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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Hospitals and clinics covered by:
Private hospital run by Nuffield Health
Cardiff, CF11 0SN
Private hospital run by Spire Healthcare
Wrexham, LL13 7YP
Cardiff, CF23 8XL
Bridgend, CF31 1RQ
Private hospital run by BMI Healthcare
Carmarthen, SA33 5NT
Llandudno, LL30 1UD
Pontyclun, CF72 8JX
Newport, NP20 6ZE
Newport, NP20 2UB