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We found 11 providers with an interest in gallbladder removal surgery and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Appleton, WI.

Dr. Robert Blakeslee Ballard, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery
1818 N Meade Street; Suite 240 West
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Robert Ballard is a general surgery, vascular surgery, and trauma surgery specialist. He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ballard's clinical interests include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Ballard attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Ballard is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

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Dr. Thomas Greg Winek, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1818 N Meade Street; Ste 240-west
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Thomas Winek is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Appleton, WI. These areas are among Dr. Winek's clinical interests: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and breast cysts. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winek accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

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Dr. Jeffrey Karl Klingbeil, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1818 N Meade Street; Suite 240 West
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Klingbeil is a general surgery specialist. Dr. Klingbeil's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, Dr. Klingbeil completed his residency training at Marshfield Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

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Dr. Philip Anthony Vogt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1818 N Meade Street; Ste 240- West
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Philip Vogt practices general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Vogt is affiliated with ThedaCare. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vogt graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

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Dr. David William Duppler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1818 N Meade Street; Ste 240-west
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. David Duppler works as a general surgeon. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at Maine Medical Center. Dr. Duppler's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

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Dr. Michael Jason Black, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1818 N Meade Street; Suite 240 West
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Michael Black is an Appleton, WI physician who specializes in general surgery. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Black is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Black trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Appendectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Edward Wasco, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
100 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 400
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Kevin Wasco specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and trauma surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wasco include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Wasco completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

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Dr. Raymond Frank Georgen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
100 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 400
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Raymond Georgen is a Neenah, WI physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Georgen is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with ThedaCare. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Georgen is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Loyola University Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

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Dr. Jeffrey Scott Burkett, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
100 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 400
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Burkett's specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and trauma surgery. He practices in Neenah, WI. Patient ratings for Dr. Burkett average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burkett takes. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Burkett trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

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Dr. David James Schultz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
100 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 400
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. David Schultz practices general surgery, trauma surgery, and colon & rectal surgery in Neenah, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Schultz include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schultz takes. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. For his residency, Dr. Schultz trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

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Dr. Patrick James Brennan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
100 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 400
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Patrick Brennan practices general surgery, vascular surgery, and trauma surgery in Neenah, WI. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brennan honors. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

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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.