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Is the gallbladder necessary for digestion?

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Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 17 years experience
No: The function of the gallbladder is to store and concentrate the bile that is created by the liver and secreted into your intestines. Its presence is not necessary for digestion.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Semi: Bile is necessary but can still get there without gb in general. The volume and timing may be off!

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Last updated Nov 27, 2018

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