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Laparoscopic gallbladder removal - where will my scars be?

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Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Depends: Camera port is usually in your belly button. Typically, up to 3 ports along your right rib cage. If appropriate, newer technique utilizes just one through your belly button if your surgeon is familiar with the approach.
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Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Usually 4: There are usually 4 scars for a laparoscopic gallbladder surgery. One, hidden in the belly-button, and three other ones - one below your breast bone and 2 under your ribs on the right.
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Last updated Nov 8, 2015

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