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We found 9 providers matching gallbladder removal surgery and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1477 near Gainesville, FL.

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Dr. Frederick Alan Moore, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Frederick Moore is a specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among his clinical interests: extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), appendectomy, and sepsis (blood poisoning). Dr. Moore is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Moore attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, open gallbladder removal

All Interests: Appendicitis, Open Gallbladder Removal, Hernia, Sepsis, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven John Hughes, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Critical Care
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Steven Hughes' areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in Gainesville, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Hughes include liver disease, pancreatitis, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Mayo Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hughes include: American College of Surgeons Faculty Research Fellowship; American College of Surgeons Robert V. Danto Memorial Cancer Research Award; and Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society Resident Research Award. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, open gallbladder removal

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gallstones, Liver Cancer, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Abscesses, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip Alexander Efron, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Philip Efron specializes in surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Efron's areas of expertise include the following: extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), appendectomy, and sepsis (blood poisoning). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Shock Society Fellowship for Early Career Investigators; the University of Florida Department of Surgery Research Career Development Award; and Edward R. Woodward Surgical Resident's Award (University of Florida). Dr. Efron is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, open gallbladder removal

All Interests: Appendicitis, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
1143 Nw 64th Terrace
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Stanley Deturris' medical specialty is surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Dr. Deturris performed his residency at Minneapolis VA Health Care System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,313
  • Medicare Cost: $743
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Specializes in Surgery
1143 Nw 64th Terrace
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Rose's medical specialty is surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Rose takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,313
  • Medicare Cost: $740
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Specializes in Surgery
1143 Nw 64th Terrace
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Brian Pickens' area of specialization is surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pickens is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,313
  • Medicare Cost: $753
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Specializes in Surgery
1143 Nw 64th Terrace
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Timothy Hipp is a specialist in surgery. Dr. Hipp studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,313
  • Medicare Cost: $743
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Specializes in Surgery
1143 Nw 64th Terrace
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Panagiotis Sarantos is a surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Sarantos is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,313
  • Medicare Cost: $758
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Specializes in Surgery
1143 Nw 64th Terrace
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Eric Castaldo's area of specialization is surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Castaldo attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,238
  • Medicare Cost: $730

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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.