Cholecystectomy is surgery to removed the gallbladder. A laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a less invasive way to remove the gallbladder using a laparoscope. The benefit of laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a shorter recovery time. But if you have previously had surgery in the area of your gallbladder, if you tend to bleed a lot or if you have any problem that would make it hard for your doctor to see your gallbladder, an open surgery may be better for you.
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