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tiny polyp on gallbladder. wats this mean?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
observation needed: Small % of polyps will develop cancers , especially the large ones , small ones could be observed , if they are large ones ( 2 cm ) should be removed by cholecystectmy

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Is a catheter needed for gallbladder surgery?

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It depends: Whether a urinary catheter is needed depends on the length of the operation as well as surgeon preference. Sometimes a catheter is placed for the operation only and removed before a patient wakes up from anesthesia. If the operation is uncomplicated and only involves taking out the gallbladder, then this is usually short enough to not need a catheter.

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