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We found 11 providers matching gallbladder removal surgery and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near San Carlos, CA.

Dr. Kimberly Moore Dalal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Dalal's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dalal include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. Dr. Dalal's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Dalal trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Thoracic Problems, Research, Rectal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,012
  • Medicare Cost: $574
Dr. Randolph W.Y. Wong, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Randolph Wong is a general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Wong average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona for his residency. Dr. Wong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Melanoma, Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,902
  • Medicare Cost: $529
Dr. John Jih Jong Feng, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. John Feng works as a bariatric surgeon in San Carlos, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Fremont, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Feng performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is especially interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Feng is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Feng is accepting 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. Beemen N Khalil, MS, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Beemen Khalil is a bariatric surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Patient ratings for Dr. Khalil average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Khalil's medical residency was performed at Harlem Hospital Center. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to 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. Pamela E Foster, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Pamela Foster is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Before completing her residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Dr. Foster attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. In Dr. Foster's practice, she is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Foster's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Pilonidal Cysts, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,360
  • Medicare Cost: $381
Dr. James T Badger, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. James Badger is a general surgeon. On average, patients gave Dr. Badger a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include surgical procedures. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Badger honors. Dr. Badger graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Badger completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Badger is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Endoscopy, Breast Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,698
  • Medicare Cost: $737
Dr. Shelley M Marks, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Shelley Marks' specialty is general surgery. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Marks completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is especially interested in surgical procedures. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Marks is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Pancreas Problems, Breast Surgery, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,611
  • Medicare Cost: $715
Dr. Karen Y Whang, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Karen Whang is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. She obtained her medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. In Dr. Whang's practice, she is particularly interested in surgical procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Whang is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She speaks Korean. Dr. Whang's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Pancreas Problems, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,213
  • Medicare Cost: $591
Dr. Bruce L Allen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Allen is a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Allen is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of melanoma, robotic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Allen attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Melanoma, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,577
  • Medicare Cost: $734
Dr. John David OHolleran, MD
Specializes in Surgery
290 Redwood Shores Parkway
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. John O'Holleran is a surgeon in Redwood City, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. O'Holleran include surgical procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. O'Holleran graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Thoracic Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,755
  • Medicare Cost: $573
Dr. Michael S OHolleran, MD
Specializes in Surgery
290 Redwood Shores Parkway
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Michael O'Holleran is a surgery specialist in Redwood City, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. O'Holleran include surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. O'Holleran attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. O'Holleran has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,436
  • Medicare Cost: $461

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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.