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 is a retina specialist. Dr. Krummenacher has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Nicholas Engelbrecht specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is professionally affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital, SSM Health Care - St. Louis, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Engelbrecht trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for residency. Dr. Engelbrecht is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreous Problems

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). His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Blinder is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Blinder has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Daniel Joseph's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His professional affiliations include St. Luke's Hospital, SSM Health Care - St. Louis, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Joseph's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Joseph welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Gaurav Shah's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Shah honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Shah trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Matthew Thomas is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Thomas's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Thomas trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He speaks French.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Smith obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He is professionally affiliated with St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Smith welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Vitreous Problems

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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.
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