Cleveland, OH Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) Cost Comparison

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A Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) in Cleveland costs $6,817 on average when you take the median of the 42 medical providers who perform Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) procedures in Cleveland, OH. There are 1 different types of Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) provided in Cleveland, 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 Cleveland 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 $4,800 - $11,400 Free Quote

Compare Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery Providers in Cleveland, OH

Facility City Type
Parma Community General Hospital Parma Acute Care Hospital
Brecksville Surgery Center Brecksville Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Lu-jean Feng Clinic Pepper Pike Ambulatory Surgical Center
University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center Richmond Heights Acute Care Hospital
Lutheran Hospital Cleveland Acute Care Hospital
University Suburban Health Center South Euclid Medical Center
Southwest General Health Center Middleburg Heights Acute Care Hospital
North Coast Surgery Center Elyria Ambulatory Surgical Center
Chagrin Surgery Center Beachwood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fairview Hospital Cleveland Acute Care Hospital
EMH Regional Medical Center Elyria Acute Care Hospital
Allen Medical Center Oberlin Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
The Cleveland Clinic Cleveland Acute Care Hospital
Parma Ambulatory Surgery Center Parma Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint John West Shore Hospital Westlake Acute Care Hospital
Northeast Ohio Surgery Center Orange Village Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hillcrest Hospital Mayfield Heights Acute Care Hospital
Uhhs Zeeba Surgery Center Lyndhurst Ambulatory Surgical Center
University Hospitals Geauga Regional Hospital Chardon Acute Care Hospital
Medina General Hospital Medina Acute Care Hospital
Uhhs Mentor Surgery Center Mentor Ambulatory Surgical Center
Community Health Partners Regional Medical Center Lorain Acute Care Hospital
Rockside Road Surgery Center Independence Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lakewood Hospital Lakewood Acute Care Hospital
Wadsworth-rittman Hospital Wadsworth Acute Care Hospital
Cleveland Surgical Suites Richmond Heights Ambulatory Surgical Center
Metrohealth Medical Center Cleveland Acute Care Hospital
Mentor Surgery Center Mentor Ambulatory Surgical Center
Premium Surgery Center Elyria Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lorain Surgery Center Lorain Ambulatory Surgical Center
South Pointe Hospital Warrensville Heights Acute Care Hospital
Lodi Community Hospital Lodi Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Big Creek Surgery Center Middleburg Heights Ambulatory Surgical Center
Shaker Heights Surgical Center Shaker Heights Ambulatory Surgical Center
Marymount Hospital Garfield Heights Acute Care Hospital
Uhhs Westlake Surgery Center Westlake Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lakeeast Hospital Painesville Acute Care Hospital
University Hospitals Case Medical Center Cleveland Acute Care Hospital
Ambulatory Surgery Center of Northern Ohio Lyndhurst Ambulatory Surgical Center
Willoughby Surgery Center Willoughby Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Surgery Center Pearl Cleveland Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Surgery Center Cleveland 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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