We found 36 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept United Healthcare Gold EPO near Austin, TX.

Dr. Maria C Shepler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
12221 Mopac Expressway North
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Maria Shepler is an ophthalmologist in Austin, TX and Cedar Park, TX. In her practice, Dr. Shepler focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge and Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Shepler has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society. She is affiliated with North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Descemet's Stripping ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 59
  • Uninsured Cost: $684
  • Medicare Cost: $660
Dr. Steven Jonathan Dell, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
901 S Mopac; 4-350
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Steven Dell is an ophthalmologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Dell's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dell honors. Dr. Dell attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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: 176
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,553 - $2,575
  • Medicare Cost: $633 - $777
Dr. Thomas Yoder Chandler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
12221 Mopac Expressway North
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Chandler is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Austin, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Chandler a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Chandler is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Chandler trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Monthly Super Doctor : Super Doctors Texas Hall of Fame America's Top Ophthalmologists; Austin Monthly Top Doctors; and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 121
  • Uninsured Cost: $675 - $833
  • Medicare Cost: $660 - $817
Dr. George Clifford Thorne Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5011 Burnet Road
Austin, TX
 

Dr. George Thorne's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Thorne performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Thorne speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 171
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,800
  • Medicare Cost: $652
Dr. Ngoc-Yen Dang Nieman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1700 S Mo Pac Expressway
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Yen Nieman, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Nieman's practice, she is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Nieman is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical Interests: Cornea Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,650
  • Medicare Cost: $651
Dr. Karl Randolph Pierce, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5011 Burnet Road
Austin, TX
 

Dr. K. Pierce practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Pierce is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Pierce is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 242
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,841
  • Medicare Cost: $654
Dr. Theresa Ebanks Wagner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5717 Balcones Drive
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Theresa Wagner specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Wagner is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Wagner attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 65
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,650
  • Medicare Cost: $660
Dr. Lawrence Shawn Wong, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4019 Spicewd Spgs Road; Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. L. Wong's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Wong graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Ochsner Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,800
  • Medicare Cost: $660
Dr. Kristen Michelle Hawthorne, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2610 S Ih-35
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Kristen Hawthorne is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Hawthorne speaks Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation

All Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 279
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,300
  • Medicare Cost: $659 - $817
Dr. Mark Alan Plunkett, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5011 Burnet Road
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Mark Plunkett is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Plunkett focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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: 75
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,800
  • Medicare Cost: $660
Dr. Robert Edward Marquis, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1700 South Mopac Exp
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Robert Marquis is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Austin, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marquis include glaucoma. Dr. Marquis is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 92
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,634
  • Medicare Cost: $648
Dr. Divya Mutyala Mutyala, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
901 Mopac Expressway S; Barton Oaks Plaza Iv, Suite 350
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Divya Varu specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Austin, TX. In her practice, Dr. Varu focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Varu accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Varu attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Varu is professionally affiliated with Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

Dr. Kyle Murphy Rhodes, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2610 S Ih35
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Kyle Rhodes specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at California Pacific Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rhodes include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 67
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,291 - $2,744
  • Medicare Cost: $613 - $625
Dr. Eric Dai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5011 Burnet Road
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Eric Dai is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Dai takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Dai has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 69
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,800
  • Medicare Cost: $660
Dr. Shannon Mitchel Wong, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1009 East 40th Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Shannon Wong sees patients in Austin, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Wong an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Wong attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and Auston Monthly Magazine Ophthalmology Top Doctor.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 181
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $657
Dr. Peter Thomas Wollan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5011 Burnet Road
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Peter Wollan is an ophthalmologist. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Wollan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 70
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,800
  • Medicare Cost: $603

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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.