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

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Dr. Bruce Hagedorn Cohen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
224 South Woods Mill Road; Suite 700s
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Bruce Cohen's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Cohen focuses on 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. After attending Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Cohen completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. The average patient rating for Dr. Cohen is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohen accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Adam Fedyk works as an ophthalmologist in Chesterfield, MO, Saint Peters, MO, and Town and Country, MO. Dr. Fedyk has indicated that his clinical interests include external eye diseases and cornea problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Fedyk welcomes new patients.

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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. Steven Miller Shields, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
222 S. Woods Mill Road; Suite 660 North
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Steven Shields is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Shields attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shields include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Shields's 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 physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Perlmutter has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Perlmutter has an open panel. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Sagett is affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Sagett attended medical school at Rush Medical College.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,600
  • Medicare Cost: $659
Dr. Whitney B Brothers, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
222 S. Woods Mill Road; Suite 660 North
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Whitney Brothers sees patients in Chesterfield, MO and O'Fallon, MO. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Brothers has indicated that her clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brothers attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • 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 sees patients in Chesterfield, MO and Saint Peters, MO. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Tesser is professionally affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital. He honors Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Tesser completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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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

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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.