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Dr. Asheesh Tewari, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2421 Monroe; Suite 104
Dearborn, MI

Dr. Asheesh Tewari is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patients rated Dr. Tewari highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of comprehensive ophthalmology, vitrectomy (vitreous surgery), and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit and Kresge Eye Institute, Dr. Tewari attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Relevant Interests: , vitrectomy (vitreous surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Macular Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems, Retina ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 68
  • Charge (avg.): $2,618 - $4,727
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,062 - $1,778
Dr. David Yehuda Ellenberg, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
24800 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI

Dr. David Ellenberg sees patients in Livonia, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Madison Heights, MI. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Ellenberg completed his residency training at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Henry Ford Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,725
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $267
Dr. Elena Marie Gianfermi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2355 Monroe Street
Dearborn, MI

Dr. Elena Gianfermi is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Gianfermi's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, strabismus, and glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC). Before completing her residency at Kresge Eye Institute, Dr. Gianfermi attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , vitrectomy (vitreous surgery)

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What is a Vitrectomy?

Vitrectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the clear gel (the vitreous) that fills the eyeball. This procedure is usually done in order for the surgeon to reach through the eye to the retina, which is located on the inside back of the eyeball. A vitrectomy may also be performed to remove vitreous that is contaminated with blood, infection, or debris.

Like all eye surgeries, a vitrectomy is performed using very tiny instruments that can handle delicate and exact procedures within the eye, and the surgeon often uses a microscope to see them. The idea of removing the inside of the eyeball can be unnerving, but the vitreous is replaced with a saline or silicone solution and vision is not usually affected. A vitrectomy may be performed as part of treatment for:

  • Retinopathy
  • Retinal detachment
  • A macular hole
  • Cataracts
  • Infection or severe injury within the eye

During surgery, you will be given adequate anesthesia so you won’t be aware of what is happening. After surgery, you may feel some discomfort as the eye heals. You may have to temporarily wear an eye patch to protect your eye, or use eye drops to help it heal. Depending on what kind of surgery you had, your vision may be blurry for a few days. You should feel better within a few days, but it may take more than a month for your vision to completely recover.

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