Washington, DC Cataract Cost Comparison

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A Cataract in Washington costs $1,581 on average when you take the median of the 105 medical providers who perform Cataract procedures in Washington, DC. There are 1 different types of Cataract provided in Washington, 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 Washington 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 Washington, DC

Facility City Type
Montgomery Surgery Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Beltsville Ambulatory Surgery Center Beltsville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Shady Grove Ambulatory Surgery Center Gaithersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Enk Surgicenter Laurel Ambulatory Surgical Center
Rockville Ambulatory Surgery Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
White Flint Surgery Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Howard University Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
The Surgery Center Prince Frederick Eye Surgery Center
George Washington University Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Southern Maryland Hospital Clinton Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center of Potomac Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Center for Universal Surgery Frederick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Women's Health Ambulatory Health Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Certified Ambulatory Surgery Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fredericksburg Ambulatory Surgery Center Fredericksburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Greenbelt Surgery Center Berwyn Heights Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hendi Ambulatory Surgery Center Chevy Chase Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lakeforest Ambulatory Surgery Center Gaithersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of Maryland Silver Spring Ambulatory Surgical Center
Suburban Hospital Bethesda Acute Care Hospital
River Road Surgery Center Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Providence Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring Acute Care Hospital
Nih Clinical Center Bethesda Acute Care Hospital
Fauquier Hospital Warrenton Acute Care Hospital
Civista Medical Center La Plata Acute Care Hospital
Msc Ambulatory Surgical Center Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Warren Memorial Hospital Front Royal Acute Care Hospital
Nouvelle Surgery Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Inova Alexandria Hospital Alexandria Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center of Bethesda Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ambulatory Surgery Center of Bethesda North Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Laurel Regional Hospital Laurel Acute Care Hospital
Thomas Johnson Surgery Center Frederick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Palisades Eye Surgery Center Bethesda Eye Surgery Center
Prince William Ambulatory Surgery Center Manassas Ambulatory Surgical Center
Montgomery General Hospital Olney Acute Care Hospital
Fallsgrove Surgery Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
ASC Renew Maryland Science and Tech Center Bowie Ambulatory Surgical Center
Amber Meadows Surgery Center Frederick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Groman and Rubin Ambulatory Surgery Center Silver Spring Ambulatory Surgical Center
Calvert Memorial Hospital Prince Frederick Acute Care Hospital
Potomac Hospital Woodbridge Acute Care Hospital
Inova Surgery Center @ Franconia-springfield Alexandria Ambulatory Surgical Center
Suburban Outpatient Surgery Center Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Civista Partners Ambulatory Surgery Center Waldorf Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northern Virginia Surgery Center Fairfax Ambulatory Surgical Center
Capital Surgery Center Lls Bowie Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Friendship Ambulatorysurgery Center Chevy Chase Ambulatory Surgical Center
Inova Woodburn Surgery Center Annandale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fairfax Surgical Center Fairfax Ambulatory Surgical Center
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Alexandria Acute Care Hospital
Mt Airy Surgery Center Mount Airy Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pembrooke Square Surgery Center Waldorf Ambulatory Surgical Center
Frederick Memorial Hospital Frederick Acute Care Hospital
Four Corners Ambulatory Surgical Center Silver Spring Ambulatory Surgical Center
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Rockville Acute Care Hospital
Neurocare Ambulatory Surgery Center Silver Spring Ambulatory Surgical Center
Dimensions Surgery Center Bowie Ambulatory Surgical Center
Potomac Ambulatory Surgery Center Fairfax Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fort Washington Medical Center Fort Washington Acute Care Hospital
Doctors Community Hospital Lanham Acute Care Hospital
Silver Spring Surgery Center Silver Spring Ambulatory Surgical Center
Frederick Surgical Center Frederick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Children's Ambulatory Center at Montgomery County Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Virginia Hospital Center Arlington Acute Care Hospital
Jefferson Memorial Hospital Ranson Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Mid-pike Surgical Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Georgetown University Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Massachusetts Avenue Surgery Center Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Prince William Hospital Manassas Acute Care Hospital
University Center for Ambulatory Surgery Riverdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgcenter of Southern Maryland Clinton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Burtonsville Surgical Center Burtonsville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bethesda Surgery Center Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Forbes Ambulatory Surgery Center Seabrook Ambulatory Surgical Center
Charles County Surgical Center White Plains Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Eye Surgery Center Silver Spring Eye Surgery Center
Washington Hospital Center Washington Acute Care Hospital
Greater Southeast Community Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Washington Adventist Hospital Takoma Park Acute Care Hospital
Premier Surgery Center of DC Washington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Center for Advanced Surgical Procedures Ashburn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lakeforest Ambulatory Surgery Center District Heights Ambulatory Surgical Center
Reston Surgery Center Reston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Calvert Memorial Hospital ASC Prince Frederick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Landover Ambulatory Surgery Largo Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fredericktown Ambulatory Surgical Facility Frederick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hotchkiss Ambulatory Surgical Center Waldorf Ambulatory Surgical Center
MSC Ambulatory Surgical Center Frederick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Congressional Ambulatory Surgery Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of Chevy Chase Chevy Chase Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of Rockville Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Prince George's Hospital Center Cheverly Acute Care Hospital
Tower Oaks Surgery Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Metro Ambulatory Surgical Center Temple Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Rockville Ambulatory Surgery Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Rivertowne Surgery Center Oxon Hill Ambulatory Surgical Center
Main Street Ambulatory Surgical Ctr Laurel Ambulatory Surgical Center
Capital Area Surgery Center Frederick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Inova Fairfax Hospital Falls Church Acute Care Hospital
Quince Orchard Surgery Center Gaithersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northern Virginia Eye Surgery Center Fairfax Eye Surgery Center
Center for Ambulatory Washington 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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