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We found 7 retina specialists who accept Group Health Incorporated near Hauppauge, NY.

Dr. David Michael Fastenberg, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1377 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. David Fastenberg practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Great Neck, NY, Elmhurst, NY, and Rockville Centre, NY. Dr. Fastenberg graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fastenberg completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fastenberg include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Amerigroup, Vytra, and MagnaCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fastenberg has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Fastenberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fastenberg's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Fadi Z El-Baba, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Fadi El-Baba is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. El-Baba's areas of expertise include the following: laser eye surgery, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. El-Baba is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Laser Eye Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Age-Related Macular ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1455 Veterans Memorial Highway
Islandia, NY
 

Dr. James Maisel is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Hicksville, NY, Hauppauge, NY, and Islandia, NY. Dr. Maisel has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Healthfirst, and more. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Maisel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Maisel's professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital of Port Jefferson, and Nassau University Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
200 Motor Parkway; Suite A2
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Kenneth Graham's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Graham's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for AARP, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Graham is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Graham is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Vincent Anthony Deramo, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
200 Motor Parkway; Suite A2
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Vincent Deramo is a retina specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. In his practice, Dr. Deramo focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Deramo is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Deramo (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. David Youngil Rhee, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
200 Motor Parkway; Suite A2
Hapauge, NY
 

Dr. David Rhee is a retina specialist in Great Neck, NY, Hapauge, NY, and Rockville Centre, NY. He is an in-network provider for Cigna, Healthfirst, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rhee graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
200 Motor Parkway; Suite A2
Hauppage, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Shakin is a retina specialist in Great Neck, NY, Hauppage, NY, and Elmhurst, NY. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shakin include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shakin accepts. He attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Shakin (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and French. Dr. Shakin is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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What are Vitreoretinal Diseases?

Vitreoretinal disease, or vitreoretinal surgery, is a subspecialty of ophthalmology that focuses on the surgical care of the back of the eye, or the retina. The retina is the layer of nerve tissue at the rear of the eye that senses light and is responsible for vision. Connected to the retina is a thick, clear gel called vitreous. In order to perform surgery on the retina, the vitreous must sometimes be removed. Doctors who can operate on these incredibly delicate parts of the eye are called vitreoretinal surgeons.

Some of the eye conditions that a vitreoretinal surgeon might treat include:
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal detachment or tears
  • Macular holes
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Retinoblastomas

During vitreoretinal surgery, small incisions are made in the white of the eye, and very tiny instruments are inserted. The surgeon uses a microscope to treat the areas needed deep within the eye. In some procedures, a gas bubble is injected into the eye to apply pressure to the retina and keep it in place while it heals. If this is the case, you may be asked to lie face down for a few days after surgery. Eye drops containing antibiotics and other medications are also commonly prescribed.

Vitreoretinal diseases can be a serious threat to your vision. In many cases, vitreoretinal surgery can ensure you are able to see well into the future.