We specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of disorders involving the retina, macula and vitreous. Because of the highly specialized nature of our services, most of the patients seen in our offices have been referred to us by other eye care providers and physicians.
Each of the physicians of VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA is a board-certified ophthalmologist and has undertaken additional subspecialty training in retina, macula and vitreous disorders. The combined experience of our physicians exceeds 110 years of practice. Our physicians have authored or co-authored over 150 scientific articles in their subspecialty. We have been investigators in many multicenter clinical trials studying new treatments for a variety of difficult diseases affecting the retina, macula and vitreous. Our physicians are active and frequently hold leadership positions in local, national and international ophthalmological and vitreoretinal professional societies.
Conditions commonly evaluated and treated by our physicians include retinal tears and detachments, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, ocular trauma, ocular tumors, inflammatory ocular conditions, hereditary retinal diseases and a variety of less common, highly complex disorders. We utilize the most advanced, state-of-the-art techniques to provide the best treatment available today for vision threatening diseases.
Many of our patients come to us with conditions requiring urgent treatment. The 24-hour availability of our physicians for emergency referrals provides excellent support for our referring doctors and facilitates optimal care.
All of our physicians are certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Referrals & Insurance
We want you to get all of the benefits you are eligible for from your health insurance coverage. Many health insurance plans require referral authorization from your primary care physician prior to consultation with a specialist. In addition, most plans also require pre-authorization before any type of surgical procedure or laser treatment. It is your responsibility to obtain the required referral authorization from your primary care physician. Failure to obtain a referral authorization, if required, will result in your health plan denying payment for our services. In this case, you will be personally financially responsible for all services obtained through our office.
If you are uncertain whether your health plan requires referral preauthorization, please call your plan’s customer service representative or your family physician’s office. If you need assistance, please call our business office at (952) 897-1175, and we will be happy to assist you.
We are participating physicians for Medicare, which allows us to bill Medicare directly. Because we also file all private insurance forms for the convenience of our patients, it is important that you bring your insurance cards with you at every visit so that we have accurate information about your coverage. Medicaid patients need to bring their current card along on each visit. If you have questions about our participation in your insurance program or health plan, please call our business office at (952) 897-1175.
Many plans require a co-payment. We are required to collect co-payments at the time of your visit. We will bill your plan directly for our services. After your plan has paid its part of the charges, we will send you a bill for your portion of the balance.
If you do not have medical insurance, you will be expected to pay for your consultation at the time of your visit unless you have made prior arrangements with our business office. Payment for surgery must be arranged in advance. Our business office staff will work with you to set up a reasonable plan of payment so that you can receive appropriate treatment without delay. Our office accepts credit card payments through Visa and MasterCard.
Career Opportunities with VRS
If you have a passion for providing exceptional patient care, are highly personable, team-oriented, attuned to accuracy and fine detail, and would like to advance your career in Ophthalmology, we would like to talk to you.
VitreoRetinal Surgery (VRS) is the largest group of Retina Surgeons & Specialists in the 5 state area, with over 140 career professionals, including positions in our business office, IT services, transcription, receptionists, screeners, photographers, scribes, surgery schedulers & surgical techs.
VRS has 5 convenient Twin Cities locations (Plymouth, Edina, St. Paul, Woodbury & Blaine) plus Duluth & St. Cloud.
• Applicants MUST be personally motivated to provide excellent patient care!!
• VRS is willing to train exceptional individuals, seeking a long-term career in Retinal Care.
• Experience in Optometry or general Ophthalmology is preferred.
• JCAHPO Certification is also preferred.
• Excellent Hours & Excellent Compensation (Based on applicable experience.)
• 401K, Health Benefits, HRA, Life Insurance, Dental Care, Vacation & Uniform Allowance.
Resumes may be submitted to Scott Heintzeman at KKnipp@VRSSurgery.com