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Gallbladder Removal in Utah Health Care Facilities

Quality and Charges, 2006


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The main purpose of this report is to help patients compare Utah health care facilities in gallbladder removal based on utilization and charges. If you or someone you know has gallbladder problems, you may find this report helpful when considering where to receive treatment.

To learn important information about gallbladder removal, click on “Gallbladder Resources” to the right in this report and visit the American College of Surgeons web site.

Key Findings

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Did you know?

  • Most people with gallstones do not have symptoms
  • The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ near your liver
  • About 150 Utahns have their gallbladder removed every week

Facility Utilization

This measure is not intended to be an indicator of quality of care.  Whether a facility performs a lower percentage of gallbladder removal by laparoscopic surgery often depends on its patients’ medical history and how ill they are. You should consult your health care professional for help in understanding the best treatment options for you.  Read more….

Indicator
Format
Inpatient Gallbladder Removal
Web page Excel PDF

Facility Charges

Many factors will affect the cost of your hospital stay. Read more...

Surgery/Condition
Format
Outpatient Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal
Web page Excel PDF
Inpatient Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal
Web page Excel PDF
Inpatient Open Gallbladder Removal
Web page Excel PDF

Please be aware that information in this report is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice.  Always ask questions and seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment. 
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