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Dr. Buckminster John Farrow, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23920 Katy Freeweay; Suite 560a
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Buckminster Farrow's specialty is general surgery. His clinical interests include amputees, minor surgery, and lung surgery. Dr. Farrow is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Farrow trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Skin Biopsy, Laparoscopic Small ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,900
  • Medicare Cost: $661
Dr. Joey Michael Bluhm, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23920 Katy Frwy.; Suite 560a
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Joey Bluhm specializes in general surgery and practices in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Katy, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Bluhm attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thyroid surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and gallstones. The average patient rating for Dr. Bluhm is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Bluhm's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Gallstones, Thyroid Surgery, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,900
  • Medicare Cost: $654
Dr. Sammy Elias Khoury, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23960 Katy Freeway; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Sammy Khoury is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Khoury's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Khoury attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Khoury's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dieu rick Rick Quang Rick Ngo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 560a
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Dieu Ngo practices general surgery in Katy, TX, Stafford, TX, and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ngo include amputees, kidney stones, and minor surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston and a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Ngo is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Jo M Pollack, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
18400 Katy Freeway Med Office; Suite 330
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jo Pollack works as a general surgeon in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Pollack include breast biopsy, minor surgery, and breast surgery. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Pollack honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. Dr. Pollack is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Gallstones, Skin Cancer, Minor Surgery, Skin Biopsy, Scar Removal, Skin Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Morgan Hillery, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
21720 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite 306
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Robert Hillery is a general surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, amputees, and minor surgery. Dr. Hillery honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Hillery's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Biopsy, Circumcision, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Laser Surgery, Skin Biopsy, Scar Removal, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,900
  • Medicare Cost: $619
Dr. Thu Ha Liz Lee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 560a
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Thu Lee's specialty is general surgery. Her areas of expertise include amputees, kidney stones, and minor surgery. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lee's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Skin ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 330
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Jaime Roman-Pavajeau is a medical specialist in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Roman-Pavajeau is a graduate of the University of the North. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,410
  • Medicare Cost: $695
Dr. William Clay Albrecht, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 560
Katy, TX
 

Dr. William Albrecht's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Albrecht's areas of expertise include the following: breast biopsy, breast surgery, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Albrecht's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small Bowel ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $526
Dr. Arturo Gabriel Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 220
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Arturo Gonzalez's specialty is general surgery. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He has a special interest in breast biopsy, minor surgery, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Gonzalez has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Gonzalez welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Biopsy, Minor Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,937
  • Medicare Cost: $682
Dr. Tamara Ellis Saunders, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 580
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Tamara Saunders is a general surgeon. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saunders takes. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Saunders attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,813
  • Medicare Cost: $633

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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.