Atlanta, GA Cataract Cost Comparison

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A Cataract in Atlanta costs $1,454 on average when you take the median of the 67 medical providers who perform Cataract procedures in Atlanta, GA. There are 1 different types of Cataract provided in Atlanta, 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 Atlanta providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Compare Cataract Providers in Atlanta, GA

Facility City Type
Perimeter Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Atlanta Eye International Surgery Center Atlanta Eye Surgery Center
Marietta Surgical Center Marietta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lawrenceville Surgery Center Lawrenceville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wellstar Kennestone Hospital Marietta Acute Care Hospital
Dekalb Medical Center - Hillandale Campus Lithonia Acute Care Hospital
Advanced Surgery Center of Georgia Canton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Emory-adventist Hospital Smyrna Acute Care Hospital
Rock Bridge Surgical Institute Roswell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Emory Crawford Long Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Spalding Regional Medical Center Griffin Acute Care Hospital
Roswell Surgery Center Roswell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Dennis Surgial Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Fulton Regional Hospital Roswell Acute Care Hospital
Barrow Regional Medical Center Winder Acute Care Hospital
Akstein Eye Center Ambulatory Surgery Center Riverdale Eye Surgery Center
Specialty Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Henry Medical Center Stockbridge Acute Care Hospital
Atlanta Medical Center Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Dekalb Medical Center Decatur Acute Care Hospital
Roderique Surgi-center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Gwinnett Center for Outpatient Surgery Snellville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cartersville Medical Center Cartersville Acute Care Hospital
Northside Hospital - Cherokee Canton Acute Care Hospital
Emory Eastside Medical Center Snellville Acute Care Hospital
Laurus Surgical Conyers Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Crescent Surgery Center Alpharetta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Thomas Eye Surgery Center Atlanta Eye Surgery Center
Resurgens Surgical Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Milton Hall Surgery Center Alpharetta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northside Hospital - Forsyth Cumming Acute Care Hospital
Wellstar Douglas Hospital Douglasville Acute Care Hospital
Georgia Surgical Center On Peachtree Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
South Fulton Medical Center East Point Acute Care Hospital
CPM Sugery Center Austell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Piedmont Newnan Hospital Newnan Acute Care Hospital
Walton Regional Medical Center Monroe Acute Care Hospital
Grady Memorial Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Northlake Surgical Center Tucker Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Physicians' North Atlanta Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta Surgery Center at Meridian Mark Plaza Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southern Regional Medical Center Riverdale Acute Care Hospital
Northside Dunwoody Outpatient Surgery Center Dunwoody Ambulatory Surgical Center
East West Surgery Center Austell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Jasper Acute Care Hospital
Buckhead Ambulatory Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Atlanta Outpatient Surgery Center Sandy Springs Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newton Rockdale Ambulatory Surgery Center Covington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Piedmont Fayette Hospital Fayetteville Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center at Mt Zion Morrow Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sylvan Grove Hospital Jackson Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Jasper Memorial Hospital Monticello Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Newton Medical Center Covington Acute Care Hospital
Clayton Cataract and Laser Surgery Center Morrow Eye Surgery Center
Wellstar Cobb Hospital Austell Acute Care Hospital
Perlow Facility Marietta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Rockdale Medical Center Conyers Acute Care Hospital
Gwinnett Medical Center Lawrenceville Acute Care Hospital
Higgins General Hospital Bremen Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Clayton Outpatient Surgical Center Jonesboro Ambulatory Surgical Center
Piedmont Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Eps Surgical Center Decatur Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northside Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Northwoods Surgery Center Cumming Ambulatory Surgical Center
Warm Springs Medical Center Warm Springs Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Forsyth Surgical Center Cumming Ambulatory Surgical Center
Emory Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center

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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