We found 6 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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krummenacher honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Krummenacher attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Krummenacher's hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Nicholas Engelbrecht's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Engelbrecht's areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital, SSM Health Care - St. Louis, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. Dr. Engelbrecht attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Read more

Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Daniel Joseph's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Joseph's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Luke's Hospital, SSM Health Care - St. Louis, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Joseph is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

Read more

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 specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He speaks Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

Dr. Matthew Thomas' specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is conversant in French. In Dr. Thomas's practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Thomas graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

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 practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rothman's areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Luke's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Rothman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

Read more

Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Additional Information

Foreign Language

Accessibility

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.