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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Asbell completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Bellevue Hospital Center. She is especially interested in LASIK, cataract surgery, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Dr. Asbell has received the distinction of 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 open to 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Ditkoff average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ditkoff's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ditkoff's office for an appointment. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Ditkoff (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Polish.

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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
Dr. Julius Shulman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
19 Murray Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Julius Shulman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Shulman's areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Shulman 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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 160
  • Uninsured Cost: $803 - $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $750 - $931
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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
114 East 27th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Ellant is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and Hauppauge, NY. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Dr. Ellant is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Ellant is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,218
  • Medicare Cost: $752
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Dr. Marc G Rubinstein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
800 Second Avenue, Cross 42nd Street; 9th Floor
New York City, NY
 

Dr. Marc Rubinstein's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Rubinstein attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rubinstein is accepting 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 Pediatric Ophthalmology
110 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. James Deutsch's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Deutsch include eye problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Staten Island University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Deutsch (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,400
  • Medicare Cost: $768
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
154 East 71st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Richard Gibralter practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in New York, NY. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gibralter honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute for residency. Dr. Gibralter has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Dunn is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Dunn's professional affiliations include 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 specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Chen trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for her residency. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Chen speaks Spanish. She welcomes 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 is an ophthalmologist in New York, NY. He is especially interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sislowitz at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Before performing his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Sislowitz attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Sislowitz (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and French. He is professionally 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Blum (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Russian, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Blum graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Blum average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Vytra are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blum honors. He welcomes new patients.

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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.