Atlanta, GA Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) Cost Comparison

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A Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) in Atlanta costs $6,539 on average when you take the median of the 65 medical providers who perform Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) procedures in Atlanta, GA. There are 1 different types of Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) provided in Atlanta, 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 Atlanta 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 $4,600 - $10,900 Free Quote

Compare Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery Providers in Atlanta, GA

Facility City Type
Georgia Surgicare Monroe Ambulatory Surgical Center
Georgia SurgiCare Norcross Ambulatory Surgical Center
Georgia SurgiCare Snellville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Perimeter Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Georgia SurgiCare Lawrenceville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Spalding Regional Medical Center Griffin Acute Care Hospital
Forsyth Surgical Center Cumming Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tanner Medical Center Villa Rica Villa Rica Acute Care Hospital
Wellstar Kennestone Hospital Marietta Acute Care Hospital
Northside Hospital - Forsyth Cumming Acute Care Hospital
Newton Medical Center Covington Acute Care Hospital
Sylvan Grove Hospital Jackson Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta Surgery Center at Meridian Mark Plaza Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
East West Surgery Center Austell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Laurus Surgical Conyers Ambulatory Surgical Center
Piedmont Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Lawrenceville Surgery Center Lawrenceville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Dekalb Medical Center Decatur Acute Care Hospital
Piedmont Newnan Hospital Newnan Acute Care Hospital
Emory Eastside Medical Center Snellville Acute Care Hospital
Wellstar Cobb Hospital Austell Acute Care Hospital
North Crescent Surgery Center Alpharetta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northwoods Surgery Center Cumming Ambulatory Surgical Center
Milton Hall Surgery Center Alpharetta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Piedmont Fayette Hospital Fayetteville Acute Care Hospital
Warm Springs Medical Center Warm Springs Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Eps Surgical Center Decatur Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northside Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Atlanta Outpatient Surgery Center Sandy Springs Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Resurgens Surgical Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Buckhead Ambulatory Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newton Rockdale Ambulatory Surgery Center Covington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Dennis Surgial Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northlake Surgical Center Tucker Ambulatory Surgical Center
Rockdale Medical Center Conyers Acute Care Hospital
Jasper Memorial Hospital Monticello Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Gwinnett Medical Center Lawrenceville Acute Care Hospital
Georgia SurgiCare Loganville Ambulatory Surgical Center
CPM Sugery Center Austell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Perlow Facility Marietta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tanner Medical Center Carrollton Carrollton Acute Care Hospital
Cartersville Medical Center Cartersville Acute Care Hospital
Northside Hospital - Cherokee Canton Acute Care Hospital
Roswell Surgery Center Roswell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Emory Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Georgia Surgical Center On Peachtree Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Rock Bridge Surgical Institute Roswell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northside Dunwoody Outpatient Surgery Center Dunwoody Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southern Regional Medical Center Riverdale Acute Care Hospital
Emory University Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Advanced Surgery Center of Georgia Canton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Emory Crawford Long Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Higgins General Hospital Bremen Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Roderique Surgi-center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Jasper Acute Care Hospital
Henry Medical Center Stockbridge Acute Care Hospital
Wellstar Douglas Hospital Douglasville Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center at Mt Zion Morrow Ambulatory Surgical Center
Specialty Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Clayton Outpatient Surgical Center Jonesboro Ambulatory Surgical Center
Marietta Surgical Center Marietta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Gwinnett Center for Outpatient Surgery Snellville Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Physicians' North Atlanta Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Dekalb Medical Center - Hillandale Campus Lithonia Acute Care Hospital

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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