Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy)
The gallbladder often causes abdominal pain, usually in the upper abdomen and is often related to food intake. The two most common problems with the gallbladder stem from either gallstones or from an abnormal squeezing of the gallbladder called dyskinesia. This condition can be missed on many screening exams, such as abdominal ultrasound, that only looks for stones.
Gallstones are small, hard stones made up mostly of cholesterol. They are formed as an unintended byproduct of bile production and can be very painful. When they lodge against a bile duct, they can also be dangerous, and surgery is required to remove them.
Typically, gallstones and gallbladder abnormalities are treated by cholecystectomy, or removal of the gallbladder. Laparoscopic gallbladder removal is a safe and effective treatment, and long term consequences of gallbladder removal are very rare.
Symptoms of Gallstones/ Gallbladder Abnormalities include:
- Abdominal pain, especially in the upper abdomen
- Common symptoms of indigestion
- Nausea or vomiting
Benefits* of minimally invasive gallbladder surgery are:
- Tiny incisions
- Less pain
- Shorter operation time
- Home the same day
- Back to normal activities and work in days
- Return to regular activity in 1-2 weeks
If you have abdominal pain—especially if that pain is accompanied by nausea or vomiting—you may be suffering from gallstones or another gallbladder abnormality. Don’t hesitate to contact us today at 888.201.0781 or through the form on this page to schedule a consultation.
*Results will vary for each individual patient.
The Cost of the Gallbladder Surgery
The cost of a Gallbladder Surgery varies according to your specific insurance plan. Luckily, we have a team of insurance specialists who will help you figure this out the first day you call in. They will work to ensure you get the maximum coverage out of your plan for this procedure.
If you do not have insurance or wish to pay in cash, Evolve offers highly competitive pricing for the Gallbladder Surgery. While the average cost nationwide for this procedure is $19,000, Evolve offers this procedure for as low as $11,350 in certain cities.
Whatever option you choose, know that Gallbladder Surgery is a wise investment. Patients will save an average of $11,000 per year after their second-year post-op, as a result of avoiding the expensive medical costs of obesity.
Ready to Talk to an Expert About Gallbladder Surgery?
If reading through this material has inspired you to consider Gallbladder surgery, it’s time to reach out to one of our experts to verify your insurance. Evolve partners with private insurance companies to provide you free upfront quotes on any potential out-of-pocket expenses you may incur. To verify your insurance, free of charge, simply call our offices at 469.638.0209 or fill out the form on this page.
In addition to free insurance verification, Evolve employs a team of experts to help you move swiftly through the weight loss surgery process. To learn more about our concierge-style service click here.