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Dr. Thomas Wayne Hejkal, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8141 W Center Road; Suite 100
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Thomas Hejkal's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Hejkal include vitreous hemorrhage, macular surgery, and astigmatic keratotomy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare insurance. Dr. Hejkal graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Hejkal offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include CHI Health, Nebraska Medicine, and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System.

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

All Interests: Vitreous Hemorrhage, Macular Surgery, Astigmatic Keratotomy, Paracentesis, Retinoblastoma, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $2,282
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $602

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Jeffery Hottman's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hottman include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Cataracts, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Mark Emig's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Emig performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Emig is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $1,337
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $508
Dr. Courtney Frances Hellman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Courtney Hellman is an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hellman include cataract surgery and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Hellman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's residency program. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Hellman is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine and CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Dr. Michael Robert Feilmeier, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Michael Feilmeier is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Feilmeier's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Feilmeier trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Feilmeier is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Refractive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 242
  • Charge (avg.): $1,351 - $1,708
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $538 - $669
Dr. Peter John Whitted, JD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Peter Whitted's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Whitted's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma surgery, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Whitted attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 116
  • Charge (avg.): $1,339
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $604

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Michael Halsted is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He offers interpreting services for his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and corneal surgery. Dr. Halsted is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine. Dr. Halsted is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Cataracts, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 319
  • Charge (avg.): $1,282 - $1,802
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $528 - $679

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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.

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