Dr. Steven Silverstein, MD

Dr. Steven Silverstein, MD

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Dr. Steven Silverstein, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Kansas City, MO and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center and specializes in ophthalmology, diabetes medicine, and more.Read his story

4240 Blue Ridge Blvd Ste 1000

Kansas City, MO 64133

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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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Top Care Areas

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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."

4  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

81  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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22  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
  • Laser Surgery
  • LASIK
  • 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
  • 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
  • University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated

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 to recommend Dr. Silverstein

3.6

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
63.1578947368421%
(12)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
31.57894736842105%
(6)

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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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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