Gallbladder removal – open

Alternative Names

Cholecystectomy – open

Definition of Gallbladder removal – open

Open gallbladder removal is surgery to remove the gallbladder.


A.D.A.M. Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz. Previously reviewed by Robert J. Fitzgibbons, Jr., MD, FACS, Harry E. Stuckenhoff Professor of Surgery, Chief of General Surgery, and Associate Chairman, Department of Surgery, Creighton University School of Medicine (11/15/2008). – 11/15/2008

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Gallbladder removal - series

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