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Why would a gallbladder need to be removed?
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Dr. David Fertel
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: When it is diseased
When it is diseased or not functioning properly.
N you will have pain in your rt. Upper abdomin.

In brief: When it is diseased
When it is diseased or not functioning properly.
N you will have pain in your rt. Upper abdomin.
Dr. David Fertel
Dr. David Fertel
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Sometimes gallbladder are removed because of polyps or even malignancy.
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In brief: Usually stones.
The gallbladder is most commonly removed because of gallstones, but it may also be removed if the gallbladder is inflamed or infected.
Gallbladder removal will relieve pain, treat infection and - in most cases - stop gallstones from coming back. The risks of not having surgery are the possibilities of worsening symptoms, infection and gangrene of the gallbladder.

In brief: Usually stones.
The gallbladder is most commonly removed because of gallstones, but it may also be removed if the gallbladder is inflamed or infected.
Gallbladder removal will relieve pain, treat infection and - in most cases - stop gallstones from coming back. The risks of not having surgery are the possibilities of worsening symptoms, infection and gangrene of the gallbladder.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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