Kansas City, KS Cataract Cost Comparison

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A Cataract in Kansas City costs $1,475 on average when you take the median of the 50 medical providers who perform Cataract procedures in Kansas City, KS. There are 1 different types of Cataract provided in Kansas City, 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 Kansas City providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Procedure Price Range
Cataract Eye Surgery Cost Average $925 - $2,550 Free Quote

Compare Cataract Providers in Kansas City, KS

Facility City Type
Overland Park Surgery Center Overland Park Eye Surgery Center
Saint Luke's Northland Hospital - Smithville Campus Smithville Acute Care Hospital
Eye Surgery Center Northland Kansas City Eye Surgery Center
Research Medical Center - Brookside Campus Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Liberty Hospital Liberty Acute Care Hospital
Lafayette Regional Health Center Lexington Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Physicians' Surgery Center Prairie Village Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northland Eye Surgery Center Liberty Eye Surgery Center
Ray County Memorial Hospital Richmond Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Surgery Center of Olathe Olathe Ambulatory Surgical Center
Discover Vision Surgery and Laser Center Leawood Eye Surgery Center
Excelsior Springs Medical Center Excelsior Springs Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Briarcliff Surgery Center Kansas City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cass Medical Center Harrisonville Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Surgicenter of Kansas City Kansas City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Liberty Ambulatory Surgery Center Liberty Ambulatory Surgical Center
Liberty Cataract Center Liberty Eye Surgery Center
Ads Healthcare Ads Ambulatory Surgery Center Overland Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ambulatory Surgery Center of Kc Overland Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bates County Memorial Hospital Butler Acute Care Hospital
Ransom Memorial Hospital Ottawa Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke's East Lee's Summit Lee's Summit Acute Care Hospital
Providence Medical Center Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Surgicenter of Johnson County Overland Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Park Place Surgery Center Overland Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cushing Memorial Hospital Leavenworth Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph Medical Center Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center of Blue Valley Overland Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Truman Medical Center Lakewood Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Novamed Eye Surgery Center (plaza) Kansas City Eye Surgery Center
Research Medical Center Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Deer Creek Surgery Center Overland Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of Leawood Leawood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Creekwood Surgery Center Kansas City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ku Medwest Ambulatory Surgery Center Shawnee Ambulatory Surgical Center
Heart of America Surgery Center Kansas City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Blue Ridge Surgical Center Kansas City Ambulatory Surgical Center
St Mary's Surgical Center Independence Blue Springs Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Lukes South Surgery Center Overland Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Luke's Surgicenter - Lee's Summit Lees Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center
Eye Surgery Center - the Cliffs Independence Eye Surgery Center
Miami County Medical Center Paola Acute Care Hospital
Overland Park Surgery Center Overland Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Centerpoint Ambulatory Surgery Center Independence Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint John Hospital Leavenworth Acute Care Hospital
College Park Family Care Center, Ambulatory Surgical Center Overland Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center at Liberty Hospital Liberty Ambulatory Surgical Center
South Kansas City Surgicenter Overland Park 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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