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We found 10 providers matching gallbladder removal surgery and who accept Cigna near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Steven Martin Levine, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
4957 38th Avenue N.; Suite C
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Steven Levine works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. Dr. Levine obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Baylor University Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Levine include breast biopsy, mastectomy (breast removal surgery), and hernia surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Peripheral Artery Disease, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Mastectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernest Curt Rehnke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 460
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Rehnke works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and bariatric surgeon in South Pasadena, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include bowel resection, tube thoracostomy (chest tube insertion), and hemorrhoid banding. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Rehnke attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Rehnke's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Paracentesis, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Bowel Resection, Ileostomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,323
  • Medicare Cost: $697
Dr. John Mitchell Clarke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1615 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 330
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Clarke practices general surgery and vascular surgery in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and South Pasadena, FL. Dr. Clarke (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Clarke's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Clarke is 5.0 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Clarke has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $697
Dr. Kevin Lee Huguet, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
960 7th Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Huguet is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, colectomy (colon resection), and esophageal surgery. Dr. Huguet is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Huguet trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Lumpectomy, Esophagus Problems, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,031
  • Medicare Cost: $699
Dr. Ralph Angelo De Matteis, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2191 9th Avenue North; Suite 110
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Dematteis is a physician who specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His clinical interests include esophageal varices, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and inguinal hernia. Dr. Dematteis's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Dematteis attended Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Freddie Lee McRae, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
603 7th Street South; Suite 520
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Freddie McRae practices general surgery and vascular surgery. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He trained at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. McRae include breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and gallbladder problems. Dr. McRae has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Gallbladder Problems, Mastectomy, Thyroid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,158
  • Medicare Cost: $692
Dr. Paul Steven Collins, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
960 7th Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Paul Collins' areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Collins's clinical interests include bowel surgery, breast biopsy, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Collins 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. Dr. Collins (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Carotid Artery Stenting, Sclerotherapy, Lumpectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,033
  • Medicare Cost: $693
Dr. Eugene Anthony Murphy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Eugene Murphy is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Murphy attended medical school at Queen's University Belfast. Clinical interests for Dr. Murphy include hemorrhoid banding, hernia surgery, and laser surgery. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murphy takes. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Laser Surgery, Abdominal Surgery, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,303
  • Medicare Cost: $672
Dr. Larry Ross Williams, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Vascular Surgery, Wound Care
995 16th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Larry Williams is a physician who specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, vascular surgery, and wound care. In his practice, he is particularly interested in wounds. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for his residency.

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Clinical Interests: Wounds

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,656
  • Medicare Cost: $697
Dr. Harold Matthew Couch, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4801 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. H. Couch specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Couch (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Thai. These areas are among his clinical interests: bowel resection, tube thoracostomy (chest tube insertion), and tracheostomy. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. He studied medicine at Flinders University School of Medicine. He trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for his residency. Patients rated Dr. Couch highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Paracentesis, Hemorrhoidectomy, Bowel Resection, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (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.