Surgery Center

Mission Statement

The mission of Cataract & Laser Center is to provide our community with compassionate, quality care. We strive for convenient, competitively priced service in our state-of-the-art facility.


The Cataract & Laser Center, LLC is a state-of-the-art ambulatory (ophthalmic) surgical facility located on the first floor of the Eye Centers of Tennessee building in Crossville. In operation since April of 2002, the center is dedicated to modern ophthalmic surgery under the direction of our medical director, Dr. Larry Patterson. The facility is licensed by the State of Tennessee, Medicare certified, and AAAHC accredited. This accreditation means that the surgery center has passed a series of rigorous and nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality healthcare set by the Accreditation Association.

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Equipment and Procedures

Our Cataract and Laser Center houses the finest ophthalmic surgical equipment, thus allowing us to be at the forefront of the surgical community. Our equipment includes the Bausch & Lomb Stellaris phaco emulsifier, endocyclophotocoagulation (ECP laser), and the YAG laser.

In our Cataract and Laser Center, our surgeons can perform the following procedures; cataract surgery, YAG laser capsulotomy, ECP (glaucoma surgery), ptosis (edge of eyelid surgery), blepharoplasty (upper or lower eyelid surgery), as well as other eye and eyelid procedures.

In addition to traditional intraocular lens implants (IOL), we also offer new technology IOLs. Both Dr. Larry Patterson and Dr. Michael Patterson have extensive knowledge of cutting-edge technology/techniques and will be happy to answer any questions/concerns. Our staff makes up some of the most committed and knowledgeable ophthalmic professionals on the Plateau.

Our Passion

Our passion is bringing the highest quality of eye care to the upper Cumberland. In order to reach this goal, we must maintain a high standard of professionalism, while not forgoing patient care. In this effort, The Cataract & Laser Center maintains some of highest scores by both state and patient reporting. Our staff of nurses, technicians, and support staff makes up the backbone of The Cataract & Laser Center's success. We promise to be attentive to your needs and work with you to reach your desired ophthalmic outcomes. You will not find a more attentive ophthalmic staff in the upper Cumberland. The fact that our surgeons are nationally ranked is an added plus.