Oakland, CA Cataract Cost Comparison

Cataract Cost Report - Oakland, CA

Cheapest
$5,800
Average
$5,800
Highest
$5,800

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A Cataract in Oakland costs $5,800 on average when you average the List Price of the 73 medical providers who perform Cataract procedures in Oakland, CA.

There are 1 different types of Cataract provided in Oakland, listed below, and the list price for each is different. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that the list price of a medical procedure is similar to a Manufacturer's "Suggested Retail Price" and if you shop from the Oakland prviders below you may be able to save money. When you use NewChoiceHealth's Certified Providers, you can save between 40%-60% off List Price. Start shopping today and see what you can save! Get a Free Quote!

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Procedure Average Cost
Cataract Eye Surgery Cost Average $5,800.00

Compare Cataract Providers in Oakland, CA

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

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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