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We found 12 providers matching gallbladder removal surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum HMO near Miami, FL.

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Specializes in Surgery
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Emanuele Menzo's specialty is surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Menzo include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Menzo is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Menzo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Maryland General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Inguinal Hernia, Revision Surgery, Bile Duct Stones, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,388
  • Medicare Cost: $777
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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1475 Nw 12th Avenue; Code 310t
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William Sumner specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Miami, FL and Jacksonville, FL. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sumner attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sumner include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,226
  • Medicare Cost: $758
Dr. Jorge Luis Sosa, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
3499 West 4 Avenue; Suite 201
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Sosa is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Sosa average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sosa takes. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Sosa is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,500
  • Medicare Cost: $776
Dr. Steven Michael Henriques, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3641 South Miami Avenue; Suite 331
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Steven Henriques works as a general surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Miami, FL, and South Miami, FL. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Henriques speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Colectomy, Incisional Hernia, Hiatal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
7150 W 20th Avenue; Suite 313
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Hector Pombo is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Pombo's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pombo's distinctions include: Press Ganey Award Recipient; Most Outstanding House Officer, University of Miami School of Medicine; and Patients' Choice Award. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,384
  • Medicare Cost: $744
Dr. Jorge Esteban Ravelo Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2140 W 68th Street; Suite 307
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Ravelo practices general surgery in Hialeah, FL. Dr. Ravelo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Ravelo is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $883
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Specializes in General Surgery
372 W 47 Street
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Raul Mederos, who practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Hialeah, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Mederos honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $975
  • Medicare Cost: $812
Dr. Zaher Issam Nuwayhid, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3499 West 4 Avenue; Suite 201
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Zaher Nuwayhid is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Nuwayhid is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Nuwayhid (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,500
  • Medicare Cost: $812
Dr. Gerardo Javier Kahane, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Medicine
3641 South Miami Avenue; Suite 331
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Gerardo Kahane is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric medicine. After attending National University of Cuyo Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Kahane (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Tissue Transfer, Laparoscopic Biopsy, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hemorrhoidectomy, Open Lymph ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexis A Abril, MD
Specializes in Surgery
2601 Sw 37th Avenue; Suite 907
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alexis Abril specializes in surgery. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Abril is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,811
  • Medicare Cost: $883
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Specializes in General Surgery
372 W 47th Street
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Fermin Morales is a physician who specializes in general surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Morales attended medical school at the University of Havana School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morales honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $970
  • Medicare Cost: $760
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Specializes in Family Medicine, Surgery
8410 W Flagler Street; Suite 203
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ahmad Taha is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in surgery and family medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 66
  • Uninsured Cost: $900 - $920
  • Medicare Cost: $124 - $141

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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.