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Is surgery needed for gallbladder polyps

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Rarely: Polyps are usually incidental findings on gallbladder ultrasounds. Surgery is recommended when they are larger than 1 cm. Sometimes it is difficult ... Read More
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Depends on size: Depends on the size of the polyps on ultrasound. Discuss with your doctor.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Gallbladder polyps: Are actually made of cholesterol crystals, so answer is yes if you are having symptoms. Conversely, if you are having no or minimal symptoms, the ans... Read More
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Size matters: Larger polyps over 1 cm in size should be considered for surgery. Also depends if there any abdominal symptoms, realizing that surgery only for tiny p... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 25 years experience
Removal safe: Your ultrasound showed a 7.5 mm polyp on the gallbladder. A consult surgeon recommends removal. The surgery will be safe removal of gallbladder at y... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
See your GI doc: It sounds as if your bile duct is getting obstructed and the bile is backing up into the liver and therfore spilling over into the blood stream where ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Internal inflammatio: You could have had internal inflmmation.This woudl cause the body to heal and adhesions occur.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Polyps: If I was symptom free I would probably decline surgery and go on a diet to try and prevent further symptoms. Good Luck
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
95% of gall bladder polyps are felt to be benign. Gall bladder polyps over 0.75 inches are recommended to be removed. Others are followed by 6 months... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Polyps: Has your doctor talked to you about gall bladder polyps? If not you must see the doctor! If the doctor has told you that surgery should be done pleas... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Gallbladder polyp: Depends on symptoms and size of polyps. If no symptoms and polyps are less than 10mm in size, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy recommen... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Ohanswered
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
See below.: Gb polyps affect 5% of the adult population. Exact cause is not known but related to age and presence of gallstones which in turn is related to obesit... Read More
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