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Specializes in Ophthalmology
786 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Raju Sarwal specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Brentwood, NY, Sayville, NY, and Amityville, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Sarwal is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sarwal's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. He is affiliated with Southside Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarwal accepts. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Sarwal attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Sarwal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 104
  • Charge (avg.): $4,248
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $769

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
580 Sunrise Highway
West Babylon, NY
 

Dr. Richard Gotlib works as an ophthalmologist in Commack, NY and West Babylon, NY. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Gotlib include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Gotlib's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Nassau University Medical Center, and Southside Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis. He has an open panel. Dr. Gotlib is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 46
  • Charge (avg.): $891 - $1,213
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $773 - $956
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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
786 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Richard Nattis works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Nattis's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Nattis speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY), and Southside Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 265
  • Charge (avg.): $2,387 - $4,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $443 - $956

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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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