We found 6 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept 1199 National Benefit Fund near New York, NY.

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

Dr. Penny Asbell's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Asbell graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Her training includes residency programs at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Bellevue Hospital Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: LASIK, cataract surgery, and blepharitis. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Dr. Asbell has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Asbell (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. She is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Asbell is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 41
  • Charge (avg.): $3,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $736
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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
114 East 27th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Ellant is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Ellant a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ellant honors. He is open to new patients. Dr. Ellant graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $1,218
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $752
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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
110 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. James Deutsch is a pediatric ophthalmologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Deutsch include strabismus. Dr. Deutsch takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Deutsch 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. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Deutsch (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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Clinical Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $768

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
Friday; 30-16 30th Drive, 4th Floor
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Robert Ditkoff is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in New York, NY and Astoria, NY. Dr. Ditkoff attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ditkoff trained at Boston Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Ditkoff (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Polish. Dr. Ditkoff is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 269
  • Charge (avg.): $3,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $679 - $827
Dr. Marcel J Sislowitz, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
585 W End Avenue; Suite 1g
New York, NY
 

Dr. Marcel Sislowitz's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sislowitz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Sislowitz's medical residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Sislowitz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Sislowitz welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $2
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $2
Dr. Leona L Chen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1034 5th Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Leona Chen is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, she performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Chen has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. She is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $6,900
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $752

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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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