We found 22 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Gretna, LA.

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Dr. Jonathan David Nussdorf, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Jonathan Nussdorf is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Nussdorf include glaucoma and cataracts. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Nussdorf attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $2,057
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $656
Dr. Katherine M Loftfield, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Katherine Loftfield is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in New Orleans, LA and Metairie, LA. She has a special interest in glaucoma. Dr. Loftfield honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and performed her residency at Ochsner Medical Center. She is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Clinical Interests: Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $2,057 - $2,852
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $656 - $814
Dr. Maria Del Pilar Del Pilar Bernal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3434 Prytania Street; Sutie 305
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Maria Bernal is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Bernal takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Uveitis, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $2,651 - $2,763
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $654 - $807
Dr. Delmar Ray Caldwell, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1415 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Delmar Caldwell works as an ophthalmologist in New Orleans, LA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tulane Medical Center and Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Caldwell has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $1,794
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $607
Dr. Joseph Guarnieri, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1111 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite N213
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Joseph Guarnieri is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Marrero, LA. In addition to English, he speaks German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guarnieri include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, Dr. Guarnieri completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to 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

Dr. Owen Bernard Leftwich, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
4601 Wichers Drive
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Owen Leftwich is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Leftwich focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leftwich accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Leftwich is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 57
  • Charge (avg.): $2,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $656
Dr. Susan Elizabeth Azar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1415 Tulane Avenue; 4th Floor
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Susan Azar practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Lafayette, LA and New Orleans, LA. Dr. Azar is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Azar attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 55
  • Charge (avg.): $2,484
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $606
Dr. Jeffrey A Guillmette, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4225 Lapalco Boulevard
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Guillmette's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Guillmette is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Guillmette attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 73
  • Charge (avg.): $2,057
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $656
Dr. Ramesh Somayajula Ayyala, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1415 Tulane Avenue; Floor 4
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Ramesh Ayyala specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in New Orleans, LA. He studied medicine at Gandhi Medical College. Dr. Ayyala's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Clinical interests for Dr. Ayyala include glaucoma and cataracts. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Ayyala is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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Clinical Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 122
  • Charge (avg.): $2,273 - $2,515
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $602 - $679
Dr. Kenneth George Haik, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Kenneth Haik's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Haik is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2600 Belle Chase Highway; Suite G
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Leslie Estrada, who practices in New Orleans, LA, Metairie, LA, and Gretna, LA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Estrada is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. She has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is professionally affiliated with Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System.

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

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Owen Lacour practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Metairie, LA and New Orleans, LA. Patients rated Dr. Lacour highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lacour graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. He is affiliated with Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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Clinical Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 66
  • Charge (avg.): $779
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $643

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1515 Poydras Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Jared Vincent is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Ruston, LA and New Orleans, LA. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Vincent is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 68
  • Charge (avg.): $1,845
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $595

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3501 Holiday Drive; Suite 201
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Glen Cangelosi works as an ophthalmologist in New Orleans, LA and Gretna, LA. Dr. Cangelosi graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cangelosi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His professional affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 102
  • Charge (avg.): $1,519 - $1,762
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $601 - $760

Specializes in Ophthalmology
120 Meadowcrest Street; Suite 330
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Singer is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Singer's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Singer is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $2,650
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $643
Dr. Jayne Shari Weiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3700 St Charles
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Jayne Weiss practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Weiss has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Weiss attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weiss takes.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,683
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $656

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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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