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We found 7 retina specialists who accept Great-West Healthcare Open Access near Saint Peters, MO.

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Dr. Thomas Kimswik Krummenacher, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5770 Mexico Road; Suite D
St. Peters, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Krummenacher's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Krummenacher include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Krummenacher accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Krummenacher's hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Nicholas Earl Engelbrecht, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5770 Mexico Road; Suite D
St. Peters, MO
 

Dr. Nicholas Engelbrecht practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Engelbrecht's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Luke's Hospital, SSM Health Care - St. Louis, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Before performing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Engelbrecht attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Engelbrecht is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Kevin Jay Blinder, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5770 Mexico Road; Suite D
St. Peters, MO
 

Dr. Kevin Blinder is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blinder accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Blinder is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Daniel Paul Joseph, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5770 Mexico Road; Suite D
St. Peters, MO
 

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

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Gaurav K Shah, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5770 Mexico Road; Suite D
Saint Peters, MO
 

Dr. Gaurav Shah is a physician who specializes 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. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He speaks Gujarati. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Dr. Matthew Anthony Thomas, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5650 Mexico Road; Suite 7
St. Peters, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Thomas is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Thomas's practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Thomas speaks French. His 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. Bradley Thomas Smith, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5650 Mexico Road; Suite 7
St. Peters, MO
 

Dr. Bradley Smith is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include the following: uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Smith accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel. Dr. Smith studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Smith completed a residency program at Wills Eye Institute.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, 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.