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We found 77 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Houston, TX.

Douglas Koch, M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Koch practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, laser treatment, and refractive lens exchange (RLE). Patients gave Dr. Koch an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koch honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Koch speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Cataracts, Refractive Lens Exchange, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 293
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,590 - $4,997
  • Medicare Cost: $654 - $815
Dr. Kevin Yao Jong, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jong attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Clinical interests for Dr. Jong include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 127
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,690
  • Medicare Cost: $668
Dr. John Douglas Goosey, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases, Other
6545 Rutgers
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Goosey is a cornea specialist in Houston, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Goosey attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Goosey is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 102
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,690
  • Medicare Cost: $608
Dr. Nancy Elizabeth Webb, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2727 West Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Webb's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. On average, patients gave Dr. Webb a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Webb is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Carl Pflugfelder, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
6565 Fannin Nc 205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Pflugfelder practices corneal and external diseases in Houston, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pflugfelder include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, ocular surface reconstruction, and artificial cornea transplant (keratoprosthesis surgery). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Pflugfelder accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Pflugfelder has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Artificial Cornea Transplant, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Stem Cell Transplant, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,573
  • Medicare Cost: $655
Dr. Peter Tae-Jin Chang, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1977 Butler Boulevard, Baylor College of Medicine; Department of Ophthalmology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Chang is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Chang has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and eye exam. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Chang (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 66
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,570 - $4,997
  • Medicare Cost: $634 - $808
Dr. Silvia Dolores Orengo-Nania, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
One Butler Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Silvia Orengo-Nania works as an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX. Her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Orengo-Nania is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Orengo-Nania welcomes new patients. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Orengo-Nania speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Laser Treatment, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Paul Clarke Salmonsen, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Paul Salmonsen's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Salmonsen's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. In his practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Cataract Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Melanoma, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,690
  • Medicare Cost: $668
Dr. Marshall Bowes Hamill, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
6565 Fannin; Nc205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marshall Hamill specializes in corneal and external diseases. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Hamill attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include intraocular lens (IOL) implant, laser treatment, and eye exam. The average patient rating for Dr. Hamill is 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamill has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Hamill is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Eye Exam, Descemet's Membrane Endothelial ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 167
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,584 - $4,997
  • Medicare Cost: $642 - $810
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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Quayle's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Quayle attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Quayle accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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: 110
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,690
  • Medicare Cost: $666
Dr. Mitchell Patrick Weikert, MS, BS, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases, Transplant Surgery
6565 Fannin Nc-205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Weikert's areas of specialization are corneal and external diseases and transplant surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weikert include conjunctivitis (pink eye), LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Weikert's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Conjunctivitis, Edema, Anterior Segment Surgery, Keratoconus, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Diabetic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 139
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,590 - $4,997
  • Medicare Cost: $637 - $779
Dr. William Skidmore Iii Banks III, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2424 W Holcombe Boulevard; Suite 203
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Banks' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Banks completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Banks focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Banks is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Arnoult specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Arnoult's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Arnoult completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 171
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,689 - $5,440
  • Medicare Cost: $665 - $828
Dr. Richard George Urso, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Urso is an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Kingwood, TX. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Urso's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Urso attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Refractive Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Trauma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,690
  • Medicare Cost: $658
Dr. Dora Elia Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1740 W 27th Street; Suite 180
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dora Cantu's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Cantu is affiliated with Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 120
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,800 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $668 - $828
Dr. John Mah Lim, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Lim is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Lim include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lim trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Lim takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vision Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 236
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,690
  • Medicare Cost: $668

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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.