The gallbladder, shaped like a bag, is located on the underside of the liver and serves as a bile reservoir.
Cholecystectomy is usually indicated for the presence of calculi (stones) or diverticula tumours as well as other possible complications (acute cholecystitis and jaundice, due to obstruction).
Regular or laparoscopic surgery can be performed.
Hypo-lipid diet and antibiotic treatment (if there is an infection).
Complications and risks are uncommon.
If the liquid diet is tolerated and there is no vomiting, the patient can be discharged the next day.
Usually, patients can return to their activities in seven days but depending on the effort required, return to full activities can take three to four weeks.