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We found 8 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Omaha, NE.

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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 is a retina specialist. Dr. Hejkal offers interpreting services for his patients. His clinical interests include vitreous hemorrhage, macular surgery, and astigmatic keratotomy. His professional affiliations include CHI Health, Nebraska Medicine, and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. Dr. Hejkal graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare insurance.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,282
  • Medicare Cost: $602
Dr. Michael Robert Feilmeier, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Michael Feilmeier's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Feilmeier is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Feilmeier is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 242
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,351 - $1,708
  • Medicare Cost: $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). His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma surgery, anterior segment diseases, and cataract surgery. Dr. Whitted takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Whitted offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Anterior Segment ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 116
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,339
  • Medicare Cost: $604
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Jeffery Hottman is an ophthalmologist in Omaha, NE. Dr. Hottman's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Hottman attended the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Hottman is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,360
  • Medicare Cost: $604
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. David Ingvoldstad sees patients in Omaha, NE. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Ingvoldstad's clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology, vitreoretinal surgical procedures, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Ingvoldstad is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,370
  • Medicare Cost: $575
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Michael Halsted is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Omaha, NE. His areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and external eye diseases. Dr. Halsted honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Halsted's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 319
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,282 - $1,802
  • Medicare Cost: $528 - $679
Dr. Courtney Frances Hellman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Courtney Hellman's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include cataract surgery and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Hellman accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Hellman's professional affiliations include Nebraska Medicine and CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,352
  • Medicare Cost: $605
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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Mark Emig is an Omaha, NE physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Emig focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare. Dr. Emig attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Emig's training includes a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,337
  • Medicare Cost: $508

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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.