Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal)

The gallbladder is a small pouch that rests under the liver.  It stores bile the liver produces until needed to assist with digestion.  Occasionally the bile can form solid stones (gallstones) which may lead to no symptoms in some cases, but pain and nausea with eating in others.  Gallbladder surgery is a common outpatient procedure performed by Dr. Leithead that can help resolve your symptoms and get you feeling great again.  Minimally invasive cholecystectomy may be performed laparoscopically or robotically to provide patients with minimal discomfort, risk of infection, and downtime.

Please contact Dr. Leithead for more information.

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Insurance approval for bariatric surgery can be a difficult maze to maneuver. Our practice has 7 Patient Advocates who focus on obtaining insurance approval for patients. They will verify your insurance and walk you through any required prerequisites prior to surgery. When you call our office you will be introduced to your Patient Advocate who will work with you until the time you are scheduled for surgery.

If your insurance does not cover bariatric surgery, your Patient Advocate will discuss our cash pay prices and financing options.

Dr. Leithead accepts all insurances, including Medicare.

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