Phoenix, AZ Cataract Cost Comparison

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A Cataract in Phoenix costs $1,499 on average when you take the median of the 72 medical providers who perform Cataract procedures in Phoenix, AZ. There are 1 different types of Cataract provided in Phoenix, listed below, and the price for each differs based upon your insurance type. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that prices of medical procedures vary and if you shop from the Phoenix providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Cataract Eye Surgery Cost Average $925 - $2,550 Free Quote

Compare Cataract Providers in Phoenix, AZ

Facility City Type
Desert Mirage Surgery Center Surprise Ambulatory Surgical Center
Valley Outpatient Surgery Center Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Physicians Surgery Center of Tempe Tempe Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgitech Centers Scottsdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scottsdale Eye Institute Mesa Eye Surgery Center
Banner Estrella Surgery Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southwest Endoscopy & Surgicenter Gilbert Ambulatory Surgical Center
McDowell Ambulatory Surgery Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Eye Institute at Boswell Sun City Eye Surgery Center
Phoenix Indian Medical Center Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
59th Avenue Surgical Facility Glendale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center Scottsdale Acute Care Hospital
Tempe New Day Surgery Center Tempe Ambulatory Surgical Center
Union Hills Surgery Center Glendale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center Glendale Acute Care Hospital
Southwestern Eye Center-Phoenix Phoenix Eye Surgery Center
St. Michael's Center for Special Surgery-Scottsdale Scottsdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Banner Canyon Springs Surgery Center Gilbert Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgicare LLC Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mayo Clinic Hospital Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Desert Ridge Outpatient Surgery Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cmg Outpatient Surgery Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Metro Surgery Center Peoria Ambulatory Surgical Center
Canyon Ambulatory Surgery Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
St. Luke's Medical Center Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Surgical Elite Avondale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgicenter of America LP Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Arizona Advanced Surgery Center Scottsdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Paramount Surgery Center of Mesa Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southwestern Eye Surgicenter-casa Grande Casa Grande Eye Surgery Center
North Valley Outpatient Surgery Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Banner Estrella Medical Center Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Akdhc Surgery Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Banner Baywood Surgicenter Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Biltmore Surgical Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Phoenix Baptist Hospital Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center of Gilbert Gilbert Ambulatory Surgical Center
Gilbert Hospital Gilbert Acute Care Hospital
Southwestern Eye Center-Mesa/Stapley Mesa Eye Surgery Center
Sun City West Ambulatory Surgery Center Sun City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Phoenix Children's Surgery Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southwestern Eye Center-Sun City Sun City Eye Surgery Center
Laser Surgery Center Phoenix Eye Surgery Center
North Scottsdale Ambulatory Surgery Center Scottsdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Banner Desert Medical Center Mesa Acute Care Hospital
North Valley Surgery Center Scottsdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center Sun City West Eye Surgery Center
Maricopa Medical Center Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Banner Boswell Medical Center Sun City Acute Care Hospital
Wickenburg Community Hospital Wickenburg Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Arizona Surgical Specialists Center Tempe Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ahwatukee Surgery Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center Sun City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Banner Desert Surgery Center Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Khatali Ambulatory Surgery Center Sun Lakes Ambulatory Surgical Center
Freedom Pain Hospital Scottsdale Acute Care Hospital
Jon R. Hillegas Surgery Center, The Peoria Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pinnacle Surgery Center of Peoria Peoria Ambulatory Surgical Center
Banner Gateway Medical Center Gilbert Acute Care Hospital
WarnerOutpatient Surgery Center Chandler Ambulatory Surgical Center
Outpatient Surgical Care Ltd Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center Scottsdale Acute Care Hospital
North Mountain Surgery Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Advanced Laser & Surgicenter of Arizona Gilbert Eye Surgery Center
Mayo Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center Scottsdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Squaw Peak Surgical Facility Phoenix Ortho Surgery Center
Arizona Ophthalmic Outpatient Surgery Phoenix Eye Surgery Center
John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital Phoenix 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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