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Is surgery needed for gallbladder polyps?

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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Depends on size

Depends on the size of the polyps on ultrasound.
Discuss with your doctor.

In brief: Depends on size

Depends on the size of the polyps on ultrasound.
Discuss with your doctor.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Dr. Allen Kamrava
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Dr. Robert Rahimi
As size matters, depends if you are having symptoms as well. Talk to your gastroenterologist and/or gallbladder surgeon.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Barry Rosen
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