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Michael Farnell, MD

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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
81 doctors
Top 15%
80 doctors
Top 5%
40 doctors
Dr. Farnell saw digestive tract conditions patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Rochester area. Learn more.

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13 doctors
Top 15%
13 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Farnell saw biliary tract disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Rochester area. Learn more.

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6 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Farnell saw pancreatic cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Rochester area. Learn more.

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2 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Farnell saw cholestasis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Rochester area. Learn more.
Top 25%
22 doctors
Top 15%
22 doctors
Top 5%
10 doctors
Dr. Farnell saw lymphoma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Rochester area. Learn more.
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30 doctors
Top 15%
30 doctors
Top 5%
14 doctors
Dr. Farnell saw liver condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Rochester area. Learn more.
Top 25%
5 doctors
Top 15%
5 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Farnell saw pancreatitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Rochester area. Learn more.
Top 25%
15 doctors
Top 15%
15 doctors
Top 5%
7 doctors
Dr. Farnell saw hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Rochester area. Learn more.
Top 25%
7 doctors
Top 15%
7 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Farnell saw gallstones patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Rochester area. Learn more.
Top 25%
123 doctors
Top 15%
123 doctors
Top 5%
61 doctors
Dr. Farnell saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Rochester area. Learn more.
Top 25%
112 doctors
Top 15%
111 doctors
Top 5%
55 doctors
Dr. Farnell saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Rochester area. Learn more.

Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Farnell accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $8,320 – 17.5k
Gallbladder removal (open) $8,326 – 28.6k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $5,085 – 15.5k
Liver biopsy $4,519 – 6,722

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Farnell’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
53%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Farnell’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Farnell’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Farnell’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Farnell’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Farnell sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Mayo Clinic
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN 55905
840 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Alabama School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1974
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (Arizona) Program
    RESIDENCY

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Medica
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • PreferredOne
  • United Healthcare
  • WPS Health Insurance