The gallbladder is not an essential organ, and its removal is one of the most common surgical procedures performed on women. It can even be performed on pregnant women with low risk to both the baby and mother. The primary advantages of surgically removing the gallbladder over nonsurgical treatment are that it can eliminate gallstones and prevent gallbladder cancer.
Open Procedures Versus Laparoscopy. Open cholecystectomy involves the removal of the gallbladder through a wide 6-8 inch...Read more
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Extracorporeal Shock Wave LithotripsyGallstone fragmentation by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) may be an appropriate therapy for some... Read more »