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Types of Surgery to Remove the Gallbladder

Laparoscopic and open gallbladder removal surgery

Laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder requires several small cuts (incisions). Open surgery to remove the gallbladder uses one larger incision.

Current as of: April 15, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Arvydas D. Vanagunas MD - Gastroenterology