Modern gallbladder surgery is comfortable, safe and effective. Treatment of all gallbladder conditions is complete removal of the gallbladder. This is done because the gallbladder does not provide a necessary function. Removal of the gallbladder has no significant affect on digestion. And removal of the gallbladder is curative.
Removal of gallstones as a treatment of gallstone condition was found many years ago to be ineffective. The problem is that if the gallbladder is left the gallstones always come back. This is also the problem with treatments designed to dissolve or crush gallstones.
Most cholecystectomies (gallbladder removal) are done laparoscopically. This is minimally invasive surgery done under general anesthesia through very small incisions. Patients go home the same day and are back on a regular diet immediately.
Open cholecystectomy uses one large incision and sometimes is required for more complicated cases. This surgery requires hospitalization for a few days and overall recovery is longer than for the laparoscopic technique.
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