A cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gallbladder, an organ located just under the liver on the upper right quadrant of the abdomen. It is primarily performed to treat gallstones. The two basic types of this procedure are open cholecystectomy and laparoscopic. The laparoscopic procedure is currently used for approximately 80% of cases. The laparoscopic method uses several small incisions to allow insertion of small thin tubes with video cameras (laparoscopes) and surgical instruments attached to perform the surgery.
|Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder - Gallstone Removal Surgery) Cost Average||$20,800.00|
|Facility||City||Type||Procedures Last Year|
|Watauga Medical Center||Boone||Acute Care Hospital||0 - 500||Free Quote|
|Blowing Rock Hospital||Blowing Rock||Critical Access (Rural) Hospital||0 - 500||Free Quote|
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