Chicago, IL Cataract Cost Comparison

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A Cataract in Chicago costs $1,552 on average when you take the median of the 183 medical providers who perform Cataract procedures in Chicago, IL. There are 1 different types of Cataract provided in Chicago, 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 Chicago 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 $975 - $2,700 Free Quote

Compare Cataract Providers in Chicago, IL

Facility City Type
Magna Surgical Center Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Main Surgery Cary Ambulatory Surgical Center
Rogers Park One Day Surgery Center Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
Metro Surgical Services Harwood Heights Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northwest Suburban Surgical Services Crystal Lake Ambulatory Surgical Center
Midwest Day Surgery Downers Grove Ambulatory Surgical Center
Little Company of Mary Hospital Evergreen Park Acute Care Hospital
Kenosha Medical Center Kenosha Acute Care Hospital
Surgicore Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center Chicago Acute Care Hospital
ACU Health Center Hinsdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Vista Medical Center East Waukegan Acute Care Hospital
Eye Surgery Center of Hinsdale Hinsdale Eye Surgery Center
Ingalls Memorial Hospital Harvey Acute Care Hospital
Adventist Glenoaks Hospital Glendale Heights Acute Care Hospital
Center for Specialty Surgery Munster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Loyola Ambulatory Surgery Center at Oakbrook Oakbrook Terrace Ambulatory Surgical Center
Provena Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin Acute Care Hospital
Aanchor Health Center Glen Ellyn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mercy Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Williams Eye Surgery Center Hammond Eye Surgery Center
Methodist Hospital of Chicago Chicago Acute Care Hospital
K and G Surgical Suites Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
Access Health Center Downers Grove Ambulatory Surgical Center
Orland Park Surgical Center Orland Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgicare Center Chicago Heights Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fullerton Kimball Surgery Center Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
Central Dupage Hospital Winfield Acute Care Hospital
Hauser-ross Surgicenter Sycamore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lake Forest Hospital Lake Forest Acute Care Hospital
Ambulatory Surgicenter of Downers Grove Downers Grove Ambulatory Surgical Center
Munster Same Day Surgery Munster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Novamed Surgery Center of River Forest River Forest Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Westlake Hospital Melrose Park Acute Care Hospital
Valley West Community Hospital Sandwich Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Loyola University Medical Center Maywood Acute Care Hospital
Saint Margaret Mercy - Hammond Campus Hammond Acute Care Hospital
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Elmhurst Acute Care Hospital
Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital La Grange Acute Care Hospital
Grundy County Surgical Facility Morris Ambulatory Surgical Center
Water Tower Surgicenter Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
Dimensions Medical Center Des Plaines Ambulatory Surgical Center
Midland Surgical Center Sycamore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Vista Surgery Center Lindenhurst Ambulatory Surgical Center
1800 Mcdonough Road Surgery Center Hoffman Estates Ambulatory Surgical Center
Grand Oaks Surgical Libertyville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Palos Surgicenter Palos Heights Ambulatory Surgical Center
Community Hospital Munster Acute Care Hospital
Belmont/harlem Surgery Center Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
Forest Med-surg Center Justice Ambulatory Surgical Center
Weiss Memorial Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Logan Square Surgery Center Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
Suburban Surgery Center of Dupage Addison Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northwest Community Day Surgery Center Arlington Heights Ambulatory Surgical Center
Rush-copley Medical Center Aurora Acute Care Hospital
Seven Bridges Surgical Facility Woodridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lakeside Surgery Center East Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
Franciscan Physicians Hospital In Munster Munster Acute Care Hospital
Des Plaines Surgicare Des Plaines Ambulatory Surgical Center
Advocate Christ Medical Center Oak Lawn Acute Care Hospital
Forest View Medical Center Des Plaines Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Surgery Center at 900 N Michigan Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Shore Same Day Surgery Evanston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fullerton Surgery Center Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
Woodfield Surgical Center Schaumburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Peterson Medical Surgicenter Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
Macneal Hospital Berwyn Acute Care Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Advanced Ambulatory Surgical Center Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tinley Woods Surgery Center Tinley Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Novamed Surgery Center of Merrillville Merrillville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Methodist Hospitals - Northlake Campus Gary Acute Care Hospital
Calumet Surgery Center Munster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hinsdale Surgical Center Hinsdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Silver Cross Hospital Joliet Acute Care Hospital
Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village Acute Care Hospital
Midwestern Surgical Services Lombard Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southwest Surgical Excellence Tinley Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Evanston Hospital Evanston Acute Care Hospital
Novamed Surgery Center of Chicago-northshore Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
Great Lakes Surgery Center Kenosha Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Anthony Medical Center Crown Point Acute Care Hospital
Plainfield Surgery Center Plainfield Ambulatory Surgical Center
Naperville Surgical Centre Naperville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tri-cities Surgery Center Geneva Ambulatory Surgical Center
Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Ambulatory Surgery Centers of Chicago Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
25 East Same Day Surgery Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
Broadwest Specialty Surgical Center Merrillville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus Valparaiso Acute Care Hospital
Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center St Charles Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mercy Harvard Hospital Harvard Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Edward Hospital Naperville Acute Care Hospital
Hawthorne Place Outpatient Surgery Center Libertyville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Rush North Shore Medical Center Skokie Acute Care Hospital
NCDS Ambulatory Care Center Oak Lawn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Advocate South Suburban Hospital Hazel Crest Acute Care Hospital
South Chicago Surgical Solutions Orland Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Swedish Covenant Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Optima Surgicare Cicero Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bensenville Surgical Suite Bensenville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ravine Way Surgery Center Glenview Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Rush University Medical Center Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Oak Brook Surgical Centre Oak Brook Ambulatory Surgical Center
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Barrington Acute Care Hospital
Oak Park Eye Center Oak Park Eye Surgery Center
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital Melrose Park Acute Care Hospital
Dreyer Ambulatory Surgery Center Aurora Ambulatory Surgical Center
Rush Surgicenter Partnership Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
Dupage Eye Surgery Center Wheaton Eye Surgery Center
Oak Forest Hospital Oak Forest Acute Care Hospital
Saint Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates Acute Care Hospital
Sherman Hospital Elgin Acute Care Hospital
West Suburban Medical Center Oak Park Acute Care Hospital
Michigan Avenue Center for Health Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
Elmwood Park Same Day Surgery Elmwood Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Centegra Memorial Medical Center Woodstock Acute Care Hospital
Lakeshore Surgery Center Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lakeshore Surgicare Chesterton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Margaret Mercy - Dyer Campus Dyer Acute Care Hospital
Delnor-community Hospital Geneva Acute Care Hospital
Suburban Surgery Orland Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Advantage Health Care Wood Dale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Francis Hospital Evanston Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Jasper County Hospital Rensselaer Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Gurnee Surgicare Gurnee Ambulatory Surgical Center
Elmhurst Outpatient Surgery Center Elmhurst Ambulatory Surgical Center
Thorek Memorial Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Lakeview Surgery Center Vernon Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Merriville Plaza Surgery Center Merrillville Bra Ambulatory Surgical Center
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Algonquin Road Surgery Center Lake In The Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Centegra Northern Illinois Medical Center Mchenry Acute Care Hospital
Saint Catherine Hospital East Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Kendall Pointe Surgery Center Oswego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Holy Cross Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Sacred Heart Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Northwest Surgicare Arlington Heights Ambulatory Surgical Center
Salt Creek Surgery Center Westmont Ambulatory Surgical Center
Palos Community Hospital Palos Heights Acute Care Hospital
University of Illinois Medical Center Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Right Care Surgery Center East Dundee Ambulatory Surgical Center
Clinicians Surgery Care Center. . Gurnee Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint James Hospital and Health Centers - Olympia Olympia Fields Acute Care Hospital
Resurrection Medical Center Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Chandana Surgery Center Valparaiso Ambulatory Surgical Center
Jackson Park Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Suburban Surgical Care Center Hoffman Estates Ambulatory Surgical Center
Grand Avenue Surgical Center Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County Chicago Acute Care Hospital
The University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Apac Surgical Center Il Crown Point Ambulatory Surgical Center
Condell Medical Center Libertyville Acute Care Hospital
Provena Mercy Medical Center Aurora Acute Care Hospital
River North Same Day Surgery Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bridgeport Surgicenter Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
Merrillville Surgery Center Merrillville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Holy Family Medical Center Des Plaines Acute Care Hospital
Castle Surgicenter Aurora Ambulatory Surgical Center
Six Corners Same Day Surgery Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of Joliet Joliet Ambulatory Surgical Center
Morris Hospital Morris Acute Care Hospital
Tinley Park Surgicare Tinley Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Provident Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Aurora Medical Center Kenosha Acute Care Hospital
South Shore Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Saint Anthony Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Northern Illinois Ambulatory Service Buffalo Grove Ambulatory Surgical Center
Suburban Surgical Facility Homewood Ambulatory Surgical Center
American Surgical Services Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lake Park Surgicare Hobart Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Shore Ambulatory Care Skokie Ambulatory Surgical Center
Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet Acute Care Hospital
Whiting Surgical Care Center Orland Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Altamonte Surgery Center Chicago Ambulatory Surgical Center
Norwegian American Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital
The Center for Surgery Naperville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Rush Oak Park Hospital Oak Park Acute Care Hospital
Saint Francis Hospital and Health Center Blue Island 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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