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Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
200 S 5th Street
Bismarck, ND
 

Dr. Aaron Fortney is a physician who specializes in surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fortney include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He honors Medicare insurance.

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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: 201
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,871 - $2,058
  • Medicare Cost: $612 - $754
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Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
200 S 5th Street
Bismarck, ND
 

Dr. George Hilts' areas of specialization are surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Hilts include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Hilts takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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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: 181
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,871 - $2,058
  • Medicare Cost: $579 - $726
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Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
200 S 5th Street
Bismarck, ND
 

Dr. Douglas Litchfield works as a surgeon and ophthalmologist. He has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Litchfield attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Litchfield trained at Casey Eye Institute. Dr. Litchfield has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Medicare insurance.

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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: 214
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,874 - $2,058
  • Medicare Cost: $609 - $730
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Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
200 S 5th Street
Bismarck, ND
 

Dr. Charles Volk is a specialist in surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Bismarck, ND. His clinical interests encompass cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Volk graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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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: 169
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,871 - $2,058
  • Medicare Cost: $631 - $762
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
620 N 9th Street
Bismarck, ND
 

Dr. Monte Leidenix is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Leidenix graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His areas of expertise consist of anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment Diseases

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 533
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,850
  • Medicare Cost: $552 - $694
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
200 S 5th Street
Bismarck, ND
 

Dr. Elena Raducu's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She honors Medicare insurance. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,871
  • Medicare Cost: $624
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Specializes in Optometry
1830 E Century Avenue; Suite 1
Bismarck, ND
 

Dr. Taya Patzman is an optometrist. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $158
  • Medicare Cost: $129
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Specializes in Optometry
204 West Century Avenue
Bismarck, ND
 

Dr. Thomas Deis practices optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $128
  • Medicare Cost: $128
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Specializes in Optometry
113 3rd Avenue Nw
Mandan, ND
 

Dr. Daniel Long's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He honors Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $223
  • Medicare Cost: $127
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Specializes in Optometry
113 3rd Avenue Nw
Mandan, ND
 

Dr. James Helmers' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He takes Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $225
  • Medicare Cost: $129
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Specializes in Optometry
204 West Century Avenue
Bismarck, ND
 

Dr. Keith Schindler's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He takes Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $124
  • Medicare Cost: $123
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Specializes in Optometry
111 E Century Avenue
Bismarck, ND
 

Dr. George Gero practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Gero is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $200
  • Medicare Cost: $129

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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.