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Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)

Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the United States.

Premier’s Surgeons offer laparoscopic gallbladder removal at the Premier Surgery Center on Papermill Drive. This¬† minimally invasive technique uses only a few small incisions in the abdomen rather than the large incision used in an open approach. Other advantages of laparoscopic surgery include: same day surgery, less post-operative pain, and a quicker recovery and return to normal activities.

You may not be a candidate for a laparoscopic cholecystectomy if there is severe swelling or infection of the gallbladder, bile duct, abdominal lining, or the presence of scar tissue from previous abdominal surgery. An open surgery may be recommended in these cases.  An open cholecystectomy usually requires an overnight hospital stay and is performed in a hospital setting, not a Surgery Center.

Your Premier Surgical physician will discuss your surgery options with you and determine which method is best you.

Gallbladder Removal Package Pricing

For patients who have a high deductible or no insurance, Premier Surgical offers a package price for self-pay laparoscopic gallbladder procedures performed at the Premier Surgery Center on Papermill Drive in Knoxville. The package includes the physician’s fee, facility fee and anesthesia. Please note: pricing is not final until after the pre-surgery consultation with your surgeon.

  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Package Price: $5,060
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy with cholangiogram Package Price: $5,188

Please note: The price does not include the $260 pre-surgery consultation fee. The surgeon must confirm that you are an appropriate candidate for outpatient surgery. If you have bi-lateral or multiple procedures during the same surgery, the total price could be higher.

Surgery financing options are available through NALU Pay.

To learn more about the surgeons who perform Cholecystectomies at Premier Surgery Surgery Center, click the Surgeons button.


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