Houston, TX Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) Cost Comparison

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A Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) in Houston costs $4,201 on average when you take the median of the 103 medical providers who perform Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) procedures in Houston, TX. There are 1 different types of Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) provided in Houston, 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 Houston 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 $2,625 - $7,200 Free Quote

Compare Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) Providers in Houston, TX

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Fannin Surgicare Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Palladium for Surgery Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Athletic Orthopedic and Knee Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sugar Land Surgical Hospital Sugar Land Acute Care Hospital
The Methodist Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Summit Ambulatory Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northeast Medical Center Hospital Humble Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke's Episcopal Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Brae Valley ASC Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Sugar Land Acute Care Hospital
Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Sugar Land Sugar Land Ambulatory Surgical Center
Chimney Rock Surgical Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Northwest Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mid Town Surgical Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bayshore Medical Center Pasadena Acute Care Hospital
East Houston Regional Medical Center Houston Acute Care Hospital
Bay Area Surgicare Center Webster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sugar Land Surgery Center Sugar Land Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mann Catara CT Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Winnie Community Hospital Winnie Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Piney Point Surgical Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Foundation Surgical Hospital Bellaire Acute Care Hospital
Sweeny Community Hospital Sweeny Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Heights Surgey Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Houston Endoscopy and Surgery Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Town and Country Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Foundation West Houston Surgical Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kirby Surgical Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center Webster Acute Care Hospital
Conroe Regional Medical Center Conroe Acute Care Hospital
Caplan Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Medcenter Ambulatory Surgery Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Acps-the Surgicentre Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mainland Medical Center Texas City Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke's Community Medical Center - the Woodlands The Woodlands Acute Care Hospital
Houston Physicians Hospital Webster Acute Care Hospital
Yeung Institute Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bayside Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Katy St. Catherine Surgery Center Katy Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
St Michaels Center for Special Surgery Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Riverside General Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Surgicenter for Advanced Surgery Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
First Street Surgical Center Bellaire Ambulatory Surgical Center
Houston Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Nw Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Park Plaza Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Brazosport Regional Health System Lake Jackson Acute Care Hospital
Doctors Outpatient Surgicenter Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sweewater Surgery Center Sugar Land Ambulatory Surgical Center
Meah ASC Management Lake Jackson Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Hermann Surgery Center, Pearland Pearland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fannin Day Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
AAI - Advanced In Healthcare Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Renaissance Surgical Center Humble Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
San Jacinto Methodist Hospital Baytown Acute Care Hospital
Gramercy Outpatient Surgery Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Hermann the Woodlands Hospital The Woodlands Acute Care Hospital
Bayside Community Hospital Anahuac Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Eastside Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Surgery Center of the Woodlands The Woodlands Ambulatory Surgical Center
United Surgery Center-SE Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pearland Surgery Center Pearland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cypresswood Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
First Surgical Memorial Village Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Crystal Outpatient Surgery Center Lake Jackson Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brazoria County Surgery Center Angleton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Spring Surgical Center Spring Ambulatory Surgical Center
Baylor College of Medicine Ambulatory Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Nassau Bay Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sterling Ridge Surgery Center The Woodlands Ambulatory Surgical Center
Keystone Outpatient Services The Woodlands Ambulatory Surgical Center
East Houston Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kelsey-seybold ASC Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
First Surgical Woodlands Conroe Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pearland Premier Surgery Center Pearland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Hermann Surgery Center the Woodlands The Woodlands Ambulatory Surgical Center
Conroe Surgery Center 2 Conroe Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tomball Regional Medical Center Tomball Acute Care Hospital
Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Katy Katy Ambulatory Surgical Center
Houston Northwest Medical Center Houston Acute Care Hospital
Physician Surgicenter of Houston Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
River Oaks Campus - ASC Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kingsland Surgery Center Katy Ambulatory Surgical Center
Willowbrook Ambulatory Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Christus Saint John Hospital Nassau Bay Acute Care Hospital
The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston Acute Care Hospital
Spring Creek Surgery Center Tomball Ambulatory Surgical Center
Liberty-dayton Community Hospital Liberty Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
West Houston Surgicare Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Oakbend Medical Center Richmond Acute Care Hospital
Bayshore Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Foundation Surgery Center of Dickinson Dickinson Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kingwood Specialty Hospital Kingwood Acute Care Hospital
Medical Complex Surgery Center Tomball Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cy Fair Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Doctors' Surgical Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ferndale Surgical Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Medsource Missouri City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northwest Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Town Park Surgery Center Houston 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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