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Is surgery needed for gallbladder polyps?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Rarely: Polyps are usually incidental findings on gallbladder ultrasounds. Surgery is recommended when they are larger than 1 cm. Sometimes it is difficult to tell the difference between a polyp and a gallstone; if one has a high suspicion of gallbladder disease, it may be best to repeat an ultrasound after 3-6 months.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 15 years experience
Depends on size: Depends on the size of the polyps on ultrasound. Discuss with your doctor.
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 9 years experience
As size matters, depends if you are having symptoms as well. Talk to your gastroenterologist and/or gallbladder surgeon.
Mar 16, 2013

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is surgery needed for gallbladder polyps?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Rarely: Polyps are usually incidental findings on gallbladder ultrasounds. Surgery is recommended when they are larger than 1 cm. Sometimes it is difficult to tell the difference between a polyp and a gallstone; if one has a high suspicion of gallbladder disease, it may be best to repeat an ultrasound after 3-6 months.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Is surgery necessary for gallbladder polyps?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Gallbladder polyps: Are actually made of cholesterol crystals, so answer is yes if you are having symptoms. Conversely, if you are having no or minimal symptoms, the answer is no.

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