Consequences of Waiting to Treat Gallbladder Problems

Gallstones are stones formed in the gallbladder or bile duct and can range in size as small as a grain of sand or as large as a golf ball. When a gallstone leaves your gallbladder and blocks the passageway from your gallbladder to your intestine, it causes severe pain in the upper right part of […]

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Gallbladder Disease: A Common American Ailment

An estimated 20 million Americans have gallbladder disease. It’s one of the most common conditions in the United States. The gallbladder is a small sac under the liver that stores bile, a digestive fluid that helps absorb fat and grease from the food we eat.

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Classic Laparoscopy Technique Still Preferred for Gallbladder Surgery

With traditional laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the gallbladder is removed with instruments placed in four small incisions in the abdomen. When laparoscopic surgery is not an option because of complications such as inflammation, scar tissue, injury, or bleeding, an open cholecystectomy is performed and the gallbladder is removed through an approximately six-inch long incision that cuts through […]

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