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We found 4 providers matching gallbladder removal surgery and who accept Bronze Compass 6400 near Orange City, FL.

Dr. Jeremy Don Steinbaum, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1053 Medical Center Drive; Suite 242
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Steinbaum is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. Dr. Steinbaum (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Steinbaum's areas of expertise include robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Steinbaum obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Patient ratings for Dr. Steinbaum average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Aortobifemoral Bypass, Lung Biopsy, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,079
  • Medicare Cost: $674
Dr. Joan Weber Iacobelli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1053 Medical Center Drive; Suite 242
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Joan Iacobelli's specialty is general surgery. She attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Iacobelli is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Aortobifemoral Bypass, Lung Biopsy, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,079
  • Medicare Cost: $697
Dr. Dennis Fernando Diaz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1053 Medical Center Drive; Suite 242
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Diaz is a general surgeon in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. He has a special interest in robotic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Diaz at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Ponce School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Diaz is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Liver Resection, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,079
  • Medicare Cost: $697
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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery
1061 Medical Center Drive; Suite 310
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. James Sutherland works as a vascular surgeon and trauma surgeon. Dr. Sutherland studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,467
  • Medicare Cost: $608

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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.