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We found 4 providers matching gallbladder removal surgery and who accept Aetna PPO near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Stephens, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 958
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stephens' area of specialization is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Stephens include cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Stephens's medical residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,600
  • Medicare Cost: $628
Dr. Colleen Irene Kennedy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3808 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Colleen Kennedy is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Rockwall, TX, Dallas, TX, and Plano, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Kennedy include anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Kennedy is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Kennedy is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Anti-Reflux Surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Mitchell Sanders, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue; Baylor Department of Surgery
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. James Sanders specializes in general surgery. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanders has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,008
  • Medicare Cost: $551
Dr. John Keith Abbott Iii III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
 

Dr. John Abbott's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Abbott is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,990
  • Medicare Cost: $577

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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.