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Dr. Dan German Iii Blazer II, III, MA, BA, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Dan Blazer's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and soft tissue sarcoma. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Blazer attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Blazer include: Distinguished Faculty Award, Duke Medical School; Outstanding Alumnus, University of Tennessee School of Medicine; and Election to Institute of Medicine, National Academies of Science. Dr. Blazer is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Solid Tumor, Pancreas Problems, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd Victor Brennan, MS, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Todd Brennan sees patients in Durham, NC. His medical specialties are general surgery and transplant surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), pancreas transplant, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Brennan studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Brennan has received include Novartis Fellowship in Transplantation, American Society of Transplant Surgeons; Young Investigator Award, American Transplant Congress; and Roche Laboratories Scientist Scholarship, American Society of Transplant Surgeons. He is affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Abdominal Organ Transplant, Liver Transplant, Liver Resection, Pancreas Transplant, Biliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandhya Anand Lagoo-Deenadayalan, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
Department of Surgery; Dumc Box 3110
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Sandhya Lagoo-Deenadayalan is a general surgeon in Durham, NC. Clinical interests for Dr. Lagoo-Deenadayalan include gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach tumor, and laparoscopic gastrostomy. She is professionally affiliated with Duke Medicine and Durham VA Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After attending B.J. Medical College, Pune for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Lagoo-Deenadayalan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Spanish, and Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastrostomy, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Gallstones, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kadiyala Venkata Ravindra, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Kadiyala Ravindra is a specialist in general surgery and transplant surgery. He works in Durham, NC. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, pancreas transplant, and hernia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital. Dr. Ravindra takes Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Dr. Ravindra attended medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). Dr. Ravindra (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Abdominal Organ Transplant, Liver Transplant, Liver Resection, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Theodore Nick Pappas, MA, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Box 3479 Dumc
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Theodore Pappas works as a general surgeon in Durham, NC. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach tumor, and ulcers. Patients rated Dr. Pappas highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Appendicitis, Colitis, Pancreatic Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Biliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Chan Woo Park, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Otolaryngology
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Chan Park's specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Park include laparoscopic gastrostomy, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). He accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Park speaks Korean. He is affiliated with Duke Medicine, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Umbilical Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Debra Lynn Sudan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Debra Sudan is a pediatric surgery, general surgery, and transplant surgery specialist. Dr. Sudan studied medicine at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Sudan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Her clinical interests include gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), ileostomy, and pancreas transplant. Dr. Sudan is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Abdominal Organ Transplant, Nutrition Issues, Immunotherapy, Liver Transplant, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Sabino Zani Jr., MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2100 Erwin Road
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Sabino Zani is a surgical oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, laparoscopic gastrostomy, and achalasia. Dr. Zani is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Durham VA Medical Center. He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,300
  • Medicare Cost: $623
Dr. Jin Soo Yoo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Duke University Medical Center; Dumc Box 3443
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Jin Yoo works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: stomach tumor, cancer surgery, and ventral hernia. Dr. Yoo is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Duke Regional Hospital. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Yoo attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Appendicitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Joseph Mosca, PhD, MBA, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2100 Erwin Road
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Paul Mosca is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist in Durham, NC. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and liver tumor. Dr. Mosca is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna Valley Preferred, Aetna, and Aetna Bronze. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include Duke University Hospital, Durham VA Medical Center, and Alamance Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Liver Tumor, Nissen Fundoplication, Soft Tissue Tumor, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ranjan Sudan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2100 Erwin Road
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Ranjan Sudan is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise consist of duodenal switch, roux-en-y gastric bypass, and abdominal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Duke Regional Hospital. Dr. Sudan is a graduate of Armed Forces Medical College. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sudan takes Medicare insurance.

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Clinical Interests: Roux-En-y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Surgery, Nissen Fundoplication, Abdominal Surgery, Weight ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,124
  • Medicare Cost: $568
Dr. Alexander Perez, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
7672 Hafs Building Erwin Road Dumc
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Alexander Perez is a Durham, NC physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His clinical interests include stomach tumor, cancer surgery, and laparoscopic gastrostomy. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Perez obtained his medical school training at El Bosque University, Colombian School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Baystate Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Perez is affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Appendicitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,300
  • Medicare Cost: $595
Dr. Steven Nicholas Vaslef, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
2100 Erwin Road
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Steven Vaslef is a general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Durham, NC. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach tumor, and ulcers. Dr. Vaslef is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Vaslef is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Colon Polyps, Appendicitis, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
120 William Penn Plaza
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Phillip Shadduck practices general surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Duke Regional Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of California and Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Shadduck completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shadduck is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Best Update" Award, Society of Lap.Endoscopic Surgeons; Natl. Resh. Serv. Award Traing Grant, NIH; and Phi Beta Kappa, Univ. of Ca., Riverside.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,806
  • Medicare Cost: $613
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Specializes in General Surgery
120 William Penn Plaza
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Kathryn Baerman's area of specialization is general surgery. She takes Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Baerman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Duke Regional Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,795
  • Medicare Cost: $571
Dr. Dana Dale Portenier, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Medicine, Bariatric Surgery, Other
2100 Erwin Road
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Dana Portenier's medical specialty is general surgery, bariatric surgery, and bariatric medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Portenier include stomach tumor, cancer surgery, and laparoscopic gastrostomy. Dr. Portenier is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Portenier is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Portenier's professional affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Duke Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastrostomy, Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Percutaneous Endoscopic ... (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.