When is Gallbladder Polyps Treatment Through Surgery Required?
Polyps that are larger than ½ inch in diameter may require undergoing surgery. There are two common types of surgery that people with gallbladder polyps go through.
The first one is called an “Open gallbladder removal”, which involves the process of removing the gallbladder through an opening provided by a large incision in the abdomen.
The second one is called a “laparoscopic cholecystectomy”. It is a minimally invasive surgery that involves cutting small incisions through the use of specialized tools in order to remove the diseased gallbladder. It is also the most common type of gallbladder removal surgery.
Before the surgery, you may undergo several tests to ensure that you are healthy enough to undergo the procedure, some of these tests may include blood tests, imaging tests, and depending on your medical history, you may also need to undergo additional tests such as an EKG (Electrocardiogram) or an x-ray of your chest.
At this stage, it is highly recommended that you tell your doctor if you are currently taking any kind of medication, including supplements or over-the-counter drugs for the reason that certain medications can possibly interfere with the procedure.