Dr. Timothy Cavanaugh, MD

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Dr. Timothy Cavanaugh, MD
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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Dr. Cavanaugh's Care Philosophy

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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Dr. Cavanaugh's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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Excellent Staff! Dr. Cavanaugh is so thorough, and answered all of my questions!
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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.

Dr. Cavanaugh's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Cavanaugh's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in Kansas not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • 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
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects

Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Kansas Hospital

    Completed in 1990

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Wilmer Eye Inst/Johns Hopki

    Completed in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

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