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Specializes in Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, 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 Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 23/24
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Raul Rosenthal specializes in surgery and practices in Weston, FL. His education and training includes medical school at National University of Rosario, Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Rosenthal's clinical interests include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Rosenthal has received distinctions including America's Best Doctors; David Dreilling Award, Department of Surgery, The Mount Sinai Medical Center; and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. "Best Academic Achievement, 1999". Dr. Rosenthal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Yiddish. Dr. Rosenthal is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

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

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Specializes in Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Conrad Simpfendorfer's area of specialization is surgery. His areas of expertise include inguinal hernia, liver tumor, and pancreatitis. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 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. Simpfendorfer takes. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Simpfendorfer attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Simpfendorfer is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Liver Tumor, Appendicitis, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 23/24
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Szomstein specializes in surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Szomstein 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. Before completing his residency at New York Hospital Queens and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Szomstein attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Physician of the Year Award, by Cleveland Clinic Hospital in the category of Service.; Physician of the Quarter Award, by Cleveland Clinic Hospital in the category of Growth. 3rd Quarter; and Physician's Recognition Award, by The American Medical Association. Dr. Szomstein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

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

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Specializes in Surgery
12651 W Sunrise Boulevard; Suite 202
Sunrise, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Sierra sees patients in Sunrise, FL. His medical specialty is surgery. He is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sierra takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,675
  • Medicare Cost: $570

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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.