Kinnas is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kinnas trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Kinnas takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Great-West Healthcare, Humana HMO, and more.

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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. Marilyn Baird Mets, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, 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

Dr. Robert John Barnes, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Robert Barnes' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Barnes include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barnes takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Barnes trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He speaks Spanish. His professional 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's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. His areas of clinical interest consist of strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kurup takes. Dr. Kurup is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Kurup speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

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

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

Dr. Scott Kirk specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in River Forest, IL. He is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Kirk takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Mark Buranosky is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Buranosky attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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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
Dr. Bradford G Anstadt, MD, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
675 W North Avenue; Suite 107
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Bradford Anstadt's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Anstadt include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Anstadt speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.