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We found 5 providers with an interest in gallbladder removal surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Medigap Medicare Supplement Plans near San Francisco, CA.

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Dr. Assad Abidon Hassoun, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Assad Hassoun's areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and transplant surgery; he sees patients in San Francisco, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Hassoun is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, liver cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Hassoun is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Hassoun studied medicine at the University of Mosul College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Hassoun (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregg H Jossart, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Gregg Jossart practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in San Francisco, CA and Novato, CA. In Dr. Jossart's practice, he is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Jossart is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He welcomes new patients.

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

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

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. Garrett M Hisatake, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Garret Hisatake is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and transplant surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hisatake include cancer surgery and liver transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). After attending the University of Utah School of Medicine, Dr. Hisatake completed his residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

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

Dr. Harish Diwakar Mahanty, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Harish Mahanty is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and transplant surgery specialist. His clinical interests encompass cancer surgery, kidney transplant, and liver transplant. Dr. Mahanty is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Mahanty takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Surgical Procedures, Nephrectomy, ... (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.