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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in New York, NY. Dr. Asbell (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. These areas are among her clinical interests: LASIK, cataract surgery, and blepharitis. Dr. Asbell is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Asbell's training includes residency programs at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Bellevue Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Asbell is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. 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, Cataracts, Vision ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500
  • Medicare Cost: $736
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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in New York, NY. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rubinstein honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rubinstein welcomes 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 Other, Ophthalmology
Friday; 30-16 30th Drive, 4th Floor
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Robert Ditkoff is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Ditkoff's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Ditkoff obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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). Dr. Ditkoff 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: 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Ellant average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ellant's professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Ellant is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Shulman is conversant in Spanish. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Shulman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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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 Ophthalmology
154 East 71st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Richard Gibralter specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in New York, NY. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Gibralter is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute's residency program. Dr. Gibralter has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Gibralter's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $744
  • Medicare Cost: $739
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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
110 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. James Deutsch specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Deutsch (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include eye problems. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Deutsch's medical residency was performed at Staten Island University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deutsch honors. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. His practice 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
Dr. Marcel J Sislowitz, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
585 W End Avenue; Suite 1g
New York, NY
 

Dr. Marcel Sislowitz, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sislowitz's areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sislowitz accepts. Dr. Sislowitz is open to new patients. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Sislowitz (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and French.

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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
10 Union Square E; Ophthalmology Department
New York, NY
 

Dr. Marcia Dunn is an ophthalmologist. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Dunn is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Dunn studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Dunn trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in New York, NY. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen welcomes new patients. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Chen has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,900
  • Medicare Cost: $752
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
572 Park Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Blum is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Blum's hospital/clinic affiliations include Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from 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.