Tempe, AZ Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) Cost Comparison

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A Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) in Tempe costs $3,999 on average when you take the median of the 66 medical providers who perform Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) procedures in Tempe, AZ. There are 1 different types of Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) provided in Tempe, listed below, and the price for each differs based upon your insurance type. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that prices of medical procedures vary and if you shop from the Tempe providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder - Gallstone Removal Surgery) Cost Average $2,475 - $6,800 Free Quote

Compare Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) Providers in Tempe, AZ

Facility City Type
John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Paradise Valley Surgicare Scottsdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pinnacle Surgery Center Peoria Ambulatory Surgical Center
Barnet Dulaney Surgery Centers Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wickenburg Community Hospital Wickenburg Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center Glendale Acute Care Hospital
Union Hills Surgery Center Glendale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Barnet Dulaney Surgery Centers Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Chandler Regional Hospital Chandler Acute Care Hospital
Luna Surgery Center of Phoenix, Az Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Mountain Surgery Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Valley Outpatient Surgery Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Paramount Surgery Center of Mesa Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Banner Desert Surgery Center Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Arrowhead Hospital Glendale Acute Care Hospital
Sun Health Del E. Webb Memorial Hospital Sun City Acute Care Hospital
Metro Surgery Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Desert Ridge Outpatient Surgery Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Banner Mesa Medical Center Mesa Acute Care Hospital
Southwest Endoscopy and Surgicenter Gilbert Ambulatory Surgical Center
Gilbert Hospital Gilbert Acute Care Hospital
Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Scottsdale Acute Care Hospital
Tempe Surgical Center Tempe Ambulatory Surgical Center
TCS Surgical Facility Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgicenters of America Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Banner Canyon Springs Surgery Center Gilbert Ambulatory Surgical Center
Akdhc Surgery Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Desert Mirage Surgery Center Surprise Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Valley Surgery Center Scottsdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
St Josephs Outpatient Surgery Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Osborn Ambulatory Surgical Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Scottsdale Ambulatory Surgery Center Scottsdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Gilbert Out Patient Surgery Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgicare Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of Gilbert Gilbert Ambulatory Surgical Center
Barix Clinics of Arizona Scottsdale Acute Care Hospital
St. Michael's Center for Special Surgery, Scottsdale Scottsdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Warner Medical Park Outpatient Surgery Chandler Ambulatory Surgical Center
Arizona Advanced Surgery Center Scottsdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Banner Estrella Surgery Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Banner Baywood Surgery Center Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Barnet Dulaney Surgery Centers Sun City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Khatali Ambulatory Surgery Center Sun Lakes Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgitech Centers Scottsdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of Peoria Peoria Ambulatory Surgical Center
Biltmore Surgical Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sun City West Ambulatory Surgery Center Sun City West Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cmg Outpatient Surgery Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgical Elite Avondale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of Scottsdale Scottsdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Banner Baywood Medical Center Mesa Acute Care Hospital
The Surgery Center of Casa Grande Casa Grande Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ahwatukee Surgery Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sun Health Boswell Hospital Sun City Acute Care Hospital
Outpatient Surgical Care Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mcdowell Ambulatory Surgery Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Phoenix Children's Surgery Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
59th Avenue Surgical Facility Glendale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mayo Clinic Hospital Phoenix Acute Care Hospital
Banner Desert Medical Center Mesa Acute Care Hospital
The Jon R. Hillegas Surgery Center Peoria Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mayo Clinic Scottsdale Scottsdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Valley Outpatient Surgical Center Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Squaw Peak Surgical Facility Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center
Canyon Ambulatory Surgery Center Phoenix Ambulatory Surgical Center

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy) Surgery Introduction

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 the laparoscopic approach. 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. The open method involves a surgical incision in the abdomen just below the ribs. The laparoscopic method generally produces less postoperative pain, lower chance of hospitalization, a shorter recovery period and better cosmetic results but will not be preferred in cases where the gallbladder is significantly swollen or other complicating factors exist. Important to note is that if the gallbladder is found to be severely inflamed during laparoscopic surgery, the procedure may then be turned into a traditional operation. Your doctor will decide which type of surgery is best for you. Although there are ways to drain the gallbladder and remove the stones, surgery is still the best method. A major drawback to medical therapy is the high recurrence rate of stones in those treated. Medications don't work well for symptomatic gallstones.

Patient Preparation for Gallbladder Removal Surgery (Cholecystectomy)

A physical examination will be performed along with blood or other diagnostic tests. It is particularly important to inform the physician of all medications or vitamins taken regularly or if you are pregnant (or think you might be pregnant) or if you have heart, lung or other medical conditions that may need special attention, and, finally, if you have a history of bleeding disorders or if you are taking any anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medications, aspirin, or other medications that affect blood clotting. You will be given instructions in advance that will outline what you should and should not do in preparation for the surgery; be sure to read and follow those instructions. You will be asked to fast for eight hours before the procedure, generally after midnight. Arrangements may need to be made for transportation after the surgery is complete. If you are given a prescription for pain medication, have it filled prior to surgery.

What to expect during and after a Cholecystectomy

The surgery usually takes less than an hour and can be performed on an outpatient basis. Both methods explained above are generally performed while you are asleep under general anesthesia. An intravenous (IV) line will be inserted in your arm or hand and you heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and blood oxygen level will be monitored during the surgery. The surgical site will be cleansed with an antiseptic solution, the surgical procedure will be performed and the gallbladder removed. The skin incision(s) will be closed and a sterile bandage/dressing or adhesive strips will be applied.

After surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room for observation. Once your blood pressure, pulse, and breathing are stable and you are alert, you will most often be discharged to your home. Otherwise you will stay in the hospital one or two days. Before being discharged, you will be given instructions about care for your incisions, limits on activities and what you should do to aid your recovery. With a laparoscopic procedure, the patient is advised to gradually resume normal activities over a three-day period. In the case of an open cholecystectomy, you will normally be discharged from the hospital within three to five days, with return to work approximately four to six weeks after the procedure. Your physician may give you additional or alternate instructions, depending on your particular situation. Notify your physician to report any of the following: fever and/or chills; redness, swelling, or bleeding or other drainage from the incision site(s); increased pain around the incision site(s); abdominal pain, cramping, or swelling; pain behind the breastbone.

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