Dr. Michael Taravella MD Ophthalmologist

Dr. Michael Taravella is an ophthalmologist in Aurora, Colorado. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Children's Hospital Colorado and Denver Health Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and has been in practice for 28 years. Dr. Taravella accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 20 doctors at Children's Hospital Colorado and one of 12 at Denver Health Medical Center who specialize in Ophthalmology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Ophthalmologist: General Ophthalmology, Cataract Related, Cornea & External Disease, Refractive Surgery

Clinical Interests: Surgical Simulation

Education & Medical Training

University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals
Residency, Ophthalmology, 1982 - 1985

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
Class of 1981

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Ophthalmology
Certified 27 years in Ophthalmology

CO State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Time and cost of teaching cataract surgery.
Taravella, M. J.,Davidson, R.,Erlanger, M.,Guiton, G.,Gregory, D.

Descemet-stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty donor tissue preparation using the double-pass microkeratome technique.
Waite, A.,Davidson, R.,Taravella, M. J.

Determining whether delayed nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy associated with cataract extraction is a true entity.
Nguyen, L. T., Taravella, M. J., Pelak, V. S.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Rocky Mountain Group/Indiv - HMO/Private Pay
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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