A Gastroenterologist or General Surgeon will normally perform a Cholecystectom which is the surgical procedure to remove your gallbladder. A cholecystectomy may be necessary if you experience pain from gallstones, gallbladder inflammation or pancreatitis due to gallstones. The procedure is most commonly performed by inserting a tiny video camera and special surgical tools through four small incisions to see inside your abdomen and remove the gallbladder. Doctors call this a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. In some cases, the gallbladder will need to be removed with one large incision. This is called an open cholecystectomy.
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