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Dr. Subramanyam Manny Ayyar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1740 W 27th Street; Suite 333
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Subramanyam Ayyar sees patients in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Ayyar is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Ayyar speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,638
  • Medicare Cost: $599
Dr. Sherry J Lim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
6560 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sherry Lim is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), thyroid problems, and breast cancer. Dr. Lim is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Lim trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Lim is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Thyroid Problems, Breast Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,614
  • Medicare Cost: $661
Dr. Vadim Sherman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; 16th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vadim Sherman is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general surgery. He attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Sherman include ulcers, esophageal surgery, and crohn's disease. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sherman honors. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Edward Caplan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1008
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Caplan is a general surgery specialist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caplan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Caplan studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Caplan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoids, Stomach ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,166
  • Medicare Cost: $636
Dr. Wade Ronald Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wade Rosenberg is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Rosenberg is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Rosenberg takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,750
  • Medicare Cost: $622
Dr. Todd Anthony Worley, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; Suite 4.168 Msb
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Todd Worley is a general surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and minor surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Worley is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Worley has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Worley's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Minor Surgery, Obesity, Esophageal Surgery, Endoscopy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafael A Lugo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rafael Lugo is a physician who specializes in general surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Lugo include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Lugo is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lugo is accepting new patients. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Ray Reardon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Reardon is a general surgeon in Houston, TX. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reardon include obesity, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Reardon is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Reardon has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Obesity, Laparoscopic Small ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,707
  • Medicare Cost: $614
Dr. Sherilyn Gordon Gordon-Burroughs, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sherilyn Gordon-Burroughs' medical specialty is general surgery and transplant surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Gordon-Burroughs include crohn's disease, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gordon-Burroughs attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon-Burroughs is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Kidney Transplant, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Liver Transplant, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian James Dunkin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Dunkin specializes in general surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Dunkin's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dunkin include cancer surgery, minor surgery, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dunkin honors. Dr. Dunkin is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Edward Oppermann, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Oppermann's specialty is general surgery. He studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Patients gave Dr. Oppermann an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Oppermann is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,514
  • Medicare Cost: $588
Dr. Robert Anthony Ochoa Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Ochoa is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Ochoa's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: crohn's disease, laparoscopic colectomy, and gallstones. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ochoa's office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Scar ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashish Saharia, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ashish Saharia's medical specialty is general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Saharia's areas of expertise include warts, cancer surgery, and thyroid problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University. Dr. Saharia is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Warts, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Skin Cancer, Kidney Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sylvia Martinez, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sylvia Martinez practices general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Martinez include thyroid problems, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. The average patient rating for Dr. Martinez is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Martinez graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small ... (Read more)

Dr. Kyle Wayne Stephens, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 2435
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kyle Stephens is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Dr. Stephens is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Stephens is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Endoscopy, Skin Lesions, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nabil Tariq, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nabil Tariq practices general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Tariq has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tariq include stomach surgery, esophageal surgery, and laparoscopic small bowel resection. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tariq accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Tariq is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Gallstones, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Esophageal Surgery, Endoscopy, Stomach Surgery, ... (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.