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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 35 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 16 years experience
Depends on size: Depends on the size of the polyps on ultrasound. Discuss with your doctor.
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 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 31-year-old member asked:

Is surgery necessary for gallbladder polyps?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 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.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016


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