Dr. Steven Silverstein, MD

Dr. Steven Silverstein, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(19)
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Dr. Steven Silverstein, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Kansas City, MO. He is 56 years old. Read his story

4240 Blue Ridge Blvd Ste 1000

Kansas City, MO 64133

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Corneal Erosion
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diabetes Type 2
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Silverstein's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Silverstein "Steven M. Silverstein MD, FACS received his training in ophthalmology at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Silverstein completed his subspecialty fellowship in corneal transplantation and external diseases at the Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, where he served as clinical professor.A board-certified ophthalmologist and fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Silverstein is active in a number of professional medical organizations, including the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Midwest Cornea Society, the Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, the Missouri Medical Society, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.Dr. Silverstein has published in many medical journals and lectures extensively around the world. He is an active philanthropist in Kansas City and a leader in various organizations including the Truman Heartland Foundation, The Rainbow Center, Operation Breakthrough, The Gift of Life and Rotary International. He is a Paul Harris fellow in charitable giving."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Silverstein "Silverstein Eye Centers is dedicated to delivering the highest quality medical care and surgical outcomes. The practice is designed to ensure patient comfort, warmth and privacy. The philosophy of the practice is based on total patient care."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Diabetes Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Emory University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Tufts University St Elizabeth's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Tufts University School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Kellogg Eye Center University Of Michigan
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Silverstein has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Silverstein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Silverstein to family and friends
3.6
based on 19 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Silverstein Says:

We welcome all patients and provide care for all family members.  

Dr. Silverstein's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Independence, MO |
Dr Silverstein encouraged me to have cataract surgery with premium lenses at an out of pocket cost to me of $6400 -over and above what Medicare and United Health Care paid him - saying I would no longer need glasses - after surgery I am near sighted - he advised he could correct with lasik surgery. I no longer trust him to do anything to my eyes & ask for half of my money to be refunded to me and his exact words were, "That isn't going to happen"
in Blue Springs, MO |
My experience with Dr. Silverstein was very poor. He pushed to have cataract surgery done in order to charge for premium lenses. After a "complicated" surgery I am left with a chronic eye condition requiring regular visits to a retina specialist, daily eye drops to keep infection down, and eye injections to control possible retina damage. He is too much in a hurry to do a good job. Appointments are rushed with Dr. Silverstein being present about 3 minutes of the hours you spend in his office.
Lee's Summit, MO |
A very compassionate doctor who seems to care and sympathize with your condition, the nurses are very kind and helpful too.
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  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
    Group Plan PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
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  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
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