Washington, DC Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) Cost Comparison

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A Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) in Washington costs $4,405 on average when you take the median of the 101 medical providers who perform Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) procedures in Washington, DC. There are 1 different types of Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) provided in Washington, 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 Washington 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 $2,775 - $7,500 Free Quote

Compare Laparoscopy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) Providers in Washington, DC

Facility City Type
Montgomery Surgery Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fredericktown Ambulatory Surgical Facility Frederick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Calvert Memorial Hospital ASC Prince Frederick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Montgomery General Hospital Olney Acute Care Hospital
Rivertowne Surgery Center Oxon Hill Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sibley Memorial Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Surgcenter of Southern Maryland Clinton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Suburban Hospital Bethesda Acute Care Hospital
Fauquier Hospital Warrenton Acute Care Hospital
Nih Clinical Center Bethesda Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center of Chevy Chase Chevy Chase Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mid-pike Surgical Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Suburban Outpatient Surgery Center Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Washington Hospital Center Washington Acute Care Hospital
Civista Medical Center La Plata Acute Care Hospital
Msc Ambulatory Surgical Center Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Beltsville Ambulatory Surgery Center Beltsville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Main Street Ambulatory Surgical Ctr Laurel Ambulatory Surgical Center
Neurocare Ambulatory Surgery Center Silver Spring Ambulatory Surgical Center
Potomac Hospital Woodbridge Acute Care Hospital
Burtonsville Surgical Center Burtonsville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Washington Adventist Hospital Takoma Park Acute Care Hospital
Prince George's Hospital Center Cheverly Acute Care Hospital
Inova Fairfax Hospital Falls Church Acute Care Hospital
Greenbelt Surgery Center Berwyn Heights Ambulatory Surgical Center
Silver Spring Surgery Center Silver Spring Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fairfax Surgical Center Fairfax Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of Maryland Silver Spring Ambulatory Surgical Center
Women's Health Ambulatory Health Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of Rockville Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Fairfax Acute Care Hospital
MSC Ambulatory Surgical Center Frederick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Congressional Ambulatory Surgery Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Prince William Ambulatory Surgery Center Manassas Ambulatory Surgical Center
Frederick Memorial Hospital Frederick Acute Care Hospital
Civista Partners Ambulatory Surgery Center Waldorf Ambulatory Surgical Center
Shady Grove Ambulatory Surgery Center Gaithersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Potomac Ambulatory Surgery Center Fairfax Ambulatory Surgical Center
Center for Ambulatory Washington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Forbes Ambulatory Surgery Center Seabrook Ambulatory Surgical Center
University Center for Ambulatory Surgery Riverdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hendi Ambulatory Surgery Center Chevy Chase Ambulatory Surgical Center
Inova Surgery Center @ Franconia-springfield Alexandria Ambulatory Surgical Center
Enk Surgicenter Laurel Ambulatory Surgical Center
Nouvelle Surgery Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Charles County Surgical Center White Plains Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ambulatory Surgery Center of Bethesda North Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Inova Loudoun Hospital Leesburg Acute Care Hospital
Virginia Hospital Center Arlington Acute Care Hospital
River Road Surgery Center Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Massachusetts Avenue Surgery Center Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Four Corners Ambulatory Surgical Center Silver Spring Ambulatory Surgical Center
Doctors Community Hospital Lanham Acute Care Hospital
Fort Washington Medical Center Fort Washington Acute Care Hospital
Center for Advanced Surgical Procedures Ashburn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northern Virginia Surgery Center Fairfax Ambulatory Surgical Center
Prince William Hospital Manassas Acute Care Hospital
Mary Washington Hospital Fredericksburg Acute Care Hospital
Capital Area Surgery Center Frederick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Rockville Ambulatory Surgery Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of Bethesda Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Amber Meadows Surgery Center Frederick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Inova Woodburn Surgery Center Annandale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Alexandria Acute Care Hospital
Bethesda Surgery Center Bethesda Ambulatory Surgical Center
Frederick Surgical Center Frederick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Inova Alexandria Hospital Alexandria Acute Care Hospital
Metro Ambulatory Surgical Center Temple Hills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Laurel Regional Hospital Laurel Acute Care Hospital
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Rockville Acute Care Hospital
Fallsgrove Surgery Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring Acute Care Hospital
Groman and Rubin Ambulatory Surgery Center Silver Spring Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Friendship Ambulatorysurgery Center Chevy Chase Ambulatory Surgical Center
Landover Ambulatory Surgery Largo Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mt Airy Surgery Center Mount Airy Ambulatory Surgical Center
Rockville Ambulatory Surgery Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Certified Ambulatory Surgery Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Capital Surgery Center Lls Bowie Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lakeforest Ambulatory Surgery Center Gaithersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lakeforest Ambulatory Surgery Center District Heights Ambulatory Surgical Center
Georgetown University Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Pembrooke Square Surgery Center Waldorf Ambulatory Surgical Center
Jefferson Memorial Hospital Ranson Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
White Flint Surgery Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fredericksburg Ambulatory Surgery Center Fredericksburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Center for Universal Surgery Frederick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Providence Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Dimensions Surgery Center Bowie Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southern Maryland Hospital Clinton Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center of Potomac Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Thomas Johnson Surgery Center Frederick Ambulatory Surgical Center
Reston Surgery Center Reston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Children's Ambulatory Center at Montgomery County Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tower Oaks Surgery Center Rockville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hotchkiss Ambulatory Surgical Center Waldorf Ambulatory Surgical Center
Premier Surgery Center of DC Washington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Quince Orchard Surgery Center Gaithersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Calvert Memorial Hospital Prince Frederick Acute Care Hospital
ASC Renew Maryland Science and Tech Center Bowie 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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