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We found 7 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Cigna near Chesterfield, MO.

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Dr. Adam Ross Fedyk, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1585 Woodlake Drive; Suite 106
Town and Country, MO
 

Dr. Adam Fedyk practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Fedyk's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Clinical interests for Dr. Fedyk include external eye diseases and cornea problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fedyk's professional affiliations include Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and St. Luke's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 89
  • Uninsured Cost: $641 - $913
  • Medicare Cost: $587 - $731
Dr. Bruce Hagedorn Cohen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
224 South Woods Mill Road; Suite 700s
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Bruce Cohen is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His professional affiliations include St. Luke's Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen attended Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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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: 190
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,347 - $2,585
  • Medicare Cost: $644 - $801
Dr. Steven Miller Shields, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
222 S. Woods Mill Road; Suite 660 North
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Steven Shields is a Chesterfield, MO physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shields include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shields honors. His professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center and St. Luke's Hospital.

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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: 213
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,600 - $1,800
  • Medicare Cost: $659 - $818
Dr. John Craig Perlmutter, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
226 South Woodsmill Road; Suite 51w
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. John Perlmutter is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His hospital/clinic affiliations include BJC HealthCare, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Perlmutter trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. Dr. Perlmutter has an open panel.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 64
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $659 - $818
Dr. Scott G Sagett, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
222 S. Woods Mill Road; Suite 660 North
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Scott Sagett is an ophthalmologist in Chesterfield, MO and O'Fallon, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sagett include comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Sagett accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,600
  • Medicare Cost: $659
Dr. Paul Martin Tesser, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
224 S Woods Mill Road; Suite 700s
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Paul Tesser works as an ophthalmologist in Chesterfield, MO and Saint Peters, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tesser include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and Secure Horizons.

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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: 130
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,128 - $1,564
  • Medicare Cost: $651 - $832
Dr. Whitney B Brothers, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
222 S. Woods Mill Road; Suite 660 North
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Whitney Brothers is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Chesterfield, MO and O'Fallon, MO. Her areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and more. Dr. Brothers's education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). She is affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,600
  • Medicare Cost: $659

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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.