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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 corneal and external diseases specialist in El Paso, TX and Dallas, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He attended Luis Razetti School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Di Pascuale honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Gulbas attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Gulbas has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Gulbas has received professional recognition including the following: 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 works as an ophthalmologist in El Paso, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Blumenfeld is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Blumenfeld accepts 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: 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Foote 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 in-network 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

  • 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Calderon takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Calderon completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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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 is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Schecter's areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schecter takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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 a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gallardo accepts. 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.