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Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
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Experience:  Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
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Who are some of the best retina detachment surgeons in the

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Who are some of the best retina detachment surgeons in the US and is retina detachment treatable.

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

I am a retina surgeon and while I am very, very good there are probably better surgeons then me out there...... :-)

Dr. Rick :

And, to answer your question: Yes. The majority of detached retinas can be repaired.

Dr. Rick :

And, usually, the sooner the detachment is repaired the better the visual outcome....

Dr. Rick :

Are you planning on traveling to the USA for surgery?

Customer:

Hi, my eyes first of all are suffering from high myopia, and thus I have retina detachment in my eyes now thus making my vision very poor.

Customer:

Yes I do want to travel to the US as early in the first quarter of 2013 to proceed with the surgery

Dr. Rick :

The closest American "top of the line" retina department would be in Miami at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Customer:

That's why I would like you to recommend a really good retina surgeon with a very high success rate

Dr. Rick :

You can make an appointment here:

Dr. Rick :

https://bascompalmer.org/appointments

Customer:

How long would normally be the recovery time after surgery.

Dr. Rick :

I highly recommend Dr. William E Smiddy, MD at(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>

Dr. Rick :

That depends on the actual anatomy of your detachment, any underlying medical issues, ocular conditions, surgical complications and the type of surgical repair done.

Dr. Rick :

Does this answer your question to your satisfaction

Customer:

Ok, an average cost for this type of surgery?

Customer:

Is Dr. Smiddy attached to Bascom Palmer Instsitute

Dr. Rick :

Total cost, OR time, hospital fees, anesthesia charges, surgeons fees etc might run in the area of $10,000 to $20,000 US Dollars.

Dr. Rick :

The surgeons fees are just a very small part of the overall costs...the hospital charges are the bulk of what makes it so expensive.

Dr. Rick :

Yes. He is associated with the University.

Customer:

ok

Dr. Rick :

Any of the retina surgeons at Bascom Palmer will give you state-of-the-art care....the best available anywhere on earth.

Dr. Rick :

Does this answer your question?

Dr. Rick :

I hope this information was helpful for you. But I do work for tips so I want to make sure you are happy with me before rating me. If you have another question on this or a related issue feel free to fire away. And please let me know if the rating system gives you any troubles.

Thanks in advance,

Dr. Rick

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Hi Richard,

I just finished doing three retina repairs this morning and I found myself thinking about you. I hope you have managed to get your retina repaired. Did you end up traveling to Bascom Palmer? I hope you have a healthy and happy holiday season.