We found 21 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Palos Heights, IL.

Dr. Benjamin Hendrick Ticho, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
10436 Sw Highway
Chicago Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Ticho's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Ticho include amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, and glaucoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and the University of Illinois Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Ticho is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Ticho has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Cataract Surgery, Strabismus, Laser Eye Surgery, Eye Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Alan Quinones, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Richard Quinones works as an ophthalmologist. In his practice, Dr. Quinones focuses on glaucoma. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Quinones's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital, Arbor Center for Eye Care, and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Quinones welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 64
  • Charge (avg.): $2,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $701
Dr. Martin Jay Joffe, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Martin Joffe sees patients in Blue Island, IL, Olympia Fields, IL, and Chicago Heights, IL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Joffe attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Joffe takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with MetroSouth Medical Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Joffe has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 153
  • Charge (avg.): $1,961
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $725
Dr. Neha P Iyengar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
11600 S Kedzie Avenue
Merrionette Park, IL
 

Dr. Neha Iyengar sees patients in Merrionette Park, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Iyengar honors. She graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts

Dr. Thomas Hassinger John, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
16532 S Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park Medical Campus; Suite 201
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Thomas John's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and St. John's Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. The average patient rating for Dr. John is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. John is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. John has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 107
  • Charge (avg.): $2,837 - $3,410
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $666 - $835

Specializes in Ophthalmology
7600 W College Drive
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Kara Schultz is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Schultz is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 62
  • Charge (avg.): $2,200 - $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $743 - $923

Specializes in Ophthalmology
7600 W College Drive
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Schmidt is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schmidt's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Schmidt is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 213
  • Charge (avg.): $2,200 - $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $743 - $923
Dr. Susanne Tidow Kebritchi, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
9608 S Roberts Road
Hickory Hills, IL
 

Dr. Susanne Tidow-Kebritchi's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, Dr. Tidow-Kebritchi focuses on diabetic retinopathy and cataracts. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tidow-Kebritchi attended Christian-Albrecht’s-University of Kiel Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. She speaks German. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 177
  • Charge (avg.): $3,577 - $4,338
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $743 - $923

Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
6720 W. 167th Avenue; Suite 5
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Conti's specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Conti include injectable fillers, reconstructive surgery, and botox injection. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Conti accepts. After attending Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Conti (or staff) is conversant in French and Italian.

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Clinical Interests: Botox Injection, Injectable Fillers, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $2,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $743

Specializes in Ophthalmology
10436 Southwest Highway
Chicago Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Buka's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a graduate of Michael Reese Hospital's residency program. Dr. Buka's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buka honors.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 148
  • Charge (avg.): $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $733
Dr. Samuel J Multack, MD, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Samuel Multack is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Multack focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. He honors several insurance carriers, including TRICARE, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Multack completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 68
  • Charge (avg.): $3,081
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $740
Dr. Christopher Theodore Kardasis, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3300 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Kardasis' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kardasis include comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kardasis attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Kresge Eye Institute.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 81
  • Charge (avg.): $3,010 - $4,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $743 - $923
Dr. David M Lubeck, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. David Lubeck is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Homewood, IL, Olympia Fields, IL, and Chicago Heights, IL. Dr. Lubeck's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Lubeck include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 486
  • Charge (avg.): $2,600 - $2,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $704 - $873

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5850 W 111th Street
Chicago Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Edward Mann is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Mann attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Mann include comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 102
  • Charge (avg.): $2,913
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $683

Specializes in Ophthalmology
7340 W College Drive; Floor 2
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Krates is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Krates accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Botsford Hospital, Dr. Krates attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Krates is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 349
  • Charge (avg.): $957 - $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $554 - $738
Dr. Sandeep K Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6201 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Sandeep Bhatia specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Oak Lawn, IL and Orland Park, IL. Dr. Bhatia (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Bhatia's areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Bhatia honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Diabetic Eye Exam, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 84
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $740

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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.

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