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We found 6 retina specialists who accept Medicare Assignment near Hazelwood, MO.

Dr. Thomas Kimswik Krummenacher, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
7934 North Lindbergh; Suite A
Hazelwood, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Krummenacher's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). The average patient rating for Dr. Krummenacher is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Krummenacher's professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Krummenacher takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Nicholas Earl Engelbrecht, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
7934 N Lindbergh Boulevard
Hazelwood, MO
 

Dr. Nicholas Engelbrecht specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Engelbrecht has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patient ratings for Dr. Engelbrecht average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Engelbrecht completed his residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital, SSM Health Care - St. Louis, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Daniel Paul Joseph, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
7934 N Lindbergh; Suite A
Hazelwood, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Joseph's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Joseph is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Joseph performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital, SSM Health Care - St. Louis, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Gaurav K Shah, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
7934 North Lindbergh Boulevard; Suite A
Hazelwood, MO
 

Dr. Gaurav Shah is a retina specialist. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati.

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Dr. Matthew Anthony Thomas, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
7934 N Lindbergh Boulevard
Hazelwood, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Thomas practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Thomas performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Thomas is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Thomas's professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Richard Joseph Rothman, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
7934 N. Lindbergh; Suite A
Hazelwood, MO
 

Dr. Richard Rothman is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Rothman include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Rothman's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rothman honors. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, Dr. Rothman performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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What are Vitreoretinal Diseases?

Vitreoretinal disease, or vitreoretinal surgery, is a subspecialty of ophthalmology that focuses on the surgical care of the back of the eye, or the retina. The retina is the layer of nerve tissue at the rear of the eye that senses light and is responsible for vision. Connected to the retina is a thick, clear gel called vitreous. In order to perform surgery on the retina, the vitreous must sometimes be removed. Doctors who can operate on these incredibly delicate parts of the eye are called vitreoretinal surgeons.

Some of the eye conditions that a vitreoretinal surgeon might treat include:
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal detachment or tears
  • Macular holes
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Retinoblastomas

During vitreoretinal surgery, small incisions are made in the white of the eye, and very tiny instruments are inserted. The surgeon uses a microscope to treat the areas needed deep within the eye. In some procedures, a gas bubble is injected into the eye to apply pressure to the retina and keep it in place while it heals. If this is the case, you may be asked to lie face down for a few days after surgery. Eye drops containing antibiotics and other medications are also commonly prescribed.

Vitreoretinal diseases can be a serious threat to your vision. In many cases, vitreoretinal surgery can ensure you are able to see well into the future.