Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)

Abdomen

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A cholecystectomy is surgery to remove the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a pear-shaped sac near the right lobe of the liver. The gallbladder holds bile. A gallbladder may need to be removed if it collects gallstones. It may also be removed if it is infected or becomes cancer.

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