Cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of your gallbladder. Your gallbladder is next to your liver and is a store for a digestive substance called bile. Sometimes it develops problems such as gallstones that cause pain and reduced function. Taking your gallbladder out is an effective and safe way to resolve symptoms of gallbladder disease.
Minimally invasive techniques like laparoscopy offer many advantages over open surgery, but you need an expert surgeon to ensure the best results. Ellis A. Tinsley, MD, FACS, FSVS, of Tinsley Surgical in Wilmington, North Carolina, is a double board-certified vascular surgeon who specializes in using advanced laparoscopic techniques to carry out a range of surgeries, some on an outpatient basis.