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Gallbladder Removal

Gallbladder surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures. About 1 million Americans have their gallbladders removed each year — a surgery called cholecystectomy — to relieve pain from inflammation or gallstones.

When gallbladder surgery is necessary

The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ situated just beneath the liver. It collects and stores digestive fluids produced in the liver, called bile.

Inflammation, gallstones in the gallbladder and gallbladder polyps can cause pain — often severe — in the upper right side of your abdomen. Gallstones can also cause inflammation in the pancreas.

Removing the gallbladder provides almost-instant relief from gallstones and inflammation.

Gallbladder surgery at Tanner

The experienced team of surgeons at Carrollton Surgical Group offer minimally invasive gallbladder surgery.

Rather than a large incision, our surgeons use a series of tiny incisions, smaller than a dime, to safely remove the gallbladder and provide relief from gallbladder-related issues.

This approach results in less blood loss, less scarring, a lower risk of infection and a faster, more comfortable recovery.

The procedure is low-risk and most often on an outpatient basis, meaning you will be discharged to go home soon after the procedure without an overnight hospital stay.

Carrollton Surgical Group offers minimally invasive gallbladder surgery in the outpatient surgery centers at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton, Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica and Higgins General Hospital in Bremen.

What’s entailed with gallbladder surgery? Watch this from our Health Library.

Know More

Get more details on gallbladder surgery in our Health Library.

Time for Surgery?

Surgeon José Espinel, MD, discusses when you know it’s time to tell your gallbladder bye-bye.

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