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.
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
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
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
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
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.