Pain In My Right Side 3 Years After Gallbladder Surgery

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Definition

Open gallbladder removal is surgery to remove the gallbladder.


Alternative Names

Cholecystectomy - open


Description

In gallbladder removal surgery, a surgeon makes a large incision (cut) in your belly to open it up and see the area. The surgeon then removes your gallbladder by reaching in through the incision and gently lifting it out.

Surgery is done while you are under general anesthesia (unconscious and unable to feel pain).

The surgeon will...

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