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We found 4 providers with an interest in gallbladder removal surgery and who accept Aetna POS near Fountain Valley, CA.

Dr. Peter Cary Leport, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Peter Leport is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. His clinical interests include sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Leport average 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leport takes. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Leport (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP).

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Atif Iqbal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Atif Iqbal's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Iqbal's clinical interests include gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and hernia. He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of the Punjab and Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at The Brooklyn Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Iqbal (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Iqbal welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Colectomy, Nissen Fundoplication, Weight Management, Da Vinci Surgery, Acid Reflux, Surgical ... (Read more)

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Dr. Mir Baquar Ali, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Mir Ali is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Dr. Ali is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colectomy (colon resection). He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Ali performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Management, Da ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2621 S Bristol Street; Suite 208
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Kwei-Min Pan's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pan's areas of expertise include amputation, peripheral bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pan accepts. Dr. Pan attended Taipei Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Pan (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Peripheral Bypass Surgery, Amputation, Bloodless ... (Read more)

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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.