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We found 7 retina specialists who accept Medicare Assignment near Hazelwood, MO.

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

Dr. Thomas Krummenacher practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Krummenacher focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and St. Luke's Hospital. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Krummenacher honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Nicholas Earl Engelbrecht, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
7934 North Lindbergh Boulevard; Suite A
Hazelwood, MO
 

Dr. Nicholas Engelbrecht is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Engelbrecht's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Engelbrecht takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Mark Gilbert Grand, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
7934 North Lindbergh Boulevard; Suite A
Hazelwood, MO
 

Dr. Mark Grand practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Grand's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and St. Luke's Hospital.

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

Dr. Daniel Joseph is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Joseph include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Joseph's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Joseph's professional affiliations include Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. 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's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, and St. Luke's Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Shah attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He speaks Gujarati.

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Dr. Matthew Anthony Thomas, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
7934 North Lindbergh Boulevard; Suite A
Hazelwood, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Thomas is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for residency. In Dr. Thomas's practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He speaks French. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and St. Luke's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Richard Rothman is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Rothman is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Rothman has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. His practice is open to 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.