A cholecystectomy is a procedure to remove the gallbladder – a small organ that works to store the bile produced by the liver. There are several reasons why you may need to have your gallbladder surgically removed, including gallstones and inflammation of the gallbladder.
Gallbladder Removal – Cholecystectomy
You may need to have your gallbladder removed if you develop a gallbladder inflammation, or gallstones (hard deposits in the gallbladder fluid). When gallstones develop in the gallbladder, they can block the flow of bile from the gallbladder. This can cause severe pain and other issues for the patient.
This procedure can be performed using both open and laparoscopic (minimally invasive) techniques. Dr. Koeplin typically performs laparoscopic cholecystectomies as they offer less risk, and a quicker recovery for the patient. Since 1991, Dr Koeplin has performed over 3500 laparoscopic cholecystectomies.
Abdominal Surgery in St. Paul
If you are in need of gallbladder surgery in Minnesota, Dr. Koeplin has your general surgery needs covered. Dr. Koeplin has been performing gallbladder surgery for over two decades and has the experience and success record to make you feel comfortable with your procedure. Make your appointment with Dr. Koeplin today by filling out our online contact form or calling our office at 651.224.1347.