Removing a gallbladder can cost less than $5,000 or more than $35,000 depending on which hospital you choose.
In the U.K. the procedure increased heart donations by 30 percent.
But it does expand their prescribing powers and allow them to manage most glaucoma patients independently.
Prices range from $14,500 to $54,000, and the post-surgery costs make the difference.
70 percent of USPI facilities received five out of five stars in the July rankings.
Dr. Jessica Shellock says the industry still has its fair share of gender issues, but she is hopeful about more diversity.
By Kelsey J. Vanderschoot
Internationally Acclaimed Surgeon Named Medical Director of Medical City Children’s Hospital Heart Center
She is the only woman to lead a congenital heart surgery program in the United States.