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We found 7 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept United Healthcare Compass near El Paso, TX.

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Dr. Mario Antonio Di Pascuale, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases, Other
2900 Pershing Drive; Suite A
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Mario Di Pascuale is a medical specialist in corneal and external diseases. These areas are among his clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Di Pascuale graduated from Luis Razetti School of Medicine. Dr. Di Pascuale trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency.

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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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 67
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,094 - $2,473
  • Medicare Cost: $624 - $770
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 N Mesa
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Paul Gulbas, who practices in El Paso, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Gulbas is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gulbas studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 295
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,063
  • Medicare Cost: $606
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1220 N. Oregon
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Blumenfeld is an El Paso, TX physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Blumenfeld honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Blumenfeld attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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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: 303
  • Uninsured Cost: $782 - $783
  • Medicare Cost: $630 - $783
Dr. Michael William Foote, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5920 Cromo Drive
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Michael Foote practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in El Paso, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Foote include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Dr. Foote accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 137
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,184
  • Medicare Cost: $630
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1717 Brown Street; Suite 3
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Marcos Calderon sees patients in El Paso, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Calderon takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,479
  • Medicare Cost: $613
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1220 N. Oregon
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. David Schecter's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schecter trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schecter takes.

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

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4801 Alberta Avenue
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Mark Gallardo is an ophthalmologist in El Paso, TX. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Gallardo graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 185
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,126 - $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $599 - $746

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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.