Gallbladder Surgery

At Overlook Surgical Associates, gallbladder surgery can be recommended for symptomatic gallstones or for a dysfunctional gallbladder. Tests such as an ultrasound or a hepatobiliary scan with CCK (cholecystokinin) may be ordered to make the diagnosis.

Gallbladder surgery (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) is most often done on an outpatient basis. Overnight hospital stay is dependent on age and underlying medical health as well as one’s recuperation from anesthesia. Patients are back to normal within one to two weeks.