Dr. Timothy Cavanaugh, MD

Dr. Timothy Cavanaugh, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 57
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Dr. Timothy Cavanaugh, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Overland Park, KS. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Read his story

6200 W 135th St Ste 300

Overland Park, KS 66223

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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • 5 More

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Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Astigmatism
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cataract
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Cavanaugh's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cavanaugh "In practice since 1991, Timothy B. Cavanaugh, MD is a noted innovator in ophthalmology. He has performed over 25,000 laser vision correction procedures for the correction of all levels of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. He was a key study investigator who helped refractive lasers get approval in the USA and was the first surgeon in the region to use the microkeratome used in modern LASIK procedures. Dr. Cavanaugh received both his medical degree and his ophthalmic residency training at the University of Kansas where he was Chief Resident. He completed a Surgical Fellowship in advanced corneal and refractive surgery at the prestigious Wilmer Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, which is consistently named the number one eye hospital and training program in the nation. In 1991, he began his professional career as an ophthalmologist at Hunkeler Eye Centers in Kansas City, Missouri, and remained there until establishing the Cavanaugh Eye Center in 2002. Dr. Cavanaugh is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Along with serving his patients, Dr. Cavanaugh is an active teacher and lecturer at medical meetings, as well as a published author with numerous scientific articles and textbook chapters to his credit. He is also an active member of several highly regarded professional organizations, including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and American Academy of Ophthalmology. His commitment to excellence in ophthalmology has been acknowledged by both his patients and his colleagues in the industry. In a poll of 500 area physicians, Dr. Cavanaugh was named one of the top two ophthalmologists in Kansas City. He and his wife Linda are parents to three grown boys."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cavanaugh "It is vitally important to us that we meet or exceed your expectations for customer service and exceptional vision results. We are interested in the patient's experience and are here to take care of other ophthalmic problems for you in the future as well as the needs of your family members."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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

  • Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Of Kansas Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Wilmer Eye Inst/Johns Hopki
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cavanaugh has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cavanaugh's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cavanaugh to family and friends
3.3
based on 12 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Cavanaugh's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Tonganoxie |
The cataract surgery went well but the doctor is not good with follow-up. He seems more concerned with getting through the patient-mill, not spending enough time with his patients. Shortly afterwards, my husband had torn retinas and he did not catch them.He answered his phone on the weekend when he called but he did not give the right advice. My husband needed to see a retina specialist and was not given the right advice. Plus he doesn't do the follow up visits from cataract surgery..
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Dr. Cavanaugh accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
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