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Cholecystectomy

(credit: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)

A “Navel” Idea: New Technique Can Remove Gallbladder With One Small Incision

First, there was laparoscopic surgery, which allowed a surgeon to remove the gallbladder through small incisions in the abdomen. Though much less invasive than traditional open surgery, it still required making several cuts in the abdominal wall.

07/14/2011