Types of Surgery to Remove the Gallbladder

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.

Current as of: August 11, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD, FACP, FACG - Gastroenterology

Types of Surgery to Remove the Gallbladder