Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)

Cholecystectomy is surgical procedure to remove the gallbladder when there is pain caused by gallstones blocking the outlet of the gallbladder.

Cholecystectomy is most commonly performed using a tiny video camera to see inside your abdomen and special surgical tools to remove the gallbladder. This procedure is known as laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Gallbladder Removal with Clearpoint Health

Many patients choose Clearpoint Health for gallbladder removal. Our surgeons have years of experience and excellence in performance and outcome with this procedure. We strive to provide exceptional pre- and post-operative care. Combined with our patient centred philosophy, we aim to provide all our patients with a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience.

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Vancouver, BC V5Z 1C6
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Winnipeg, Manitoba R2P 1S7

Reasons for a Cholecystectomy

Your doctor may recommend cholecystectomy if you have:

  • Cholelithiasis: gallstones in the gallbladder
  • Cholecystitis: inflammation of the gallbladder
  • Pancreatitis: inflammation of the pancreas

What to Expect with Gallbladder Removal

Cholecystectomy is performed using general anaesthesia, so you won’t be awake during the procedure. Your surgeon then performs the cholecystectomy using the laparoscopic technique. During laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the surgeon makes four small incisions in your abdomen. A laparoscope with a tiny video camera attached is inserted into your abdomen through one of the incisions. This allows your surgeon to view inside the abdomen as special surgical tools are inserted through the rest of the incisions and your gallbladder (with the stones inside it) is safely removed.

Next steps: Book your gallbladder consultation

If you are ready to discuss your surgery needs with our board certified surgeons, request a consultation today. During your consultation your patient care coordinator will discuss:

  • Your medical history
  • Pre and post-operative care
  • Potential risks and complications