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We found 9 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Ghanshyam M Patel, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1111 Hwy 6 South; #190
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ghanshyam Patel is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Sugar Land, TX and Pearland, TX. Dr. Patel attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: contact dermatitis, myasthenia gravis, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Patel has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Exam, Myasthenia Gravis, Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 66
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,102 - $1,528
  • Medicare Cost: $630 - $783
Dr. Edward Kai-Wah Chan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4675 Highway; 6 Ste B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Edward Chan is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chan include comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Chan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chan is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Diabetes, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 103
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $647
Dr. Amjad P Khokhar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
736 Highway 6; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Amjad Khokhar's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Khokhar at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khokhar honors. Dr. Khokhar attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Strabismus, LASIK, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vision ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,440
  • Medicare Cost: $668
Dr. Matthew Gray McMenemy, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Matthew McMenemy's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. McMenemy average 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. McMenemy's clinical interests: glaucoma, contact lenses, and diabetic retinopathy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at Memorial Hermann. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. McMenemy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. McMenemy's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 250
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,956 - $3,472
  • Medicare Cost: $628 - $783
Dr. Michael Richard Koop, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Michael Koop is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Koop honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Koop attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 106
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,850
  • Medicare Cost: $654
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
15999 City Walk Drive; Suite 270
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Brian Wright works as an ophthalmologist in Katy, TX, Houston, TX, and Humble, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wright include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 161
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,249 - $2,404
  • Medicare Cost: $635 - $764
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
16659 Southwest Freeway; Suite 401
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bernard Yu is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Yu average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and acupuncture treatment. Dr. Yu is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Yu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Taipei Medical University. He trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for his residency.

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

All Interests: Alternative Medicine, Acupuncture Treatment, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200
  • Medicare Cost: $668
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4977 Sweetwater Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Charles Johnson specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Angleton, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Johnson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Johnson is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 252
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,850
  • Medicare Cost: $655
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Specializes in Optometry
4511 Sweetwater Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Robert Salchak's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $150
  • Medicare Cost: $126

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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.