Philadelphia, PA Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) Cost Comparison

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A Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) in Philadelphia costs $6,600 on average when you take the median of the 73 medical providers who perform Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) procedures in Philadelphia, PA. There are 1 different types of Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) provided in Philadelphia, 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 Philadelphia 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 $4,700 - $11,100 Free Quote

Compare Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery Providers in Philadelphia, PA

Facility City Type
Abington Surgical Center Willow Grove Ambulatory Surgical Center
Montgomery Surgery Center Lansdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Eagleville Hospital Eagleville Acute Care Hospital
Frandford Hospital Frankford SPU Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Temple University Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Surgical Center of Burlington County Willingboro Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Agnes Continuing Care Center Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Main Line Surgery Center Bala Cynwyd Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kennedy Surgical Center Sewell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Burlington Novacare Burlington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of Pennsylvania Havertown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Street Road Surgery Center Trevose Ambulatory Surgical Center
Crozer-chester Medical Center Upland Acute Care Hospital
Best Impression Surgical Center Norristown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center at Pennsylvania Hospital Phila Ambulatory Surgical Center
Frankford Hospitals - Torresdale Campus Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Red Lion Surgicenter Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ridley Crossings Surgical Center Crum Lynne Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Surgery Center of Chester County Exton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Mary Medical Center Langhorne Acute Care Hospital
Millennium Surgical Center Cherry Hill Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Surgical Center Voorhees Ambulatory Surgical Center
Paoli Surgery Center Paoli Ambulatory Surgical Center
Methodist Hospital Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lifecare Hospitals of Chester County West Chester Acute Care Hospital
Blue Bell Surgery Center Blue Bell Ambulatory Surgical Center
St Joseph's Hospital - Short Procedure Unit Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wills Surgery Center of Bucks County Warminster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Christiana Care Health Services, Cchs Short Procedure Unit Wilmington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center Elkton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wills Surgery Center In Wilmington Wilmington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Limestone Ambulatory Surgery Center Wilmington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Voorhees Surgery Center Voorhees Ambulatory Surgical Center
Trevose Specialty Care Surgical Center Fort Washington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Q Corp Surgery Center Exton Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Surgery Center of Salem County Salem Ambulatory Surgical Center
Underwood-memorial Hospital Woodbury Acute Care Hospital
The Sally Balin Ambulatory Surgical Center Media Ambulatory Surgical Center
Delaware Outpatient Center for Surgery Newark Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Ctr of the Main Line Wayne Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Short Procedure Unit Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
South Jersey Healthcare Elmer Hospital Elmer Acute Care Hospital
Parkway Surgery Center Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Glasgow Ambulatory Surgery Center Newark Ambulatory Surgical Center
Virtua Memorial Hospital Burlington County Mount Holly Acute Care Hospital
Kensington Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Kennedy Memorial Hospitals - University Medical Center Cherry Hill Acute Care Hospital
The Surgery Center at Brinton Lake Glen Mills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Union Hospital Elkton Acute Care Hospital
Surgical Center of South Jersey Mount Laurel Ambulatory Surgical Center
Vantage Surgery Center Medford Ambulatory Surgical Center
Leonard Dzubow Ambulatory Surgical Center Media Ambulatory Surgical Center
Center for Advanced Surgical Arts Wilmington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cooper University Hospital Camden Acute Care Hospital
Christiana Hospital Newark Acute Care Hospital
Upper Bay Surgery Center Elkton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Virtua West Jersey Hospital Voorhees Voorhees Acute Care Hospital
Barix Clinics of Pennsylvania Langhorne Acute Care Hospital
Turks Head Surgery Center West Chester Ambulatory Surgical Center
Huntingdon Valley Surgery Center Huntingdon Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Centennial Surgery Center Voorhees Ambulatory Surgical Center
Springfield Ambulatory Surgery Center Flourtown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Delmar Surgical Center Elkton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center Mount Holly Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Francis Hospital Wilmington Acute Care Hospital
Pottstown Surgical Center Pottstown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Doylestown Surgery Center Warrington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Philadelphia Surgi Center Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Holy Redeemer Ambulatory Surgery Center Huntingdon Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
South Jersey Surgical Center Mount Laurel Ambulatory Surgical Center
Grand View Hospital Sellersville Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center of Chery Hill Cherry Hill Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wills Surgery Center of the Northeast Philadelphia 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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