The surgery removes the right side of the pancreas, the gallbladder, and parts of the stomach, bile duct, and small intestine.
But not just gallbladder patients benefit from the less invasive approaches at Cleveland Clinic.
gallbladder or gall bladder
A small, pear-shaped muscular sac, located under the right lobe of the liver, in which bile secreted by the liver is stored until needed by the body for digestion. Also called cholecyst, cholecystis.