Gallbladder surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the world. But that doesn’t mean it is common for you, which is why we make your comfort, trust and safety our top priorities. Our expert surgeons are board certified in minimally invasive abdominal surgery and have performed countless gallbladder surgeries (also known as cholecystectomy).
Gallbladder removal surgery is necessary about 80% of the time when a patient has gallstones. It is also necessary if a gallstone is blocking a bile duct or if the gallbladder is inflamed and other treatments do not work.
We use a minimally invasive, laparoscopic technique for gallbladder removal. Patients are placed under general anesthesia for the length of the procedure. Four small incisions (about one inch long) are made into the abdomen. We use special scopes to locate, isolate, and remove the gallbladder and patients are typically released to go home the same day.
Our goal throughout the entire process is to keep you safe, well informed and comfortable.