Gallbladder Surgeries / Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Performed for patients with gallstones that are causing pain.
Occasionally, cholecystectomy is required for polyps of a certain size/shape.
Rarely cholecystectomy is offered for patients with biliary pain, even in the absence of gallstones.
Cholangiogram is a special x-ray procedure that is done with contrast media to visualize the bile ducts after the a cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder). The bile ducts drain bile from the liver into the duodenum (first part of the small bowel).