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Gallbladder Removal

Your gallbladder is a small, pear shaped organ that is located below your liver on the right side of your abdomen. It helps the body by collective and storing digestive fluid that is produced by the liver.

A cholecystectomy or gallbladder removal may be necessary if you have experienced gallstones, pain or improper flow of digestive fluids. It is a common surgery. This procedure can be done by our physicians with laparoscopic tools which involve small surgical tools and a camera.

Gallbladder removal may be recommended if you have the following situations:
  • Gallstones in the gallbladder (cholelithiasis)
  • Gallstones in the bile duct (choledocholithiasis)
  • Gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis)
  • Pancreas inflammation (pancreatitis)