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We found 4 providers matching gallbladder removal surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 102 near Dallas, TX.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Stephens is a general surgery specialist. Dr. Stephens is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Stephens attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Stephens has an open panel.

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

Dr. James Sanders practices general surgery. Dr. Sanders takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Sanders is accepting 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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Abbott takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Abbott 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
Dr. Bruce Allen Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3600 Gaston Avenue; #710
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Smith specializes in general surgery and practices in Dallas, TX. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include colectomy (colon resection), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and appendectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Appendectomy, Colectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder ... (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.