Dr. Kagan after surgery
Ultrasound of the Eye
Post-op care by Anna Creus, Assistant
Surgery

Dr. Kagan operates on alternating Tuesdays at the Ambulatory Surgical Center of Greater New York, also known as New York Eye. This facility is a state of the art center that specializes in eye surgery only. Dr. Kagan chose this site because of the expertise of the staff and their willingness to treat all our patients like family.

Our surgical coordinator will arrange most major aspects of your surgery. Several dates, all Tuesdays of course, will be given to you. Since most of our surgery, while important, is not an emergency, you can choose how soon or late we do your operation. You will be given a schedule on when to see your Internist for your medical clearance, how soon to get your medications, and when to come back to the office. Additionally, round trip transportation for you and your escort will be provided by the hospital. An ambulette will pick you up at home and bring you right back at the end of the day.

Our staff in conjunction with the hospital staff has created a system where most of the stressful details of the surgery have already been accounted for. Scheduling, transportation, and most insurance matters are handled for you. Your main responsibilities are to see your Internist for your medical clearance, pick up your medications from the pharmacy, find a companion to go with you to surgery, and then relax and let us take care of you.

Let's face it, just the thought of surgery can cause some anxiety. Here are some things to consider that may make you feel more comfortable:

  1. In most cases, especially for Cataracts, only you decide when we do the operation. Your eyes will tell you when they're ready. You and Dr. Kagan have the time to discuss the risks, benefits, alternatives, and complications of the surgery to make an informed decision.
  2. We use a facility that is dedicated to "Eyes Only". The staff is comprised of dedicated, caring, and skilled professionals that do more eye surgery per year than some local hospitals.
  3. Scheduling, insurance matters, and transportation are worked out well in advance by our surgical coordinator and the center staff, so you can relax.
  4. Lastly and most important of all, Dr. Kagan, the leader of this whole team that will be working for you, has over 20 years of experience. Over the years he has done thousands of Cataracts, Corneal Transplants, and Trabeculectomies for Glaucoma.

Please call with any questions or to make an appointment.


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