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What are the pros and cons of gallbladder removal?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Surgery: In the aoporpiate setting of abdominal symptoms from gallstones, the "pros" of surgery would be pain relief ; eating normally again. The "cons" of surgery would be the usually low risks of bleeding, infection, or needing to perform a larger open surgery instead of laparoscopic. Also risk of not feeling better or having more digestion problems after gallbladder surgery if there is a different issue.

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