We found 16 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Medicare near Woodbury, MN.

Dr. Dan Alan Nichols, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2080 Woodwinds Drive; Suite 230
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Dan Nichols works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include glaucoma. Dr. Nichols accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC).

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Clinical Interests: Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,620
  • Medicare Cost: $639
Dr. Aaron Wu Tsai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2080 Woodwinds Drive; Suite 230
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Aaron Tsai is an ophthalmologist in Woodbury, MN, Saint Paul, MN, and Maplewood, MN. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tsai include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Tsai completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is affiliated with Fairview Health Services.

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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: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,620
  • Medicare Cost: $639
Dr. James Elton George, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2080 Woodwinds Drive; Suite 230
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. James George is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Woodbury, MN, Maplewood, MN, and Saint Paul, MN. Areas of expertise for Dr. George include LASIK, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. George attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Fairview Health Services.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Comprehensive Eye Exam, Surgical Procedures, LASIK

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,620
  • Medicare Cost: $637
Dr. Gregory Brian Webster, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8325 Seasons Parkway
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Gregory Webster is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Webster attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Webster include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional affiliations include HealthPartners Woodbury Clinic, HealthPartners Como Clinic, and Regions Hospital.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,172
  • Medicare Cost: $635
Dr. Thomas John Rice, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2080 Woodwinds Drive; Suite 230
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Thomas Rice specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Rice is professionally affiliated with Fairview Health Services. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Rice attended the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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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: 97
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,620
  • Medicare Cost: $599
Dr. Honora Elizabeth Kennedy, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2080 Woodwinds Drive; Suite 230
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Honora Kennedy practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Kennedy is in-network for Medicare insurance. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. She is affiliated with Fairview Health Services.

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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: 67
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,620
  • Medicare Cost: $639
Dr. Phillip Thomas Sheridan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2080 Woodwinds Drive; Suite 230
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Phillip Sheridan is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Sheridan a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Fairview Health Services. Dr. Sheridan is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Mayo Medical School and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,620
  • Medicare Cost: $639
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8675 Valley Creek Road
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Jabin Krassin is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Krassin include comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Allina Health Clinics. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Krassin attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Krassin has received distinctions including Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 95
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,032 - $2,855
  • Medicare Cost: $622 - $783
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2080 Woodwinds Drive; Suite 230
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Susan Quick is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Woodbury, MN, Maplewood, MN, and Eagan, MN. Dr. Quick graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Her areas of expertise consist of plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. She honors Medicare insurance.

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Clinical Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,620
  • Medicare Cost: $605
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8650 Hudson Boulevard N; Suite 110
Lake Elmo, MN
 

Dr. David Park is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Park honors. Dr. Park graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,767
  • Medicare Cost: $628
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2080 Woodwinds Drive; Suite 230
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Scott Uttley specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Uttley graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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: 61
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,620
  • Medicare Cost: $625
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2080 Woodwinds Drive; Suite 230
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Eric Steffen is an ophthalmologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Steffen attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Steffen's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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Clinical Interests: Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,620
  • Medicare Cost: $634
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2080 Woodwinds Drive; Suite 230
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Richard Stanek's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Stanek graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 125
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,620
  • Medicare Cost: $623
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1625 Radio Drive; Suite 310
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Gary Schwartz's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Schwartz studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,767
  • Medicare Cost: $629
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
Allina Health - Inver Grove Heights; 5565 Blaine Avenue
Inver Grove Heights, MN
 

Dr. James Hunter practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Hunter's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Retina Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,068
  • Medicare Cost: $635
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Specializes in Optometry
2080 Woodwinds Drive; Suite 110
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Trent Thielke's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Thielke takes Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $5
  • Medicare Cost: $5

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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.