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gall stone surgery, is open or laser surgery better?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Most surgeons: would agree that laparoscopic cholecystectomy, when technically feasible, is better than open cholecystectomy in the vast majority of cases. Ask your surgeon for specific recommendation in your case.
Answered on Jul 4, 2014

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