Baltimore, MD Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) Cost Comparison

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A Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) in Baltimore costs $7,146 on average when you take the median of the 80 medical providers who perform Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) procedures in Baltimore, MD. There are 1 different types of Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) provided in Baltimore, 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 Baltimore 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 $5,100 - $12,000 Free Quote

Compare Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery Providers in Baltimore, MD

Facility City Type
Downtown Baltimore Surgery Center Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center (Good Samaritan Hospital) Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center (Bel Air) Bel Air Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center (North Charles) Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
White Marsh Surgery Center Series Nottingham Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northwest Hospital Center Randallstown Acute Care Hospital
Baltimore-harford Surgical Centers Towson Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ellicott City Surgery Center Ellicott City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Security Ambulatory Surgicenter Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kernan Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Bay Surgery Centers Annapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Plaza Ambulatory Surgical Center Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgical Specialty Suites Lutherville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Greater Baltimore Medical Center Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Rotunda Ambulatory Surgery Center Reisterstown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Chesapeake Ambulatory Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lutherville Surgicenter Lutherville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Maryland Surgicenter Hunt Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Baltimore Washington Medical Center Glen Burnie Acute Care Hospital
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center (The Continence Center) Owings Mills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Slade ASC Owings Mills Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Laurel Ambulatory Surgical Center Gambrills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Maryland Surgeons Center of Columbia Columbia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lacher Ambulatory Surgical Center Towson Ambulatory Surgical Center
River Reach Outpatient Surgery Center Severna Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Harbor Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Towson Surgical Center Towson Ambulatory Surgical Center
Baltimore Ambulatory Center Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Howard County General Hospital Columbia Acute Care Hospital
Carroll Footworks Surgery Center Eldersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center ( Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center (Sister Pierre) Towson Ambulatory Surgical Center
Good Samaritan Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Maryland General Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Piney Orchard Surgery Center. Odenton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sinai Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Franklin Square Hospital Center Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Carroll Hospital Center Westminster Acute Care Hospital
The Surgical Center of Greater Annapolis Arnold Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wyman Park ASC Series Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Greater Chesapeake Surgery Center Lutherville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hanover Parkway Surgery Center Woodbine Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Joseph Medical Center Towson Acute Care Hospital
Ruxton Surgicenter Towson Ambulatory Surgical Center
South River Ambulatory Surgery Center Edgewater Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Agnes Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Lisa Renfro Surgery Center Annapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Westminster Surgery Center Westminster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Riva Road Surgical Center Annapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bel Air Ambulatory Surgical Centers Bel Air Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Annapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center Annapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Harford Memorial Hospital Havre De Grace Acute Care Hospital
Mid Atlantic Surgery Pavilion Aberdeen Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mercy Medical Center Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Box Hill Surgery Center Abingdon Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center (Pine Heights) Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Anne Arundel Medical Center Annapolis Acute Care Hospital
Union Memorial Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center (Bellona) Towson Ambulatory Surgical Center
Harford County Ambulatory Surgery Center Edgewood Ambulatory Surgical Center
York Green Surgery Center Lutherville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Annapolis Surgery Center Annapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgicenter of Baltimore Owings Mills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bon Secours Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
University of Maryland Medical Center Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Advance Surgery Center Annapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgcenter of Glen Burnie Glen Burnie Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgicenter at Pasadena Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Carroll Hospital Center, the Ambulatory Care Center Westminster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Greenspring Surgery Center Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
George T. Grace, M.d. Surgery Center Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Snowden River Surgery Center Ellicott City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Reisterstown Ambulatory Surgical Center Reisterstown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center (Glen Burnie) Glen Burnie Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center (Franklin Square) Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center (Union Memorial Hospital) Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Bel Air Acute Care Hospital
Bel Air Ambulatory Surgical Center Forest Hill 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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