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We found 30 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Managed Care near Boston, MA.

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Dr. Husamuddin Ansari, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Husamuddin Ansari is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Boston, MA, Sandwich, MA, and West Yarmouth, MA. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Ansari's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient ratings for Dr. Ansari average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ansari accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks Urdu. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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: 187
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,251 - $2,631
  • Medicare Cost: $489 - $614
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Claudia Richter is an ophthalmologist. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Richter include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she completed her residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Richter (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 255
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,952 - $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $445 - $498
Dr. Michael Brian Raizman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Michael Raizman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Plymouth, MA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Raizman is especially interested in anterior segment diseases, cataract surgery, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Raizman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received the following distinctions: "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine; "Top Doctor," U.S. News & World Report; and Boston Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Laser Treatment, Cornea Problems, Vision Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 293
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,767 - $2,834
  • Medicare Cost: $431 - $767
Dr. Teresa C Chen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Teresa Chen specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Boston, MA. Dr. Chen graduated from Albany Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Chen has received include Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute - Rank 1 of 1063; RPI/AMC 6-Year Accelerated Medical Program-Rank 1; and Albany Medical College - Rank 1 of 125. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chen's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $634
Dr. Roberto Pineda II, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Roberto Pineda works as an ophthalmologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Pineda is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Pineda attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pineda accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pineda include: American Academy Of Opthalmology Achievement Award; American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement Award; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 151
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,400 - $2,800
  • Medicare Cost: $695 - $880
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Sheila Borboli works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Borboli (or staff) is conversant in Greek. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Borboli's areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cornea problems. Her professional affiliations include Ochsner and Massachusetts General Hospital. She graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Borboli's medical residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 65
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $712
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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. George Papaliodis sees patients in Boston, MA and Stoneham, MA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Papaliodis has a special interest in eye problems. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Papaliodis's training includes residency programs at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Ho Din Award (Valedictorian of Medical School); Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and Summa Cum Laude, Texas Christian University. Dr. Papaliodis (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Papaliodis has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Uveitis, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $702
Dr. James W Hung, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Hung sees patients in Boston, MA, Beverly, MA, and Plymouth, MA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hung is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Hospital's residency program. He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Hung is affiliated with Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hung is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataracts, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 152
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,977 - $3,345
  • Medicare Cost: $710 - $859
Dr. Lucy Qing Shen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Lucy Shen sees patients in Boston, MA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Shen is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Harvard Medical School, she completed her residency training at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shen include: Research Award, UCLA; ARVO Travel Grant; and American Glaucoma Society MAPS Research Award. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Shen is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,400 - $2,800
  • Medicare Cost: $587 - $752
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Bradford Shingleton's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Shingleton's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shingleton include: Boston Super Doctors; Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Princeton Univ; and Phi Beta Kappa Scholastic Honorary. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shingleton welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 1,275
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,237 - $1,647
  • Medicare Cost: $257 - $382
Dr. Daniel John Townsend, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
C/o Prooptical; C/o Prooptical
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Townsend's area of specialization is ophthalmic plastic surgery. Dr. Townsend (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Townsend include facial problems, plastic surgery procedures, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Nantucket Cottage Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Townsend graduated from Mayo Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Patient ratings for Dr. Townsend average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; American Academy Of Ophthalmology Achievement; and Award. Dr. Townsend is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Facial Problems, Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Blepharospasm, Plastic Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,176
  • Medicare Cost: $697
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Stacey Brauner is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Boston, MA and Stoneham, MA. These areas are among Dr. Brauner's clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Tufts Health Plan, and more. Before completing her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Brauner attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Brauner offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,800
  • Medicare Cost: $880
Dr. Laura C Fine, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Laura Fine specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Plymouth, MA. Her areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients rated Dr. Fine highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan. Dr. Fine obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the following distinctions: Phi Beta Kappa; Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship 2002-3; and Oliver Memorial Prize-Best Ophthalmology Student. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fine has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 113
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,468
  • Medicare Cost: $555
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ann Bajart is an ophthalmologist in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Plymouth, MA. She is rated highly by her patients. Her clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Bajart takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Bajart obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Medical Director New England Eye & Tissue Bank; President New England Ophtalmologic; and Society 2004-2005. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Bajart is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 59
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,977 - $3,345
  • Medicare Cost: $712 - $853
Dr. Peter Augustus Rapoza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Peter Rapoza is an ophthalmologist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rapoza has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), anterior segment diseases, and dry eyes. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rapoza honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rapoza include: Joseph A Capps Award; Heed Fellowship Award; and Outstanding Faculty Contribution To Residency. He is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rapoza's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Dry Eyes, Cornea Transplant

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 214
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,186 - $2,232
  • Medicare Cost: $506 - $568
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Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ula Jurkunas works as a surgeon and ophthalmologist. Dr. Jurkunas's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, Aetna, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before performing her residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Jurkunas attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: Phi Beta Kappa; Lithuania Foundation Scholarship; and Presidential Scholarship. Dr. Jurkunas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical Interests: Cornea Transplant, Reconstructive Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $700

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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.