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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 works as a retina specialist. Dr. Hejkal graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: vitreous hemorrhage, macular surgery, and astigmatic keratotomy. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare insurance. Dr. Hejkal offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with 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
Dr. Michael Robert Feilmeier, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Michael Feilmeier practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Feilmeier completed a residency program at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare insurance. Dr. Feilmeier 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, 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 works as an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Whitted include glaucoma surgery, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Whitted accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Whitted 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
Dr. Courtney Frances Hellman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Courtney Hellman is an ophthalmologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: cataract surgery and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine and CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs. Dr. Hellman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for residency. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Michael Halsted practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Omaha, NE. Dr. Halsted offers interpreting services for his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and corneal surgery. He is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Halsted 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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Jeffery Hottman's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine. Dr. Hottman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hottman trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Emig is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Dr. Emig accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare insurance.

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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

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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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