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How common is gallbladder removal?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. David Fertel
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Very

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a very common procedure.

In brief: Very

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a very common procedure.
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Surgery - Trauma

In brief: Top 3 operations

Hernia, appendectomy and cholecystectomy Literally 100,000+ / year

In brief: Top 3 operations

Hernia, appendectomy and cholecystectomy Literally 100,000+ / year
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