What to Know Before Your Gallbladder Surgery

What to Know Before Your Gallbladder Surgery

A gallbladder removal procedure – or cholecystectomy – is a common surgical procedure to correct chronic gallstones. The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ located just below your liver. The gallbladder’s purpose is to collect and store bile. In some cases, gallstones develop which can be extremely painful if they block the flow of bile.

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