The Cavanaugh Eye Center Story

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A Kansas City Top Ophthalmologist award recipient, Dr. Timothy Cavanaugh started Cavanaugh Eye Center over 10 years ago. His goal was to provide a state-of-the-art surgical practice with the personal touch of a boutique environment. Today there are two facilities, including Deer Creek Surgery, offering LASIK, cataract and implant surgery. With over 20 years of ophthalmology experience, Dr. Cavanaugh feels blessed to be able to help so many patients dramatically improve their eyesight overnight.

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Dr. Cavanaugh: I'm Dr. Tim Cavanaugh. We started Cavanaugh Eye Center about 10 years ago after I'd been in a large group practice for about 11 years, and my goal at that point was to develop a practice that was more personal, more of a boutique, where we took excellent care of patients but yet had the personal care and compassion and personal touch that we wanted. Narrator: Dr. Cavanaugh is a Kansas native and has been a leading expert in opthalmology for over 20 years. Dr. Cavanaugh: I did get an award not too long ago, it was one of the top physicians in Kansas City as far as opthalmology. And we have plenty to choose from in Kansas City, so that was a nice award. Narrator: He also comes highly recommended by patients. Female Patient: I would definitely recommend Cavanaugh Eye Center to other people in Overland Park. They're in a great locations as far as in South Johnson County. But for anybody, it's a great stop, it's a great facility. They're doctors that know what they're doing. I trust them and I would not give my eyes to just anybody, but I truly would recommend Cavanaugh Eye Center to someone that's wanting to have a procedure done with their eyes. Male Patient: It took minutes and I felt nothing. And within the next 24 hours I was up and back to normal life and able to see. I consider it almost a mini- miracle. I wish I did it a lot sooner to be honest with you. Male Patient 2: I had a hard time putting contacts in because I hated doing that stuff. And it's so much easier, so when we travel and I play softball and when I'm out golfing I don't have to worry about the contacts and the glasses. It's truly life-changing. Dr. Cavanaugh: We can take someone who is in very, very thick glasses and contact lenses, having difficulty with that, and almost overnight turn it around. I would say the next day after LASIK is like Christmas because everybody is happy and excited and it's the best thing that has ever happened to them. So, it's very, very gratifying to be a part of that and it's something that we're very blessed to be able to do. Female patient 2: I was extremely happy with the outcome. As a matter of fact I had my LASIK done about 11:00am and went home, rested for 2 hours like I was supposed to do, and I woke up at 4 and turned on the TV and I could see perfectly, perfectly clear. It was like a miracle. I couldn't even believe it. Dr. Cavanaugh: You know, helping patients is the best part of our job and I tell our staff we have the best job in the world because what we do is dramatically impact one's lifestyle and one's vision overnight. Narrator: Dr. Cavnaugh understands everyone who comes in for eye surgery is nervous, but that's why he built a warm and inviting eye center with a state of the art facility. Dr. Cavanaugh: For best results in LASIK, everything needs to be consistent, because the laser energy is absorbed by water and can be effected by humidity, etc. So when we built the building, we dedicated a room as a laser suite that has humidity controls, has a bacterial filtration system that is the quality of a hospital. That room has the environment, it seems like a computer clean room. When you go in there it's a very different environment than out here and the rest of the office. I partnered with two excellent physicians out in the community and we started Deer Creek Surgery Center. And Deer Creek Surgery Center is located in 129th and Metcalf, about 6 blocks down the road. With those two facilities, we feel like our patients have a great experience when they come in for surgery, whether it's LASIK or cataracts or transplants. If you come here, you're part of the Cavanaugh family, and that's who we are.

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