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We found 6 providers matching gallbladder removal surgery and who accept Total Health Care near Saint Clair Shores, MI.

Dr. Akash Rushikumar Sheth, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
50505 Schoenherr; Suite 280
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Akash Sheth works as a general surgeon. Dr. Sheth's areas of clinical interest consist of breast surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastrointestinal surgery. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheth graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,109
  • Medicare Cost: $737
Dr. John Elliott Boccaccio, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
29000 Little Mack; Suite B
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. John Boccaccio works as a general surgeon in Grosse Pointe, MI, Saint Clair Shores, MI, and Macomb, MI. He has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, incisional hernia repair, and breast cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Boccaccio takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Boccaccio studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Boccaccio completed a residency program at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Donn Michael Schroder, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
29000 Little Mack; Suite B
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Donn Schroder specializes in general surgery. His areas of expertise include stomach surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and thyroid surgery. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schroder attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Schroder has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Hernia, Stomach Surgery, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Rectal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $737
Dr. Michael George Taylor, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
22646 9 Mile Road; Suite #c
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Michael Taylor is a general surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Taylor include thyroid problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Taylor is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreatitis, Hernia, Thyroid Problems, Bloodless ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $651
Dr. Peter David Kowynia, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
19229 Mack Avenue; Suite 39
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
 

Dr. Peter Kowynia is a medical specialist in general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Kowynia's clinical interests: breast biopsy, laser hair removal, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kowynia trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Kowynia's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Breast Biopsy, Breast Issues, Hysteroscopy, Laser Hair ... (Read more)

Dr. Gamal Mostafa, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
29000 Little Mack Avenue; Suite B
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Gamal Mostafa's specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Detroit, MI and Saint Clair Shores, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Mostafa include pancreas problems, liver cancer, and upper endoscopy (EGD). Dr. Mostafa is affiliated with Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), Harper University Hospital, and Sinai-Grace Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Mostafa's residency was performed at Mayo Clinic and Howard University Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Liver Cancer, Upper Endoscopy, Liver Disease, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas ... (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.