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Cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gallbladder. This procedure is most often done laparoscopically. This is done through several small incisions in the abdomen. In some cases, the doctor may switch to open surgery. This involves a larger incision in the abdomen.
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy vs. Open Cholecystectomy
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Last reviewedMay 2013by Marcin Chwistek, MD; Michael Woods, MD
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