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Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 Suffolk Avenue
Brentwood, NY
 

Dr. Raju Sarwal, who practices in Brentwood, NY, Sayville, NY, and Amityville, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sarwal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sarwal include glaucoma and cataracts. He is affiliated with Southside Hospital. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patients gave Dr. Sarwal an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 104
  • Charge (avg.): $4,248
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $769
Dr. Jeffrey Lawrence Martin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
260 E Main Street; Suite 201
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Martin's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Martin's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Martin's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Syosset Hospital, and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 351
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500 - $1,530
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $741 - $919

Specializes in Ophthalmology
140 Adams Avenue
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Thierry Hufnagel is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Garden City, NY and Hauppauge, NY. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Hufnagel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at Pierre and Marie Curie University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is conversant in French.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 157
  • Charge (avg.): $789
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $762

Specializes in Ophthalmology
260 E Middle Country Road; Suite 201
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. John Mauro's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He has a special interest in eye problems. Dr. Mauro takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mauro (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Mauro is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Syosset Hospital, and Northport VA Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 100
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500 - $1,556
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $761 - $953

Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 Suffolk Avenue
Brentwood, NY
 

Dr. John Passarelli's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Passarelli is professionally affiliated with Southside Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Passarelli accepts. Dr. Passarelli has an open panel. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Passarelli (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 Suffolk Avenue
Brentwood, NY
 

Dr. Edward Riegel's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in cataracts. Dr. Riegel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Riegel attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Riegel (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish. Dr. Riegel is professionally affiliated with Southside Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 Suffolk Avenue
Brentwood, NY
 

Dr. Aaron Avni is an ophthalmologist in Brentwood, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Port Jefferson Station, NY. Dr. Avni is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Avni accepts. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Avni (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 57
  • Charge (avg.): $4,248
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $764

Specializes in Ophthalmology
200 Motor Parkway; Suite D-25
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Benjamin Chang's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang takes. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Chang speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset and Winthrop-University Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 51
  • Charge (avg.): $776
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $773

Specializes in Ophthalmology
260 E Main Street
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Zweibel is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Smithtown, NY. In Dr. Zweibel's practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He graduated from Albany Medical College. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zweibel takes.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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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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