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Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy) City Name, ST

Gallbladder Removal Surgery

The gallbladder plays an important role in storing and distributing bile for digestion, but it is not necessary to survive. The gallbladder is considered a non-essential organ. If it is causing health issues, it can be removed without a serious health threat. If you have certain diseases or chronic gallstones, gallbladder removal surgery, or cholecystectomy, may be recommended. Danny Shouhed, M.D. offers minimally-invasive gallbladder removal surgery through his practice in Los Angeles.

Dr. Danny Shouhed is a board certified gastrointestinal surgeon who has extensive experience treating gallbladder disorders. Dr. Shouhed specializes in minimally-invasive gastrointestinal surgery to reduce the risk and quicken recovery for his patients. When a gallbladder disorder cannot be resolved through repairs or medication treatments, Dr. Shouhed may recommend a cholecystectomy.

Minimally-Invasive Cholecystectomy

When the gallbladder becomes inflamed or gallstones are causing obstruction in the bile duct, removal of the gall bladder may be the best option. The gallbladder is a small organ located in the upper left abdomen under the liver, just below the diaphragm. Cholecystectomy has traditionally been performed with open surgery – a large incision to remove the organ. Dr. Shouhed prefers to use laparoscopy to perform gallbladder removal surgery.

Minimally-invasive cholecystectomy only requires a few small incisions to access the gall bladder. Specialized small surgical instruments, along with the use of a tiny camera to view the procedure on a monitor, are used to perform the gallbladder removal. A cholecystectomy removes the gallbladder, but bile is still delivered to the small intestines from the liver to allow for fat digestion.

If you have chronic gallstone problems or other gallbladder-related health issues, a cholecystectomy may be a treatment option. If you want to learn more about minimally-invasive gallbladder removal surgery, contact our office in Los Angeles. We can book a consultation to discuss cholecystectomy with Dr. Danny Shouhed. Call today to schedule your appointment.

Beverly Hills Location

436 N Bedford Drive Suite 311
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone: (310) 890-5834

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Santa Monica Location

2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone: (310) 904-6647

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