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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.

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

Dr. Stephen Pflugfelder specializes in corneal and external diseases. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Pflugfelder's clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, ocular surface reconstruction, and artificial cornea transplant (keratoprosthesis surgery). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He takes 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 Dr. Pflugfelder's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, he 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 ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chang include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and eye exam. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Chang performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish.

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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
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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Jong performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His clinical interests include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, LASIK, Eye ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 127
  • 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 and practices in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hamill at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include intraocular lens (IOL) implant, laser treatment, and eye exam. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He 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. Hamill has an open panel. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Hamill speaks Spanish.

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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
Dr. Nancy Elizabeth Webb, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2727 West Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Webb is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Webb include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus. Dr. Webb takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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. Silvia Dolores Orengo-Nania, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
One Butler Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Silvia Orengo-Nania is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Orengo-Nania's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Orengo-Nania is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

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

Dr. Mitchell Patrick Weikert, MS, BS, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases, Transplant Surgery
6565 Fannin Nc-205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Weikert works as a cornea specialist and transplant surgeon. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Weikert's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Weikert include conjunctivitis (pink eye), LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weikert is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He welcomes 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 works as an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Banks's clinical interests encompass cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors 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)

Dr. John Douglas Goosey, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases, Other
6545 Rutgers
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Goosey practices corneal and external diseases. 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. Dr. Goosey is rated highly by his patients. He 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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. Steven Hutson Dunn, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Steven Dunn's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Dunn's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dunn takes. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kresge Eye Institute for residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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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: 155
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,690
  • Medicare Cost: $668
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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Arnoult specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Arnoult's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and glaucoma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Arnoult attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Kingwood, TX. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His professional affiliations include Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Urso accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Urso's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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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. Michael Bernard Caplan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3100 Weslayan Street; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Caplan's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Caplan is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Caplan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Caplan studied medicine at the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Caplan completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 292
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,795
  • Medicare Cost: $659
Dr. John Mah Lim, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Lim is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Lim include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lim honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Lim attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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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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Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Paul Salmonsen's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise consist of comprehensive ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Salmonsen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Salmonsen trained 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: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,690
  • Medicare Cost: $668
Dr. Douglas Donald Koch, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Koch is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Koch's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, laser treatment, and refractive lens exchange (RLE). 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Koch speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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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

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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.