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We found 8 providers matching retinal detachment repair and who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield PPO near New York, NY.

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Dr. Tongalp Hasan Tezel, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
880 Third Avenue; Cd Third Avenue Office
New York, NY
 

Dr. Tongalp Tezel is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tezel include macular degeneration, retinal detachment repair, and macular hole. Dr. Tezel accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing Dr. Tezel's residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Tezel attended medical school at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tezel has received distinctions including American Academy of Ophthalmology's Achievement Award; Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Membership; and Listed, Best Doctors in America. Dr. Tezel (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Sign Language. Dr. Tezel is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tezel's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Vincent Jerome Giovinazzo, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
460 Park Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Vincent Giovinazzo is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Giovinazzo obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Giovinazzo (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Giovinazzo is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). Dr. Giovinazzo has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $943
  • Medicare Cost: $862
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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
140 East 80th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ben Cohen works as a retina specialist in New York, NY and New Rochelle, NY. Dr. Cohen graduated from New York Medical College. His training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen honors. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Polish. He 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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Clinical Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,570
  • Medicare Cost: $2,000
Dr. Peter Eric Weseley, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
310 East 14th Street; Suite 419
New York, NY
 

Dr. Peter Weseley's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Weseley focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Weseley's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,500
  • Medicare Cost: $2,018
Dr. Michael Engelbert, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
460 Park Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Engelbert is a retina specialist in New York, NY, White Plains, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Engelbert include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Engelbert is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. After attending Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Engelbert completed his residency training at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Engelbert (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Sign Language.

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Clinical Interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,452
  • Medicare Cost: $1,366
Dr. Jonathan Stanley Chang, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
880 Third Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Chang is a retina specialist. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, retinal detachment repair, and macular hole. Dr. Chang is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang honors. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include American Society of Retinal Specialists 15th Annual Film Festival Award; Alvin Behrens Memorial Fund Award (Outstanding Student Entering Ophthalmology); and NIH Summer Research Fellowship. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , retinal detachment repair

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Dr. Anton Orlin, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
156 William Street; 12th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anton Orlin is a surgery and pediatric ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Orlin trained at Scheie Eye Institute for his residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in retinal detachment repair, retinal laser photocoagulation, and retinal detachment. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Orlin has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Orlin (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Portuguese. Dr. Orlin is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
156 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mrinali Gupta works as an ophthalmologist. She attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Gupta is especially interested in macular degeneration, macular hole, and retinal detachment repair. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Gupta has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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What is Retinal Detachment Repair?

The retina is the small, sensitive area at the back of the eyeball responsible for vision. It captures images and sends them to the brain, much like film in a camera. Due to thinning over time or a genetic predisposition, the retina can detach or pull away from the surrounding tissue. When this happens, blood flow to the retina can be cut off and permanent vision loss can occur. Surgery to reattach the retina, or retinal detachment repair, aligns the retina so it can heal in the correct position.

One procedure used to treat retinal detachment is called pneumatic retinopexy. In this procedure, a small bubble is injected into the eye to hold the retina in place and allow it to reattach. The patient lies face-down for several days after the procedure to help the retina heal. Other procedures make use of lasers or a cryoprobe, a tiny instrument that freezes tissue, to repair tears in the retina and stick it back into place. Sometimes a procedure called scleral buckling is used, where a tiny piece of silicone is attached to the eyeball. This creates an indent that relieves pressure on the retina and allows it to heal in the correct position.

Recovery from retinal detachment repair depends on the type of procedure used. You may go home right away, or have to stay in the hospital for a short time. In addition, you may be instructed to use eye drops or wear an eye patch for a few days. In general, recovering from retinal repair takes one to two weeks. During this time, you might experience soreness, swelling, or discharge from the eye. As your vision stabilizes, you should not drive a car or travel without checking with your doctor. Taking it easy for a short period of time can make all the difference when it comes to saving your vision.