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We found 6 providers matching gallbladder removal surgery and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Dublin, CA.

Dr. John Jih Jong Feng, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. John Feng practices bariatric surgery. Dr. Feng is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is especially interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Feng's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Feng (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Feng is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark L Koransky, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Mark Koransky specializes in general surgery and practices in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. Dr. Koransky's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include surgical procedures. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Koransky obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Skin Issues, Soft ... (Read more)

Dr. Beemen N Khalil, MS, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Beemen Khalil's specialty is bariatric surgery. He speaks Arabic. His areas of expertise include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Khalil's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Khalil graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at Harlem Hospital Center for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $790
  • Medicare Cost: $191
Dr. Barry N Gardiner, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2301 Camino Ramon; Suite #215
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Barry Gardiner's specialty is general surgery. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Gardiner's clinical interests include surgical procedures. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Gardiner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Pilonidal Cysts, Hiatal Hernia, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Hiatal Hernia ... (Read more)

Dr. Yen-Chung Andrew Lee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5575 West Las Positas Boulevard; Suite 210
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Yen-Chung Lee is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is conversant in Mandarin. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Lee attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Lee is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500 - $1,556
  • Medicare Cost: $656 - $707
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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
5601 Norris Canyon Road; Suite 340
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Kathryn Amirikia works as a surgical oncologist. She studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Amirikia accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,065
  • Medicare Cost: $573

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What is Gallbladder Removal?

The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of the upper abdomen, underneath the liver. Its purpose is to store bile, which is used to digest fat. Occasionally, the gallbladder can develop mineral stones, called gallstones. If they are large enough, gallstones can block the ducts in the gallbladder and cause swelling and infection. Gallstones can be treated with lifestyle changes and medication, but sometimes this is not enough. In these cases, it is best to remove the gallbladder before it can cause more serious problems. The surgical removal of the gallbladder is called a cholecystectomy.

Today, most gallbladder surgeries are done laparoscopically. Four tiny incisions are made in the abdomen, and small tools are inserted through these tiny incisions to perform the surgery. Because the incisions are much smaller, recovery time is much faster with this type of surgery. Patients are usually discharged from the hospital the same day. Sometimes, open surgery is used to remove a gallbladder. In this type of surgery, a cut about six inches long is made in the upper right abdomen. After the gallbladder is removed, it is sutured or stapled closed. With open surgery, patients usually stay in the hospital for two to three days to recover before they are discharged.

Gallbladder removal, like any surgery, carries some risks, such as bleeding, infection, or the development of blood clots. Your doctor will tell you how to minimize your risk for complications. After your surgery, avoid strenuous activity for several days. Don’t soak in a bath until your sutures or staples have been removed. Wash your hands before touching the area around your incision. It will take a couple of days until you are feeling like yourself again and a few weeks until the scar has healed and faded.