A 41-year-old member asked:
Laparoscopic gallbladder removal - is it a lot better than the old way?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Urologic Oncology 26 years experience
Yes: Unquestionably. Occasionally it cannot be done that way however, depending on the situation.
5.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
In general YES: In general yes. Based on years of surgical information, the standard of care is minimally invasive/laparoscopic approach for gallbladder removal. As in all surgical treatment, the best surgical approach/technique (open vs minimally invasive) must be considered carefully.
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 5, 2014
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