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How common is gallbladder removal?

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Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Very common.: Approximately 500, 000 gallbladder surgeries or cholecystectomies are performed each year in the United States. The most common reason for cholecystectomies is gallbladder pain (biliary colic) due to blockage of the cystic or bile duct by gallstones. Approximately 20 million adults in the U.S. Have gallstones and an estimated one million people are newly diagnosed with gallstones each year.
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Very: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a very common procedure.
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
A Verified Doctoranswered
Trauma Surgery 51 years experience
Top 3 operations: Hernia, appendectomy and cholecystectomy Literally 100,000+ / year

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