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We found 13 providers matching gallbladder removal surgery and who accept Aetna Bronze HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

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Dr. Karen Ann Chojnacki, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1100 Walnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Karen Chojnacki practices surgery in Philadelphia, PA. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), and achalasia. Her professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Chojnacki studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Patients gave Dr. Chojnacki an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Her distinctions include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Tumor, Appendicitis, Heartburn, Appendectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,850
  • Medicare Cost: $729
Dr. Jeffrey Adam Drebin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgery
4th Floor, Silverstein Pavilion; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Drebin specializes in surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Drebin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Drebin attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Drebin has received the following distinctions: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2007 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14.

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

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Stenosis, Gastroparesis, Liver Resection, Small Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Major Kenneth Lee IV, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Major Lee specializes in general surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Lee attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lee completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Liver Resection, Small Bowel Resection, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Barrett Noone Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 275 Lankenau Med Sci Building
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Robert Noone specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Wynnewood, PA. Dr. Noone has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Noone accepts. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Noone trained at Duke University Hospital. Dr. Noone has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Magazine; Top Doctors 2014 National Research; and Science Award (PHS/NIH). He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $696
Dr. Sean Patrick Harbison, MD
Specializes in Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sean Harbison is a specialist in surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harbison include lipoma, achalasia, and inguinal hernia repair. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Harbison accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Graduate Hospital. Dr. Harbison has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2016. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Achalasia, Gallbladder Cancer, Abdominal Problems, Bile Duct Surgery, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Leslie Schuricht, MD
Specializes in Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Schuricht's area of specialization is surgery. Dr. Schuricht obtained his medical school training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schuricht accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Liver Tumor, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Lymphadenectomy, Cellulitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Lawrence Abt, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, West Pavilion; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Abt's specialty is transplant surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), inguinal hernia, and inguinal hernia repair. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Abt graduated from Dartmouth Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Abt completed a residency program at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Abt has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Liver Tumor, Stenosis, Cirrhosis, Liver Resection, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernest Lancelot Rosato, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1100 Walnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ernest Rosato's area of specialization is surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosato include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), inguinal hernia, and pancreatitis. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosato takes. Dr. Rosato has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Tumor, Appendicitis, Appendectomy, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallstones, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,850
  • Medicare Cost: $710
Dr. Jonathan Yoav Gefen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 275 Lankenau Med Sci Building
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Gefen's specialty is general surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hernia surgery and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Gefen is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Gefen trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for his residency. Dr. Gefen has received professional recognition including the following: TOP DOCTOR - Surgeon Main Line Today Magazine and Outstanding Achievement Award.

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Clinical Interests: Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $729
Dr. Paige Marie Porrett, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Paige Porrett's area of specialization is transplant surgery. She is conversant in French. Dr. Porrett's clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, inguinal hernia repair, and liver tumor. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Porrett trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Porrett accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Liver Tumor, Stenosis, Liver Resection, Hypertension, Bile Duct Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Scott Wernsing, MD
Specializes in Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Wernsing works as a surgeon. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained at Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wernsing include cancer surgery, achalasia, and inguinal hernia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wernsing honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matt Lockwood Kirkland, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
700 Spruce Street, Garfield Duncan Building; Suite 305
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Matt Kirkland works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Kirkland has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kirkland is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Pennsylvania Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kirkland include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues in 2002 and 2010 - 2016. Dr. Kirkland is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Problems, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $701
Dr. Charles Mahlon Vollmer Jr., MD
Specializes in Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Charles Vollmer practices surgery. Dr. Vollmer's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Stenosis, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (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.