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We found 11 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Saint Joseph, MO.

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Dr. Nelson Raymond Sabates, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3913 Sherman Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Nelson Sabates is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sabates include cataracts. The average patient rating for Dr. Sabates is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sabates attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Laser Treatment, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 247
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,950
  • Medicare Cost: $634
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5202 Faraon Street
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Scott Murphy is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Murphy graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Aurora Health Care. His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Hedrick Medical Center and Mosaic Life Care.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 365
  • Uninsured Cost: $684 - $771
  • Medicare Cost: $583 - $751
Dr. Abraham K Poulose, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3913 Sherman Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Abraham Poulose is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Poulose attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Poulose has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Research Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 84
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,891
  • Medicare Cost: $625
Dr. William E Burr Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5202 Faraon Street
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. William Burr's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Wright Memorial Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Mosaic Life Care. Dr. Burr attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 392
  • Uninsured Cost: $651 - $771
  • Medicare Cost: $567 - $735
Dr. Rohit Krishna, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3913 Sherman Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Rohit Krishna's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Krishna include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Krishna obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cole Eye Institute. Dr. Krishna has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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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: 105
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,886
  • Medicare Cost: $629
Dr. Komal B Desai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3913 Sherman Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Komal Desai practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise consist of eye surgery and eye cancer. Dr. Desai's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Desai attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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Clinical Interests: Eye Surgery, Eye Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,779
  • Medicare Cost: $647
Dr. Timothy Andrew Walline, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3913 Sherman Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Walline works as an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Walline include anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Walline attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Walline's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 251
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,774
  • Medicare Cost: $602
Dr. Kevin Patrick Pikey, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3913 Sherman Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Kevin Pikey's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Research Medical Center. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Dr. Pikey honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,909
  • Medicare Cost: $639
Dr. Michael A Cassell, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3913 Sherman Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Michael Cassell's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Cassell studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His clinical interests include age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Cassell is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,809
  • Medicare Cost: $608
Dr. Richard Alan Watson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5202 Faraon Street
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. R. Watson's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Watson honors. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Watson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with Mosaic Life Care.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 264
  • Uninsured Cost: $643 - $891
  • Medicare Cost: $608 - $757
Dr. James A Murphy, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5202 Faraon Street
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. James Murphy is an ophthalmologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Murphy is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is professionally affiliated with Mosaic Life Care.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $624
  • Medicare Cost: $619

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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.