Types of Surgery to Remove the Gallbladder

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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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerArvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
Last RevisedJuly 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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