We found 5 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept United Healthcare Compass near El Paso, TX.

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Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases, Other
2900 Pershing Drive; Suite A
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Mario Di Pascuale is a corneal and external diseases specialist in El Paso, TX and Dallas, TX. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Luis Razetti School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 67
  • Charge (avg.): $2,094 - $2,473
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $624 - $770

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 N Mesa
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Paul Gulbas' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Gulbas has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gulbas is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gulbas completed a residency program 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: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 295
  • Charge (avg.): $2,063
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $606

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1220 N. Oregon
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Blumenfeld is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in El Paso, TX. Dr. Blumenfeld obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Blumenfeld is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 303
  • Charge (avg.): $782 - $783
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $630 - $783

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5920 Cromo Drive
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Michael Foote is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Foote has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Foote attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Clinical Interests: Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 137
  • Charge (avg.): $3,184
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $630

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1717 Brown Street; Suite 3
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Marcos Calderon, who practices in El Paso, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Calderon honors.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Vitreous Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $2,479
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $613

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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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