We found 27 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept United Healthcare POS near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. James Drake Auran, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
880 Third Avenue (e 53rd Street); Second Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. James Auran specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Auran is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Auran include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, blepharitis, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Patients rated Dr. Auran highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Auran has received include New York Super Doctors; Resident Teaching Award, Columbia University Department of Ophthalmology; and Alfred Markowitz Service Award, Society of Practitioners of the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 102
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,300 - $4,400
  • Medicare Cost: $748 - $931
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
586 President Street; Suite B
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Robert Feig is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Bronx, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Feig attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. He accepts Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Feig has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Feig (or staff) speaks Hungarian and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Eye ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,224
  • Medicare Cost: $691
Dr. Laurence Todd Dodick Sperber, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
240 East 38th Street; 13th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Laurence Sperber is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sperber honors Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Sperber is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Eye Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Cornea Problems, External Eye ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 72
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,967 - $5,640
  • Medicare Cost: $747 - $878
Dr. Leejee Han Suh, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
880 Third Avenue; Cd Third Avenue Office
New York, NY
 

Dr. Leejee Suh's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Her areas of expertise include cancer, LASIK, and cataract surgery. Dr. Suh accepts Aetna EPO, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: New York Rising Stars; Fellow, Society of Heed Fellows, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Suh is conversant in Korean. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Vision Problems, Laser ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 133
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,300 - $4,372
  • Medicare Cost: $749 - $909
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Dr. Lama Adnan Al-Aswad, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
880 Third Avenue (e 53rd Street); Suite 231
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lama Al-Aswad is an ophthalmologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. She takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Al-Aswad attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Al-Aswad has received the following distinctions: One of America's Top Doctors; Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology; and New York Super Doctors, New York Times Magazine. Dr. Al-Aswad (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Al-Aswad welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Eye Problems, Cataracts, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 71
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,300 - $4,400
  • Medicare Cost: $606 - $747
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Dr. Dana Meredith Blumberg, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
880 Third Avenue; Cd Third Avenue Office
New York, NY
 

Dr. Dana Blumberg's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, and more. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Blumberg performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. She has received professional recognition including the following: Named One of Super Doctors Rising Stars, New York Times Magazine; NIH KM1 Award Recipient; and American Glaucoma Society's Clinician Scientist Award. Dr. Blumberg is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Laser ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,400
  • Medicare Cost: $687
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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
141 Reade Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Emily Ceisler is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She has indicated that her clinical interests include amblyopia (lazy eye), nystagmus, and strabismus. United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ceisler accepts. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Ceisler (or staff) speaks Filipino, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Ceisler is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE), and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Ceisler is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Nystagmus, Tear Duct Problems, Surgical Procedures, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Cataract Surgery, Eye ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
161 Madison Avenue; Suite 5se
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joshua Young is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Young (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Young's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE), and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Young attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem. Dr. Young has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $752
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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology
141 Reade Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Marc Lustig specializes in plastic surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has a special interest in nystagmus, amblyopia (lazy eye), and uveitis. Dr. Lustig is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Lustig (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Korean. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Lenox Hill Hospital, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Nystagmus, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Tear Duct Problems, Surgical Procedures, Amblyopia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
114 East 13 Street; Suite 8b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Marc Sirota's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Sirota's practice, he is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,385
  • Medicare Cost: $745
Dr. Jeffrey M Liebmann, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
310 E 14th Street; Suite #304
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Liebmann is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Liebmann (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He has a special interest in glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Liebmann's education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Liebmann's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Research, Cataract Surgery, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Eye Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 94
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,800 - $5,000
  • Medicare Cost: $625 - $762
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Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
586 President Street; # B
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Sheindlin is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Sheindlin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Haitian Creole. He has a special interest in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Sheindlin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Eye Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500
  • Medicare Cost: $618
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Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
149 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Leela Raju practices corneal and external diseases in Brooklyn, NY, Staten Island, NY, and New York, NY. Her clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Raju is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Raju graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Clinical Interests: Cornea Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,510
  • Medicare Cost: $620
Dr. Mitchell Steven Seidman, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1405 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Mitchell Seidman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Seidman's education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Seidman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare.

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

All Interests: Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,377
  • Medicare Cost: $952
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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
141 Reade Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Julie Nam practices pediatric ophthalmology. In addition to English, Dr. Nam (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Filipino. Clinical interests for Dr. Nam include nystagmus, strabismus, and cataract surgery. Dr. Nam's professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and NYU Langone Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nam accepts. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Nam welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Nystagmus, Cataract Surgery, Tear Duct Problems, Surgical Procedures, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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Dr. Edwin Michael Schottenstein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
140 West 71st Street; Ground Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Edwin Schottenstein is an ophthalmologist in New York, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Schottenstein is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of eye surgery, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Schottenstein is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Eye Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Cornea Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $872
  • Medicare Cost: $735
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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.