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We found 6 providers with an interest in gallbladder surgery near Cumming, GA.

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Dr. William Holland Johnson Jr MD, FACS
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery
1505 Northside Boulevard; Suite 4700
Cumming, GA
(770) 232-2911

Dr. William Johnson practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Johnson attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: crohn's disease, pancreatitis, and thyroid surgery (thyroidectomy). He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Johnson is conversant in Dutch. He is professionally affiliated with Atlanta Bariatrics, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and Northside Hospital Forsyth.

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Relevant Interests: , Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery, laparoscopy-ulcer, weight loss surgery (lap gastric bypass & ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher John Hart MD, FACS
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
1505 Northside Boulevard; Suite 4700
Cumming, GA
(770) 232-2911

Dr. Christopher Hart's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Suwanee, GA and Cumming, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hart include ulcers, gallbladder problems, and endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). Dr. Hart's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Hart attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Atlanta Bariatrics, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and Northside Hospital Forsyth.

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Relevant Interests: , Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

All Interests: laparoscopy-ulcer, Weight loss surgery (gastric bypass, lap band), advanced laparoscopic surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ahad Masroor Khan MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery
4415 Front Nine Drive; Suite 660
Cumming, GA
(678) 666-4430; (678) 333-3584

Dr. Ahad Khan practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is a graduate of Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include gastrointestinal bleeding (hemorrhage), ulcers, and endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). Dr. Khan accepts Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Khan's professional affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Northside Hospital Forsyth.

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Relevant Interests: , Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

All Interests: endocrinology surgery, adrenal masses, appendectomy, bariatrics, biliary disease, breast surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey (Jeffery) Glen Tucker MD
Specializes in General Surgery
980 Sanders Road; Suite 100
Cumming, GA
(770) 886-1074

Dr. Jeffery Tucker is a general surgeon in Cumming, GA and Roswell, GA. Dr. Tucker's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: breast surgery, gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy), and thyroid surgery (thyroidectomy). His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Fulton Hospital and Northside Hospital Forsyth. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Atlanta Medical Center, Dr. Tucker attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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Relevant Interests: , Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, breast surgery, hernia surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Louis A Goehring III MD
Specializes in General Surgery
980 Sanders Road; Suite 100
Cumming, GA
(770) 886-1074

Dr. Louis Goehring's area of specialization is general surgery. He is especially interested in breast surgery, gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy), and hernia surgery. Dr. Goehring is affiliated with Northside Hospital Forsyth. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Patient ratings for Dr. Goehring average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goehring accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, breast surgery, hernia surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Clay Copher MD
Specializes in General Surgery
980 Sanders Road; Suite 100
Cumming, GA
(770) 886-1074; (770) 844-8410

Dr. James Copher is a physician who specializes in general surgery. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Copher include breast surgery, gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy), and hernia surgery. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital Forsyth.

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Relevant Interests: , Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, breast surgery, hernia surgery, ... (Read more)

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What is Gallbladder Surgery?

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 surgery, 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.
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