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Laparoscopy for gallbladder cancer

Laparoscopy for gallbladder cancer

Laparoscopy can be used to plan surgery, remove biopsy samples or even remove the gallbladder completely.

What is a laparoscopy?

This technique, which is performed under general anesthesia, allows your doctor to look more closely at the gallbladder and surrounding organs. For this procedure, a narrow tube with a video camera on the end (laparoscope) is inserted into the abdomen through a small surgical incision.