Eye Care and Surgery Center of Fort Lauderdale
2540 NE 9th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Phone: (954) 537-4000, ext. 6101
Referring Doctors: If appropriate, please complete our Surgical Clearance form. Thank you
The Eye Care and Surgery Center of Fort Lauderdale specializes in same-day ophthalmology surgery and laser procedures. Our physicians and staff are committed to providing the highest quality of care and excellent service. Our facility is Medicare- and state-licensed, and has been certified by AAAHC, the top national accreditation organization.
We pride ourselves on being our patients’ top choice for surgical needs. Our goal is to deliver excellent quality, compassionate patient care by our specialized staff while making your surgical procedure as relaxed an experience as possible.
The following Aran Eye Associates surgeons treat patients at The Eye Care and Surgery Center of Fort Lauderdale:
Dr. Alberto Aran, M.D., Medical Director
Dr. Marco A. Fabrega, Jr., M.D., General Ophthalmology
Dr. Arnulfo Mansur, M.D., General Ophthalmology and Ocular Plastics
Dr. Renata Picciani, M.D., Vitreoretinal Disease Specialist
Dr. Mario Rojas, M.D., General Ophthalmology
Dr. David Seamont, M.D., General Ophthalmology
What to Expect
We understand that elective surgery can create anxiety. To help address any concerns you may have, we’ve listed specific examples of what you can expect when you visit the Eye Care and Surgery Center of Fort Lauderdale. Please call us at (954) 537-4000 ext. 6101 if you have any additional questions.
Schedule your surgery and discuss your implant options with your surgeon. Plan your pre-operative appointment with your primary care provider, if applicable.
Your PCP should fax your medical clearance, EKG, and referral/authorization to the facility at (305) 442-0084. You will then be provided your arrival time.
You should begin any prescribed eye drops for the operative eye as directed. Plan your transportation arrangements. You may not drive and must have a responsible adult to receive you after surgery.
Plan not to eat anything after midnight. No food or water unless directed to take medications in the morning.
Remain fasting except to take blood pressure or cardiac medications with a small sip of water. Do not take insulin or diabetic medications. Bring a list of your medications with you to the facility. Wear a button front shirt with short sleeves and no watch, jewelry, or make-up. Wear comfortable shoes.
You will be asked to provide the center a copy of your photo ID and insurance cards. Bring a form of payment if you have any financial obligations (co-pay/co-ins). You may be asked to complete paperwork at this time.
Plan to be at our facility for 2-4 hours. If you require a consult or further testing, your visit may be longer.
You will be provided instructions and a follow-up appointment. Remember to bring all your eye drops to your post-op office visit.
We understand that having to deal with insurances and payments while planning your surgery may be a hectic task. Therefore, we would like to keep you well-informed about your financial obligation and what to expect regarding this topic.
Florida Health Price Finder
Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration provides information about pricing and quality to help patients make more informed health care decisions: https://pricing.floridahealthfinder.gov/.
The service bundle information is a non-personalized estimate of costs that may be incurred by the patient for anticipated services and actual costs will be based on services actually provided to the patient. Nonetheless, the patient has the right to request a personalized estimate from the Center by contacting us 954-537-4000 ext. 6101.
Estimate of Charges
The Surgery Center estimate of charges will be based on the procedure specified by the physician and the insurance information you provide. We will contact your insurance to confirm the eligibility for the procedure, and then will provide an estimate on what the insurance company confirms it will pay. The procedure the physician actually performs may differ from the initial one planned, based on your medical condition at the time of the procedure. Since we cannot forecast any changes, the estimate will be based on the planned procedure as originally scheduled by the physician. If our estimate is less, we will bill you for the difference. If the estimate is more, we will refund you for the difference.
We may be required to use the services of a pathology lab contracted with your health plan as ordered by physician. Your insurance provider network information may include the pathology lab. Or, you may contact the laboratory directly about whether the lab participates in your health plan.
Services in this Surgery Center may be provided by other health care providers in addition to the facility services. These providers will bill separately for their services and may or may not participate with the same health insurance or HMOs you may have. Patients and prospective patients may request a more personalized estimate of charges from the Surgery Center and the other health care providers. They should contact each provider to determine in which health plans they participate as a network or preferred provider. Please see contact information below.
Facility Services Inquiries
Address: Eye Care and Surgery Center of Fort Lauderdale, LLC | 2540 NE 9th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Telephone: 954-537-4000 ext. 6101
Surgeon Services Inquiries
Address: Aran Eye Associates, PA | 951 SW LeJeune Rd., Suite 200, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Telephone: 954-537-4000 ext. 5230
Anesthesia Services Inquiries
Address: Rory Anesthesia Services, LLC | 1110 SW 152 Terrace, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
You may view the list of Surgeons at http://www.araneye.com/our-ft-lauderdale-surgeons.
If you don’t have insurance, you are responsible for the surgeon, facility, and anesthesia fees. The Surgery Center cannot accept payments on behalf of another entity, therefore, you are responsible to arrange payment with each entity by referencing the contact information displayed on the bill.
Financial Assistance Program & Collections
We will contact you by phone or text message prior to the scheduled procedure when your insurance benefits have been verified and will advise of any insurance deductible and/or co-payment that you may be required to pay. Payment is expected to be paid on/or before the day of surgery.
If special consideration for paying the amount due is required, you must contact us prior to the date of the procedure in order for us to evaluate your eligibility. We offer competitive financing options to aid fulfill your financial obligation. If you don’t qualify for any of our financing options, you may be eligible for a payment plan in order to pay the balance over a period of time as approved by Administration. Any other special financial considerations will be evaluated by Administration.
We will notify you if we receive denial of payment from your health insurance or HMO. If we receive payment from the insurance company or HMO that is less than projected, we will also notify you for additional payment due. We will attempt to reach you to advise and collect any outstanding balances. If an account becomes delinquent, it may be placed in a collection agency.
Payments could be made online through the Surgery Center website: https://pay.instamed.com/Form/PaymentPortal/Default?id=eyecare. Or they could be made by phone or sending a check payable to Eye Care and Surgery Center of Fort Lauderdale.
We hope these guidelines bring clarity to any concerns you may have. We strive to provide quality of care and we are committed to support and guide you before, during, and after your procedure. If you still have any questions about our Billing and Insurance Guidelines we encourage you to contact us at 954-537-4000 ext. 6101.
Patients may access the State of Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration website for information about our Surgery Center Fee Schedule and patient rights under the Florida Health Care Transparency Act: floridahealthfinder.gov/CompareCare/SelectChoice.aspx.
These extended depth-of-focus intraocular lenses provide a continuous, full range of vision, allowing you to see clearly at near, intermediate, and far distances.
Monofocals are the standard lenses covered by insurance. They will not correct astigmatism or presbyopia. Glasses will be required after surgery.
Toric lenses correct astigmatism. They will reduce the need for distance glasses after surgery, but not reading glasses. These lenses are not fully covered by insurance.