Dr. Nelson Sabates Sr, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 55
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Dr. Nelson Sabates Sr, MD
Dr. Nelson Sabates Sr, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Leawood, KS. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Sabates Sr is affiliated with Truman Medical Center Lakewood and Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill.

11261 Nall Ave

Leawood, KS 66211

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Dr. Nelson Sabates Sr, MD

Dr. Nelson Sabates Sr, MD

Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Community Care Network
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • 22 More

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Retina Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers
Senile Cataracts
very high
more than 97% of peers
Cataract
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
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Board Certifications

Dr. Sabates Sr does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • St Lukes Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sabates Sr' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sabates Sr to family and friends
4.2
based on 5 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Sabates Sr' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Overland Park, KS |
Dr. Nelson Sabates has saved my eyesight numerous times during the approximately 25 years he has been my ophthalmologist. He has performed cataract surgery and vitrectomies/ epiretinal peels on both eyes, as well as correcting retinal tears I have experienced. Despite all of these issues, my vision is still 20/25 (with correction). Remarkable! I have been very lucky, particularly due to Dr. Sabates' invaluable assistance and expertise.
in Gladstone |
I have been a patient with Dr. Sabates since 1973 treating detached retina, varying degrees of continuing sight loss including cataract surgery, lasik treatment and now wet macular degradation. Dr. Nelson has given me the best treatment options that have kept my vision alive to the point I have not needed glasses except until just recently with my latest episode with the macular degeneration. He fixed every problem I have had. This organization is the best and that includes all the staff.
Kansas City, MO |
I've been going to Dr. Sabates for many years, and have always felt that he takes very good care of me. His staff is always great, and he gives me plenty of time and attention himself. I feel that he stays completely current on vision issues, since he's on the faculty at the UMKC Medical School.
Thank you for your positive review for Dr. Sabates! It is appreciated!
in Stilwell, KS |
poor bedside manner, mis diagnosis, arrogant, procedure pusher
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Dr. Sabates Sr accepts 36 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Community Care Network
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Advantra
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Freedom Health
    Freedom Network
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Payors Organization
  • HealthChoice
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • National Provider Network
  • Planvista
  • Preferred Health Professionals
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Pyramid Life
  • Sterling Life Insurance Company
    Sterling
  • The Great-West Life Assurance Company
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

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Hospitals where Dr. Sabates Sr has admitting privileges

Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill
2301 Holmes St
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Truman Medical Center Lakewood
7900 Lee's Summit Road
Kansas City, MO 64139
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