We found 31 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Medicare near University Place, WA.

Dr. Niraj Pramukh Patel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3602 S 19th Street
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Niraj Patel is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Patel's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Patel graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He is open to new patients.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 198
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,683 - $1,961
  • Medicare Cost: $628 - $779
Dr. Brian Joseph Carey, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2915 S Alder Street
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Brian Carey works as an ophthalmologist in Chehalis, WA, Bellevue, WA, and Tacoma, WA. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In Dr. Carey's practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Medicare insurance.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 677
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,213 - $1,483
  • Medicare Cost: $575 - $712
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2603 Bridgeport Way W; Suite F
University Place, WA
 

Dr. Cheryl Yokoyama is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in the University Place, WA. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In her practice, Dr. Yokoyama focuses on plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Yokoyama honors Medicare insurance.

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Clinical Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,646
  • Medicare Cost: $132
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3602 S 19th Street
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Joseph Pham's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Pham is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Casey Eye Institute, Dr. Pham attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Seattle Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 177
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,683 - $1,961
  • Medicare Cost: $631 - $797
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3730 S Pine Street
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Ronald Sugiyama works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Sugiyama is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center and Tripler Army Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with VA Puget Sound Health Care System.

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

All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
311 S. L Street
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Peter Shelley specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shelley include comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. Dr. Shelley is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. Before performing his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center, Dr. Shelley attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Shelley's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: Seattle Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 74
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,332 - $2,506
  • Medicare Cost: $718 - $888
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2115 South 56th Street; Suite 103
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Jonathan Bahmiller specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Bahmiller is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He accepts Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Bahmiller graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,710
  • Medicare Cost: $130
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4707 S 19th Street; Suite 210
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Francis Geissler works as an ophthalmologist in Tacoma, WA and Olympia, WA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Geissler include comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Geissler trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for his residency.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 109
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,288 - $2,009
  • Medicare Cost: $666 - $825
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5225 Cirque Drive W
University Place, WA
 

Dr. Dennis Drouillard's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Drouillard's areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Drouillard average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine.

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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: 134
  • Uninsured Cost: $793 - $988
  • Medicare Cost: $662 - $806
Dr. Clark Wheeler Deem, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4717 S 19th Street; Suite 210
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Clark Deem is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Deem's areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Deem attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Seattle Super Doctors. Dr. Deem is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. Dr. Deem has an open panel.

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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: 98
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,288
  • Medicare Cost: $666
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1901 S Union; Suite A224
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Walter Rotkis specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Rotkis include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Rotkis's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Rotkis completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. He has received professional recognition including the following: Seattle Super Doctors.

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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: 73
  • Uninsured Cost: $791 - $1,132
  • Medicare Cost: $678 - $838
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3602 S 19th Street
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Victor Chiu, who practices in Tacoma, WA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chiu takes Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 141
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,683
  • Medicare Cost: $652
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
502 S M Street
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Andrew Kopstein practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Tacoma, WA. Dr. Kopstein's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 249
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,745 - $2,971
  • Medicare Cost: $633 - $770
Dr. Keith F Dahlhauser, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5225 Cirque Drive W; Suite 200
University Place, WA
 

Dr. Keith Dahlhauser's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Dahlhauser attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Dahlhauser's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 162
  • Uninsured Cost: $810 - $998
  • Medicare Cost: $661 - $816
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5920 100th Street Sw; Building 8
Lakewood, WA
 

Dr. David Benson is an ophthalmologist. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Benson's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Benson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $250
  • Medicare Cost: $130
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5225 Cirque Drive W
University Place, WA
 

Dr. Laurel Harris works as an ophthalmologist. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Harris's clinical interests: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Harris obtained her medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $794
  • Medicare Cost: $666

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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.