Philadelphia, PA Cataract Cost Comparison

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A Cataract in Philadelphia costs $1,704 on average when you take the median of the 102 medical providers who perform Cataract procedures in Philadelphia, PA. There are 1 different types of Cataract provided in Philadelphia, 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 Philadelphia 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 $1,050 - $2,925 Free Quote

Compare Cataract Providers in Philadelphia, PA

Facility City Type
Summit Surgical Center Voorhees Ambulatory Surgical Center
Doylestown Hospital Doylestown Acute Care Hospital
Grand View Hospital Sellersville Acute Care Hospital
Burlington Novacare Burlington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Delmar Surgical Center Elkton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Center for Advanced Surgical Arts Wilmington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Roxborough Memorial Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Abington Surgical Center Willow Grove Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Francis Hospital Wilmington Acute Care Hospital
Liberty Eye Surgical Center Philadelphia Eye Surgery Center
Frandford Hospital Frankford SPU Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Upper Bay Surgery Center Elkton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Huntingdon Valley Surgery Center Huntingdon Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Parkway Surgery Center Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Centennial Surgery Center Voorhees Ambulatory Surgical Center
Christiana Hospital Newark Acute Care Hospital
Methodist Hospital Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Paoli Surgery Center Paoli Ambulatory Surgical Center
South Jersey Surgical Center Mount Laurel Ambulatory Surgical Center
Blue Bell Surgery Center Blue Bell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Q Corp Surgery Center Exton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Crozer-chester Medical Center Upland Acute Care Hospital
Vision One Laser and Surgery Center Exton Eye Surgery Center
The Surgery Center of Chester County Exton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kennedy Surgical Center Sewell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Short Procedure Unit Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Doylestown Surgery Center Warrington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Albert Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Jeanes Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Camden Acute Care Hospital
Mercy Suburban Hospital Norristown Acute Care Hospital
Pennsylvania Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center of Chery Hill Cherry Hill Ambulatory Surgical Center
Millennium Surgical Center Cherry Hill Ambulatory Surgical Center
Delaware Outpatient Center for Surgery Newark Ambulatory Surgical Center
Barix Clinics of Pennsylvania Langhorne Acute Care Hospital
Wills Surgery Center of Bucks County Warminster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Montgomery Hospital Medical Center Norristown Acute Care Hospital
Trevose Specialty Care Surgical Center Fort Washington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Del Val ASC , the Eye Surgery Center King Of Prussia Eye Surgery Center
Best Impression Surgical Center Norristown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cooper University Hospital Camden Acute Care Hospital
Main Line Surgery Center Bala Cynwyd Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ridley Crossings Surgical Center Crum Lynne Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of Pennsylvania Havertown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Street Road Surgery Center Trevose Ambulatory Surgical Center
Vantage Surgery Center Medford Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lower Bucks Hospital Bristol Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke's Quakertown Hospital Quakertown Acute Care Hospital
South Jersey Healthcare Elmer Hospital Elmer Acute Care Hospital
Turks Head Surgery Center West Chester Ambulatory Surgical Center
Delaware County Memorial Hospital Drexel Hill Acute Care Hospital
Wills Surgery Center In Wilmington Wilmington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Phoenixville Hospital Phoenixville Acute Care Hospital
The Sally Balin Ambulatory Surgical Center Media Ambulatory Surgical Center
Philadelphia Surgi Center Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgical Center of Burlington County Willingboro Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center at Pennsylvania Hospital Phila Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center Mount Holly Ambulatory Surgical Center
Eagleville Hospital Eagleville Acute Care Hospital
Frankford Hospitals - Torresdale Campus Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Leonard Dzubow Ambulatory Surgical Center Media Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Surgery Center at Brinton Lake Glen Mills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northeastern Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Ctr of the Main Line Wayne Ambulatory Surgical Center
Limestone Ambulatory Surgery Center Wilmington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Voorhees Surgery Center Voorhees Ambulatory Surgical Center
Chestnut Hill Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center Elkton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Red Lion Surgicenter Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kensington Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Union Hospital Elkton Acute Care Hospital
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Darby Acute Care Hospital
Graduate Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Montgomery Surgery Center Lansdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Mary Medical Center Langhorne Acute Care Hospital
Wills Eye Surgery Center Philadelphia Eye Surgery Center
Temple University Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Holy Redeemer Ambulatory Surgery Center Huntingdon Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
St Joseph's Hospital - Short Procedure Unit Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wills Surgery Center of the Northeast Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Riddle Memorial Hospital Media Acute Care Hospital
Nazareth Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Hahnemann University Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Lifecare Hospitals of Chester County West Chester Acute Care Hospital
Lankenau Hospital Wynnewood Acute Care Hospital
Surgical Center of South Jersey Mount Laurel Ambulatory Surgical Center
Valley Forge Medical Center and Hospital Norristown Acute Care Hospital
Saint Agnes Continuing Care Center Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Pottstown Surgical Center Pottstown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bryn Mawr Hospital Bryn Mawr Acute Care Hospital
Springfield Ambulatory Surgery Center Flourtown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Delaware Valley Laser Surgery Institute Bala Cynwyd Eye Surgery Center
Pottstown Memorial Medical Center Pottstown Acute Care Hospital
Christiana Care Health Services, Cchs Short Procedure Unit Wilmington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Jennersville Regional Hospital West Grove Acute Care Hospital
Glasgow Ambulatory Surgery Center Newark Ambulatory Surgical Center
Underwood-memorial Hospital Woodbury Acute Care Hospital
The Surgery Center of Salem County Salem Ambulatory Surgical Center
Nevyas Surgery Center Marlton Eye Surgery 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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