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