Oakland, CA Cataract Cost Comparison

Oakland Cataract Facility & Pricing Introduction

There are 73 healthcare providers who offer Cataract procedures in Oakland. The cheapest list price of an Cataract in Oakland is $5,200.00 while the highest price is $21,700.00. There is only 1 type of Cataract provided in Oakland and the pricing varies by provider. Shop from the providers below and see how much money you can save.

Oakland Cataract Procedures & Cost Averages

Cataract Eye Surgery Cost Average $5,800.00
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Oakland Cataract Facilities

Facility City Type Procedures Last Year
Greenbrae Surgery Center Greenbrae Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Eye Surgery Center San Francisco San Francisco Eye Surgery Center 2500+ Free Quote
North Bay Regional Surgery Center Novato Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Tresanti Medical Corporation San Ramon Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
San Mateo Medical Center San Mateo Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Ellis Eye and Laser Medical Cnter El Cerrito Eye Surgery Center 2500+ Free Quote
Sequoia Hospital Redwood City Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Marin General Hospital Greenbrae Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Pacific Heights Surgery Center San Francisco Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Post Street Surgery Center San Francisco Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Washington Outpatient Surgery Center Fremont Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
University of California San Francisco Medical Center San Francisco Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Kaiser Permanente Hayward Medical Center Hayward Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Novato Community Hospital Novato Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Highland Hospital Oakland Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote

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Facility City Type Procedures Last Year
Abj Surgery Center San Mateo Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Bay Surgery Center Oakland Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
San Francisco General Hospital San Francisco Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Mt. Diablo Surgery Center Concord Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Vista Surgery Center San Francisco Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center San Francisco Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
San Ramon Surgery Center San Ramon Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Doctors Medical Center - San Pablo Campus San Pablo Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Bayspine Surgery Center Richmond Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Alameda Hospital Alameda Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Marin Specialty Surgery Center Greenbrae Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center Walnut Creek Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Valley Memorial Center Livermore Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Camp Berkeley Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Presidio Surgery Center San Francisco Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
San Mateo Surgery Center San Mateo Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Ak Surgery Center San Leandro Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Premier Surgery Center Concord Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Seton Medical Center Daly City Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Canyon Pinole Surgery Center Pinole Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Physicians Surgery Center Daly City Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Aspen Surgery Center Walnut Creek Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
San Ramon Regional Medical Center San Ramon Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center San Rafael Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Menlo Park Surgical Hospital Menlo Park Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Hacienda Surgery Center Pleasanton Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Brentwood Surgery Center Brentwood Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Peninsula Medical Center Burlingame Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Willow Surgery Center San Francisco Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Sutter Delta Medical Center Antioch Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Martinez Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus San Francisco Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center Oakland Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Saint Luke's Hospital San Francisco Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center South San Francisco Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Eden Medical Center Castro Valley Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Trivalley Outpatient Surgery Center Pleasanton Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Omni Surgicenter Fremont Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Webster Surgery Center Oakland Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Fremont Ambulatory Surgery Center Fremont Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Surgical Suite San Francisco Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Marin Ophthalmic Surgery Center San Rafael Eye Surgery Center 2500+ Free Quote
Peninsula Procedure Center Redwood City Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Eyemd Laser and Surgery Center Oakland Eye Surgery Center 2500+ Free Quote
Pacific Surgery Center Corte Madera Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Shadelands Surgery Center Walnut Creek Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
John Muir Medical Center, Concord Campus Concord Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
California Eye Clinic Antioch Eye Surgery Center 2500+ Free Quote
San Leandro Surgery Center San Leandro Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
East Bay Medical Surgical Center Castro Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Blackhawk Surgery Center, A Medical Corp. Danville Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Surgecenter of Palo Alto Fremont Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Chinese Hospital San Francisco Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Laurel Grove Hospital Castro Valley Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Pleasanton Surgery Center Pleasanton Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center Redwood City Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus Oakland Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Sequoia Surgical Pavilion Walnut Creek Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote

Cataract Surgery Introduction

Cataract surgery is one of the most common operations performed on an outpatient basis and one of the safest and most effective. Surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with a substitute lens. If cataracts are present in both eyes, they cannot be removed at the same time. Your physician will need to perform surgery on each eye separately. This procedure is usually performed in less than 30 minutes and usually requires only minimal sedation and numbing eye drops, no stitches to close the wound, and no eye patch after surgery. There are no medications, dietary supplements, exercises, or optical devices that have been shown to prevent or cure symptomatic cataracts. Changes in diet and watchful waiting is the most common advice for non-symptomatic cataracts. There are two major types of ECCE: manual expression, in which the lens is removed through an incision made in the cornea or the sclera of the eye; and phacoemulsification, in which the lens is broken into fragments inside the capsule by ultrasound energy and removed by aspiration. The particular method and type of replacement lens will be determined by your physician.

Cataract Surgery Patient Preparation

A brief physical exam will be performed. Inform your physician of any medications you are routinely taking. You will need to have special testing known as keratometry to determine the strength of the IOL needed. Other specific instructions will be provided usually limiting eating or drinking. It is very important to follow these instructions. Arrangements should be made for transportation after the surgery is complete.

What to expect during and after Cataract Surgery

Most cataract surgery takes less than an hour and is done with minimal anesthesia and numbing drops. After the area around the eye has been cleansed with antiseptic, sterile drops are used to cover most of the patient's face. The patient is given either a local anesthetic to numb the tissues around the eye or a topical anesthetic to numb the eye itself. An eyelid holder is used to hold the eye open during the procedure. If the patient is very nervous, the doctor may administer a sedative intravenously. After the anesthetic has taken effect, a very small incision is made, the lens is removed and the IOL is inserted and placed in the correct position. During this time you may notice the sensation of pressure from the various instruments used during the procedure.

After leaving the operating room, you will be brought to a recovery room where your doctor will prescribe several eye drops that you will need to take for a few weeks postoperatively and provide specific care instructions. While you may notice some discomfort, most patients do not experience significant pain following surgery; if you do you experience decreasing vision or significant pain, you should contact your ophthalmologist immediately. In some cases, within months to years after surgery, the thin lens capsule may become cloudy, and you may have the sensation that the cataract is returning because your vision is becoming blurry again. This process is termed posterior capsule opacification, or a "secondary cataract." To restore vision, a laser is used in the office to painlessly create a hole in the cloudy bag. This procedure takes only a few minutes in the office, and vision usually improves rapidly. The lens prescription should be checked after surgery, as it is likely to need adjustment.

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