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Types of Surgery to Remove the Gallbladder

Picture of 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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
Last Revised July 15, 2011

Last Revised: July 15, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology

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