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Laparoscopic gallbladder removal - is it a lot better than the old way?

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Dr. Terence Chapman
Urologic Oncology 26 years experience
Yes: Unquestionably. Occasionally it cannot be done that way however, depending on the situation.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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.

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