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We found 11 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept 1199 National Benefit Fund near New York, NY.

Dr. Penny A Asbell, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5 E 98th Street; Box 1183
New York, NY
 

Dr. Penny Asbell works as an ophthalmologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: LASIK, cataract surgery, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). The average patient rating for Dr. Asbell is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Asbell is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. She is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Asbell's residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Bellevue Hospital Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Asbell (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500
  • Medicare Cost: $736
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Dr. Robert Roy Ditkoff, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
755 Park Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Ditkoff's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. Dr. Ditkoff's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Ditkoff (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Polish. His professional affiliations include The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). 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

  • Medicare Volume: 269
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500
  • Medicare Cost: $679 - $827
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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
114 East 27th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Ellant's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Ellant is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Dr. Ellant's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,218
  • Medicare Cost: $752
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Dr. Julius Shulman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
19 Murray Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Julius Shulman is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Shulman's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Shulman speaks Spanish. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 160
  • Uninsured Cost: $803 - $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $750 - $931
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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
110 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. James Deutsch is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in eye problems. Dr. Deutsch is in-network for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Staten Island University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Deutsch has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Deutsch (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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Clinical Interests: Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,400
  • Medicare Cost: $768
Dr. Marc G Rubinstein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
800 Second Avenue, Cross 42nd Street; 9th Floor
New York City, NY
 

Dr. Marc Rubinstein's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Rubinstein has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Rubinstein speaks Spanish. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $741
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
154 East 71st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Richard Gibralter specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Gibralter's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Gibralter has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Gibralter speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $744
  • Medicare Cost: $739
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
10 Union Square E; Ophthalmology Department
New York, NY
 

Dr. Marcia Dunn is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Yonkers, NY and New York, NY. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Dunn attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dunn include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Dunn accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Dunn is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. She is open to 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

Dr. Leona L Chen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1034 5th Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Leona Chen's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Chen has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chen is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,900
  • Medicare Cost: $752
Dr. Marcel J Sislowitz, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
585 W End Avenue; Suite 1g
New York, NY
 

Dr. Marcel Sislowitz's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Lenox Hill Hospital's residency program. Dr. Sislowitz has a special interest in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sislowitz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Sislowitz (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $2
  • Medicare Cost: $2
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
572 Park Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Blum sees patients in New York, NY and Kew Gardens, NY. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Blum honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Vytra. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Blum studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Blum (or staff) speaks Spanish, Russian, and Hindi.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500 - $5,000
  • Medicare Cost: $761 - $943

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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.