What Type of Surgeon Does Gallbladder Surgery?


The surgery to remove a gallbladder is called a cholecystectomy and is largely done laparoscopically. A laparoscopic surgery is less invasive because it involves making only three small incisions in the abdomen.

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Common Surgery

Cholecystectomies are the most common surgery performed in the United States and are performed by a general surgeon.

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Because the gallbladder is considered an organ of the digestive tract, most people assume removal is under the charge of a gastroenterologist, a digestive specialist, however this is not the case.

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The role of the gastroenterologist is to conduct clinical assessments and perform various tests to diagnosis gallbladder disease.

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Diagnosis Confirmation

Once the disease is confirmed, the patient gets referred to a general surgeon for removal.

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General Surgeons

General surgeons are specially trained for these types of surgery and know what to do if a complication arises. They are able to convert a laparoscopic surgery to an open surgery if there are complications.

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