Gallbladder removal is the surgical removal of a troublesome gall bladder. When the organ is affected by gall stones, and/or possibly growths, removal may be the best way to reduce symptoms, e.g.intense pain and jaundice or yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes. ERCP can used to investigate the gall bladder before the decision to remove it is made. The gall bladder is removed by keyhole surgery by a Gastro-intestinal (GI) surgeon via small incisions for the laparoscope. If open surgery should be necessary, a much larger incision will have to be made to be able to reach and remove the gallbladder.
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Private hospital run by Nuffield Health
Glasgow, G12 0PJ
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Gall bladder removal (Laparoscopic)
Private hospital run by Spire Healthcare
Edinburgh, EH12 6UD
Private hospital run by BMI Healthcare
Dundee, DD2 1LJ
Stirling, FK7 9PU
Aberdeen, AB10 1RW
Glasgow, G52 3NQ
Ayr, KA6 6PG