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We found 8 providers matching gallbladder removal surgery and who accept Anthem EPO near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Kevin Richard Hiler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1700 California Street; Suite 550
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Hiler specializes in general surgery and practices in San Francisco, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include breast cancer and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Hiler's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Hiler is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, Dr. Hiler attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Hiler has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,877
  • Medicare Cost: $688
Dr. Robert W Osorio, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Osorio specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and transplant surgery. Dr. Osorio is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Osorio completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has a special interest in cancer surgery and liver transplant. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Osorio's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Liver Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Nephrectomy, Anti-Reflux ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey A Sternberg, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 520
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sternberg is a specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Sternberg is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Sternberg takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Sternberg has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Pilonidal Cysts, Fecal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,560
  • Medicare Cost: $736
Dr. Laurence F Yee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 520
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Yee's areas of specialization are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yee include colorectal surgery procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yee honors. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Yee offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese and Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Yee is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Achalasia, Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Incisional Hernia, Fecal Incontinence, Polyps, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael E Abel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 520
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michael Abel is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abel include colorectal surgery procedures. He is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abel honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Abel attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Abel is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Abel's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Polyps, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,477
  • Medicare Cost: $687
Dr. Jonathan Todd Carter, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Bariatrics
400 Parnassus Avenue; Sixth Floor, Reception Desk 6s
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Carter works as a surgeon and bariatrician in San Francisco, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, obesity, and heartburn. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Carter graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Heartburn, Gallstones, Ventral Hernia, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity, Gastrointestinal Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,917
  • Medicare Cost: $707
Dr. Michelle L Li, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 520
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michelle Li is a general surgery specialist. Dr. Li offers language support for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Russian-speaking patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Li attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Anorectal Problems, Endocrine Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vanessa Armet Talbott, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 520
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Vanessa Talbott is a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and colon and rectal surgeon in San Francisco, CA. She is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. In Dr. Talbott's practice, she is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Wounds, Rectal Prolapse, Sclerotherapy, ... (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.